Well, you see, it’s like this…
I know I said I wasn’t going to do another pantheon book. I’d had enough of gods and families of gods and humans and their families, makeshift or otherwise. But then Jon the Editor asked would I mind doing another one for him and the other fine gentlefolk at Solaris, and soonish? And I thought about it, not for very long, and said, OK. Because I’m a nice obliging chap and because, frankly, I realised I did want to do another one after all.
Soooo… Dust is going on hold for the time being. It’s not been abandoned, it’s just being placed on the back burner, where it can bubble and froth to its heart’s content until such time as it’s ready to re-emerge.
Which pantheon will I be covering? I’ve been having fun with assorted blog-thread correspondents, especially one Nick Sharps, discussing the various deity clusters available, but the one that strikes me as having the most potential is the MesoAmerican lot. I’m already working up the synopsis, so I can’t say much else here. But there will most likely be flying saucers. Yes, you read that right. Flying saucers.
In other news, The Age Of Odin is doing nicely for itself sales-wise, especially Stateside, where… Well, take a look for yourself. You’ll need to scroll down a bit, but there it is, in at #33 in this week’s New York Times mass-market paperback bestsellers list. Hurrah! (NB. The link is valid only for the current week.)