Giveaway: The Incorruptibles (10/2/2014)

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Writing. Day job. Writing. Day job. Blah blah. The Silver Kings is sitting at about 142k words and will grow to about 220k. I’ve seen the cover for Sekkrit Projekt and it’s cool and I wish I could share . . . but I can’t. Copy edits have started on The Royalist and my my, how two publishers from the same master stable can differ in their ways of doing things. I suppose the main news in the last couple of weeks is that there isn’t going to be any more Gallow from Nathan Hawke for a while…

…however, while being delivered this news,  my editor parted with a copy of The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs, which I’m going to share with you just as soon as I’ve read it. I can’t say all that much about it – band of hired swords (well, guns, actually) escorting some dude in a boat into the badlands and then all hell breaks loose if I’ve got the gist of it. I’ve started reading it and it feels like a fantasy western – carbines, pistols, river steamers – and the writing is strikingly good.

This is an ARC and if my editor can’t spare another then I’m offering my own but only after I’ve finished reading it. I’ll try not to spill coffee all over it…

Usual deal – comment on this post before February 17th  and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy of the book. This week to enter I ask you to stare your favourite word or words. From my own preferences I offer your Selenium, animosity and serendipity.

Although, though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer. Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. Well, so far. Recent winners, I have cleared my backlog – they’re all in the post!