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Silver Promo Video

2nd May!

As ever, The Book Depository is your friend if you don’t live in the UK. Free postage worldwide. Probably cheaper than waiting for it to come out in your own country.

The eagle-eyed among you who’ve been reading the comments will also note that I’ve also been asked to be a Guest of Honour at the Steampunkfestivalen 2014 in Gävle, Sweden. Highly excited am I. The festival is still being planned so details as they emerge, but any excuse to engage my steam-powered Death-Suit and rampage among unsuspecting attendees firing bolts of electricity from my Tesla Cannon is frankly not to be missed.

What have I been up to, you ask? Oh, I’ve been working on some secret TV & movie projects, can’t tell you, very hush hush etc. God, screenwriting is fun though. A much needed break from books. Things are all going to come screeching to a halt at the end of the week however, cos I’m off to Japan & China for a month to hang out in mountain ryokans, primeval forests and sweaty heaving markets. Why? Just because. Seems ridiculous given my profession, but I haven’t had a holiday longer than a week in about five years. So now I am 😛

Sayonara! See you in June!


  1. Pom says:

    Aw, those Swedes and their adoration for Steampunk. Bless ’em.

    Have fun in China! Making a big move over there this summer, but alas, I’ll miss you by a scant few months. 一路平安 and all that!

  2. Brooklyn says:

    TELL ME NOW!!!
    *calm down brooklyn, calm down 😛 *

  3. Brooklyn says:

    By the way try not to have any of your stuff stolen. And don’t buy street food. But you probably already knew that.

  4. Kath says:

    Japan and China! Well, hot damn. 😀 Have a cool and awesome trip!!

    (Silver’s already pre-ordered since … last year. Let’s see if gets it right this time and doesn’t send me mails saying “whoops, well, maybe in another two weeks?” Looking forward to it. :3 The book. Not that e-mail from amazon.)

    And I’d still like to watch a film/tv-show written by you, man. I hope something finally materializes! 😐

    Anyways! Have fun!! 😀

  5. Brooklyn says:

    Tell us you’re making a TV project then just leave us hanging? I thought you cared about your fans Chris (;

  6. Alayna says:

    Hay Chris omg tv and movie wow!I just finished reading black lung captin and the Boken sky series omg i love them they where awesome and my friend was reading this blog and was wondering if the movie and tv project you are working on was malice( she is ubsest with malice and havoc) and kept lectureing to me that I would make a perfect kady so she wanted me to ask but any way I am going to read poison in a week my dad is ordering it for me so I hope I enjoy the book and keep up the good work Chris

  7. Pom says:

    Re: Brooklyn, definitely do eat the street food! Some of the best cuisine and good times are to be had at those little street stalls in the middle of the night in northern Chinese cities

  8. Renee says:

    Have fun on your trip.
    Also, I have recently ordered Silver from amazon. I am so excited to read it!

  9. Wayne says:

    Finished reading earlier in the week, have to say quite enjoyed it. About the same technical level as Malice and Havoc, some lovely intercontextual references with your other works THOAC most notably which I highly found amusing when reading through.

    Another worthy book to add to the gradually being taken over shelf and now the wait for Ace of Skulls 🙂

  10. Renee says:

    @Wayne, would you say that Silver is better than Malice?

  11. Brooklyn says:

    In-san-i-ty, I finally got the Retribution Falls audio book.

    @Renee, Nothing is better than Malice. It has me believing that it could be real. The reason I don’t do the chant is a) Tall Jake really will come or b) I’ll burn my house down.

  12. Renee says:

    @Brooklyn, I don’t think that Silver will be better. I totally agree with Malice being super awesome.

  13. Brooklyn says:

    ….I am convinced Chris got run over by a rampaging streetcar.

  14. Ysabel Mystic of Fairyland says:

    @Brooklyn what makes you think that?

  15. Jord says:

    Hi, I haven’t commented in ages, have I? Anyway, I finished reading Silver the other day. Fantastic book! Please make a second one, it was just brilliant. What scared me was that Caitlyn, given your discription, looks exactly like my friend who is also called Caitlin, but Whitman ‘I’ & not a ‘Y’! It might even top Malice! Speaking of which, I lent my brother Malice ages ago to read. Anyway, I found it today with the cover ripped off & in tatters! I gave it to him in perfect condition & then I found out his friend lobbed if across the English class. Plain rude, I tell you!

  16. Jord says:

    *With an. Auto-correct hates me…

  17. Jord says:

    **It. Bloody Hell!

  18. Ysabel Mystic of Fairyland says:

    @Jord, I have the same problem with my brother. I remember letting him read a book series, and when he gave it back, he had pretty much mutilated it. He’s reading Malice right now, and I’m only letting him read it within my sight so I can make sure he won’t ruin it. But he’s never ripped off a book cover!!!

  19. Jord says:

    It was a shock to look through his school bag & see Malice with the cover ripped off & warped by water. I was genuinely annoyed at him!

  20. Katya says:

    I have to agree with Brookly here. Chris is holding a very suspiciously long silence…

  21. Ysabel Mystic of Fairyland says:

    I read Silver. It was AWESOME but not as good as Malice.

  22. Baron says:

    Have fun!
    BTW Any updates on the Broken Sky series ? 😛

  23. Chris is still working on something highly exciting and secret and can’t announce it until it’s 100% certain…

    Broken Sky, meanwhile, I’m still not sure what to do with as I’ve no idea when I’ll get the time to finish the tortuously long editing process, and yet I don’t want to put it out the way it is. Even releasing it without editing will require a pile of work (correcting formatting mistakes, getting covers designed, dealing with all kinds of internet rubbish to make it available). So I’m not sure when it’ll happen. A case in point: I need to learn not to announce anything before I’m very very certain it’s happening, since it just gets people’s hopes up…

  24. So…no Broken Sky? :'(

  25. There will be eventually. Just not sure when & how.

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