License to ILL
I’ve got some more ILLUMINAE updates for you folks because this book has consumed my life lately in all the best ways, kinda like the vagina monster in Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS, and how the hell are they gonna work THAT into the HBO series is what I wanna know.
First, and most importantly, if you hustle your fine selves over to the ‘Zon right now, you’ll find pre-orders for the hardback edition of ILLUMINAE available for less than ten bucks. Doth thine eyes deceive thee? Am I stricken with some fresh breed of lunacy? I say thee nay, stout yeoman!
This is almost half price, chums. It’s ridiiiiculous value, and since the Zon moves in very mysterious ways, we honestly don’t know how long it will last. So, if you were ever thinking of pre-ordering this puppy, now’s the time. You may make with the clickies here and pre-order with our most sincere thanks.
While I’m on the topic, long, slightly uncomfortable hugs to everyone who has already pre-ordered. Our editor is very happy with us, and this means she remembers to change the newspaper in the bottom of our cages and give us fresh water occasionally. So thank you SO MUCH! 😀
Second bit of news, ILLUMINAE just got another starred review, this time from the awesome folks over at Publishers Weekly! You can click the link to read the full spiel, but the kill quote is as follows:
“A stylistically mesmerizing tale, where story and art are interchangeable, and words act as pictures.”
So, that’s kinda awesome. BTW, thanks to all you awesome bloggers and Goodreaders writing early ARC reviews and helping spread the word about the book. Our flint-black hearts are melting to piles of flint-black glue knowing you’re all digging it so much!
Damn, I’m using a lot of exclamation marks in this post . . .
Third! (look there I go again) It’s past the 20th of the month, so new updates are now available over at the ILLUMINAE website. This month, you’ll find a new video and all the specs on the spaceships in ILLUMINAE, from the warship Alexander, to the doomed freighter Copernicus. As always, there will be new content added to the site on the 20th of every month, so make sure you do the bookmark thing.
Fourth! We have some absolutely-fucking-awesome news about ILLUMINAE coming next week (hopefully) so make sure you’re on the Facebook and the Twitters. I’m not being a tease mentioning this, I promise. We’re super excited to tell you folks what’s up, but i’s are still being dotted and t’s are still being crossed. It’s worth the wait, I promise – you guys are gonna lose your minds 😀
BTW, at Amie’s insistence I’ve joined Instagram, so if following my blog wasn’t enough and you’d like to be inundated with pictures of my dog and street art and random book stuff, now you have an outlet. YESSSS.
In other ILL related news, Amie and I have started writing the third and final book in the series, which is pretty weird considering the first book isn’t out for three more months. We still don’t have ILL tour details yet, but we’ll get them to you as soon as they land in our sticky little hands. And if you happen to be a Melbournite, keep October the 23rd free, because that’s when we’ll be holding the ILLUMINAE launch party. Drinks will drunk! Speeches will be spoken! Books and body parts will be signed! Details to come.
Okay, I think that’s it . . .
I shall leave you with what may be the single greatest book blurb in the history of book blurbs, from the ever fabulous Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. 😀
Oh my, if you tell me that there’s gonna be an Illuminae movie I’m gonna squeal so much you’ll hear me from Down Under for sure!!!!!
So incredibly happy for you and Amie friend (are we friends? You sent me mail so I dunno weird middle ground there). I cannot wait to get my hands on the new book.
I will be waiting in antici……..pation (channeling Tim Curry there) of your announcement. I don’t even want to speculate but I probably will.
lol you said “chums” so I think I know who gives voice to the ever-funny Ezra, no? Just finished my ARC for Illuminae. You probably saw my fangirl tweets the other night. I can’t even process its awesome-ness (yes i can in fact make up words, thats how awesome it was). You can expect much free marketing from me as I will be telling everyone I meet to buy this book. And I work in a library, so I meet a lot of people, actually. Also, I read this in e-book form (not recommended), so I suppose I’ll be purchasing the hardcover as well. *sighs while looking at empty wallet* Anyway just wanted to thank you for co-writing an awesome book! I could say more but I’m hoping that you are working on the next book in the trilogy instead of reading your wordpress comments *cracks whip* lol