Monday, March 31, 2008

Writing News.

Well this is rather nice. As of right now on Amazon.co.uk, Line War is at number 4 in the SF bestsellers (it’s been hanging around there for a while) and number 72 in books overall. I’ve also just been told that the first print run of Hilldiggers paperback sold out last month and that they’re having to reprint, before the actual release date.

Other news: I’m 80,000 words into Orbus. Also, very soon, I hope to be posting some news about some, well, Hollywood stuff. I’ve really had to clamp down to prevent myself shouting about this… damn, shut up Neal.

14 comments:

Peter said...

Wow, I cannot begin to imagine how you are feeling about this! I am glad your books are doing so well, they are masterpieces and everyone interested in the genre should read them.

Also about the hollywood stuff, I wait with bated breath!

Ed S. said...

Congratulations! It's well deserved. And that reminds me that I have to get my order in for Line War.

Bob Lock said...

Congrats Neal! Number 4 that is some good going.
BTW if Hollywood is looking for an older yet dignified-looking guy to play Cormac and doesn't mind him having a Welsh accent and can't afford Hopkins then I'm available :)

brent said...

OOOooo really happy for you for that "hollywood stuff" $$$ but just hope they don't ruin whatever they do.

Mark Chitty said...

Great news Neal, this is one I'm really looking forward to. However, after reading your interview with Fantasy Book Spot (http://www.fantasybookspot.com/node/2528) I'm looking forward even more to the Owner novel you'll be doing next. I guess I can satisfy myself with the short in Galactic Empires when it hits my doormat.....

Rich said...

Brilliant news on all fronts there. Well deserved, you write the best SF around right now. About time someone took notice.

BTW Gerard Butler for Ian Cormac is my vote. Mind you I guess we could be casting for Skinner, oh god I'd love to see Spatterjay. Bill Nighy would make a great Sable Keech IMO.

fleetofworlds said...

Hollywood stuff....?

Please let it be The Skinner, Please let it be The Skinner, Please let it be The Skinner, Please let it be The Skinner, Please let it be The Skinner, Please let it be The Skinner, Please let it be The Skinner ;-)

d said...

The Skinner on the big screen would, I think, blow my mind...

Or any of your books for that matter (as long as they are done propperly).

Big Flub said...

Excellent news about the Amazon rankings. My preorder arrived from Amazon UK on Saturday and I'll be starting it on the train to work today. I can't wait.

Olaf said...

Congrats Neal.

A nice little Hollywood option on Cormac and you can buy a boat to go with the pad in Greece.

They'll make a pigs ear of it but a least we've read the books first.

I've just got Hilldiggers and Line war to read on me holidays next week.

I'd second a vote for them to do 'The Skinner' but for your bank balance 5 Cormac movies would probably be better. As long as you make sure Keanu Reeves doesn't get the part. I'd have to kill you if that happened.

Neal Asher said...

Before there's too much speculation about all this Hollywood thing, I have to tell you all that it has little to do with my books. Unless it all goes tits up you'll find out about it in due course.

fleetofworlds said...

Little to do with your books? I've got it! You're the next James Bond!

Martin said...

old

new


mmmmmmmmmmmmmm... fleetofworlds, I think you might be on to something there. ;-)

Rich said...

I look forward to watching the new season of "24" as written by N. Asher.