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What we know
« on: March 07, 2013, 06:36:19 PM »
So What do we know?  He has spoken about this new series a few times at Q&A's.  I recall something about talking Cats that are as devious and manipulative as the real things, just will opposable thumbs.  And the general description is that it will be a steampunk world where everybody lives on giant spires that stick out from a sort of Mist ocean.  I seem to recall some speculation about it being a civilization living on a Gas Giant planet, but I have no idea where I got that from...

Anybody know anything?
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Re: What we know
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 08:25:51 PM »
There are at least three books.

The Cats have attitude, like organized crime type of attitude.  Oh and they like to light matches.
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Re: What we know
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 08:59:43 PM »
As does anything with thumbs...  8)
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Re: What we know
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 09:24:15 PM »
So What do we know?  He has spoken about this new series a few times at Q&A's.  I recall something about talking Cats that are as devious and manipulative as the real things, just will opposable thumbs.  And the general description is that it will be a steampunk world where everybody lives on giant spires that stick out from a sort of Mist ocean.  I seem to recall some speculation about it being a civilization living on a Gas Giant planet, but I have no idea where I got that from...

Anybody know anything?

I just knew about the cats...oh, and I think there was something mentioned about technology made from crystals. But I'm not sure and I don't know if I recall it correctly. :-\
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Re: What we know
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 01:53:06 PM »
I just knew about the cats...oh, and I think there was something mentioned about technology made from crystals. But I'm not sure and I don't know if I recall it correctly. :-\

Crystals are way cooler than batteries.
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Re: What we know
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 07:02:41 PM »
He did say it would be fun and easy to write a cat - paraphrasing from memory: "Hello, human. Even you must have noticed there have not been any rats around recently. WOuld you like that to continue?"

In related news, the cats are officially the number one reason I'll be buying these books, despite not really being into steampunk usually.

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Re: What we know
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 08:39:29 PM »
The Cinder Spires is set in a world “of black spires that tower for miles over a mist-shrouded surface” and follows a war between two of the Spires: Spire Albion and Spire Aurora.

At the Reddit AMA a few months ago, Jim said, “It’s kinda League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. There are goggles and airships and steam power and bizarre crystal technology and talking cats, who are horrid little bullies.”

First book title: The Aeronaut’s Windlass
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Re: What we know
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 08:55:13 PM »
I have been waiting to hear more about this series. I love the idea of steampunk but I have read very little that I thought was excellent. I am eagerly awaiting this series. (Of course I would be eagerly awaiting any new series that Jim wrote.) Any time projections yet or is it all too far out? Just curious, no pressure.
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Re: What we know
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 02:49:57 PM »
It seens the story follows a war between two of the Spires: Spire Albion and Spire Aurora.

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Re: What we know
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 03:33:13 PM »
First book title: The Aeronaut’s Windlass
The sound you hear right now is dozens of forum members going to look up what a windlass is.
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Re: What we know
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013, 05:04:04 PM »
Pft. I already know what a windlass is: A girl who has an airship. Obviously.

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Re: What we know
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 10:55:30 PM »
Pft. I already know what a windlass is: A girl who has an airship. Obviously.
No, that'd be a windylass.
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Re: What we know
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 12:23:45 PM »
No, that'd be a windylass.
windylass:
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2) A young woman who has had too many bean burritos.
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Re: What we know
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 05:36:33 PM »
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Sarks: And finally, anything you can tell us about the steampunk series you have in the works? Maybe an ETA? Also, if you need some more beta readers for it, I'd be happy to help.
Jim: 5) It's called "The Cinder Spires" right now. It's kinda League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. There are goggles and airships and steam power and bizarre crystal technology and talking cats, who are horrid little bullies. I hope to finish the first novel by year's end, but it isn't under contract as yet, so there's no ETA on publishing.

The one thing on the series I've found out so far, may dig up more in the morning.
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Re: What we know
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 05:59:01 PM »
windylass:
1) A young woman who constantly bables about nothing.
2) A young woman who has had too many bean burritos.
I'll accept the first one. The second one is a gassylass. /threadjacking
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