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New Book On The Way, Braided Path New Edition Released

The new edition of the Braided Path, after a few technical difficulties, has found its way into online booksellers just in time for the release date. In fact, it’s available now from or at The Book Depository (free postage overseas, if you don’t live in the UK), and Amazon have it up for pre-order. Sweet. Just to be clear, it’s NOT a hardback as I previously thought it was. However, that’s all good as it clocks in at almost a thousand pages and a hardback would squash you.

I recently did an interview with SF website, which you can find here if you want to kill a couple of minutes at work/school/while taking a break from gold farming on WoW.

I’ve started work on my next book, with the working title of Silver. It’s a YA sci-fi horror. And that’s all I’m telling you for the moment, except that its vibe harks back to the skin-crawling megadark of The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray, which should tickle a few whiskers 😉 Currently it’s slated for release in May 2013, which is quite a while off due to various publishing arrangements, but hopefully the US and UK will get it at the same time instead of six months apart. Anyway, you’ll have Pandemonium to keep you warm in 2012, and it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that you’ll get the fourth Ketty Jay book in early 2013. Yes, your maths are right, that would be before Silver comes out, even though I’ll be writing it afterwards. I know, I amaze myself sometimes…


  1. Katya says:

    I didn’t know there was more than one version of maths…

    With three books coming out in the next two years, I’m to hyper to even bounce off the walls. I wish I could just run out and scream with excitement but then, I think, one of my neighbours might decide to call in people from the psycho ward.

    And I don’t want the poor old granny from across the street to have a heart attack.

  2. James says:

    Great interview! I love it how you don’t get all caught up in the separation of speculative fiction genres—it irritates me to no end how fans will debate forever about the sub-subgenre of a book, as if it really matters so long as it’s good.

    I noticed the questions regarding the chapter numbering of the Fade. Would you be terribly offended if I borrowed your chapter numbering structure for a personal project? I don’t think that you would mind, but I thought I’d ask all the same.



  3. Jord says:

    i can’t wait for silver to come out. it sounds so awesome, i might even call upon tall jake im so excited.

    jordan day

  4. @ James – Sure you can use it. Somebody probably came up with a similar structure before I did, anyway. There’s nothing new under the sun, etc etc.

    @ Jord – You could, but I don’t know what Silver’s release date would be in the world of Malice…

  5. Dan Simon says:

    Dear Chris,
    I am sitting here in New York with your Lidia Luther, your Brazilian translator. She is working right now translating Malice. Hearing about it, and Havoc, from her I am interested in reading the books. I have a thirteen year old and a nine year old at home. I am also an independent publisher. That’s my day job. I founded Seven Stories and for the last few years one of the things I’ve been most dedicated to is finding books for young adults, usually serious nonfiction, but occasionally fiction. I went to Amazon and couldn’t find the books, until I went to Amazon UK. Is it possible you don’t have a publisher here? Could I not in that case consider having you come to Seven Stories? Dan

  6. Dan Simon says:

    I see now that you are published here by Scholastic. For some reason, under the title Malice, nothing came up. In any case, plse disregard previous post, good luck, Dan

  7. Stephen K says:

    Forgive me if you’ve answered this before somewhere but is there any chance of the braided path and ketty jay books coming out in audio format?

  8. I’m not aware of anything happening in that regard. The way it works is that an audio publishing house has to decide they want to make one of my books into an audio recording (so that decision is nothing to do with me or my publishers) and then they make an offer for it, sort out the voice talent, etc. If it happens, I’ll definitely let everyone know on this site.

  9. Stephen K says:

    Ah, i see. It would be awesome. Would give my audible library a touch of class 🙂

    Next step, find out who I need sleep with at Orion to make this happen…

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