So I think the cat may well be out of the bag on this one as I believe the author has mentioned on their patreon and I know news travel fast! So I may aswell announce my next project.
Our next project at Curious King is N.K Jemisin’s “Broken Earth Trilogy“. We will be producing fine press versions of The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky, with the first installment likely to pre-order in Q3 this year (June perhaps?).
Without doubt one of the best pieces of contemporary fiction around and only originally published in 2015 it has become one of the most popular series in fiction. Jemisin was the first person to win a Hugo Award for each book in a trilogy and it’s not hard to see why The Broken Earth achieved this.
This is an incredible story with really strong imagery and quickly became one of my most sought of after targets at Curious King, so i’m immensely proud to take this on.
There are just a few details at the moment I can release, the first being the artist. I’m very excited that John Anthony di Giovanni will be producing 10 pieces of colour art for this book.
John’s work is spectacular, having recently worked with Sub Press on Joe Abercrombie’s Age of Madness and Suntup’s edtion of Jaws, i’m very excited to see the range brought in by someone of John’s talent.
There will be three states as with The First Law (Lettered, numbered, standard) and I may look in to increasing the numberd editions on this project, which won’t be subject to rights (only up to 150 will have rights after The Blade Itself). Each edition will again be letterpress printed.
This did come a bit earlier than planned, but I hope it is well received and lives up to expectations following The First Law.
Very much looking forward to putting this one together.