First off, Recluce Tales will be available in audiobook format from Tantor Media. Because story collections don’t always sell as well as novels, even collections with almost entirely new material like Recluce Tales, I wasn’t certain whether it would appear in audiobook… but it will.
Second, I’ve been working with Tor and Tor.com for some “advance” goodies and tidbits that will hopefully tantalize readers in the months before Recluce Tales is published on January 3rd. I’m not about to reveal those yet, and you won’t see them until sometime this fall… but they are coming.
I just received a copy of the paperback version of Madness in Solidar and was horrified, as well as mortified, to discover that the listing of my current and forthcoming books inside the front cover lists the next Imager Portfolio book as Tyrant’s Tools. How could that have possibly happened? Because, when Tor sent me the paperback page proofs of Madness in Solidar, the proofs didn’t list the next book. So, with my trusty red pen, I penned it in — except for some reason that totally escapes me, I thought I wrote in “Treachery’s Tools.” I was so sure of this that when I got the paperback copy, I got got my galleys [which I keep for various reasons] to see who screwed up… and this time I was the one. I had actually written “Tyrant’s Tools,” although that had never been a title, even in my mind, but that’s what got printed.
I’m noting this because a week or so ago, someone asked about “Tyrant’s Tools,” and I said it had to be a typo. Not exactly. It was author error, and no one else’s.
There you have it. I was the one.