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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Future and current attractions

For all that we haven't had any new releases, Castalia House has been extremely busy. We have a number of new projects underway, a number of new authors, and the blog has continued to grow steadily under the leadership of Jeffro.

It has taken longer than expected, but we have finally finished what is certain to be regarded as a tour de force, which is to say, John C. Wright's latest novel. It's a standalone, and once you read it, you'll understand what he meant when he said that it came to him in a dream. It's not a big book like Somewhither, but it is one that you'll almost certainly want to read more than once. Iron Chamber of Memory will be coming out this month; if you're a New Release subscriber, keep an eye on your emails next week. And if you're not, well, then you should probably consider subscribing.

It won't be out quite as soon, but also en route is the debate between Dominic Saltarelli and I concerning the existence of gods. We've always planned to pick up the debate again one day, but after reading the intriguing debate between Umberto Eco and Cardinal Martini, I realized that a) our debate was already longer, b) it was more conclusive, and c) it was arguably even more interesting, if perhaps not quite so erudite. So, On the Existence of Gods will be released later this month, complete with the commentary from all of the judges who didn't go off the reservation and declare themselves the winner.

Speaking of which, if the agnostic judge doesn't send me his additional notes soon, the book will have go to out without them. And, simply because the question is bound to arise, no, I am not even close to being done with A Sea of Skulls yet. You may now proceed with the inevitable George RR Martin comparisons....

And finally, I am very pleased to be able to announce that the Compost Everything audiobook, written and narrated by David the Good, is now available on Amazon and Audible. It is three hours of gardening genius that contains everything you need to get rid of your enemies forever.

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41 Comments:

Blogger Clint March 10, 2016 2:36 PM  

Great! I need more books to buy.

Anonymous Dave March 10, 2016 2:45 PM  

So you've started hiding bags of Doritos in various locations at the villa? Is your facial hair becoming more and more unkempt?

Blogger newanubis March 10, 2016 2:46 PM  

As if someone wouldn't that woman on the cover of Iron Chamber!

Anonymous Leonidas March 10, 2016 2:48 PM  

I'll forgive your delays, Mr. Martin, but only because I can be easily bought off by new material from Mr. John C. Wright!

Anonymous Dave March 10, 2016 2:51 PM  

As if someone wouldn't that woman

Is this where we insert your own punchline...

Anonymous WaterBoy March 10, 2016 2:55 PM  

the agnostic judge = alexamenos

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 10, 2016 2:57 PM  

Triggering cover art no Hugo for him

Anonymous Alexander, #10 March 10, 2016 2:58 PM  

Let us know when you change the title to A Sea of Rapes. Then we'll know the transformation is unsalvageable.

Blogger Stephen Notman March 10, 2016 3:00 PM  

We await the grand meal that is sure to be A Sea of Skulls. In the meantime, these hunks of red meat flung casually from your table are most appreciated.

Anonymous Dave March 10, 2016 3:14 PM  

More like An Ocean of Rapes to get him in the same league.

Blogger alexamenos March 10, 2016 3:27 PM  

Darn I feel like I forgot to do my homework. Will email notes today.

Blogger Alexander March 10, 2016 3:29 PM  

Dave,

No matter what Vox does, he isn't going to match RapeRape in volume.

Anonymous Ezekiel Cassandros March 10, 2016 3:34 PM  

Comparisons you say?

Why A Throne of Bones is superior:

1) A plot that stays on the rails
2) Does not go into excessively detailed descriptions of feasts written while the author was clearly drooling
3) Relatedly: Author has a more favorable weights lifted / Doritos eaten ratio
4) Instead of ripping off the War of the Roses like everybody else, it rips off a war youve probably never heard of so it feels fresh
5) Approximately 99.5% less rape
6) Author knows enough about military history and tactics to describe and explain the flow of battle
7) At no point does the author describe human genitalia in graphic detail

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean March 10, 2016 3:35 PM  

Very nice cover. For some reason, it brings to mind the Lord's Prayer, especially the part about temptation.

Blogger Alfred Genesson March 10, 2016 3:50 PM  

I'm in agreement with Leonidas. Your book tome is eagerly awaited, but a new masterpiece by Mr. Wright will hold my appetite at bay.

Blogger SirHamster March 10, 2016 3:51 PM  

So, On the Existence of Gods will be released later this month, complete with the commentary from all of the judges who didn't go off the reservation and declare themselves the winner.

That sounds rather interesting. Is that going to be available in an appendix in the book or something?

Blogger Verne March 10, 2016 3:53 PM  

Whatever you do, please don't be like George RR Martin taking so long to finish a book, you look like you are about to die of old age first. Good lord he has been at those books for 15 years and is not close to being done. At that pace you will be an very old man before you finish. I'm pretty sure George RR Martin never will finish.

Anonymous Steve March 10, 2016 4:00 PM  

No matter what Vox does, he isn't going to match RapeRape in volume.

Or mass.

Blogger VD March 10, 2016 4:01 PM  

That sounds rather interesting. Is that going to be available in an appendix in the book or something?

No. Although there is an appendix about a Sam Harris book.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 March 10, 2016 4:11 PM  

@14

Indeed. I'm not even Christian and I'm hearing the words "lead us not into temptation" in my mind when I look at that pic.

Blogger Joshua_D March 10, 2016 4:23 PM  

So ... can we get a slightly higher res version of that book cover? I need to be able to properly examine it for lewdness. At that size, it's hard to tell if it's only 7/10 on the lewdness scale or 8/10.

Blogger Aeoli Pera March 10, 2016 5:00 PM  

Nice. Who is the artist?

Blogger SciVo March 10, 2016 5:16 PM  

Alexander, #10 wrote:Let us know when you change the title to A Sea of Rapes. Then we'll know the transformation is unsalvageable.

I'm sure it would have to be A Rape of Skulls. Or perhaps Eye-Rape of Skulls, co-written with Steve the Dark Ninja of Mockery.

Blogger The Hammer March 10, 2016 6:12 PM  

Well I just started a re-read of A Throne of Bones, and it's going slowly so this is welcome news.

Blogger The Kurgan March 10, 2016 8:05 PM  

Personally I will most definitely buy the book of JCW, but I do find the woman on the cover to be a bit hip/thigh heavy.

Anonymous Lazarus March 10, 2016 8:31 PM  

I like John C. Wright, but that cover surprises me given his Christian beliefs. I hate to miss out, but my conscience would trouble me for buying such a lascivious-looking book. I did get Equality: the Impossible Quest, but that cover wasn't so... prurient.

Anonymous Nathan March 10, 2016 9:03 PM  

Can you guys release a version where the gal's a little more covered up? Or maybe just a version without the cover? I want to support JCW, but I'm with Lazarus on this.

Anonymous Frank Luke March 10, 2016 11:02 PM  

@20

Indeed. I'm not even Christian and I'm hearing the words "lead us not into temptation" in my mind when I look at that pic.

Yes. Because I can get there on my own.

Blogger pdwalker March 10, 2016 11:07 PM  

You had me at "John C. Wright's"

Blogger newanubis March 11, 2016 3:09 AM  

Forgot the important word 'remember'

Blogger VD March 11, 2016 3:46 AM  

Can you guys release a version where the gal's a little more covered up? Or maybe just a version without the cover? I want to support JCW, but I'm with Lazarus on this.

It's DRM-free. Open it up in Sigil and put whatever you want there.

I did get Equality: the Impossible Quest, but that cover wasn't so... prurient.

Temptation is supposed to be tempting.

Blogger pdwalker March 11, 2016 4:47 AM  

I rather like the cover.

Blogger Dire Badger March 11, 2016 6:49 AM  

I just want to know how Wright got Amy lee to pose for his cover art.

Blogger Heaving Bosoms of Vile Moderation March 11, 2016 10:40 AM  

VD wrote:Can you guys release a version where the gal's a little more covered up? Or maybe just a version without the cover? I want to support JCW, but I'm with Lazarus on this.

It's DRM-free. Open it up in Sigil and put whatever you want there.



I went ahead and prepared a censored version for y'all.

Blogger Joshua_D March 11, 2016 11:16 AM  

Hahaha ... That took the lewdness down to at least 4/10.

Anonymous Cheddarman March 11, 2016 1:52 PM  

Looking forward to the "existence of gods"

Blogger Geir Balderson March 11, 2016 3:01 PM  

Gees! I am buying John C. Wright's book just for the cover! Good Cover= Excellent Prose

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit March 11, 2016 4:00 PM  

Nathan: Can you guys release a version where the gal's a little more covered up? Or maybe just a version without the cover? I want to support JCW, but I'm with Lazarus on this.

Men vs. Women

Men: Good Lord! That woman.

Women: Good Lord! That fabric. I bet it's murder to hem, though....

Blogger Markku March 12, 2016 6:12 AM  

For those who might get even more sexually excited by Trumped-up version, I have also created a de-lewdified version. Lusting after a bunch of polygons is a very real concern among Christians. There is just no knowing whose polygon wife she might be.

http://i.imgur.com/bqkZxBO.png

Blogger Joshua_D March 12, 2016 7:20 AM  

Nice Markku. But I can still see some boob shadow and her belly button, so this is still at least a 2/10 for lewdness. Plus that look she's giving me ... and I bet that's some kind of alcohol in that cup ...

Blogger Markku March 12, 2016 11:57 AM  

Yes, I just looked it up with a display with a different brightness response, and was shocked to find residual lewdness. This image needs some more serious chastising than I thought.

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