End of Year: 2020

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By Force Alone came out in hardcover from Head of Zeus in the UK in March, and Tor in the US in August.

Candy came out in hardcover in the US as The Candy Mafia from Peachtree, with new illustrations by Daniel Duncan.

Osama came out in Russian from Eksmo.

The Big Blind came out in hardcover from PS Publishing.

I released New Atlantis (previously published in print in F&SF) in e-book.


Adler #1-5 were published by Titan Comics over 2020. Paul McCaffrey and I were able to launch issue #1 in London about a month before lockdown. We were supposed to be in Dublin Comicon as guests a month later. That didn’t happen. But there’s some cool stuff happening with Adler, and the trade paperback edition should be out in 2021. It looks great.


New Atlantis was nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.

Central Station was nominated for the Xingyun Award in China.

A Man Lies Dreaming was nominated for the Seiun Award in Japan.

Short Stories

Next Year

The Escapement was scheduled for 2020 but got pushed so will be out later in 2021. My next novel for Head of Zeus will also be out in 2021 too, so that’s one book for the US and one for the UK. Though I’m starting 2021 with the French publication of Unholy Land in January. I am also editing The Best of World SF, which will be out in hardcover. I have a stack of stories sold (including some new Judge Dee mysteries for, a couple of book reissues and a bunch of new audio editions, a small collection, one tv project, and to be honest I forget what else. I have books and stories scheduled until the end of 2022 and working on a bunch of projects, as usual. See you next year.