New ‘A Discourse In Steel’ Excerpt

November 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Paul S. Kemp has posted an excerpt from his upcoming Egil and Nix novel A Discourse In Steel. Features some wonderful dialog from his colorful characters.

Paul S. Kemp: A bit of Egil and Nix from A DISCOURSE IN STEEL, the follow up to THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE. Unedited, of course. Forgive any awkwardness or typos.

“Smells like wet dog,” Nix said, just to say something.

“Bah,” Egil said, and raised his hammers as if he could smite the offending stink with them. “It smells like a diseased dog that bathed in the Deadmire and then rolled in its own shite. I’d breathe deep the smell of a merely wet dog.” Continue Reading New ‘A Discourse In Steel’ Excerpt…

‘A Discourse In Steel’ gets a Blurb

November 21, 2012 at 11:02 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, News | Leave a comment
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Amazon has posted a blurb for Paul S. Kemp’s next Tales of Egil and Nix novel, A Discourse In Steel.

Egil and Nix have retired, as they always said they would. No, really – they have! No more sword and hammer-play for them!

But when two recent acquaintances come calling for help, our hapless heroes find themselves up against the might of the entire Thieves Guild.

And when kidnapping the leader of the most powerful guild in the land seems like the best course of action, you know you’re in over your head…

A Discourse In Steel will be out in June 2013.

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New Cover: ‘Emilie & the Hollow World’

November 5, 2012 at 9:40 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, News | Leave a comment
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Angry Robot Books/Strange Chemistry revealed the cover for Martha Wells’ new book Emilie & the Hollow World.

While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie’s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure. Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende’s missing father. With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest. But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange races of the sea-lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.

Emilie & the Hollow World will be out in April 2013.

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A Conversation in Blood: Egil and Nix Trifecta!

October 30, 2012 at 9:13 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Good news for The Hammer and Blade fans, Angry Robot Books has signed author Paul S. Kemp for a third Egil and Nix novel! Here’s the press release.

Angry Robot is delighted to announce that, due to the immense popularity of Paul S. Kemp‘s The Hammer and the Blade – the first in his Tales of Egil and Nix series of sword and sorcery fantasy adventure novels – we have signed Paul up to write a third book starring our favourite tomb robbers.

Tentatively titled A Conversation in Blood, the book is scheduled for Summer 2014. To sate readers’ appetites for more great sword and sorcery action, the second in the series,A Discourse in Steel, will be published in June of next year.

Find out more about Paul S. Kemp, who also writes for the Star Wars and Forgotten Realmsuniverses, at his website: and follow him on Twitter @PaulSKemp.

Paul S. Kemp: “I don’t know about you, but my pink parts are all tingly! Wait, is that too much information? Uh, sorry. So, anyway, continuing my relationship with the metallic overlords? Check. Writing more stories in the sword and sorcery sub-genre I love? Double check. The long and short of it? I’m smiling. Hugely. I’ve had so much fun writing about Egil and Nix, and have had such positive feedback from readers who’ve had a blast, too, that I’m just delighted to have the opportunity to write more of their adventures. Huzzah!”

Angry Robot Editor Lee Harris added: “The Hammer and the Blade has proven to be one of our most popular titles of 2012, so it was an easy decision to ask Paul to write more in that world. Sword and Sorcery is alive and well and living in Paul S Kemp’s brilliant Tales of Egil and Nixseries.”

The third book in the Tales of Egil and Nix is tentatively titled A Conversation in Blood and slated for a Summer 2014 release. The second novel in the series, A Discourse in Steel, is now scheduled for a June 2013 release.

Utini Shout Outs!

September 21, 2012 at 10:35 am | Posted in Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Utini Shout Outs | Leave a comment
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And our shout outs this week go to…

Jedi News for their interview with Bill Slavicsek, writer and editor behind the Star Wars West End Games material, and a director at Wizards of the Coast.

Paul S. Kemp whose next Egil and Nix story A Discourse in Steel is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

FANgirlblog for their interview with Darth Internous who many will know from the Star Wars Books Facebook page.  Darth Internous aka Tom Hoeler gave some interesting insight on what it’s like to work for Del Rey and with the Star Wars Books team. Definitely worth checking out.

EUCantina for their interview with Haden Blackman, the writer for Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison.

Steve Thomas for his amazingly cool Star Wars themed vintage travel poster art.  Here’s an example and you can see the rest on his website.

The Rumor that Matt Stover is taking over for Karen Traviss with Imperial Commando.  We still don’t know if it’s true because it hasn’t been confirmed or denied.  But it sure provided some entertaining WTF moments out there in fandom.

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Geek Life Interviews Paul S. Kemp

August 13, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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Geek Life posted an interview with author Paul S. Kemp on Friday. The interview asks twenty questions that vary from “If you were a beer, what brand would you be and why?” to ‘Paul, other than roleplaying, what is the geekiest thing about you?” Of course they also cover Paul’s latest novel The Hammer and the Blade.

Did you establish magical cannon in the novel, or did you just MSU (Make Stuff Up) as you went along?

PSK: I did establish some canon, but I want (and did) keep it very loose. Magic systems are fine and work well in lots of books. But I personally love the idea of magic as this kind of nearly inscrutable force/tool utilized by practitioners in many different ways. Think of Howard’s Conan stories, or the Thieves’ World anthologies: In those, magic and sorcerers come in all kinds of shapes and flavors. I really like that as an approach. Gives the world a real sense of wonder.

There’s a pretty good spectrum of questions, so it’s worth checking out. Click here to read the full interview.

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Paul S. Kemp SFF Writer Chat Recap

August 2, 2012 at 9:34 am | Posted in Books, Events, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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In case you missed out on the SFF Writer Chat yesterday with author Paul S. Kemp, you can check out the transcript here. Paul talks about his new book and delves a little into his outlining and writing process as well.

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Live Chat with Paul S. Kemp

July 30, 2012 at 11:57 am | Posted in Books, Events, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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This Wednesday SFF Writer Chat (@sffwrtcht) will be hosting a live Twitter chat with The Hammer and the Blade author Paul S. Kemp. The chat will kick off at 2 PM EDT and there will also be a book giveaway, so be sure to drop by.

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Looking for Kemp’s Autograph?

July 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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If you haven’t bought Paul S. Kemp’s latest novel yet (and why haven’t you? It’s great!), and you’d like to pick up Paul’s autograph, then head on over to his site. Paul is running another great deal on autographed copies, so now you can get an autographed copy of The Hammer and the Blade. Get yours while copies last.

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Functional Nerds Interview with Paul S. Kemp

June 29, 2012 at 9:24 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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Functional Nerds podcast did an interview with author Paul S. Kemp that you can listen to here. The interview covers Paul’s latest book, The Hammer and the Blade.

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