But first – it ain’t on the Amazon page for The Dinosaur Lords yet, but Claire "The Editor" Eddy emailed me today to tell me that the mass market paperback is due out in May, 2016!
T. REX’S BLOOD HUNGER CANNOT BE ASSUAGED!*
(Photo Credit: “Dino Blood Moon” by Billah Muhammad, from the Inhabitants of Burque Facebook Group)
Also we got a release date for Book II: The Dinosaur Knights: it hits shelves July 5th, 2016!
But wait! There’s more! So much more.
Yes, The Dinosaur Lords launches one week from today! RAWR!!1!
The postcards, visible at the top of the picture, arrived on my porch this morning from Tor Books, courtesy of my publicist, Leah Withers. The bookplate, lower left, and business card (front and rear view, lower right), came in last week. They’re done by my good friends Sara M. Harvey and Matt Schwartz at J & J Printers, Inc.
Ain’t they purty?
Surprise! A book called The Dinosaur Lords has dinosaurs in it. Who knew?
Well, not so fast, Captain Obvious Straw Man! There aren’t just dinosaurs made of words. There’s pictures.
Pretty pictures. Awesome pictures.
I could also have entitled the post, “Horror Is The Thing With Feathers.”
Yes, to the wonderment and envy of my peers, The Dinosaur Lords has interior illustrations. And they're by the mad artistic genius behind The Cover, Richard Anderson.
There are ten of them. One appears at the beginning of each and every chapter of the book. Tor asked me to write a brief description of each one, including the background on the actual animal, and the role in plays in the novel.
Now, thanks to the fine folks at SF Signal
, the first installment has appeared.
So, just as they said they would, Tor dropped a teaser look at some of the interior illustrations for The Dinosaur Lords today.
Yep. You heard that right.
And how are they?
Creators’ truth, until I saw the big version on Tor.com, I didn’t realize this was the Bocaterrible (Pliosaurus funkei, aka Predator X) eatin’ pirates from an actual sequence in the book.
Well, given that they’re done by Richard Anderson, the same Art Wizard who did The Cover, just about the way you’d expect.
Say hello to your new saurian masters!
Your … Dinosaur Lords, if you will.
They’re here! The “uncorrected advance reading copies” – meaning, bound galleys, I guess?
They’re gorgeous. Oh, holy carp. My modest camera skills do not do them justice.
And they have the INTERIOR ILLOS. Which are AWESOME.
And ... we're back.
Thanks to the kind offices of my new volunteer webmaster, Ron Miles. Let's give him a big hand, everybody! (Thunderous applause.)
So, a lot of stuff has happened. And I don't have a lot of time to spare to get you up to speed right now. So let's give you a quick rundown.