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September 2015

Poison Fruit - New Mass Market PaperbackLots to report this month! First of all, I'm delighted to announce that my latest project: Miranda and Caliban, my take on Shakespeare's The Tempest, has been acquired by Tor Books. Yes! Sometimes life comes around full circle, and I'm excited to be working once more with the publishing house that launched my career.

I've kept this project under wraps for the past year because, well, it's more high-concept than my usual fare. Other writers have written work inspired by The Tempest - I read The Magus by John Fowles at an early age, and of course a famous modern retelling is the 1950s classic science fiction film Forbidden Planet - but I don't believe anyone's ever delved into the narrative backstory of Shakespeare's actual play. And maybe I'm a bit superstitious, but I just wanted to wait until the book had found a good home before I announced it.

The action of Shakespeare's Tempest takes place in a single day; Miranda and Caliban explores the twelve years that took place on the isle before the culminating events of the play unfold. It's one of the most literary things I've written, with a delicate interplay between the voices of the titular characters. To me, it's always been very much a story about power, control and language, and the relationship between those elements. I'm sure I'll write more about it in the months to come. Interestingly, I came across an article on Tor.com that spoke to those very issues while I was in the process of writing this book. Serendipity, yay!

Jacqueline Carey wearing Litographics swag with Kushiel's Dart text and imagesUnfortunately, Torís publication slate for 2016 is already full, which means that Miranda and Caliban probably wonít be scheduled for release until early 2017. But it will be worth the wait!

In other news, the fancy new trade paperback edition of Kushielís Chosen came out at the end of August, and the mass market paperback of Poison Fruit, the third and final Agent of Hel book, was released on September 1st. If you havenít checked it out yet, nowís the time! A Romantic Times review said, "Despite the dark, often unsettling, nature of the enemies on the prowl, Carey keeps the narrative tone light and flowing, ensuring fans and newcomers alike can empathize with each character and savor each imaginative scene. There are few easy answers or simple solutions here, guaranteeing that readers will be fully engaged until the final scene and invested in the romance that builds and twists throughout this high-stakes story."

Last month also saw the release of Litographsí new line of Kushielís Dart t-shirts, posters and totes, which Iím sporting here on the homepage. Litographs was a great company to work with, and I think the design, which is created using the actual text of the book, is pretty darn awesome!

Thereís a good chance my October update will be late this year, because Iíve got guest appearances at three conventions in a row starting at the end of September: SF:SE in Orlando, Archon in Collinsville, IL, and Nerdcon:Stories in Minneapolis. Itís a lot of travel, but it should be a lot of fun, too.

I hope to see some of you thereÖ wherever "there" might be for you!

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SF:SE, Guest
Orlando, FL
September 25-27, 2015

Archon, Guest of Honor
Collinsville, IL
(outside St. Louis, MO)
October 2-4, 2015

Nerdcon: Stories, Guest
Minneapolis, MN
October 9-10, 2015




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