Monday, August 05, 2013
The Vastalimi Gambit
Behold, the cover for The Vastalimi Gambit, the second book in the three book Cutter's Wars series.
Pub date is 31 December 2013, so if you are staying home New Year's Eve ... ?
You can pre-order it here, or here.
I'm pretty happy with the cover, since I didn't expect to get Kay, it being photo-based like the cover for The Ramal Extraction, but Ginjer (my long-time editor) prevailed. When I pointed out that Wink–the guy in the foreground–had his finger curled around the trigger, which is not a good gun-safety thing, the art director fixed that.
Always nice to work with editors and artists who attend to the small details.
Ace is now an imprint of the megalith publisher created by the recent merger of Penguin Books and Random House, jokingly referred to as "Random Penguin," in some circles.
I like that name, Random Penguin, it has a certain ... je ne sais quoi, no?
At one point, the collection of imprint lines got pretty long as houses merged; here is a book from Ace/Berkeley/Putnam/Penguin/Random House.
And now I need to get back to finishing the third in the series, which is overdue. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on this one; I hope it's not an oncoming train ...