RealmShift and MageSign update

A week or so ago I posted that MageSign, the sequel to RealmShift, was on the way. I wasn’t lying. I also promised a sneak peek at the cover of MageSign and the re-issue of RealmShift. True to my word, here they are: The artwork on the covers is pretty special....

Endangered words – the full list

With reference to my prvious post, I’m pleased to say that our friend Michael has pointed me in the direction of the full list of words on the chopping block. From The Times Online via Editorial Ass, here’s the list of 24 words in trouble: Abstergent...

The Last Word Project

A recent article by Ruth Wajnryb in the Spectrum section of the Sydney Morning Herald gave me pause for thought. Ruth was talking about how the powers that be (in this case the Collins Dictionary people) decide when a word is dead. A word can live on in a dictionary...

100 Greatest books of all time

According to an Angus & Robertson poll of 26,000 people, as reported in the Sydney Morning Herald. As with all these things, this poll is tempered by the times. Recent works ride higher on the list as they’re fresh in people’s minds, while certain...

News on the sequel to RealmShift

I know I’ve been talking a lot about my next novel and nothing has materialised yet. However, it is written, it is in production and it should be available soon. I was hoping it would be available at the end of October, but certain production issues are delaying...