Monday, June 02, 2014

Expand, Contract (42)

(This is now listed on Osprey's 'Web page as an upcoming book, so I guess that I can talk about it here.)

A little while ago, I received one of those pleasing e-mails (as in, "an offer of paying work") from Osprey Publishing, of "military history with amazingly good art" fame. They have recently expanded into coverage of myths, legends, and other branches of the fantastical, they wanted to do a Sinbad the Sailor book, and somebody had pointed them my way.

To cut the long story short, the book is now scheduled for release in September. I'll leave it to others to comment on my work (in this case, a lot of clarifying paraphrase and some notes on the work of the likes of Tim Severin and Ray Harryhausen), but I will say now that the main illustrations, by ªRu-Mor, are absolutely gorgeous. I'm looking forward to having a paper copy in my hands.