Big News

Today I had the great pleasure of signing a contract for two novels with Angry Robot Books, the new division of HarperCollins.

Winter Song will be published in October 2009 in the UK, and at an as yet unspecified date in the US and electronically. It’s the story of an ordinary man -that is, ordinary by thirtieth-century standards- who is ambushed in a remote star-system and crash-lands on a ‘lost’ colony. He has to get home past alien wildlife and unfriendly colonists, unaware that the planet holds a huge secret.

Damage Time is scheduled for May 2010 publication, and is set in a near-future New York, where memories can be copied and sold for entertainment. But there’s a darker trade which leads to a policeman being framed for murder, and when that fails to put him off, he’s attacked and stripped of his memories.

It’s a huge step up for me, and I’m really looking forward to it.

14 Responses to “Big News”

  1. aliettedb says:

    Many congratulations!

  2. Colin says:

    Thanks, Aliette!

  3. jimhines says:

    Congratulations! (Saw the announcement over at the Codex group.)

  4. splinister says:

    Fantastic news Colin! I’m delighted those contracts came through for you. 🙂

  5. lyngperry says:

    Congratulations! That is indeed exciting. Will keep an eye out for you and your works. Lyn

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am extremely happy for you and wish you the very best. You deserve this.

  7. Colin says:

    Thanks Maura. See you in a couple of days!

  8. Colin says:

    Thanks Jim!

  9. Colin says:

    Re: WOW!!
    Thanks Lyn. Are you reviewing novels as well as shorts (for The Fix)?

  10. Colin says:

    Re: Congratulations!
    Thanks Dindy!

  11. lyngperry says:

    Re: WOW!!
    The new editor at The Fix, Marshall Payne ( gives out assignments, but I think The Fix will only review shorts or anthos of shorts. reviews novels, and it’s a volunteer submission process there – I have a few book reviews up if you want to see:
    Although I’m not a big-time reviewer (yet! lol) I’d be happy to read one of your novels and comment – and I don’t mind pdf versions. Let me know! 🙂 Congrats again.

  12. Colin says:

    Re: WOW!!
    Hi Lyndon,
    I’d be happy to. Send me your mail address -assuming you can privately on here, and I’ll lob across the most recent SF novel, which is actually a reissue of my first.
    Thanks mate!

  13. krisname says:

    good gravy, how did I miss this?

  14. Colin says:

    There’s a lot of traffic is how you missed it –you can’t keep up with everything around here.
    Thank you!

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• April 7th, 2009 • Posted in Books, Events, General • Comments: 14