Steven Erikson will release a new Malazan novella featuring the characters of Bauchelain and Kobral Broach this month. Entitled The Fiends of Nightmaria, it will be released by Subterranean Press and features illustrations by David Gentry.
Pre-orders are currently sold out, but Sub Press hope to have more copies available soon. This is the sixth Malazan novella featuring the characters, following on from Blood Follows (2002), The Healthy Dead (2004), The Lees of Laughter's End (2007), Crack'd Pot Trail (2009) and The Wurms of Blearmouth (2012). Significantly, this likely means that a second omnibus collection of novellas could be released soon, as the first three were collected in The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Volume I (UK, USA). A Volume II is likely to follow.
Erikson has said that he plans to release nine novellas featuring the characters in total, so three more are likely to follow. Erikson's next full-length Malazan novel, Fall of Light, is due for publication this month, on 21 April in the UK and 26 April in the USA.