Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Patrick Rothfuss has completed The Wise Man's Fear

Pat Rothfuss has finished the first draft of The Wise Man's Fear, the sequel to his mega-selling debut, The Name of the Wind. The process of editing and rewriting will now begin, but at last the process of getting the book onto the shelves is now underway. My guess is we will see the book on shelves within the year, possibly somewhat less than that.

No word on Scott Lynch's progress on The Republic of Thieves yet.

EDIT: I'm actually hearing there may be good news in a few weeks about Lynch as well, but I suspect it will mean scrubbing the book off your 2009 calendars.

10 comments:

Allan said...

Happy dance

Harrison Holtz said...

That is great news!

ediFanoB said...

Great news! Take a look at the heap of paper. Hopefully it will fit in one book.

Ana said...

*happy dance*

Jamie said...

Hi Wert

Do you mean you think it may come out *this* year or do you mean within 12 months?

thanks

Jamie

Adam Whitehead said...

This year will be tight, but it depends fully on DAW and Gollancz's attitude to the book. Book 1 did huge business, so they may rush it out ASAP, or DAW may get it out quickly and Gollancz might be a few months later.

My guess would be early 2010.

Adam Whitehead said...

Sorry, should have been clearer, my guess would be early 2010 for both countries.

Ed S. said...

"First draft" means there's still some - maybe a lot of - work to do and makes this year pretty much impossible.

Myshkin said...

I was under the impression that the first draft was done years ago. I thought he'd been working on the final draft this whole time.

Adam Whitehead said...

Apparently that was the zeroth draft. Or something.