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Catch-up 2

By Adam Roberts | May 29, 2007
Categories: Book News


Splinter will be appearing later this year.  It's based upon this fine volume:

It should, indeed, be possible to buy a special limited edition box-set including both Splinter and a revamped and retooled English translation of Verne's Hector Servadac when the book is finally published.  More on this closer to the date.

Solaris, the publishers in this case, are a very good thing indeed.  Their website has this picture of me apparently having a seizure of some kind whilst reading from one of my books.  I don't photograph well, actually, and that's one of the better images of me available.  Which tells you a lot.

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4 Responses to “Catch-up 2”

  1. thomas conneely Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Who will be doing the limited edition of this book? I saw no mention of it on the Solaris website - i usually order in advance if I can. Great artwork - who did the Splinter cover art?

  2. AdamR Says:
    July 4th, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Hi Thomas: the Hector Servadac edition will be Solaris, even though they haven't got round to posting it on their website; I think the plan is to issue it in a box set with Splinter. I'm afraid I don't know who did the cover art for this one.

    Incidentally, apologies for the massive delay between your comment and my reply; I'm still working out how this wordpress comment-approval thingy works.

  3. thomas conneely Says:
    July 9th, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Box sets ! Excellent artwork! Quality production!
    Even better again. You're having a prolific year this year, with this burst of titles. Another ( possibly stupid) question.. how do you decide who to offer newly written unpublished titles to - Solaris or Gollancz? Or is it a question of whoever buys the prospective title first?

  4. AdamR Says:
    July 10th, 2007 at 8:57 am

    I have a contract with Gollancz that gives them first refusal on novel-length work. Splinter is a little shorter than novel length; I've written an account of the book that's been added to the end to bring it up to size.