FanLit Asks: May 22, 2012

We recently asked some of your favorite speculative fiction authors about what they’re currently working on. Here’s what they had to say:

Danielle Ackley-McPhail Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain BadRachel Aaron: I’m signed up to write a new series! Unfortunately I can’t get into details yet, but it’s going to be very different from ELI MOONPRESS, though hopefully no less awesome.

Danielle Ackley-McPhail: Now that the ETERNAL CYCLE trilogy has been wrapped up I’m working on a number of anthologies for 2013. Three are to be published by Dark Quest Books: Best Laid Plans (Book 5 in the DEFENDING THE FUTURE anthology series), Gaslight and Grimm: Steampunk Faerie Tales, and Eternal Flame (Book 2 in the LEGENDS OF A NEW AGE series). The final anthology is Bad-Ass Faeries 4: It’s Elemental, which will be published by Mundania Press. There are also six novels in the line-up, but the first that needs to be completed is The Redcaps’ Queen: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale, sequel to the Halfling’s Court, by Dark Quest review Alma Alexander WorldWeavers: 1. Gift of the Unmage 2.  Spellspam 3. Cybermage

Alma Alexander: Book 5 of the WORLDWEAVERS trilogy, and a brand new YA series with book one written and now in the planning stages for the rest of the story…

Alex Bledsoe Tufa 1. The Hum and the ShiverAlex Bledsoe: I’ve turned in the manuscript for Wisp of a Thing, the follow-up to The Hum and the Shiver, which is scheduled for release in 2013.  I’m currently in the middle of writing the fifth EDDIE LACROSSE book, so far untitled, also due out next year.  And I’m working on some other, new stuff that I can’t talk about right now, but that I’ll announce soon.fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews

fantasy book reviews Stephen Deas The Thief-Taker's Apprentice 2. The Warlock's ShadowStephen Deas: I have a prequel novella, The Thief-Taker’s Blade which will be made available on the internet at some point over the next few months, either as an e-book or as a download from my website. Right now I’m working on a fantasy series set in something like the Dark Ages (sorry, historians) which might loosely be described as vikings vs. saxons vs. the undead, only they’re not vikings and saxons. I’ve just finished the copy-edits for The King’s Assassin (the third and last THIEF-TAKER book out in October) and the proofs for The Black Mausoleum (out in August).

Chris Evans: My next novel is another fantasy, but set in a new world with new characters different from the Iron Elves. Currently titled The Tree Line, this will be a single, stand alone novel using a time frame similar to that of the Middle Ages, but inspired by the cultural upheaval, racial animus, and bloody conflict of the Vietnam War. The tag line we’ve been using is LORD OF THE RINGS meets Apocalypse Now, but my agent came up with one I like even better — a fantasy that wails like Hendrix. It comes out Spring/Summer 2013.

Justin Gustainis Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation 3. Sympathy for the DevilJustin Gustainis: In addition to Known Devil, the third HAUNTED SCRANTON book, I’m writing a couple of novellas for Solaris featuring occult investigator Quincey Morris and his partner, white witch Libby Chastain. Quincey and Libby have already been the focus of three novels: Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, and Sympathy for the Devil.

Kevin Hearne: I’m working on an IRON DRUID novella called Two Ravens and One Crow.

Jim C. Hines Magic Ex Libris 1. Libriomancer 2. Jim C. Hines: At the moment, most of my energy is going into the sequel to Libriomancer. I’d tell you what it’s called, but I don’t have a title yet. This is the epic battle of Jim vs. First Draft, and so far, First Draft is winning. I’ll knock it down eventually, though.

Matthew Hughes: Hell to Pay, the third in the TO HELL AND BACK series.

L.E. Modesitt Jr: I just finished and turned in a stand-alone SF novel — The One-Eyed Man — and I’m currently working on the eighth book of THE IMAGER PORTFOLIO. Books 6 & 7 are finished and in production. They are Imager’s Battalion and Antiagon Fire.Janny Wurts THe Wars of Light and Shadow, The Curse of the Mistwraith, Ships of Merior, Warhost of Vastmark

Janny Wurts: The draft for Destiny’s Conflict — next volume in the WARS OF LIGHT AND SHADOW series, and arc IV’s finale (also the second to last volume in the series, entire).

We’ll be back with more news next week!

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KAT HOOPER, who started this site in June 2007, earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology at Indiana University (Bloomington) and now teaches at the University of North Florida. When she reads fiction, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. She wants to view the world in a different way. She wants to have her mind blown. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. She prefers complex characterization, intriguing plots, and plenty of action. Favorite authors are Jack Vance, Robin Hobb, Kage Baker, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Richard Matheson, and C.S. Lewis.

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  1. Greatly looking forward to the Jim Hines novel!!

  2. TWO RAVENS AND ONE CROW — I think they were in the redwwod tree behind my house during the eclipse. Delightful, enticing title!

  3. I really like Matthew Hughes — I’ve got to read that To Hell and Back series.

  4. Mary Anderson /

    Awesome news from Janny Wurts. Been a fan for many years and always psyched to see the next volume in the works!

  5. @Kat – The first one is amazing, especially the first 1/3 or so. I still need to get to the next one.

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