Yeah, this is a book I’ve pre-ordered and am looking forward to reading.
You should pre-order it too. Aliette is an amazing writer.
Originally posted on From the Beloved Country:
Today was the cover reveal day for the US edition of Aliette de Bodard’s upcoming novel, House of Shattered Wings. I remember Aliette talking about this novel before it was the novel and I remember thinking–that is the novel you have to write. It’s wonderfully written, evocative and deep and the concept is mindblowing and original. As Aliette writes on her blog: A book about devastated Paris, fallen angels and the ruins of a once great House.
From Aliette’s Blog:
“In the late Twentieth Century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins. The Great Magicians’ War left a trail of devastation in its wake. The Grand Magasins have been reduced to piles of debris, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine has turned black with ashes and rubble and the remnants of the spells that tore the city apart. But those that survived still retain…
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Lawino Magazine is out today. It’s an African fiction and poetry eMagazine, with a particular focus on Uganda.
That there’s a cover painted by me in acrylics. Yes, it’s bloody, but there’s a murder story. I had no choice.
Available in html, pdf, epub and mobi.
Here’s a sketch.
There’s not much to see, but, you know, watch this (and that) space.
Okay, ’nuff said, go be with your loved ones.
Reading: The Scar, China Mieville
Listening to: Work, Bob Marley