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Final Stretch and Cover Pose Gallery

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Codex Born [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy] is due to my editor in nine days. I finished draft 4 on the 13th, and have been working through draft 4.1 to fit the final plot pieces into place, flesh out missing descriptions and transitions, and add a Firefly reference.

Most of my free time and energy is going into this last revision, which means blogging will be lighter than usual.

I’m happy with how this book has turned out. I’m amazed at how much it’s changed from the very first draft. I think it does a nice job of continuing the themes and ideas of the first book, and I’m hopeful that readers will get the same sense of excitement and wonder and fun.

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Several people asked if there was a way to see all of the cover poses I’d done in a single spot. Well, there is now! I’ll be adding more to that page eventually, but for now, it has links to all of the blog posts as well as a link to the Flickr gallery containing all of the poses.

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Oh, and I’m almost finished reading The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison. This is a beautifully told story, and has cost me much-needed sleep these past few nights. And I’m not just saying that because GOBLINS!

I believe this one comes out in 2014. I’ll be putting a review together to go up closer to the release date.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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kellymccullough
Feb. 20th, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'm only about nine chapters into Goblin Emperor, but loving it so far.
jimhines
Feb. 20th, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
Well, read quickly, 'cause I may be sending something else your way soon ;-)

Seriously, I agree completely. We've seen the story elements before in fantasy (which is not a good or bad thing by itself), but the characterization, the world-building, the details, they're all fantastic. And I'm loving the development of the protagonist whose name escapes me at the moment...
kellymccullough
Feb. 20th, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
Maia. And, oh noes, two fantastic books to read before the rest of the world gets to see them, however will I cope?
sartorias
Feb. 20th, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
I really loved Goblin Emperor.
jimhines
Feb. 20th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
You are truly a Friend to All Goblinkind.
sartorias
Feb. 20th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
Heh! This is true. (Now imagining crossover fic with Jig and Maia . . .)
deborahblakehps
Feb. 20th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Kelly McCullough is clearly too busy to read whatever you were going to send. You should send it to me instead. Just sayin'.

And yay for almost finished!
jimhines
Feb. 21st, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
So noted :-)

One of the most helpful bits of feedback I got on Libriomancer actually came from Kelly's wife, who reviewed my physics for me toward the end of the book.
deborahblakehps
Feb. 21st, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh. Um...well, for physics review, you definitely DON'T want to send it to me.

But I'm great with library stuff. Just ask my mother. (The librarian.)
zelda888
Feb. 20th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
I came here to say: Firefly reference! Shiny!

But darn, y'all, didn't your mamas teach you it's rude to talk about a party in front of people who aren't invited? :}
jimhines
Feb. 21st, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
The real party isn't until next April, and everyone's invited. We're just talking up how awesome it's going to be, and trying to make sure nobody misses out.

Or yeah, it could be that we're just rude ;-)
blythe025
Feb. 20th, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
I love the cover poses so much!
jimhines
Feb. 21st, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
inizitu
Feb. 21st, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
Goblin Emperor! I am Jack's Frothing Jealousy. Can. Not. Wait. for that one to hit the shelves. <3
jimhines
Feb. 21st, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
Finished it last night. Addison did good :-)
lenora_rose
Feb. 21st, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
This. Very this. Also, Codex Born almost done! I am SO looking forward to that, too.
nevacaruso
Feb. 21st, 2013 12:10 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the final stretch!

Your fan,
Neva
jimhines
Feb. 21st, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
lenora_rose
Feb. 21st, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so soo much for putting up that Flickr gallery.

And just in time, too. In the LJ post just above this I already found another candidate for the next fundraiser. Most ofn the pose actually isn't unreasonable, at least at first glance, but she's starting to develop a case of Exorcist Head.

False Covenant
compost75
Feb. 24th, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
I just ran across this today and thought it might make a fitting cap to your pose series. :D :D :D
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