The End of All Things: It’s Done!

Finished Saturday, April 4 at 9:02 am, Perth, Australia time. 99,000 words, give or take.

And it’s pretty good.

Immensely relieved to be done.

For those wondering: Hardcover release on August 11, 2015. Electronic release of each of the four novellas that comprise the novel will happen in the immediate weeks before. Yes, we’re platforming it like we did with The Human Division, but there will be less of a wait between the ebook episodes and the printed book (and the compiled electronic book). And yes, there will also be an audiobook version.

More thoughts to come later, but for now: Wheeeeee!

69 Comments on “The End of All Things: It’s Done!”

  1. Looking forward to it! The best part of my Tuesday mornings for several weeks was seeing the new download icon on my Kindle.

  2. I can’t wait to read this! I started reading your series in undergrad, and that led me to become a very avid reader today. I also started writing sci-fi shorts recently thanks to you!

  3. Huh. Amazon asked me if I wanted to pre-order the book on 4/3. Are you using a cloud based writing tool that secretly informs of your progress? :)

  4. Glad it’s done, ’cause I ordered it yesterday from Amazon! I guess they have a time machine stashed somewhere (a Google project?).
    Seriously looking forward to it, John.

  5. Definitely not sure how I feel about this. On one hand I am very excited to be able to get back to reading where this story is going. But on the other hand, due to the title and your comments in the past on this work, I do not look forward to this perhaps being the last story in this universe. I read a lot of different works, but this is probably my favorite universe to return to as each book is released.

  6. That is wonderful news. I look forward to reading it. You are one of my favorites in the SF genre. Keep up the good work. I own almost all of your books. I am going through all of them, as time permits. Good job.

  7. Hmm . . . I’m trying to interpret this:

    “Electronic release of each of the four novellas that comprise the novel will happen in the immediate weeks before. Yes, we’re platforming it … ”

    I ask because I just preordered the e-book (before reading this), and now I’m wondering what I bought and if I should cancel the order.

    (. . . me no understand publishing; me just want read book; whole book, not pieces)

  8. Congratulations! I’m sure getting this done will help you enjoy the rest of your sojourn in the antipodes.

    Looking at that cover text: I’m left in extremely little doubt as to whether any bestselling is involved.

  9. August 11, whew! After seeing Hobbit 3, I had nothing left to live for. Now I can trudge on…

  10. And of course, where can we pre-order autographed copies? (Hint, hint, surely you didn’t think the work was over, did you? ;-) )

  11. The academic writer within me is very confused (how can you be done? how do you not have to do revisions? is this how real writing works) but the rest of me is excited to read it. Congrats!

  12. Congrats! I can’t wait to buy and read! And, title aside, I hope this isn’t the last OMW novel/story. One question, finishing in April and publishing in August, isn’t that a much more rapid process than what books usually get? I’m sure the process is different under contract, but since you have the cover art already, when did the other elements start on this? Is this a shorter timeframe than your other books? Congrats again and all the best.

  13. Very excited, I saw the release date on Amazon earlier this week and questioned its validity.

    That seems like a short turnaround compared to your previous books (OMW and otherwise). Is that because you went into this knowing you had an immoveable deadline to meet, or were the other books not scheduled until they were turned it, even though TPTB knew you were working on them?

    If you were on a deadline, do you feel that affected your approach at all?

  14. I think I’ll wait to order the book until I figure out how the novellas vs. whatever thing here is going. I’d rather do the read along with everyone else again if it’s going on.

    Anyway, YAY book!

  15. Congratulations on your new brainchild. They’re so CUTE when they’re that age, aren’t they???
    Hope you get some rest, maybe a massage and one or two of your favorite flavors of doughnuts.

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