Chris Wooding Header

Posts under ‘Uncategorized’

Ace of Skulls Blurb

The back-jacket summary is up on Amazon now, so I guess it’s out there. Consider yourself blurbed, people! (NOTE – SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THIS TEXT. DON’T LOOK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST THREE)           Everyone still with me who wants to be? Good.           Just […]

The Ace Of Skulls is done! (Part 2)

By which I mean I’ve actually delivered it now, all edited and everything. Almost exactly a year after I started plotting it. Man, this one took me a long time! As ever, the feeling of delivery is actually kinda anticlimactic. I email it away to my editor, I look around the empty room a bit, […]

Word Counts

Out of interest: Retribution Falls: 133,423 The Black Lung Captain: 158,801 The Iron Jackal: 174,904 The Ace Of Skulls (rough draft): 183,609 See the trend there? I’m sure there must be some equation for this. I’m a zesty campaigner versus bloat in F/SF books, and I’m very aware in my own books that any scene […]

The Ace of Skulls is done!

Yes, you heard me. The Ace of Skulls is done. In fact, the whole Ketty Jay series is done. To see it all come together at the end, payoffs that have been five years or so in the making, it’s all rather spooky. All those characters I’ve had in my head all that time. Wow. Those of […]

Christmas Breeaaaaaaakkkk!!

Ah, Christmas. When I was a spry young thing I used to work 7 days a week, more or less, and Christmas was faintly annoying because it’s very hard to write while drunk and food is oozing out of your every orifice. But now I’m a raddled old shell of a man I actually have […]

Titan Books to Release The Iron Jackal and The Ace of Skulls in the US

Wow, you didn’t have to be patient for long! So here’s the news. I’m very pleased to announce that Titan Books are picking up the Ketty Jay series in the US. The first two books were published by Spectra but when the editor who commissioned them left the company, the series was stuck in limbo for […]

Patience, Patience

Been a while. As it stands, I’m almost three quarters through The Ace Of Skulls, and I’ve completed the frankly epic task of editing The Twilight War (which is Act One of Broken Sky for all you old-schoolers, not a battle between glittery vampire bad-boy cliches over the heart of a simpering loser with no will of her […]

New Covers! New Covers!

I’m sure you already have chalked into your calendars that Silver is coming out in May, right? Well to coincide with that, Scholastic are reissuing three of my old favourites with new covers and, I understand, also in ebook (Silver will be ebooked as well). Here are the new covers for you to pore over. Meanwhile, am […]

Rolling along…

Slow news year. Seriously, unless something unexpected happens there will be literally nothing to report till the New Year; I’ll just be tapping away at The Ace Of Skulls. I should probably start filling this blog up with fluff about my personal opinions of people who play their headphones too loud on the Tube, or […]

Broken Sky Ebux Redux!!!

Wow, it’s been a while, huh? Sorry about that. A veritable Sahara of news since May, really. But now I have something to announce, so gather close, you lot! First order of business is The Ace Of Skulls. I’m a quarter way through and it’s all going very nicely, thank you. However, I think it’s probably now […]