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My Work Published in 2013

January 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

OK.  This is one of those can't-win posts: I hate doing this, but if I don't do it I'll curse myself for failing at yet another incredibly basic task of self-promotion.

Self-promotion is, by leagues, my least-favorite part of being an author.  And of all my failings as a writer, self-promotion is surely the area where I fail most consistently.

Anyway, it's that time of year when people start looking for lists of works eligible for nominations.  So below the cut I've posted a list of my works that were published in calendar year 2013: two novels and a novelette.  

1) My third novel, Necessary Evil, was published simultaneously by Tor Books in the US and Orbit Books in the UK/Commonwealth on April 30, 2013.  Necessary Evil is the third and final book of the Milkweed Triptych.  It concludes the series that began with Bitter Seeds and continued with The Coldest War. simultaneously published the audiobook edition.

"A thoroughly satisfying conclusion to an imaginative tour de force."

2) My fourth novel, Something More Than Night, was published by Tor Books on December 3, 2013.  The audiobook edition was published by Audible.  Something More Than Night was included on Best-of-2013 lists by both Kirkus and io9.

"Superlatives seem superfluous.  Instead…wow.  Just—wow."

"Addictively brilliant… Thrilling as well as poignant."

"Glorious to behold."

3) I also had one piece of short fiction published this year, thanks to the great folks at Subterranean Press.  "What Doctor Ivanovich Saw" is a novelette (8800 words, as determined by the contract) that appeared in the Fall 2013 edition of Subterranean Press Magazine.


Mark Buckmaster February 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Self promotion not necessary.  Loved Something More Than Night and nominated it for World Fantasy. 

Ian February 18, 2014 at 7:41 am

Thanks, Mark.  I'm happy to hear you enjoyed SMTN.

Smoochie April 14, 2014 at 5:46 am
Hi Ian. Loved (LOVED!) the Milkweed Triptych. Those oh-so-very-rare books that I find myself thinking about weeks after finishing them. Just wonderful. The two novellettes (or novellas, or whatever) were also enjoyable.

Looking forward to reading SMTN - but would really, really, like to do so on my Kindle. Why is it not out as an ebook? Are you (or your publisher) waiting for the paperback to come out?

Anyway, keep up the good work!


Ian April 14, 2014 at 7:54 am

Hello!  And thank you very much indeed for the extremely kind words about the Milkweed books.  You've brightened my day immeasurably.

The ebook editions of SMTN were published on the same day as the hardcover release.  Unfortunately, the English-language version is only published in the US right now -- is it possible you're being stonewalled by a region issue?  If that's not the problem, then I'm not sure why you can't find a Kindle edition.  I know folks who've read an e-version of SMTN.  (But, since I don't have an e-reader of my own, I only know what others have told me.)

What are the specifics of your situation?

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