Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I wanted to show everyone this awesome cover by John Picacio for the paperback of Book 1, to be released December 22, 2009 by Aladdin (an imprint of Simon & Schuster). I really love it!
I'm kind of waiting until THE MAZE RUNNER comes out to give an in-depth introduction to this series so that I don't have to do it twice. But here's the short version because we're getting more and more new people to the Dashner Dude:
The 13th Reality is a 5-book series by a small publisher called Shadow Mountain. The first two books are out in hardcover. (Book 1: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS), Book 2: THE HUNT FOR DARK INFINITY)
Simon & Schuster purchased the paperback rights to the series, so it's now a joint venture. They made the decision to publish the PBs with different covers, but keep the incredible inside illustrations by Bryan Beus.
So, here's the assumed schedule for the series:
Book 1 pb: December 22, 2009
Book 2 pb: February 2010
Book 3 hb: April 2010
Book 3 pb, Book 4 hb: April 2011
Book 4 pb, Book 5 hb: April 2012
Book 5 pb: April 2013
Yeah, I'm sure you have that memorized now. Would've been a lot easier to say they'll come out every April till it's done.
Anyway, if you end up liking MAZE, I think you'll like this other series of mine. It's full of mystery, riddles, action, other realities, futuristic weapons, monsters, teleportation, and things called barrier wands, tingle wraiths, gnat rats, fangen, ragers, shurrics, sleeks - oops, I'm getting into Book 3, better stop.
Well, I guess I explained it in more detail than I thought. Maybe I'll just link to this in a month or so for our (hopefully) many new Duders once MAZE comes out.
I know it's kind of confusing that I have 2 series going on at the same time, but there you have it. Any questions?
In case you missed it on Monday, we got a great review from Publisher's Weekly for MAZE: CLICK HERE to read it.
Lyrics of the Day:
One day, one night, one moment
My dreams could be tomorrow
One step, one fall, one falter
East or west
Over earth or by ocean
One way to be my journey
This way could be my Book of Days
Book of Days, Enya (yeah, that's right. Enya.)
Posted by James Dashner at 8:49 AM