It’s Really, Really, Real!

This past weekend was crazy busy for me because of two events: Orbit’s third anniversary in the United States, and New York Comic Con. I wasn’t sure until the last minute that I’d be able to attend NYCC, but a friend helped me out — so I got to wade through packed aisles full of cosplayers and creative reenacters, fans and professionals, and all kinds of booksy goodness. NYCC isn’t just about comics anymore; there’s a growing SF/F-writer presence there, and all the big publishing houses were out in force promoting their stuff, including Orbit. (And a few lucky people may have snagged free copies of the mass market edition of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms there, signed by Yours Truly.) It was a lot of fun.

But never mind all that. Let’s talk about something important. Looklooklooklook!

THE BROKEN KINGDOMS, I haz it!

The Orbit folks had a little present for me: The Broken Kingdoms, hot off the presses. This is the first physical copy I’ve seen, and it’s looking a little worn already because I keep taking it out to show it off to people. It’s not out yet, officially, and won’t be for several more weeks — November 2 is the big day. But it’s real, and I haz it, and see? I touches it. We likes it, Precious.

(Damn, I need a manicure. But anyway…)

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  1. Wooo!! It looks beautiful!

  2. Congratulations! I can’t wait to get my copy in the mail. :)

    Do you know if “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” will be coming to hardcover? It’s one of my most favorite books and I’d love to have a hardcover copy of it to keep forever and ever.

    Thanks!

  3. Hi Leah,

    Nope, to my knowledge it will not be coming out in hardcover. Just mass market and trade paperback. Sorry!

  4. Congrats on Broken Kingdoms! I REALLY can’t wait till it’s out next month!! (clearing my to-read shelf at breakneck speed just so that I’m ready to dive into BK the day it comes out!)

    Btw, I was watching a video recording of the SFF authors panel at NYCC–Naomi Novik gave 100K a shoutout!! Were you there? I’m so glad she mentioned it cuz more fantasy fans need to branch out and experience the awesomeness that is 100K!! XD

  5. Awesome, I hope to pick up a copy en route to Detroit for my conference. Good reading for the trip.

  6. Oh wow, it looks beautiful! :) I have mine pre-ordered already. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  7. I really enjoyed the first book and I’m looking forward The Broken Kingdoms.

    (OT: I noticed the link to ABW in your sidebar goes to the old wordpress site rather than the new one.)

  8. Congratulations, that’s great. It looks awesome.

    I wondered if you were going to be putting reviews for Broken Kingdoms on your delicious the way you did with Hundred Thousand Kingdoms?

    Also, did you get that issue with the German Edition covers sorted out?

  9. Congrats! Can’t wait to read it :-)

  10. OMG so pretty! I’ma have to find a babysitter the day it comes out – kiddos, cute buttons though they may be, have an awful habit of interfering with non-picture-book reading ;)