Look what the cat dragged in. . .


As if some of you needed another reason to hate me, guess what showed up in my mailbox today!?! Yep, a set of page proofs of Steven Erikson's Dust of Dreams (Canada, USA, Europe).

Pat is happy!:-)

24 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

It's good to be the king..........Is it bigger or smaller than Toll?

Martin Keamy said...

Oh shit. You know I've actually been checking your blog more frequently for the past week, waiting for his post. Start reading now IMO.

Ellestra said...

You know I hate you, don't you?
Although I'm seriously contemplating waiting for The Crippled God before I read this one.

Anonymous said...

Dude, jealousy doesn't even describe how I feel. Can I bribe you somehow?

Martin Keamy said...

To the first poster, Pat said on a forum that it's about the size of The Bonehunters, which was a little shorter than Reaper's Gale and Toll the Hounds.

Ken from Vancouver said...

We all love you Pat!! All the haters out there can well...you know. :)

Go Cowboys!!!

Anonymous said...

I hate you!

To get rid of all that negative energy flowing towards you, please read it NOW and tell us what you think!!

God, it's two months and maybe more before I can read that. Just this morning I was contemplating various ways to get my hands on Dust of Dreams by the end of August, which I know is impossible, and here you are putting more salts to the wound. Pat you shameless hussy! :d

Jebus said...

You. Fucking. Arsehole.

PeterWilliam said...

Grrrr. Pat killing me. *spittle, arms flailing*

Je me souviens, Patrick.

Patrick said...

Official pub date is August 17th.

DUST OF DREAMS is 889 pages long, which is just about the size of THE BONEHUNTERS.

No glossary in this one, and Erikson warns the readers that it's essentially the first part of a two-volume novel. Hence, we can't expect much in the way of resolution of the various storylines. In addition, the author warns us that structurally DUST OF DREAMS doesn't follow the format of a "normal" novel.

More to come...

Abalieno said...

Could you show an image of a written page so we could see the typeset used?

Thanks.

Casey said...

That's some pretty coarse toilet paper...


I keed, I keed! I love Malazan. :-D

Anonymous said...

When he was in seattle, he said this ended in a cliff-hanger. I can't wait to see what it is!

.e. Jim Shannon said...

Question Pat, do you get to keep the page proofs or do you have to send them back when your done reading? Just askin.

Patrick said...

Abalieono: It's the same typeset as the last three hardcovers.

Jim: I get to keep them.

Adam Whitehead said...

I'm guessing the proofs don't have a map with them? I'm expecting one of Eastern Lether in the final book.

bsb150 said...

Lucky bastaerd!

Roland said...

Whatever. Another 800000 pages on the pointlessness of pointlessness, the loneliness of loneliness, and the death of death. This could've been the greatest fantasy work ever written...

Richard said...

Happy for you Pat. I gave Erikson a try because of this blog. I had enjoyed most books you gave a nice review and liked most of the same books you seem to hold in high regard, but Erikson was just "too much" for me. A kind of advanced Eddings, but Eddings none the less. With gods and characters that are superman-like and get into that sci-fi super soldier that I do not enjoy, they can do whatever they want and its nearly impossible to defeat them. So head-on confrontations are rare and heavily downplayed as a true all-on battle will pretty much destroy everything. Still I probably finish the story some time, same as I did finished reading goodkind, even if I hate the books with a passion....

Stephen said...

Very envious Pat. I hope the pages are numbered and its not windy by you 8-)

Enjoy the Book

Michael said...

Richard, you're either a troll or a Yeardling.

The Malazan Books of the Fallen series is miles ahead of SOTs. So shut up. :)

Richard said...

Michael, I was not comparing those two series. I think I clearly said I hated SOT and did not enjoy Erikson. Nothing more than that. Did not enjoyed TLoTR either or 100 years of solitude... If I compared anyhting was the malazan books to Eddings (or some war sci-fi), and not even that. "kind of advanced" was what I said. Did not enjoy the LoTR either. Here I go, again, comparing Tolkien to Goodkind now...

Michael said...

Richard

All right. Just clarifying things. :)
It's okay for you not to enjoy Erikson's works but to talk about it in the same breath as SOTs is kind of insulting, so excuse me for my earlier outburst.

Anonymous said...

ur 1 fucking lucky cunt ill giv u that , stop eing so smug ....OI I SAID STOP IT

fuck it im off