The Last Emperox — Done!

At 4:35pm today, Halloween, 2019. And it’s no trick, this book is a treat. I’m very happy with how it turned out.

I’m putting some acknowledgements on it now, and then off it goes to Tor.


38 Comments on “The Last Emperox — Done!”

  1. Congratulations. You must be proud of such a major accomplishment.

  2. Congrats! Now go get that tooth fixed.

    What does the editing timeframe look like from here? How long, roughly, until it’s finalized and actually off to the presses?

  3. M.A. Kropp – NH, USA – I am a writer who is also a wife, mommy, and grandmother. I live in MA in the USA. I write mostly fantasy and science fiction. I speak sarcasm fluently. I am Irish and a ginger- that is fair warning. Puppies and kittens are my friends. I like good food, good drink, good friends, and good books.
    M.A. Kropp


  4. “And hast thou slain the Emperox ?
    Come to my arms, my beamish John!
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
    I chortle in my joy.

  5. I hope that you include me in the acknowledgments. True, I didn’t actually do anything to help, but I absolutely did nothing to impede your progress. So, I’ve got that goin’ for me.

  6. With 7 hours to spare. Hardly worth the drama. Sigh.

    Kidding, looking forward to the release date already. “Waiting is.”

  7. What wonderful news – hearty congratulations! Especially for not pulling another all-nighter on this one. I am glad it came together so well, and I am really looking forward to reading it. Need to double-check that pub date so I can get my time-off request in now!

  8. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it! *looks at stack* OK, I am excited about it, but it won’t jump the line completely.

  9. Congrats! And also thanks to whichever of the cats woke you at 3am to get you over the line. In April, if the final pages seem especially sweary (which will be hard to tell given Kiva) I will think of a cat’s ass and… and try to think of something else.

  10. Congratulations!!!
    Hope you have time for some well deserved rest before the next project

    ((Sets reminder for the last emperor for April2020))

  11. Just curious, have you made your annual resolution to finish the next book sooner, like ‘well before the deadline’ sooner? Hey it’s ok, every year I resolve to lose weight ;-)

    If/when you get out of bed today, re-invent the ‘breakfast burrito’. Try not to overdo the Halloween candy!

  12. …and there was much rejoicing!

    Though not about snow in Dayton in October…as someone who hails from Cleveland originally that is a bit much.

  13. mffanrodders – Essex, England – A long time Science Fiction fan and Star Wars collector, my collection focus has taken a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship and I thought that i'd start this blog to keep track of my collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as i progress.

    Congratulations, John. Nice cover.

  14. I had to buy the consuming fire twice because of the fire up here in paradise.
    I am telling you that at 73 your shoulder will be the least of your worries so take care of yourself while your still young…
    As far as writing speed you blaze I have been writing and rewriting a snail mail letter to you for about 5 years now. Still working on it.
    My son is one of the best writers in the world!
    Not bragging it’s just a fact!!!

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