Don’t ask me why I got the UK version first — but ten copies of Midnight Never Come just showed up on my doorstep.

<happy squeak>

I am ever-so-faintly sad that my copy-editor’s diligent work in Americanizing my spellings was ported over without change; I’d love to see the UK editions of these books carry British spellings. (My natural state, for the record, is neither fish nor fowl — colour but favorite; theatre but center. And grey. Always grey.)

On the other hand, they managed to slip through an incredibly last-minute change I asked for, that they would have every right to deny. So I’m grateful for that.

Fifty-six days and counting . . . .

0 Responses to “::squeak::”

  1. sora_blue

    Same cover?

    Is grey UK or American?

    • Marie Brennan

      UK, mostly. But a lot of Americans use it, too.

      More or less same cover; the UK and US versions have slightly different color values, different arrangements of the back cover, maybe different tag lines on the front. But it’s all minor variations.

  2. kmousie

    I’m with you on the US/UK spellings…it was one of my challenges while editing for a British author.

    *dances* Yay! I can’t wait!

  3. d_c_m

    And grey. Always grey

  4. mirrorred_star

    Woo! Real touchable books! *reaches out to touch*

    It kind of annoys me on principle that US publishers always Americanise spelling, even though this has very little direct effect on me. Its just… well, no other English speaking country (that I know of) worries about spelling, so why…?

    I realised that I haven’t told you who I am yet. Bad me. 🙂 I found you through Fangs, Fur and Fey, mostly because of that huge discussion on cultural appropriation you had here and linked to there, where there were off topic comments made, and offers to be chased off with a broom. 🙂 I friended you because MNC and the Doppleganger duology (duet? twins?) sound awesome, and you sound pretty awesome yourself. And I love your sense of humour. And your ability to research like that… wow. I like the idea of writing historical fantasy, but I think the research to be able to do it properly would kill me, or have me running away, screaming.

    • Marie Brennan


      If you enjoy the research, historical fantasy is great. If not . . . as I said elsewhere, there are easier ways to go insane.

  5. akashiver


    On a different note, you may also be interested in “British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries” a collection of British and Irish women’s personal writings spanning over 400 years. (Coverage: 1500-1900)


    and for when you write the Victorian Book, check out Victorian Popular Culture:


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