So, that was WorldCon and that was Chicago. I’m still composing my post-convention blog post and sorting photos, but in the meantime you can read what various people thought here, here, here and here.
While I was away, a whole bunch of things appeared online, so here goes:
- Seven Wonders was reviewed in The Guardian, which said the book “…is an artfully plotted and thrilling action-adventure with some satisfying set-piece confrontations and amazingly rounded characterisation.”
- Over at Benito Corral Reviews, Seven Wonders is described as “…a big, colorful joy to read and it shows that it was also a joy to write. The author’s love for the genre is stamped on each page.” Benito also interviewed me, which you can read here.
- At Beauty in Ruins, Bob Milne says Seven Wonders is “…not the first comic book novel I’ve read, but certainly one of the strongest.” Bob also interviewed me, and you can read that here.
- And over at The Eloquent Page, they say Seven Wonders “…is an utterly absorbing read… The story is so good and the characters so well observed that they scream out for some sort of visual development.” Hey, wouldn’t that be nice?
- At John Scalzi’s The Big Idea, I talk about the genesis of Seven Wonders and why I decided it was the right time to tell this particular tale.
- And over at Mary Robinette Kowal’s My Favorite Bit, I talk about the fun I had creating San Ventura, California, and the superhero-filled world of the novel.
Finally, we had the UK launch of Seven Wonders last Thursday night, where I signed a very large number of books, including the limited edition hardcover, exclusive to Forbidden Planet (there are still a handful left, which you can order here – any remaining stock will be taken to FantasyCon in Brighton, which I’ll be at too). You can see a photo from the night over at Angry Robot, and Adrian Faulkner very kindly blogged about the launch over at his site. I’ll post some photos as soon as I’ve cleared out the WorldCon stuff.