State of Books

This is my semi-regular series on the state of books in the making. (Read all articles tagged State of Books)

Joel Shepherd reports that he is starting a new Cassandra Kresnov series over on Pyr-o-mania. That is another reason to pick up the original series. The original trilogy follow the adventures of Cassandra Kresnov, an artificially created super-soldier who becomes disillusioned with the policies and actions of her country, the League. She defects to the city of Tanusha, on the planet of Callay in the Federation, the League’s rival nation, and attempts to live as a civilian software expert. She never seems to be able to leave the military from what I gathered and now we know why. I picked up an interest for this series while writing about Cassandra in Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction Part 23. There was no schedule mentioned.

Alastair Reynolds might release another book this year according to his homepage Approaching Pavonis Mons by balloon. Blue Remembered Earth is the first book in his new series Poseidon’s Children that spans 11000 years (formerly known as 11k). Gollancz has it scheduled for June. Alastair is pruning the book down in size from the 212,000 words of the submission draft towards 180,000. He could not tell any details on the second book since the deal is still pending.

David Weber has finished the first edit of How Firm a Foundation, the next Safehold novel and taken a well deserved week off.

  • I really enjoyed the Kresnov series. Very pleased to hear that he’s writing a new one.