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#51 2014-04-07 17:22:00

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

More like blind them with its searing redness, leaving a lasting afterimage on their retinas.


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#52 2014-05-08 10:40:48

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

UK cover (draft only), but this is what the cover might look like. It is bad screen photo from my store´s database, but you get the idea:-)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnICLMACEAAV-Gx.jpg:large


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#53 2014-05-10 17:30:51

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

Oh, hey!  That design doesn't suck!


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#54 2014-05-11 15:04:41

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Better view of the cover:

http://media.buch.de/img-adb/38892727-0 … nt_day.jpg

Like it quite a bit as it takes up the design of the first two books as well.


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#55 2014-05-25 17:14:33

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

If someone didn't already say it (but I'm sure someone did), SLEEPING LATE will be out in English in September, this year.

Here's a little bit of Bobby Dollar's World trivia:

While editing the manuscript for SLEEPING LATE, I cut an over-long description of the history of the San Judas version of Stanford University's team names.  (It springs from a description of San Judas' new professional sport franchise, the Narwhals hockey team).  It's only interesting for completists and people who live in the real-world version of San Judas, but here's what I cut out...

"We have a kind of mixed history of team names around here, actually. Stanford University’s had about nine. They were the Indians for a while, then the Cardinals (for the shade of red, not the bird or the Catholic pope-voters) and briefly the Redwoods. Then about twenty years ago the university did a poll for a new mascot name and the overwhelming favorite was “Robber Barons”. You’d have thought the university board would have run as far as possible from this insult to Leland Stanford and his friends, but as they say, the rich are different from you and me. They shortened it to “Barons” and that’s what it’s been since, a symbol of corporate piracy to many, but apparently an acceptable symbol of their own nobility to the folks with money and influence."


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#56 2014-05-25 17:28:06

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Technically, Stanford's team is "the Cardinal", not "the Cardinals," precisely because it's the color.  See also: the Harvard Crimson. </pedant>


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#57 2014-05-25 20:12:57

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Huh! Nice to get a piece of footage left on the "cutting room floor"!


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#58 2014-05-26 02:05:53

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Auros wrote:

Technically, Stanford's team is "the Cardinal", not "the Cardinals," precisely because it's the color.  See also: the Harvard Crimson. </pedant>

Tad mentioned in a comment, that an overzealous editor had "fixed" the spelling from Cardinal to Cardinals.


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#59 2014-05-26 02:18:12

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Peter wrote:

Tad mentioned in a comment, that an overzealous editor had "fixed" the spelling from Cardinal to Cardinals.

I guess I missed that...  Over in The Real #5?  On FB?


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#60 2014-05-26 09:09:21

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Auros wrote:

I guess I missed that...  Over in The Real #5?  On FB?

On Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/tad.williams/p … 8042869147

Tad wrote:

Wow, re-reading that I just noticed that someone copyedited the real team name, "Cardinal" into "Cardinals" in my manuscript, (I just dragged and copied it from my proof). I have to go back and fix that. It'll make me sound like an out-of-towner.

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#61 2014-06-13 09:15:31

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#62 2014-06-19 23:27:58

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

Amazon Pre-Order Page for Sleeping Late on Judgement Day now available.

(And my order's in...)

Last edited by Auros (2014-06-19 23:30:28)


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#63 2014-08-08 00:56:46

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

Amazon.de is shipping copies of SLOJD already. It is the UK trade pb which is usually the export edition for Europe and the Commonwealth countries.  Maybe that explains the glitch as it is still four weeks to pub date.


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#64 2014-08-08 11:51:51

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

*preorders*


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#65 2014-08-08 12:09:21

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Is it just me or does SLOJD read a bit like SLOTH? :D


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#66 2014-08-08 12:41:34

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

Sleeping Late on The Hill?


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#67 2014-08-09 12:23:30

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Peter wrote:

Is it just me or does SLOJD read a bit like SLOTH? :D

I keep seeing "SLOID". Don't ask me what that means, though.


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#68 2014-08-09 14:08:28

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

Don't get it neither.

Peter? Will you enlighten dumb us?


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#69 2014-08-09 14:51:44

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Bokk will arrive on Monday. I think. It is already in the mail:-)


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#70 2014-08-09 14:58:23

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

How? It's a month early. Are there DA activities that I know nothing about? Can that be?


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#71 2014-08-09 16:48:57

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ylvs wrote:

Don't get it neither.

Peter? Will you enlighten dumb us?

No dumb people here,  just bad puns :-). Sloth is simply "Faulheit", which works well with the sleeping well title.
And I think Firsfron was confused by his own creation not by mine.


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#72 2014-08-09 21:03:26

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Peter wrote:

I think Firsfron was confused by his own creation not by mine.

Don't mind me. I'm frequently confused. Especially by my own creations.


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#73 2014-08-10 15:19:56

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ylvs wrote:

How? It's a month early. Are there DA activities that I know nothing about? Can that be?

Nope. Amazon is shipping copies early. Maybe by database error?


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#74 2014-08-11 03:36:21

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Re: When is Book 3 coming out

*runs out to order copy*


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#75 2014-08-11 07:06:35

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Expected delivery: 9/12. Darn.

Which did you order Olaf? American or English edition? From amazon.de or .com?

And thanks for the pic, Olaf! way cooler to see it than to just know about it ...


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