More Locus Shenanigans
This isn't that big of a thing, but it made me happy so I thought I'd share. Locus does a listing of all the forthcoming books, separated into US and UK. There's a complete list of books by publisher, with the title, author and month of publication. Before that they do a listing of selected books by author, which tends to be your bigger names and anticipated releases. At the top of the first page of this feature they put thumbnails of some of the covers of the forthcoming books. So in the US section I'm under the complete listing, though oddly enough it lists Oct '09, when the catalog shows it as Sept 29th. Well, that's practically October, so I guess that's no big deal.
But in the UK forthcoming books section, I made the "Selected Books by Author" listing *and* the thumbnails at the top. I'm sure this has as much to do with Jon Foster's brilliant cover as it does my brilliant novel, but it's good to see some coverage within the industry. Some small part of my fragile ego was worried that the book would appear and then pass without comment through the public's conscience.
For kicks, here are the other books that got the cover-as-thumbnail treatment in the UK section: Stephen Baxter, Robin Hobb, Terry Prachett, Kim Stanley Robinson, Neal Asher, Kristin Cashore and Steven Erikson. If you don't know who any of those people are, you should look them up. Oh, and then there's this Tim Akers punk.
I guess the fact that I appeared in the UK section just further confirms the fact that I'm a famous (American-born) British author. And it sure is a pretty cover.