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#145851 - 01/29/13 06:44 AM Abominable - release date confusion
Rabbit Offline
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Registered: 01/29/12
Posts: 142
Hi Guys,

I hope this is not a taboo question on the forums, I have noted that Mr Simmons doesn't like to advertise or promote his books here, but I really am eager to get an idea as to when we can expect Abominable to hit the shelfs.

I have been checking for months on the internet and get conflicting reports all over, Amazon indicates that it is to be published in April 2013, another site indicates only October 2013!!! I read somewhere that Little Brown is linked to the publishing house which is doing the book (Don't ask me where I read this, I can't find the link again), and Little Browns site indicates the book has been published on the 10th January 2013!!!

Hoping somebody has some inside info on the release date, if so please feel free to share.

One more question, I believe the book was initially going to be 700-800 pages in length and I note on one site its now down to 432 pages....are they HONESTLY going to hack that much off!!

Kind regards and greetings to all


Edited by Rabbit (01/29/13 06:45 AM)

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#145852 - 01/29/13 07:27 AM Re: Abominable - release date confusion [Re: Rabbit]
steele,rick Offline
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"700-800 pages in length and I note on one site its now down to 432 pages..."

Maybe the printers set the type in a smaller font.[size:11pt][/size]
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#145860 - 01/29/13 10:31 AM Re: Abominable - release date confusion [Re: Rabbit]
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If I were you I would go with the October 2013 release date. That seems to be the most reliable data and I believe Dan has said a similar thing somewhere on the Internet.

As for the page count, I have no idea but I'm hoping for 700-800 pages!

Greg
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#145864 - 01/29/13 11:13 AM Re: Abominable - release date confusion [Re: Shrike1]
Dan Simmons Administrator Offline
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Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 11064
Loc: Colorado
THE ABOMINABLE is scheduled from Reagan Arthur Books (Little, Brown)in October of 2013.

And it's a big book. NO ONE's hacking anything off. (The revisions are long done, the final electronic copyediting -- just finding typos and making the occasional word change -- is imminent.)

Dan

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#145874 - 01/29/13 01:08 PM Re: Abominable - release date confusion [Re: Dan Simmons]
Rabbit Offline
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Registered: 01/29/12
Posts: 142
Many thanks for the obviously reliable information \:\)

October seems so far off.....but I am so glad to hear its going to be a big read, cant wait for the release.


Edited by Rabbit (01/29/13 01:31 PM)

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#145894 - 01/29/13 03:18 PM Re: Abominable - release date confusion [Re: Rabbit]
Dan Simmons Administrator Offline
CEO of the Hegemony


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 11064
Loc: Colorado
 Originally Posted By: Rabbit
Many thanks for the obviously reliable information \:\)

October seems so far off.....but I am so glad to hear its going to be a big read, cant wait for the release.


Dan S. comments:

It has been -- and will be -- a long wait, for corporate scheduling reasons. But the autumn book-release season is when the Big Boys come out to play. I like going head to head with them and it's been a while since I've done so. This bodes well, I think, for the publisher's belief in this particular novel.

DS

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#145949 - 01/31/13 12:31 PM Re: Abominable - release date confusion [Re: Dan Simmons]
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 81
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Glad the question was asked and answered. I think we're all looking forward to this book. Between now and October I just have to read the books that my son bought me for this past Christmas (Ilium and Olympos), and re-read Drood.

I've got two of my kids and my wife hooked on Mr. Simmons' writing. I think we're going to have to buy a couple copies of Abominable to prevent fights when it's released!


Edited by McQ (01/31/13 12:31 PM)

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#146871 - 03/24/13 03:26 PM Re: Abominable - release date confusion [Re: McQ]
Rabbit Offline
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Registered: 01/29/12
Posts: 142
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/dan-simmons/the-abominable/9780316198837/#details

Can't wait!!! Cover design looks brilliant as well and a whopping 700 pages!!

A little more info over the storyline is also revealed in the book description as well.

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