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In which I continue bouncing off the walls with joy

Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations about last week’s big news, and a special high-five to, who had my favorite headline on the story. “Liberal Horror Show” is the name of my next band.

A few Tuesday morning notes:

* Lovecraft Country is a finalist for best horror novel in the 2017 Locus Awards. To the extent that it is possible for me to be even more excited, I am psyched about this. If you are attending the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, I’ll be signing books at the noon autograph session on June 24, so come by and say hi.

* The Nebula Awards were announced last weekend. Charlie Jane Anders’ All the Birds in the Sky won best novel, and Arrival, the film adaptation of Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life,” won the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. Congrats, Charlie and Ted! (Full list of winners and nominees here.)

* The German translation of Lovecraft Country will be published early next year by Carl Hanser Verlag. I should have an exact publication date soon.

* If you’re in the UK or some other part of the British Commonwealth and are wondering why you can’t find an ebook of Lovecraft Country, this is an unfortunate side-effect of the way English-language publishing rights are divided up. English ebook rights in Britain, Australia, etc. are typically reserved for the UK publisher, so if a book doesn’t have a UK publisher—as is the case right now for Lovecraft Country—there’s no way to get the ebook. I’m hopeful that the novel will eventually find a British publisher, but for now, your best bet is to order a print copy of the American edition from the Book Depository.

* And finally, last Friday I had a nice chat with Robin Shantz for the Invaders from Planet 3 podcast. You can listen to our conversation here. It’s also available (free) on iTunes, here.

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Lovecraft Country will be a series on HBO

Some good news I’ve been sitting on for a while: last year, Warner Brothers Television optioned Lovecraft Country, with J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Misha Green, and Ben Stephenson attached as executive producers.

Two days ago I got word that HBO had picked up the show and ordered a full series. HBO publicly announced the deal yesterday afternoon, so I am free to say: Woo-hoo! In addition to being super excited in general, I’m really, really happy that Jordan Peele and Misha Green are on board. If you haven’t seen Misha’s series “Underground” yet, or if you’re one of the three people on the planet who hasn’t seen Get Out, get thee to a Netflix queue/movie theater and you’ll see why I’m so psyched. (P.S., if you’ve managed to avoid Get Out spoilers, keep it that way.)

A number of people have asked me when the show will actually air. The answer is I don’t know yet, but I’ll post more details once I have them.


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