It’s time: The Ghost Brigades is now officially released and should be available at your favorite online and real-world stores. As always, I encourage you to head over to your local bookstore and demand a copy, but as I can’t link to every single real-world bookstore, here are the links to TGB at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s and Clarkesworld Books (the latter being an SF/F/H-focused online seller, the proprietor of which I met at Boskone). I’ll toss in a link to Borderlands Books here as well — they don’t have TGB listed yet, but I’m sure they will soon, and they’ve always been good to me. I’m sure if you ask them to get a copy for you, they will.
Needless to say, I’m thrilled to have TGB officially out in the world and making its way. I’m personally quite pleased with it, which is always a positive thing, and so far the reviews have been good and the feedback I’ve been getting back from folks who have read it is equally encouraging. And that’s good too. As you may imagine this all has been something of a relief; notwithstanding Agent to the Stars, which was written pre-Old Man’s War but published after, this is the first novel I’ve written since OMW that’s made it out into the stores. Its (so far) happy reception allows me to have hope for its fortunes going forward.
As the book debuts, I want to make sure to acknowledge the people other than me who have had a hand in getting this book out to the rest of you: Patrick Nielsen Hayden, whom I am fortunate to call my editor; Irene Gallo and John Harris, who have given the book its look; Rich Klin, whose copy-editing was key (as anyone who saw the pre-copy-edited ARC would be able to tell you); and Dot Lin, who has done a fabulous job as TGB’s publicist so far, and who I expect will continue in her fabulousness from here on out. And of course Tom Doherty for running the entire show from that office of his with the truly choice view. These are only the Tor folks I know had a hand in the book; there are others as well who I don’t know but wish I did so I could also thank them.
The point of the above paragraph is to drive home the fact that while as an author it’s my name on the cover of the book, the book itself wouldn’t get to the readers’ hands without an entire team of people behind it. These are the people you don’t normally hear about, which is not to say that what they do for the book is not worth hearing about. If you don’t think I’m absolutely grateful of everything they’ve done for the book (and by extension, for me), you’re totally high. So thank you Patrick, Irene, John, Rich, Dot, Tom and everyone else at Tor. I am honored to have worked with you. Whatever success this book has is yours as well as mine.