Misc. News: Ancillary Mercy, Ancillary Justice (Subterranean edition)

I’ve been awfully scarce around the internets lately. Part of that is just introvert crash (I went to way more cons and meetings last year than I ever have, and done much, much more socializing than usual, which was fabulous and I loved getting to meet people, but it’s exhausting), but part of it has been me trying to actually finish writing Ancillary Mercy.

I have finished Ancillary Mercy. And turned it in to my editors.

So, what’s next? Well, pretty much everyone wants to know that. Including me, myself. I’m not sure. Certainly I’ll have notes from my editors, and I’ll do revisions, and copyedits when those come around. After that, well, we’ll see!

I made a wordle of AM, which I am tempted to post, but I’m not sure if I should. Maybe I’ll wait a few months?

Next! You all may remember that Subterranean is doing a limited edition hardcover of Ancillary Justice.

The other day I got a look at a draft of the cover art. The cover is going to be by Lauren St Onge and it’s fabulous! But I can’t show it to you yet. I will as soon as I can, though!

In other news–there are now six Ancillary Justice-related playlists on 8tracks. Check them out!

Also–fairly trivial, but just to answer some speculation or questions I’ve seen here or there–I was an active member of a CJ Cherryh fan community under the name hautdesert, and I still count the folks in that community among my friends. Before that I was also–this is perhaps a bit less obvious, and a bit more random–the proprietor of a Peter Gabriel fansite, and during that period I went under the name “Eve.” I had a few moments of fan glory during that time, the biggest being the time a reporter interviewing PG presented him with printouts of part of my fansite for him to react to. Not that the site itself was anything special–if I tell you it was originally on Geocities, that will tell you all you need to know about that part of my internet career. Hey, we all have to start somewhere!

The folks from Shejidan already know I’m haut, but if you know me from Gabeweb, here’s a “hi!” and a friendly wave.

4 thoughts on “Misc. News: Ancillary Mercy, Ancillary Justice (Subterranean edition)

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    Leda says:

    I’ve never read CJ Cherryh, but if you’re a fan then clearly I’ve been missing out. Which of her books would you recommend starting with?

    With which of her books would you recommend starting. No, that just sounds weird. Anyway, I’m super looking forward to Ancillary Mercy!

    1. Ann says:

      It really depends! If you’re enjoying my books (which I’m glad to hear you are!) I’d probably recommend starting with Foreigner. Otherwise, try Cyteen or Downbelow Station.

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    David says:

    I’m looking forward to the Sub Press Ltd edition but it’s a shame it’s not going to be the 1st edition. Am I right in thinking that the Thorndike Press Large Print is the true 1st? There’s not another one in regular print?

    Anyway delighted to here Mercy is done. I’m looking forward to it!

    1. Ann says:

      The Large Print is the only other hardback edition of AJ that I know of. I don’t know the ins and outs of first editions, so I don’t know if that counts as a “real” first edition or not? I guess the publishing history of AJ makes all that complicated, since it first appeared in paperback and only now is getting any sort of hardbound.

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