what I’ve been sitting on for months now

It got an official, shiny reveal on Tor.com today. Several people there have already mentioned the D&D Draconomicon, and that’s no accident: Todd Lockwood’s line drawings in that book were one of the elements that inspired this series in the first place. So when I found out he was going to be doing the art for MY book . . . .

You can imagine my reaction. ^_^

And, the usual drill: I need an icon! And I have no Photoshop skills! If you make me an LJ icon out of that cover, and post it in the comments, I will pick one and send the winner my final ARC of A Natural History of Dragons. (Final for now; I’m sure I’ll have more later.) The book itself won’t be out until February of next year, so you’d be getting quite a jump on everybody else.

Now if you’ll pardon me, I need to go off and make little eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee noises to myself for a while longer.

0 Responses to “what I’ve been sitting on for months now”

  1. aliettedb

    That is so freaking cool.
    *wants*

  2. princejvstin

    Yeah. WANT!

    (If you had mentioned this at 4th Street Fantasy, you’d have had a room full of Squee)

  3. chinders

    That is beautiful. Nicely done πŸ˜€

  4. difrancis

    Wow. Just holy freaking wow.

  5. not_from_stars

    I shared this with my teenage daughter whose love of dragons is second only to her love of dinosaurs. πŸ˜€

  6. hellcatwriter

    First comment got marked as spam for some reason…
    Uhhm… kinda simple, but I made this? http://i48.tinypic.com/2yyxsp2.gif
    I couldn’t fix the text fuzziness though without changing the format itself from the original print.

  7. alecaustin

    Congratulations! It is a very fine cover image.

  8. wshaffer

    Great cover.

    So, I was just going to do the word “DRAGONS” repeated over and over, but I went with something slightly more restrained:

  9. tooth_and_claw

    I’m so proud you got a Lockwood. The cover is amazing– while I was alright with your London covers, this is far better in terms of originality and composition.

  10. maladaptive

    That is AWESOME.

    And I love his art, too. And the jaunty dragon gait on the cover!

  11. la_marquise_de_

    It’s gone straight onto my to-buy list!

  12. ninja_turbo

    Is that going to be a full wrap-around dust jacket? If so, it’s going to fly off the shelves, yo. That’s a fantastic cover.

  13. calico_reaction

    That is SO AWESOME! So excited for you!

  14. lowellboyslash

    Squeeee!! That is SO BEAUTIFUL ZOMG. I want one I want one. O/s date?

  15. green_knight

    This is made of awesome.

  16. alessandriana

    So cool.

    Alternatively:

  17. tltrent

    Eeeeeee! A natural history book written by me! LOL. This is all so superiorly awesome, I am covered in squee!

  18. starlady38

    That is a great cover.

  19. hand2hand

    congratulations!

  20. Anonymous

    so beautiful!

  21. tiamat360

    Oh wow! That is a fantastic cover!

  22. teleidoplex

    Yaaaay!

    Finally, I can make it my desktop background!!!

  23. Anonymous

    It’d still probably be borrowable by interlibrary loan though it could be a wait. The author’s webpage lists some of his other papers (though the conference ones tend to link to conference programmes rather than the papers themselves; conference papers are frequently impossible to track down). Easiest way to get more info would be to contact the author; this is common practice in academia though results will likely depend how busy he is.

  24. Anonymous

    Makes sense. But I still crave a story that actually explores that. πŸ™‚

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