Publishing is a weird business. When you start a project, the publication date can be just a distant point on the horizon. You can work on a book for months, even years, before handing it in to your editor, and then there is still a year or more of work ahead of you–editorial comments, copy edits, page proofs, cover discussions. The list goes on. You can live with a book for so long that it feels as familiar as an old friend.
And then, out of nowhere, the publication date is suddenly, amazingly, right there.
All of which is to say that Made to Kill, my new novel, is out in one week today – Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015.
O. M. G.
To mark the release, my US publisher, Tor, has created a book trailer!
I have to say, I can’t stop smiling at that. It’s absolutely pitch perfect. And, as you’ll see by the badge at the end, Made to Kill is an Indie Next Pick for December 2015!
This is a rare honour for a science fiction novel, and I’m utterly delighted. I’ll have more info on that when the full Indie Next list is published.
But wait, there’s more! With Made to Kill just a week away, I’m off on a US book tour! Here’s the schedule:
— November 3rd, 2015: New York, NY
Launch party! WORD Presents: An Evening with Tor Books and Dark Circle Comics featuring Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Celebrating the launch of Adam Christopher’s Made to Kill and The Shield with Chuck Wendig
7:00pm, KGB Bar-Red Room, 85 E 4th Street, New York, NY
— November 4th, 2015: Saratoga Springs, NY
Tor 25th Anniversary Celebration
7:00pm, North shire Books, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
— November 5th-8th, 2015: Saratoga Springs, NY
World Fantasy Convention (www.wfc2015.org)
— November 9th, 2015: Milford, NH
Happy Hour with Adam Christopher! Food and drinks for a great way to start the week!
5:30pm, The Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza, Milford, NH 03055
— November 10th, 2015: Cambridge, MA
With Max Gladstone!
6:00pm, Pandemonium Books and Games, 4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA
— November 11th, 2015: Lexington, KY
7:00pm, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503
— November 12th, 2015: Richmond, VA
6:30pm, Fountain Books, 1312 E Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
— November 13th, 2015: Doylestown, PA
Geekadelphia Presents: An Evening with Tor Books and Dark Circle Comics featuring Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
6:30pm, Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
— November 14th, 2015: Chapel Hill, NC
With Mur Lafferty!
6:00pm, Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phew! That’s quite a tour – two weeks on the road, which I’m going to try and blog each day, wi-fi permitting! I have no programming at WFC, but you will no doubt be able to find me in the bar. Meanwhile, there’s a cool poster for the NYC event:
So if you’re somewhere along the tour route, it would be great to see you!
In the meantime, you can learn more about Made to Kill over at TheLATrilogy.com, where you can find an excerpt, more info on the story and characters, and also the free prequel novelette, Brisk Money. You can also subscribe to my new newsletter, which is coming soon, and which I think has one or two goodies lined up.
And finally, some pre-order links! Pre-orders are important for both the publisher and the author, so here are a few options:
Made to Kill is out in North America as a hardcover and ebook from Tor Books:
…and in the UK as a paperback and ebook from Titan Books:
There is also an audiobook coming from Macmillan audio–I’ll have links for that ASAP.
Right, back to work–and I’ll see some of you next week, I hope!