2009 Preview

This is going to be a big year for me. Leviathan is my first new series to come out since Uglies appeared way back in . . . 2005!

For you ancient history buffs, the first books of both Midnighters and my so-called “New York Trilogy” (So Yesterday, Peeps, and TLD) appeared in 2004. So it has been a long time . . .

Anyway, here’s what happens this year:

April 28 (a mere 3 weeks away!)
The paperback edition of Extras is released! Now, at long last, you can line up all four books in matching editions. You can pre-order now, from Amazon, Powell’s, B&N, or Indie Bound.

The cool thing about the Extras paperback is that it contains previously unseen chapters from Leviathan, complete with delicious artwork!

May 1
Starting in May, the first of every month will be Leviathan Art Day. That’s right, I’ll be blogging one piece of art every month until the book comes out.

But don’t worry. You won’t be utterly spoiled by this, because there are FIFTY (50) pieces of art in the first book of Leviathan. So much art.

Be prepared for the artiness!

May 30
Advanced readers’ copies for Leviathan are given out at Book Expo America! And I’ll be there to sign them. (To those of you not in the book trade, this is merely frustraing, I know. But it’s cool for me.)

June 2 (minor update)

Mind-Rain, an anthology of essays about the Uglies series, appears in stores! Here’s the cover:


August 1
The Geektastic anthology goes on sale! Edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci, this collection includes stories by M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Lisa Yee, Sara Zarr, and me. We’re all writing about the geeky proclivities that made us who we are, from role-playing games to Quizbowl.

It’s going to rock, geekily.

August 21-25-ish (minor update)

Justine and I will be at the Melbourne Writers Festival!

October 6
The publication of Leviathan!

This is, of course, the big day for me. I’ve been working on this book for four years (I started it before I started Extras) so it will be mind-bendingly exciting.

Along with the book will come a world-spanning tour. (Well, spanning from the US to the UK, Canada, and Australia.) For three weeks or so, I’ll be traveling around and meeting you guys in person. I don’t know yet where I’m headed exactly, but watch this space in August and September for details.

More about Leviathan in later posts, of course.

Astonishingly, you can already pre-order it from Amazon and Indie Bound, but B&N and Powell’s don’t have it yet.

October 28
The release of the Grand Unified Edition of the Uglies Series, also known as The Collector’s Set. It looks like this:

Pretty, is it not?


Sleep. Constant sleep.

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