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Robin Hobb radio interview today

31 May, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, US

Robin will be doing a radio interview with John Batchelor on Monday, May the 31st, at 3:45PM Pacific Time.
//Update: There were problems recording the interview and it has been rescheduled to Friday, June 4th.

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Waiting for the Inheritance? Countdown has begun!

29 May, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, Megan Lindholm, England/UK

The eagerly awaited Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm anthology, the Inheritance, has officially emerged online with some publishing details. According to Robin, it was delivered to the publishers at the end of 2009, but it looks like it will be quite some time until we’ll get to read it. Amazon.co.uk now lists it, both a hardcover and a paperback edition, both complete with ISBNs (and you can even preorder the hardback already). But the publishing date for both editions is set to March 31st, 2011. That’s 305 days to go. (Well, you can take that with a grain of salt until we get a confirmation from somewhere else. Those Megan Lindholm reprints amazon was promising last August still haven’t been published. But they usually are quite correct on publication dates for new titles.) Scratch that—the Inheritance is due in May 2011 as Robin just kindly noted in the comments of this post.

We can also expect another gorgeous cover from Jackie Morris for this anthology—she is also doing covers for repackaged The Reindeer People and Wolf’s Brother (no details on when these are coming out yet). You can always find the latest details about the Inheritance here at the wiki.

Luckily before next March, we’re going to get Songs of Love and Death in November—it’s a cross-genre anthology that contains a story titled Blue Boots by Robin Hobb. It’s already available for preorders too: amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, the Book Depository.

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Reminder: vote for the Dragon Keeper cover

29 May, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK, Internet

Only 3 days left to vote in the David Gemmell Legend awards! The second and final round closes May 31st, so if you haven’t voted yet, now is the time to act. Jackie Morris (Illustration) and Dominic Forbes (Art Direction) have been shortlisted for the Ravenheart Award for the UK cover art of The Dragon Keeper. Being shortlisted means the cover is among the top five voted by readers online from a long catalogue submitted by publishers. No registration is required to vote, the polls are open to all. The winners will be announced in June.

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Win a signed set of Rain Wild Chronicles + dragon!

27 May, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist is once again running a truly awesome competition where you can win a set of signed copies of Robin Hobb’s Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven AND a dragon figurine! Hop over there for instructions on how to enter.

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New Robin Hobb radio interview

26 May, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, US

Robin did a radio interview with Bonnie North at WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio, on Monday. You can listen to it here on their website (scroll down, it’s the last item on the page). It’s about 15 minutes long and you can also download it as an mp3 file. It’s a really good interview—they discuss the advantages of the fantasy genre, how to pronounce Thymara and what was it like writing from the point of view of a dragon among other things. No spoilers, even though the basic plot of Dragon Haven is mentioned.

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