Today is the official release of The Last Colony — if you go to your bookstores today, there it will be, in the science fiction section, all winsome and pretty, begging you to take it home, open its pages, and see what the heck happens next to John Perry and Jane Sagan. You can also get it online, of course: Here’s the link for the Tower.com site, which has the correct release date listed, and here’s Amazon, which says it’s available on 4/27 (Powell’s has the same date), and here’s Barnes & Noble’s site, which says it’s available in May, and yet assures shipping in 24 hours. I’m pretty sure that all of them have the book in stock regardless and will ship it to you forthwith.
To mark the occasion of the release, here’s a promotional video of me talking about The Last Colony, filmed by Expanded Books. No, it doesn’t feature any talking books:
In retrospect, I’m not entirely sure I made the correct sartorial choices for the interview, but what can you do. The interviewer, incidentally, has her own Web site, here. She was very nice, as was the rest of the Expanded Books crew. Here’s that YouTube link, incidentally.
In any event: Another book! I’m very pleased. And I’m pleased with this book, too: I think TLC gives John and Jane the right send off. Folks are asking me if I plan to return to the “Old Man’s War” universe, and I would say I probably will, since I think it’s an interesting universe, and since Tor really really really wants me to. As an author it’s nice when your publisher really really really wants to publish a book from you. However, this is the last book with John and Jane as the leads. That’s a definite.
I’ll have more to say about The Last Colony later, I’m sure; for now, I just hope you’ll enjoy reading it.