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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-09-04 10:35
Subject: [books|writing] Keeping score on my novels
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Tags:books, calamity, endurance, escapement, green, kalimpura, madness, mainspring, odms, pinion, publishing, sins, sunspin, trial, whips, writing

Not that anybody was asking, but in an attempt to corral my own thoughts, here’s a list of all the novels I’ve ever written/co-written or am committed to writing, time and my health permitting. I make this seventeen completed manuscripts, two in-progress manuscripts, and six on the table to be written. In addition to all of the below, [info]kenscholes and I have discussed doing a YA gonzo SF trilogy together, once he’s done with the Psalms of Isaac.

Who has time for cancer?

Written but unpublished

The January Machine (time travel/millenial SF, project abandoned)
Rocket Science (zero draft)
Death of a Starship (zero draft)
The Murasaki Doctrine (space opera/military SF, could not sell)
The Heart of the Beast (with Jeff VanderMeer, project abandoned)
Our Lady of the Islands (with Shannon Page, at my agent)
Other Me (YA lost colony/identity paranoia SF, awaiting rewrite)

Written, in progress or planned

Rocket Science

Death of a Starship


Endurance (forthcoming)
Kalimpura (forthcoming)

Trial of Flowers
Madness of Flowers
Reign of Flowers (not a committed project)

Calamity of So Long a Life (in progress)
The Whips and Scorns of Time (to be drafted in 2012)
Be All Our Sins Remembered (to be drafted in 2012)

Original Destiny, Manifest Sin (American Old West fantasy/AH, to be drafted in 2012 or 2013)

Black Tulip (Dutch historial thriller/mystery, to be drafted in 2013)

The Rockefeller Plot (1970s diplomatic thriller with Ambassador Joseph Lake, in progress)
[untitled Biafran war novel] (1960s diplomatic thriller with Ambassador Joseph Lake)

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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User: lillypond
Date: 2011-09-04 18:00 (UTC)
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I still have a soft spot for January Machine. I loved that novel.
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Jay Lake: sanguine-birds_wake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-09-04 18:02 (UTC)
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You're one of a handful of people who've actually *read* it...
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User: supersniffles
Date: 2011-09-05 10:06 (UTC)
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Keyword:bad girl
Who has time for cancer?

Nobody! Fuck cancer!!!
And also, get better and keep writing.
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User: biggraykangaroo
Date: 2011-09-12 19:54 (UTC)
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> The Heart of the Beast (with Jeff VanderMeer, project abandoned)

Is there some chances of that one's revival?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-09-12 20:42 (UTC)
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Highly doubtful, unfortunately.
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my journal
January 2014
2012 appearances