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Gemmell Awards + some interviews

17 Feb, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK, US, Germany

The David Gemmell Awards longlist voting has opened. Assassin’s Fate is listed for the Legend Award and its cover art by Jackie Morris and Stephen Raw is listed for the Ravenheart Award. You can vote here until the 30th of March.

Darkstars Fantasy News published a really good interview to coincide with the rerelease of the German translation of the Farseer trilogy. It’s available in German as well as in English.

The Brave New Words podcast had Robin as a guest some time ago. The episode is #2.25 and the interview starts at 42:38.

To mark the occasion of The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince being released as a paperback in November, HarperVoyager published a blog post about it written by Robin herself.

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New Megan Lindholm story to be published this year

6 Jan, 2018 filed under: Megan Lindholm, England/UK, US

A new Megan Lindholm story titled Community Service will be published later this year in an anthology titled The Book of Magic. The anthology is edited by Gardner Dozois. The Lindholm story is set in contemporary Tacoma and features a protagonist called Celtsie.

See The Book of Magic in PlentyWiki for detailed information on editions and contents.

While the US edition of this book is not yet listed for preorders online, the UK edition has already been added to amazon.co.uk and has a tentative publication date of October 4th. The tentative cover art posted by Dozois seems to make this a matching pair for last year’s The Book of Swords which included the Six Duchies story Her Father’s Sword.

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New UK editions

2 Nov, 2017 filed under: Robin Hobb, Megan Lindholm, England/UK

This is shaping out to be an autumn of beautiful new editions of classic Robin Hobb titles from Harper Voyager!

The Inheritance has been available as a new paperback edition since early October. This is an anthology of Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm stories only, including three Realm of the Elderlings stories! The Inheritance in the wiki. (Buy from amazon.co.uk, book depository.)

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince is a book concerning the old Six Duchies legend familiar to many from the Farseer trilogy. It is beautifully illustrated by Jackie Morris not only on the cover but inside on the pages as well! This new edition will be out the 30th of November and this is the first time this title will be available as a paperback. Wilful Princess in the wiki (Preorder on amazon.co.uk, book depository.)

And last, but certainly not the least, the UK slipcase hardcover edition of Assassin’s Quest is out today the 2nd of November! This completes the UK 20th anniversary edition set of the Farseer trilogy.
(Buy from amazon.co.uk, book depository.)

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Minor but important changes for theplenty.net

26 Oct, 2017 filed under: Site updates

Two sections of theplenty.net that used to have their own subdomains have new urls and the whole site is now using more secure connections.

The classic fanlisting that started it all has moved from fans.theplenty.net/rh to https://theplenty.net/rhfans/
Please update your links—and if you aren’t listed there yet, why not experience some pre-social media nostalgia and join?

The forums have also had a change of address: forums.theplenty.net now redirects you to https://theplenty.net/forums/
Again, please update any links or bookmarks you may have. For a bit more detail about these changes please see this forum post. And as always, do contact me if you have issues with any part of the site!

And if you’re not the linking kind or don’t remember whether the colon is before or after and how many slashes there are, don’t worry! Just type theplenty.net in the address bar and your browser will take care of the rest. :)

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New Elderlings translations out this autumn

13 Oct, 2017 filed under: Robin Hobb, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Denmark

The Farseer trilogy is getting published in Danish for the first time, and Royal Assassin just came out in September in a hardcover edition from Cicero with the title Kongelig Snigmorder.

Not a new translation per se, but the German Farseer trilogy is getting new covers and titles this autumn—for the third time! This is a paperback edition, also available in ebook formats. The first part, Die Gabe der K├Ânige was published in August, Der Bruder des Wolfs is out next week and the third volume, Der Erbe der Schatten, will follow on the 11th of December.

The first part of the split French edition of Assassin’s Fate with the title Sur les rives de l’Art is just around the corner, and will be available on the 25th of October from Pygmalion.

Right on its heels is the (full) Italian translation, L’assassino—L’ultima caccia, which will be out the 31st of October from Sperling & Kupfer.

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