Monday, August 16, 2010

Well look ye here!


This! did arrive on my doorstep this morning!!!


It is finished! Never thought I would see the day of the three spines lined up 1 - 2 - 3.

And so you have continuing proof the Factotum is indeed on its way to you all, that every day is another day closer to official release, that the book is done and will soon be in the process of delivery to you local book-pusher.

43 comments:

Rowan said...

OMG CAN'T WAIT!

Are we able to pre-order yet?

D.M. Cornish said...

Not sure - ask your local I reckon.

The Handmaden said...

Congratulations!!!
Can't wait to read it :)

fret said...

Congrats from the Allens, so looking forward to reading it.
--
Matt

Greg Mitchell said...

I'm really happy for you. I greatly anticipate the day when I can see my own series line up like that. Many congratulations and I'm ready to read the book!!

noelle said...

SO BEAUTIFUL.

Can't wait until it's in my hands :)

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Can't wait.

Your first two did appear in my thesis (yep! Dr now!), happy to send you a copy if you are ever in need of something to read! This third will allow me to write an article on just this series, excellent. They provide such rich material for deep and theoretical textual analysis, thank you!

Anna

me said...

Did you read it? What's it like?

October can't come soon enough, I say.

D.M. Cornish said...

Ah, me, it was a bit predictable - it was like i had read the story somewhere before...

chana said...

Knowing MY library, I'll only get to read it next year :(
But I can't wait!!!

Ali said...

Chana, some books are worth paying for.

I can't wait! Angry that the US release is later, though.

Sam Hranac said...

YES! Now my son and I will be racing to see who finds it first.

vinity: the specific type of superior feeling one gets from being up on the latest.

El Grego said...

Well done, sir!

Ben Bryddia said...

Thank you very much, but my internet is being a tad slow just now. The pictures are not showing up.
Chana: I know exactly what you mean about the slow library services. I'm thinking Ali just might be right about this book. I'll have to pick it up over Christmas break when I have some breathing space. Perhaps Mr. Cornish could cement our analysis by giving us a page count from his copy.

On a different note, Mr. Cornish, what might cause monsters to go to war against each other?

-Ben

Alyosha said...

Congratulations! I'm delighted for you and (as a fan) for myself as well. And thanks for the answer at the end of the last post. I enjoyed it.

BrandenRose said...

Omigosh i cannot wait for the US release!!!! stupid November being so darned far away :( But congratulations to you Mr. Cornish, it must be a really grand thing to finally have all the copies in hand after having worked on all of it for so long :)

D.M. Cornish said...

It surely is, Oh Lady Rose!

My pleasure, Monsiere Alyosha.

That is a topic far FAR too big for a blog post comment or even a blog. I guess you'll just have to read on over the years should I (Lord willing) have opportunity to bring you more H-c.

Page count? about 620 for story (divided into 29 chapters), 70 pages odd for explicarium, 8 appendix entries: it is the same page length as Lamplighter as i was asked to keep it. As the story grew so the explicarium shrank.

Anna said...

Droooooooool. This is not good for an book-oholic. And 620 pages....
sigh.

E.N. Reinmuth said...

Want one... want it now...

Actually I'm going to have to buy all three, because my first have been shredded and bumped and yellowed after being reread and borrowed by many many people who forget to give it back and have their pets run all over it...

I only hope I can find the hardcovered 1 & 2... When I go the the store all I see is paperbacks =(

Ben Bryddia said...

Thank you very much. It sounds like an engaging read with a lot of ups and downs over its length.

I don't mean to pry, well actually I do, but could you tell us if the appendixes include the four sketches you showed us way back (e.g. the caladine spendonette, and sabine adept)?

-Ben

D.M. Cornish said...

They do indeed have the spendonette and the sabrine adept are members of the Book 3 apendicies - bit of a preview way back when.

D.M. Cornish said...

Oh, and E.N., I hate saying this: the hardbacks of the ANZ edition were limited release so you might have trouble getting them... :(

Wolf Blood said...

Congrats Mr. Cornish! Many smiley emotes are trying to be released from my fingers to the keyboard.

Do you know if there will be an American boxed set? I'd like to purxhase all three in the same style, preferably the original.

me said...

Joking aside, Cap'n Cornish - have you had much of a chance to read over the course of the Factotum life-span? If so, what have you been reading?

I'll certainly be making sure I pick up the hardcover Factotum. They're such gorgeous items, I feel a bit bad that my copy of Lamplighter is quite battered.

Oh, and have you started drafting up the next chapter of haufarine tales?

At any rate, I hope you've got yourself some feet-up time booked.

E.N. Reinmuth said...

No more handsome harcovers?!

But... they...

(drops to hands and knees

Noooooooooooo!

Mark said...

Congratulations Mr. Cornish.

Do you have a release date for the audiobook version of Factotum?

PaCashewMango said...

I can't wait! I'm totally pumped!
I've spent the past month hunting down the hardcover version of number 2 - and in the end had my local book store order it in from another branch for me.
This time I'll be smart enough to buy it as soon as it releases, as not to make a repeat! All my books must match; an army of hardcovered MB books~
(Which, I may note, apparently hurts when hit over the head with. Though I've never experienced it myself, those who I have book-wacked say it does.)

jimmydhand said...

i think i'm going to cry when i finish factotum. shame about the hard covers been limited release mine have tape all over them from the love all my friends have shown them . i am about to rush out and buy legends of Australian fantasy to get something to get my H.C fix till November... arg its to far away.... i would love to see this as an animated trilogy it seems like something i would have loved so much as a kid since i love it so much now as an adult

Anonymous said...

Mr. Cornish,

Congratulations on your latest volume. I'm sure I speak for many when I say that, in a time when books are many and ideas few, your contributions to the greater human imagination are a rare delight.

You bring freshness to the genre, along with an unflinching look at themes that are just as critical in today's consciousness as they've ever been -- indeed, the very course of your plot reminds us that we will always be held accountable for the way we treat our "monsters."

All the best,

A. McCormick
Oakland, California

Sara C Johansson said...

Congratulations indeed!

I know I have said it before but thank you so much for sharing your stories with us! Your work really is marvelous and I'm very, very happy to be able to read it.

Vahlaeity said...

Part of the appeal of your books (aside from the enthralling multi-layered world, page turning stories and authentic characters) is the gorgeousness of the books themsleves. They are beautiful. I love to see them gracing my bookshelves and lording it over the other books ;)

monday said...

wonderful! congratulations! it is lovely! I can hardly wait!

...and my computer is being ridiculous again, so I will be safe and put the comment for the most recent post here and say that I wish wish wish I could just fly to Melbourne right now, but it is very unlikely. oh well. good luck. :)

Kathryn said...

WOW! This is amazing! I am going to have to find a special spot on my bookshelf for the series as the place that i have them at the moment is too small to accommodate a third book. Thank you so much for taking photos and sharing them. The waiting is starting to get a bit overwhelming. Thank you so much for this! Be very proud of yourself! xx

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Heather said...

I am so thrilled to have found your blog! A friend handed me The Foundling a few years ago and I ate it up, along with the sequel, and we've been anticipating no release more than the third in your series!

I've posted your third book as my "waiting on Wednesday" title... hoping to generate an even bigger following for a series that deserves it!

Thank you so much for a truly amazing story.

Heather said...

Also... who would I write to to voice my opinion on the new American book covers... I own the first two with the old covers... and I *LOVE* the covers with your illustrations on them... and now I can't get a matching third one? That's a little annoying... and why do they make American book covers so boring? The Australian book cover is amazing... and that's the one I posted on my blog... and a lot of people have commented on how beautiful it is... I'm afraid the American covers will disappoint them.
I'm not saying the artwork isn't fantastic... just... I *really* loved the old covers... and if I didn't already know the series was AMAZING, the new covers wouldn't catch my eye at all in the bookstore.

eLenii said...

Brilliant!! Just in time to celebrate my freedom from secondary school!

I must say, other that the wonderfully complex vocabulary and characterisation, one thing I really love about this series is that the covers all match. you put them together on a shelf and they look like a series. That makes me happy.
And the illustrations are fantastic.

Off to the bookshop now to buy it! :D

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excellent. They provide such rich material for deep and theoretical textual analysis, thank you!