Ugh, weak post title, I know. Sounds like the strapline for an advertising campaign for a chain of gift shops or a bedsheet company or something. Let your eye move swiftly past it and on to the content of the post itself.
The former link furnishes pictorial proof of the imminent emergence of The Age Of Odin, conjoined with one of Professor David Moore’s erudite disquisitions. On this occasion he holds forth on the origin of the names of the days of the week in English, the ones derived from Norse gods, and compares and contrasts them with the names of the days of the week in other European languages, the ones derived from Roman gods. Interesting stuff.
But never mind that, let’s concentrate on the book itself, shall we? Snazzy or what?
The latter link displays a selection of cover images for the ebook editions of my backlist, which Solaris are preparing for publication (if that’s the term for what you do with ebooks) in the New Year. These, too, look very snazzy to me. I particularly like the little skulls lurking at the base of the anchor on The Hope. Was unsure about them at first but they’ve grown on me. A nice touch. Worldstorm is cool, too. Something rather 70s-John-Wyndham-esque about it, which naturally endears it to me. Fine work from Mr Pye Parr.
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