From the author himself via Facebook (as spotted by Pat):
"GASP! That would be me, coming up for air. How long was I down there? About twenty years, from conception to completion. The Malazan Book of the Fallen is done. Sure, editing and all that crap to follow. But ... done. I don't know who I am. Who am I again? What planet is this? Three months of butterflies ... maybe this double whiskey will fix that. Hmm. No. Delayed reaction going on here."
Congratulations to Steven Erikson. I'm on record as being sceptical over how much closure The Crippled God can bring to the series (what with no less than ten additional Malazan novels on their way from both Erikson and Ian Esslemont, plus myriad novellas and a companion volume), but I am more than happy to be proven wrong. At the very least, it sounds like the story of the Crippled God, the Bonehunters and the Master of the Deck will conclude in February 2011.