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The Edition of Coldest War is Moving to January 17

December 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

Originally, the audiobook edition of The Coldest War was scheduled to come out tomorrow, December 20.  Alas, it turns out that the narrator for the edition of The Coldest War, Kevin Pariseau, had an unexpected scheduling conflict that made it necessary to push the release date back a few weeks.

So, rather than December 19, it'll be coming out on January 17.

(More below the cut.) 

I found out about this last week, and have been extremely remiss in not posting about the delay immediately.  Please accept my sincerest apologies.  It probably won't come as a surprise that announcing publication delays isn't my favorite thing to do.  So I procrastinated on this more than was justifiable. (Actually, no amount of procrastination would have been justifiable.)

But, to be clear, the production is still going forward and it'll still be coming out.  Just not in time for Christmas, alas.  I suspect the production is already well along; my guess is that Kevin had a scheduling conflict that meant they couldn't finish the final bit of recording.  (That's a guess on my part because I don't know how long it takes to produce a book.  But since the delay only happened last week, I'd suspect they were pretty close to finished.)

And, to Audible's credit, they notified me immediately as soon as they identified the problem.  So, the fact I didn't get off my lazy butt to post about the delay isn't their fault in the least.  It was just me being lazy, and also very lazy.  Also, as I've already said, announcing publication delays isn't my favorite thing in the world.  (But you'd think, given all the practice I've had, that I should be pretty good at it by now.)

These things happen.  It's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.  And I, for one, am still looking forward to hearing how it turns out.


Steve Halter December 19, 2011 at 8:51 am
Hmm, I guess now I'll have to hack into CERN, fire up some FTL neutrinos, violate causality and then listen to it over Christmas. Or maybe just wait a month--naw, too easy. :-)
Ian December 19, 2011 at 9:24 am
That's better than my plan, which involved a mad scientist and a Delorean...
December 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm
On the up side, now there'll be no possible quibbles about ineligibility for 2012 awards because it was first available in 2011.
Ian December 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Thanks-- I hadn't considered that at all! Good point. I'm confident that just as soon as they create a new award category -- "Best Middle Book of a Trilogy by Ian Tregillis" -- Coldest War will have a decent shot at that award. :-)
DMS December 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm
So what you're saying is that I need to remember to activate the box. Then next month, I'll need to remember to drop my tablet in the box. I guess I'll find out tomorrow if I am going to have remembered to do that or not. I expect future me will listen to it and decide to send back laundry instead. She hates it when I inconvenience her (which I do at every opportunity), and making more work for me is just the kind of thing I would do when I am her. In fact, I think I'll just wait her out on this one.
Ian December 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm
There's also the possibility that far-future-you has set a trap for you and future-you. That's what far-future-Ian does, the bastard. Actually, I think he's in league with distant-past-Ian.
DMS December 20, 2011 at 7:34 am
The best thing you can do is nothing so that future-Ian is too busy making up for your procrastination to actually get around to setting a trap. It isn't laziness. It's strategy.
Ian December 20, 2011 at 9:49 am
Someday, future-Ian will realize that he is my hostage. Unfortunately, I'm being blackmailed by past-Ian.
Bill December 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm
I am rather suspicious that this is a ploy to heightened interest in the book. Thus, this delay is setting the stage for tregillis to double the price. I know this because I did the CERN FTL thingy and saw the future. I also saw that the Detroit Lions win the Super Bowl.
Kevin @ Flyer Online December 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm
I will surely make my calendar for this. Is January 17 for sure? Please keep us posted if there are still changes on the date. Thanks Ian!
Ian December 27, 2011 at 10:52 pm
Bill, I was afraid somebody would see through my sham! The FTL neutrinos haven't done anything for me, so instead I'm stuck delaying the audiobook one month at a time all year until the Mayan calendar apocalypse makes it the least of our worries. Or until the FTL thing gives rise to economical time travel. January 17 is the last thing I've heard. But I'll definitely post an update if it changes. Thanks for the interest :)
Steve Halter January 17, 2012 at 8:56 am
The coldest war is indeed available on It is on my computer now and will be the first book I've ever listened to. Should be an interesting experience in both forms of newness.
Ian January 17, 2012 at 11:52 am
Fantastic! Thanks for scouting it out! I hope you enjoy it, Steve-- both the story and the new format. (And thanks for reminding me to update the blog...)
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