01 Jul

Back home!

The road trip is over. We pulled into our driveway late Saturday, and spent Sunday relaxing around the house. Today has been our first ‘normal’ day home, and we even picked the dog up from the kennel. He seemed to remember who we were.

Though he seems to like the kennel more than us. He’s an odd one, that dog.

Copies of the UK edition of Arctic Rising arrived! (The cover title is embossed and shiny, so I will be carrying this around and petting it a lot).


I finished a draft of Hurricane Fever, the follow up to Arctic Rising, while on the road. My editors at Tor and Del Rey UK have it, and will be getting back to me soon.

Until then, it’s time to catch up on scads of email and get back into projects that need finished and out the door.

It’ll be time to start Against the Fall of Stars, the YA follow up to The Island in the Sky next, once those are done. I’m reviewing my notes and making plans…

01 Feb

Announcing a two book deal with Tor/Starscape

I’ll let the press release at Publishers Weekly lay it out:

Patrick Nielsen Hayden at Tor Starscape has acquired The Island in the Sky, a debut YA novel plus a sequel by SF author Tobias S. Buckell (Halo: The Cole Protocol). The book follows a Caribbean boy, Kadie, who gets the opportunity to travel to the stars when a starship arrives on Earth offering lottery slots to volunteers in exchange for leaving alien diplomats behind. Publication is tentatively set for winter 2014. Joe Monti at Barry Goldblatt Literary did the deal for North American rights.

I’m really excited to work with Patrick. I’m really excited for this book to come out, it’s been a darling I’ve been working off and on with for a while. Joe Monti and I have been conspiring to get this novel out to the world for a while, and it’s always exciting to see a project lock in.

And I’m adding a whole new audience to my work, which is super-thrilling. I’m starting a new chapter of my career as an author by adding YA novels to my work.

I’ll talk more about it and other stuff in the days ahead!