Archive for February 20th, 2010

February 20, 2010

In which I come from the future

Reading N.K Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (about which more later, but it’s brilliant and you should read it) I was very pleased to find an extract from another book that is soon to be published by Orbit, Celine Kiernan’s The Poison Throne, at the back. I was also very amused, because the book was first published in Ireland a couple of years ago. I read it last summer (though I never reviewed it I did talk about one aspect of it here – beware spoilers) and talked a bit about its sequel, The Crowded Shadows, here. I’m really glad that Orbit are getting the book to a wider audience, and that it’s getting this publicity – it’s a book I genuinely like (and since I published that first blog post I’ve exchanged enough emails and blog comments with the author that I’m glad for her sake too). It’s just that, having spent most of my life in a country where most books and movies are released much later than the rest of the world, it’s a little bewildering to find people anticipating part one of a trilogy while I am desperately waiting for part three.