As is the way, my going on holiday was an excuse for all of the news to happen all at the same time, and it'll be a while before I get up to date on everything that's been going on. But let's start with the big - nay, huge! - announcement: Patchwerk, my Tor.com novella due out in January of next year, finally has a cover, and it's a sight to behold.
So here, behold!
Gorgeous, right? That's by the remarkable Mr Tommy Arnold, and you can find more of Tommy's artwork here ... trust me, your eyes will thank you, and then giggle to each other in a hugely disconcerting fashion.
While I won't say too much about what's actually going on in that cover, because we're still the better part of three months away from release, I will point out that those five characters there have one thing in common other than their snazzy matching white jackets. Which is that they're all the same person. Because - yes! - sometimes all you need is an infinite number of heroes. And sometimes all you have to hand is one person and all of space and time.
I trust that's cleared things up? Either way, you can find the official Tor.com announcement, with details of the rest of their January release line-up and a couple more absolutely stunning covers, here. And before I go, here's the text-free version, since - as galling as it is to admit - sometimes things do look more awesome without my name on them: