Two Weeks to Book Three!
Only 14 days until Terminal Peace arrives in the world!
Today, I’ve got a brief guest post on Mary Robinette Kowal’s “My Favorite Bit” feature, talking about a minor piece of the book that just made me happy to write about 🙂
Some of you will have seen that my author copies arrived a few days ago, which means the printing delays have been overcome and the book really does physically exist! Which is reassuring.
This also means you should be able to pre-order the book from your favorite local bookstore. Or if online works easier, we’ve got you covered there as well:
- HARDCOVER: Amazon | B&N | BAM | Mysterious Galaxy | Schuler Books | Indiebound
- EBOOK: Amazon | B&N | BAM | Kobo | iBooks
- AUDIO: Audible | Graphic Audio (Coming in late 2022)
I’m hoping this book will mark a turnaround from a bit of a slump for me these past few years, writing-wise. Between my wife’s illness, the pandemic, and changes at my publisher, I’d love to get any sort of sense of security or stability on the writing front. But we’ll see what happens. I’ve got one new book sitting with my publisher, one that may become a 2023 Kickstarter project, and one that’s about 25% of the way through a very rough first draft.
In the meantime though, I’m counting down the days to this one, and really hoping you like it! I think it wraps up the trilogy pretty well, but now that it’s in print, your opinion matters a lot more than mine does 🙂
August 9, 2022 @ 1:11 pm
August 10, 2022 @ 4:17 pm
Woohoo! That means it’s prequel re-read time!
(Does a book automatically become a prequel the minute its sequel is released? Feels weird to describe them that way, as if they’re separated by some vast gulf in time, but calling the earlier books prequels seems less clunky than calling them book 1 and 2 …)
Jim C. Hines
August 10, 2022 @ 7:58 pm
First answer: I don’t personally think of something as a prequel unless it’s written after the fact, deliberately going back to explore what happened before the prior story.
Serious answer: I’m not sure, and I’m afraid if I try to research it, I’ll get sucked into a big old literature terminology flamewar I hadn’t known existed.
Practical answer: You call ’em whatever the heck you want 🙂
August 10, 2022 @ 9:32 pm
This week I’ve had to deal with a sprained ankle and wasps having made a nest in my house. So I am very ready for my pre-ordered copy of Terminal Peace to arrive soon and read about species-saving hijinks in space/future Earth instead.
This has been such a difficult time for you, I didn’t know whether you would be able to complete this story. It would have been understandable if you hadn’t been able to do so. But I’m delighted that we do now get to see the third book in the series and I wish you all good things in its launch.
Jim C. Hines
August 10, 2022 @ 10:36 pm
Oof. I hope the wasps have been dealt with and the ankle is healing.
And thank you. It’s definitely not the same book I would have written prior to December 2018. Astute readers might recognize which plot threads were drawn from the past few years. But I’m very happy with the end result, and I’m super excited to *finally* be able to share it!
August 11, 2022 @ 2:03 am
I am heaps excited to read how this trilogy concludes! Although, re-reading Terminal Uprising lat year, particularly the scene where Mops watches her exhausted namesake give a pandemic response briefing… ooft. That hit a lot harder.