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Total Signology! – Forbidden Planet, London, Friday Oct 26th

Posted on October 11th 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Let it be known that my publishers, Orbit UK, in association with the inestimable Forbidden Planet, will be having an Orbit Writers Signing event at Forbidden Planet, London, on Friday October 26th, at 6pm. And I will be there! – along with Kate Griffin, Benedict Jacka, and Charles Stross.

This, friends, should be a bit of a gas. CU there.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/341168085980050/

ps – it is entirely possible that I may bring along a small amount of freebies and goodies…

 
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Humanity’s Fire, From Orbit US!

Posted on June 9th 2012 | 4 Comments so far
 
All 3 Covers Of The US Editions
Seeds, Orphans, Stars

Here they are, all three covers from the Orbit US editions of the Humanity’s Fire trilogy, due to be published later this year, in September, October and November. Yes, its the old one-two-three!

 
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Interview: Online With SFX Magazine

Posted on April 2nd 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Recently had a bit of chinwagging banterosity with SFX’s interview-meister, Jonathan Wright, and LO! for it has gone live on da interwebs. Here’s the link -

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/04/02/michael-cobley-humanitys-fire-author-interview/

 
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Olympus 2012 Eastercon Update

Posted on April 1st 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Just a leetle update on my activities at the Olympus eastercon; in addition to the 2 panels mentioned below I`ll also be taking part in Andrew J Wilson’s Last Man In Space extravaganza at 9.30pm, also on the Friday. And there is every chance that I shall be reading an excerpt from The Ascendant Stars, the concluding volume of the Humanity’s Fire trilogy,

Not only but also I shall be taking part in the multi-author signing melee-fest which is slated for 8pm on the Sunday evening. I shall, most probably, sign almost anything, and I will have some goodies to give away as well.

 
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Update On Humanity’s Fire Trilogy In The USA

Posted on March 26th 2012 | Leave a comment
 
USA edition of Seeds Of Earth paperback

Here it is, the full wraparound of the US paperback edition of Seeds Of Earth. Still using the Steve Stone artwork in all its epic glory!

 
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SFX Weekender, Prestatyn – Gewgaws & Freebies?

Posted on February 1st 2012 | Leave a comment
 

Just an addendum to the previous, tipping the wink to those who take notice of what I actually scribble on this here blog, that I shall have a handful or two of exclusive Humanity’s Fire-associated items to dispose of, limited edition trinkets to be presented to those who do bring me books to sign.

That is, copies of my own books to sign, sonny jim!

 
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Yes, There Will Be Another Humanity’s Fire Novel – Orbit & Zeno Announcements

Posted on January 7th 2012 | Leave a comment
 

True, all true – as hinted earlier, I am now engaged on the writing of a new Humanity’s Fire novel, a standalone volume, entitled WARCAGE which will be published both in the UK and the USA. A watershed first for myself, without a doubt. And here are the links to my publisher, Orbit, and my agents, Zeno;

http://www.orbitbooks.net/2012/01/06/a-fiery-new-deal-for-michael-cobley-with-orbit/

http://zenoagency.com/news/cobley-sells-new-novel-to-orbit/

 
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Ascendant Stars Cover Art Article in Scifi Now

Posted on December 31st 2011 | Leave a comment
 

Well, here we are at the uttermost final hours of 2011, in some ways a pretty awful year (taking a political perspective) yet for yr hmble scribe it has been a bit of a watershed year what with the publication of The Ascendant Stars, the final volume of the Humanity’s Fire trilogy, which rounds off five years or so of dedicated hard work. The trilogy has also been published in Germany and France, and next autumn will appear in the USofA, from Orbit US, which is of course beyond splendid.

Curiously, however, here in the UK one almost gets the feeling that the book has appeared (as Harry Harrison used to say) under conditions of extreme secrecy. Well, okay, I exaggerate, what with the excellent review by Eric Brown in the Guardian back at the start of November, coinciding with its publication on November 3rd. Yet thus far, from the two main pop-SF magazine outlets, SFX and Scifi Now, not so much as a sniff of a review. Odd that.

On the other hand, Scifi Now Online did highlight the cover art for Ascendant Stars (by the very talented Steve Stone), and here is the link for your delectation:

http://www.scifinow.co.uk/blog/michael-cobleys-the-ascendant-stars/

All that remains is to wish all my readers and all visitors to this here blog a very happy and survivable New Year. Have a good un, and see y`all on the other side!

 
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At Last The World Can Be Told – Humanity’s Fire US Edition

Posted on December 12th 2011 | Leave a comment
 

Yes, at last I shall be making my Stateside splash with the Humanity’s Fire books in the autumn of next year, with the books appearing in October, November and December. I believe this is whats known as the Zeno 1-2-3!

http://zenoagency.com/news/michael-cobley-enters-orbit-us/

Click the link to see the American versions of the book jacket illustrations.

 
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In The Offing

Posted on October 17th 2011 | 9 Comments so far
 

Just a little update on my summer and a gander at the weeks that lie ahead. Must admit that finishing The Ascendant Stars (and working on the outline for the next book, more on that anon) really sapped my gumption and other inner resources. Luckily, I did have to hand a couple of games by which I was able to relax those vital backbrain engines and build up the fuel that will be required. The games? – Deus Ex: Human Revolution (which was a wonderful reestablishment of the original game’s mechanics, narrative and pace, updated and augmented with excellent graphics – and a satisfyingly long play-time), and Dead Island (the zombie-apocalypse shooter to end em all! – great combat mechanics and a great melee weapon modification system, and another long game with plenty to interest and intrigue).

Of course, as you`d expect, there are other games on the horizon which will be mine (bwah hah hah), Bioshock Infinity and Skyrim spring to mind, but I may have to put them on hold for a year or so. Because, y`see, I am about dive brain-first into the first draft of a new book! – yes indeedy, another space opera set in the Humanity’s Fire universe and featuring a macro-engineered object that readers wont have seen before (unless I get scooped by some bright spark). Its a biggie, and should be an attention-grabber.

In the short-term, though, y`all can look forward to the publication of The Ascendant Stars in trade paperback edition on November 3rd, and it may well be that I shall be in London signing stock at a couple of book stores – this is not the same as a public signing, I should point out, rather I get to sign the bookstore’s stock of the new book (and possibly of the other ones as well), and a little sticker gets put on the cover of them.

But I suppose if anyone catches me on the way in or out and requests an autograph, how could I in all honesty refuse?

 
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