The Judging Eye

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  1. Madness

    Madness Registered User

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    This from the three-seas forum.

    Good stuff.

    http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2008/01/new-r-scott-bakker-q.html

    Apparently, book one of The Aspect-Emperor is not The Great Ordeal but The Judging Eye and, for those of you who heard the rumor, book two is not The Horns of Golgotterath but The Shortest Path.

    Thank you, Universe, for R. Scott Bakker.
     
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  2. Mithfânion

    Mithfânion Lord of the Wild Hunt

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    Pat confirmed that Orbit has a manuscript in pre-edited form, and that a Winter 2009 date seems most likely. Amazon.UK has it up for January 2009.
     
  3. saintjon

    saintjon Illustrious Gambler

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    Very, very nice. What a great time this is when we have so many great writers putting out quality stuff on a regular basis :)
     
  4. pat5150

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    Just posted the new cover art on the blog.

    Though it follows the style of the Canada/US covers of The Prince of Nothing, I find the gray color to be too bland to catch the attention of fantasy fans unfamiliar with Bakker.

    See for yourself!

    Patrick
     
  5. Astra_

    Astra_ Sony Reader PRS-650

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    Amazon.co.uk lists only American edition.

    Will there be the UK edition as well?

    The Judging Eye
    I am talking about Hardcover edition.
     
  6. Astra_

    Astra_ Sony Reader PRS-650

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    Bump! Bump!
     
  7. Astra_

    Astra_ Sony Reader PRS-650

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    No news at all?
     
  8. kcf

    kcf Nobody in Particular

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    I heard from Overlook last week that they are still on for publication in January '09. I think Pat just posted the cover art for the UK edition.
     
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    Hardback edition?
     
  10. pat5150

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    Yep, I've read it! :p

    Scott sent me a file containing the last copy-edit of the manuscript, and he wanted me to be the first reviewer to get a crack at it. :D Many thanks to him for doing that!

    Though it's spoiler-free, I elaborate on the principal storylines, so be forewarned if you don't wish to know anything in advance. Otherwise, feel free to have a look.

    Oh and it's the shit, by the way!

    Check the blog for the full review. :)

    Patrick
     
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    Astra_ Sony Reader PRS-650

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    Still no news whether hardback edition will be published in the UK, if yes, then when?
     
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    jamieem weightless astronaut

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    Don't think there will be a UK hardcover...

    I had it on pre-order with amazon and they cancelled it. There's only a PB edition up there now.
     
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    Astra_ Sony Reader PRS-650

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    I wonder what the heck?
     
  14. pat5150

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    R. Scott Bakker gave me the "go ahead" to post an excerpt from The Judging Eye. So follow this link to read the full version of the prologue.

    Even better, it's spoiler-free! ;)

    Enjoy!

    Patrick
     
  15. MattC

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    I've just finished reading the prologue, good stuff as always. I am definitely going to have to skip school the day that this comes out.
     
  16. Werthead

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    Very impressive. Can't wait to see what people make of the last chapter because it was very :eek: with some :confused: thrown in.
     
  17. saintjon

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    Excuse me a minute while I salivate. I'll have to make sure I get everything I'm working on read by January because it's all getting dropped when I get my hands on this.
     
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    i second that. i drop everything for bakker and martin. no questions asked.
     
  19. Chirios

    Chirios Will you take your throne

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    3 weeks, woop woop!
     
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    Cancelled my order on amazon.com
    Time to burn all the bridges to printed books.