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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday -2

Levianthan by Scott Westerfeld

Release Date: October 6, 2009

-Since I can not find a proper description anywhere, an excerpt from his blog is going to have to do:

"What? This is the first book of my next series, which will include three novels and one full-color guidebook, The Manual of Aeronautics.

When? Book 1 comes out October 6, 2009. The other two novels come out in October of 2010 and 2011.

Who? It’s by me, silly. But it also includes 50 awesome illustrations by the artist Keith Thompson, most of them full page! This amazing cover is also by him. I’ll be posting samples here every month, and they will astonish you.

Why? Why is it illustrated? Because back in 1914, almost all books were illustrated, and I wanted it to look and feel like a book from that period. Plus, there are so many weird animals and machines in the world of Leviathan that I wanted to show them.

WTF? Okay, Leviathan is set in an alternate world in which Charles Darwin discovered biotechnology. So the British Empire was built on the backs of strange, fabricated beasties. Living airships! Fighting kraken! Message lizards!

(Taken from Scott Westerfeld's Blog: Click here)

I really am crazy excited for this book. I absolutely love Scott Westerfeld and this book seems very promising! I noticed a few people around here got a hold of a copy at BEA-- You must let me know how it is!!

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  1. I can't wait to read this! I'm glad you did it for WoW.

  2. I love Scott Westerfeld's books so I'm really looking forward to this.

  3. I can't wait to read this! I liked the old cover better though, this one just doesn't do it for me. I love his idea about Darwin, it sounds awesome and the illustrations look really great from what I've seen.

  4. Man I love that cover.

    Are you kidding me?!? I watched the entirety of Sailor Stars not a few weeks ago, over my college break. There is something just too awesome about listening to it in Japanese and reading the translations at the bottom of the screen...*sigh*


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