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An augmented short story from Scott Lynch about a bunch of fifth year magic students whose end of year exam consists solely of returning a grimoire  to the library stacks. Unfortunately the Living Library of Hazar is, if not entirely sentient, malevolent in the extreme. Lazlo and his room-mate Casimir, under the supervision of two tutors and in the company two other students have to fight their way through all manner of deadly traps includiong rampaging vocabuvores. The deadly creatures (and books) in the library are not the only danger.
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Well, it's not out until 2nd February but a good review in Publishers Weekly is certainly very cheering:

Winterwood front cover-smallWinterwood

Jacey Bedford, Author
Swashbuckling adventure collides with mystical mayhem on land and at sea in this rousing historical fantasy series launch set in a magic-infused England in 1800. Rossalinde Tremayne has done well for herself as a privateer in Mad King George’s service, using her abilities as a witch and the ever-present ghost of her long-dead husband (whose reputation and identity she’s borrowed) to claim other ships for profit and the Crown. Her estranged mother’s dying request is for Rossalinde to take a mysterious box, drawing her into a deadly mystery. In order to harness the power within the box, she has to unravel the secrets of a family she never knew existed, all while eluding those who want her dead. When her quest takes her into the hidden land of the Fae, she’ll be forced to make a choice that could alter the fate of an empire. Bedford (Crossways) adeptly weaves together romance, action, and fantastical elements, all set against a richly realized series of far-flung locations. Conflict both nautical and emotional keeps things exciting. Agent: Amy Boggs, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (Feb.)
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CrosswaysIt's BOOK DAY! Crossways, my second novel, is out today.

What starts out as a search for survivors turns into a battle for survival. Space stations, corrupt corporations, telepathy, relationships and something moving in the depths of foldspace.

Not read the first one yet? Empire of Dust is still available, of course. Empire made the Locus Best Seller list in the month it was published. For Crossways to do the same it would be great if those of you who are going to buy it (if you haven't already, do so today or within the next few days. That would be fab. (No pressure, just if...) One small step for readingkind - one giant leap for Jacey!

Where to get it. If you're in the USA/Canada then all good bookstores,  Amazon/ Barnes & Noble etc. It's available as paperback or electronic version (Kindle Nook etc.). If you're in the UK then it's a bit more limited due to it being an American import, but Amazon.co.uk has it.  or Forbidden Planet if you're lucky enough to have a branch in your area.'re lucky enough to have a branch in your area.

If you want some background on the Psi-Tech universe then there's a page on my website here: http://www.jaceybedford.co.uk/psi-tech.htm

And a reminder, not just for my book, but for all books. If you like a book, talk about it, post to facebook, twitter, your blog. Tell your friends. Make recommendations. With fewer and fewer bookshops on the High Street, browsing is limited, so the best way for news to get out about new books is by word of mouth.

Thank you, readers, reviewers, bloggers, retweeters, facebookers. Without you...
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[livejournal.com profile] jpsorrow has just posted an intyerview over on the DAW books blog.
Over on the DAW books blog to go with the earlier book discussion...
Interview here: http://dawbooks.livejournal.com/150945.html
and book discussion here http://dawbooks.livejournal.com/150723.html
Many thanks to Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate
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[livejournal.com profile] jpsorrow has just posted a discussion of Empire of Dust over on the DAW books blog. Please swing bay and discuss.
http://dawbooks.livejournal.com/150723.html
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Yes, today is book day. Empire of Dust is out at last.

I confess I ordered a copy from Amazon just for the pleasure of having it appear in the post - y'know, like a real book! - and it arrived this morning, smack-bang on time.

I have a guest post on Worldbuilding from the Coffee Up over at Anne Lyle's blog.

And there's a review here on Jaine Fenn's Tales from the Garrett.

In other news, today would have been my favourite grandma's eleventy fourth birthday, so because you're probably sick of pictures of my book cover I give you Annie Bennett (nee Shaw) 4th November 1900 to October 1975
Grandma Annie Bennett 1957
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Though Empire of Dust doesn't officially come out until Tuesday 4th November I just had an email from my friend Clarisse in Toronto to say that she just purchased a copy from Bakka - Toronto's excellent SF bookstore. Since she didn't take a photo of it sitting there on a real bookstore shelf with other real books you'll have to make do with my shelfie.
:-)
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Guest Post on Gaie Sebold's Blog
In which I answer several questions about writing

Deborah Walker's Blog
Trying to stay Cool About the Book

Everyone's a Critic on Ben Jeapes' Blog
(on writers groups in general and Milford in particular)

An interview on the Bristol Books Blog courtesy of Pete Sutton.
Some wide-ranging questions that let me talk about my book and my writing process.

The Parallels Between Singing and Writing on Ruth Booth's Blog.
Ruth is also a singer and a writer, so this seemed like a good excuse to compare the two.

More to come.
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In preparation for the publication of Empire of Dust I've been blog-swapping with fellow authors. Three of my guest posts are now up for scrutiny.

Everyone's a Critic on Ben Jeapes' Blog
(on writers groups in general and Milford in particular)

An interview on the Bristol Books Blog courtesy of Pete Sutton.
Some wide-ranging questions that let me talk about my book and my writing process.

The Parallels Between Singing and Writing on Ruth Booth's Blog.
Ruth is also a singer and a writer, so this seemed like a good excuse to compare the two.

More to follow.
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So excited to get my cover from DAW. The cover illustration is by the wonderful Stephan Martiniere. The book is due out on 4th November 2014
Empire_of_Dust-websize

Amazonian

Apr. 25th, 2014 12:09 am
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Empire of Dust - a Psi-Tech Novel
By Jacey Bedford (me!)

Whoo-hoo... really jazzed to discover that my upcoming novel (sans cover illustration unfortunately) is already up at Amazon for pre order. It's not out until 4th November, but if you pre-order you get their price promise that you'll get the lowest price between now and release day.

UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Empire-Dust-A-Psi-Tech-Novel/dp/0756410169/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398380551&sr=8-1&keywords=Jacey+Bedford+empire+of+dust

USA
http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Dust-Psi-Tech-Jacey-Bedford-ebook/dp/B00JJXV5PI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398380621&sr=8-1&keywords=Jacey+Bedford+empire+of+dust

There only seems to be a Kindle version on Amazon.com - that's probably because of publication territory issues

Book News

Feb. 6th, 2014 02:52 am
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The working title of my book has now become the official title - with the addition of a strap-line. The publication date has been confirmed and I can now tell you that: Empire of Dust - A Psi-tech Novel (by Jacey Bedford) will be published by DAW on 4th November 2014. The cover illustration will be done by Stephan Martiniere.

4th November is a good date. It would have been my favourite grandma's eleventy-fourth birthday had she still been around to see it.

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