The French cover of Spellbound

Another beautiful piece by Vincent Chong.

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Crow vs. Bolander. Very very cool. Yes, I know that skyline isn’t Ada, but just like the mini gun on the last cover, it is all about telling the potential buyer about the story and getting them interested. These covers absolutely excel at that.

The word Spellbound doesn’t really translate well, and there were a couple of options, but this title conveys well. The other potential words all sounded a little too “Disney”. :)

And I was just informed by the French publisher that this is a major webpage. On their list of the top 10 works of fantasy works for the year, Hard Magic is #4 overall, and the 2nd book. #1 and #2 were Game of Thrones season 2 and the Hobbit!

http://www.elbakin.net/fantasy/news/Le-top-10-2012-de-la-redaction-d-Elbakin-net

LTUE is this weekened

Life, The Universe, & Everything is Utah’s annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy writing symposium. I’ve attended for five or six years in a row now. I’m one of the special guests, and will be on a ton of panels. If you are an aspiring writer, this is probably the best nuts and bolts writing conference I know of. It isn’t a fan con, so there isn’t going to be a bunch  of folks in costumes and that sort of thing. This is pretty much writers and publishing business/craft in a three day firehouse of information. So I really do recommend it.

Now for me, it is an excuse to hang out with friends and I get to sneak in a Warmachine game against Howard Tayler.

http://ltue.net/Schedule.html

I am on the following panels:

Thursday:

Tricks to Writing First Person PoV Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9am

Daniel Friend, Rachel Ann Nunes, Clint Johnson, Robert J Defendi, Larry Correia
What is “Punk” Literature and Its Many Genres? Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1pm

Aneeka Richins, Paul Genesse, David Butler, Steve Diamond, Larry Correia
And then Friday gets a little crazy:
Contracts Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10am

Christopher Loke, Brett Peterson, Larry Correia, Michaelbrent Collings, David Farland, Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury (M)

Gun Use in Fiction Friday, February 15, 2013 at Noon

Howard Tayler, Zachary Hill, Julie Frost, Mike Kupari, Larry Correia

Writing Action Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1pm

Larry Correia
Writing Humor that Goes Beyond Slapstick and Parody Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2pm

Berin Stephens, Craig Nybo, Eric James Stone, Platte F. Clark, Robert J Defendi (M), Larry Correia

Real World Collaboration Friday, February 15, 2013 at 3pm

Valerie Mechling, Samuel Stubbs, Mike Kupari, Steve Diamond, Larry Correia

Writing Modern Fantasy Friday, February 15, 2013 at 5pm

Luisa M. Perkins, Julie Frost, Michael Young, Mette Ivie Harrison, Larry Correia, Megan Whalen Turner
And then Saturday slows back down:
Worldbuilding 101 Where do You Even Start? Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 9am

James A. Owen, Larry Correia, Robert J Defendi, Dan Willis, Howard Tayler, Jaleta Clegg
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