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Good and Bad News About Quicksilver

Ultraviolet - UK Cover

QUICKSILVER cover


Once I was a girl who was special.
Now I am extraordinary.
And they will never stop hunting me.

The compelling follow-up to the bestselling ULTRAVIOLET, this psychological thriller will take your breath away...

-- Orchard Books (UK) blurb for QUICKSILVER by R.J. Anderson


I am happy to report that as of today, I turned in my last major revision of QUICKSILVER to my lovely UK and US editors. And after addressing their suggestions and those of my insightful beta-reading team, I am very pleased with the way the book has turned out. It gives me hope that readers of ULTRAVIOLET, and perhaps some new readers as well, will enjoy it too!

Unfortunately I also have some sad news to report, which is that the UK edition will not be coming out in November, as we'd originally hoped. Due to a succession of family health crises and other unforeseen delays, I was unable to finish editing the book in time for my publishers to get it ready for a 2012 publication date, which means that the paperback of QUICKSILVER will now be coming out in the UK in January May 2013 instead. However, the North American hardcover publication date remains unchanged, so US and Canadian readers can look forward to seeing the book in March 2013.

I apologize to those who've been eagerly awaiting QUICKSILVER and are disappointed to have to wait two six months longer! But these things happen sometimes, and I felt it was more important to give you a book I had really put my heart into writing and researching -- a book I could be proud of -- than to rush something out that wasn't my best work.

Thanks to all my readers for your patience and support! I can't wait for you to read this story, and I'm very excited to find out what you think of it.

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sartorias
Sep. 10th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
Sooooo looking forward to it!
rj_anderson
Sep. 10th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm honoured by your excitement! (And now that I have some time to relax, I think I may re-read Crown Duel. I've been promising myself that for quite some time.)
sartorias
Sep. 10th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
If you do choose to, I hope it's the e-book version . . . immensely cleaned up (and stuff added at the end)
rj_anderson
Sep. 10th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Alas, I have no e-book reader at this time nor any immediate plans to acquire one. Which is tragical, because Stuff Added At The End sounds very exciting...

If it's any consolation, I hadn't noticed that it needed cleaning?
sartorias
Sep. 10th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oh lord--I bet it is decades since you read it. The prose is abysmal, alas.

Well, the stuff the end is POVs from Vidanric, which dovetail into Crown Duel and Stranger to Command (which is also much cleaned up over the print version)

Apologies for blabbing on about myself in your blog, especially when you are posting news. Shutting up now.
rj_anderson
Sep. 10th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
No, no, go ahead! I don't mind a whit. We all love books here, and some of my readers love your books as much as (or more than) they love mine!

And no, it hasn't been decades at all. My paperback omnibus edition is only five or six years old, I do believe. I was a latecomer. :)
sartorias
Sep. 10th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! (Urgh, that thing is a mess.)
olmue
Sep. 10th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
YAY!! And double yay that the US edition is not far behind the UK one.

But seriously--you are a human being first. I hope that you are now on the other side of all the crises and can relax? Preferably with a stack of excellent books for which you are not responsible for any deadlines, lots of Dr. Who and any other show of interest, and anything else that fills you up and rests your mind. Go celebrate being done!
rj_anderson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to relaxing a LOT. At some point. When all the laundry is done. :)
tinpra
Sep. 11th, 2012 03:05 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
rj_anderson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
tree_and_leaf
Sep. 11th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
Disappointing, but understandable, and it's much better to get the thing right! I hope things are calmer now.
rj_anderson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
They are, yes. Thanks.
branquignole
Sep. 11th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited!
rj_anderson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'm excited you're excited! :D
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