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.

  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 😀

  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. 😀

  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.


  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


  20. Anonymous

    so beautiful!

  21. tiamat360

    Oh wow! That is a fantastic cover!

  22. teleidoplex


    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. 🙂

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