I’m now told that Amortals, my first original novel, will be delayed until the spring. For various reasons, the Angry Robots decided that this would be a better launch window for the novel. That means you can expect to see it in the UK in April and the US in June.
I would love to have the book out now, now, NOW, but I understand the decision. What’s more, I’m all for it because it gives us more time for two things.
- To make the book as excellent as it can be.
- To give us plenty of time to ramp up the marketing for the book.
That means I’ll have a book I can be most proud of and that will sell as best it can. For that, I can be a bit more patient. And so, I hope, can you.
In the meantime, here’s something to whet your appetite: the sales text posted on Amortal‘s HarperCollins page:
Today you die.
Today you are reborn.
Today you hunt the man who killed you.
It’s Lee Child vs. Altered Carbon in a high-tech blast of tough-as-nails future thrills.
Matt Forbeck arrives as the new king of high-concept — with a blockbuster action movie in a book. In the near future, scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to backup and restore a persons memories into a vat-bred clone. When Secret Service agent Ronan “Methusaleh” Dooley is brutally murdered, he’s brought back from the dead to hunt his killer, and in doing so uncover a terrible conspiracy.
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