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The Book of Magic is out next week

8 Oct, 2018 filed under: Megan Lindholm, England/UK, US

The fantasy anthology titled The Book of Magic that was edited by the late Gardner Dozois will finally be published next week. Included is a story by Megan Lindholm called Community Service. This will be our first meeting with Celtsie, a new protagonist who seems to be the one keeping Robin busy at the moment—one of her recent blog entries even mentions Celtsie in relation to writing a novel and planning a map of her world.

Here are the important details: the US edition (amazon, book depository) will be out on the 16th of October.
The UK edition (amazon, book depository) will be out on the 18th of October.
Both geographical editions will be available in hardcover, ebook and audio.
For even more information, visit the wiki page for The Book of Magic.

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Robin Hobb wins the Gemmell Legend Award

14 Jul, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK

Robin Hobb has won the 2018 Legend Award for Assassin’s Fate at the Gemmell Awards, as announced at Edge-Lit in Derby, UK yesterday. This is the tenth year of the Gemmell Awards, which are given for fantasy novels in the traditional, heroic, epic or high genres, or in the spirit of David Gemmell’s own work. The Legend Award is given to the fantasy title judged to be the previous year’s best by open vote. Congratulations, Robin!

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Preorder the colouring book now + go vote for AF!

29 Apr, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK, US

If you preorder the Farseer colouring book from Dabel Brothers before the end of April, you get a free poster with your order. Preorder here! Note that this is a different poster from the one that was available at Emerald City Comic Con. And yes, they do ship overseas.

The Gemmell Awards have moved to the shortlist round of voting, and Assassin’s Fate is a finalist in two categories: for the Legend award for the 2017 best fantasy and for the Ravenheart Award, which is given to the best cover illustration. You can vote here until the first of June—but why not do it right away?

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Gemmell Awards + some interviews

17 Feb, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK, US, Germany

The David Gemmell Awards longlist voting has opened. Assassin’s Fate is listed for the Legend Award and its cover art by Jackie Morris and Stephen Raw is listed for the Ravenheart Award. You can vote here until the 30th of March.

Darkstars Fantasy News published a really good interview to coincide with the rerelease of the German translation of the Farseer trilogy. It’s available in German as well as in English.

The Brave New Words podcast had Robin as a guest some time ago. The episode is #2.25 and the interview starts at 42:38.

To mark the occasion of The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince being released as a paperback in November, HarperVoyager published a blog post about it written by Robin herself.

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New Megan Lindholm story to be published this year

6 Jan, 2018 filed under: Megan Lindholm, England/UK, US

A new Megan Lindholm story titled Community Service will be published later this year in an anthology titled The Book of Magic. The anthology is edited by Gardner Dozois. The Lindholm story is set in contemporary Tacoma and features a protagonist called Celtsie.

See The Book of Magic in PlentyWiki for detailed information on editions and contents.

While the US edition of this book is not yet listed for preorders online, the UK edition has already been added to amazon.co.uk and has a tentative publication date of October 4th. The tentative cover art posted by Dozois seems to make this a matching pair for last year’s The Book of Swords which included the Six Duchies story Her Father’s Sword.

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