The Diamond Deep is about how love and strength and creativity can shine in the face of great power, and about the way that real leaders protect their people.Â Itâ€™s also about the speed of change.Â The core â€œwhat ifâ€™ for this second story in the duology is â€œWhat if you were effectively stranded in a place with little change, while your home culture surfs waves of new technology and expands to fill a solar system?â€
Every book takes work â€“ my work for a year and a bit to write and polish, and following that the art and art direction, the book design, the copyedit, the marketing, and I suspect a lot more that I never see.Â Pyr and I have together birthed The Diamond Deep, with help from the fabulous John Picacio and a host of others.
I’m really happy that the entire saga is not only done, but also available for people to order. Â It’s getting a good start – It’s a Barnes and Noble Bookseller’s pick for October and Romantic Times gave it a four-star review.
It will also be available at The University Bookstore in Seattle, where I am doing my first post-release reading on October 18th. Â If you’re local to me, please come down and support all of the great work Duane does for us in the community.
There will also be a launch party for it at Orycon in early November. Â Yes, that’s a bit late. Â But I’m traveling, and I wanted to throw a party I can attend! Â More on that later…..