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Next book??
Post by JMLyle   » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:35 pm

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Just finished Through Fiery Trials. How long will we have to wait for the next book? I hope it won't be three years.
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Re: Next book??
Post by Doomwhale   » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:22 am

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JMLyle wrote:Just finished Through Fiery Trials. How long will we have to wait for the next book? I hope it won't be three years.

My guess is 18 - 24 months
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Re: Next book??
Post by JMLyle   » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:51 am

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I was afraid somebody would say that :(
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Re: Next book??
Post by Undercover Fat Kid   » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:34 am

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With so many story arcs in the air and so much writing to do, my greatest fear is that RFC won’t finish all that he has laid before him.

So if anyone has a spell or an incantation that will let us donate some time, a few minutes, as much as a year apiece to RFC so that he will have enough to finish, well.... I’m just saying.
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Re: Next book??
Post by justdave   » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:09 pm

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Doomwhale wrote:
JMLyle wrote:Just finished Through Fiery Trials. How long will we have to wait for the next book? I hope it won't be three years.

My guess is 18 - 24 months


At Pensacon he said he hadn’t started next book.
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Re: Next book??
Post by Bluestrike2   » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:56 pm

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justdave wrote:
Doomwhale wrote:My guess is 18 - 24 months


At Pensacon he said he hadn’t started next book.


The obvious question: did he at least take a moment to define "start"? What does it mean to start writing a book? These are important questions.

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Re: Next book??
Post by Morden   » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:55 pm

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Bluestrike2 wrote:
The obvious question: did he at least take a moment to define "start"? What does it mean to start writing a book? These are important questions.

:)


That might not mean as much as you might expect. Remember that TFT was originally called the Lost Testament of Scheuler, but that when he was writing out the arc he decided that he needed a filler inbetween to cover a lot of the details.

So he may well already have written a chunk of it or atleast have most of the notes sorted for tLToS, inwhich case he will likely be able to knock it out substantially faster than if he hadnt done anything for it.

Still though, I suspect the 18 month mark would be expected, as that will be a christmas 2020 release and a lot of publishers like that.
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Re: Next book??
Post by DMcCunney   » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:57 pm

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JMLyle wrote:I was afraid somebody would say that :(
Remember that Safehold isn't the only thing RFC is writing. He's still writing Honorverse books, and there are several other series he's written in that could get a new book.

If we get the next Safehold novel in an 18 month time frame, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: Next book??
Post by Randomiser   » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:23 am

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Anyone any idea on what our Author's work schedule is for the next while? He used to give us regular updates, but since he has mostly decided not to post here, it's now down to what those of you who go to Cons might pick up up.

Clearly he has 'The Gordian Protocol' finished since it comes out in May from Baen and the eARC has been around for a while. 'Into the Light' is probably pretty much finished too, since the first chapter was posted 27th November. I suppose that will be TOR again so we won't hear much from the publisher before it actually comes out.

What comes next? We haven't had a War God or Multiverse book for quite some time and himself seemed quite keen on Sword of the South. It's only a year, surprisingly enough, since the last Manticore Ascendant book so that may be on the back burner still.
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Re: Next book??
Post by Dauntless   » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:53 am

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I believe he said not long after TFT came out that next solo project would be a War god book, but there were collabs to finish first.

in theory as we are aware of 2 colabs that have been finished, we think, in that time then he could have started on war god 6 but of course this was said 4 months ago and what his schedule looks like now is anyone's guess.
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