Friday, April 11, 2008

Writing News.

I do like to see this. In the 'New & Future Releases' on Amazon.co.uk, going through to the Science Fiction section, I find Line War sitting at number two! In 'Bestsellers', going through to the Science Fiction section it still remains resolutely at number four. (At the time of this posting) It's further enjoyable to see that, occasionally, checking back through that last section, as many of six of my books are in the top 100 (though only 3 today), and very often Gridlinked is amidst them. I'm hoping this means there's those out there who've only just discovered my stuff and are starting at the beginning.

Update. From that Jon Courtenay Grimwood review in SFX we have:

He doesn’t do combat droids; he does razor-edged combat droids with attitude. He doesn’t do alien tech; he does alien tech clumped like coral round desiccated bodies – floating in deep space with a deep desire to spear bits of his heroine.

7 comments:

daniel said...

it does help that gridlinked is still one of your best, and possibly has THE best villain (well the most human at least...).

Anonymous said...

Would love to be able to go back and read Gridlinked for the first time again :-)

Liviu said...

I loved Line War and found it an excellent ending to the Cormac saga, as well as the best novel in the series. I posted more impressions in the sffworld forum and I am eagerly awaiting the Shadow of the Scorpion and the Galactic Empires collection.

Liviu

Anonymous said...

I’d like to see a whole novel set in the same universe as ‘The Veteran’
Now that would go to no 1 in the charts

Jeff said...

Looking foward to Line War & Shadow of the Scorpion here in the US, what's up with the price this time around? Shadow is the usual trade paperback price of $14.95 US (7.5 pounds) but Line War is $39.95 (About 21 pounds). The usual hardback, no discount price here is around $25 (12.6 pounds).

Is this an exchange rate thing since the US Dollar is in the toilet or something else? :)

Neal Asher said...

Jeff, check back to my post on April 1st about 'The Book Depository' or back to my post on March 31st where you can get signed copies of my books from Forbidden Planet. Both are cheaper.

Neal Asher said...

Though, admittedly, if you convert to sterling that Amazon.com price is £20, and the full price of the book here is £17.99, so £2 for postage isn't a lot.