Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Furthest Station - UK Release

Coming September 21st

From Gollancz Books
Audio (in all the usual ways)
eBook (and all the usual formats)

Opening Paragraph(1)
Jaget said he’d been watching this documentary on TV about the way people learn to track animals.

‘Not white people, right?’ he said. ‘Like people that grow up in the bush.’

In this case !Xun people from Southern Africa, only Jaget couldn’t do the click sound until I taught him. I can only do it because I once harboured romantic dreams of emigrating to South Africa and had got someone to teach me. Since I hadn’t practised in ten years it probably meant we were both doing it wrong. We got some from funny looks from our fellow passengers – possibly because we were both in full uniform. 

(1) Yes yes I know strictly speaking not a paragraph ok? Do you want to read this or not?


Simon White said...

In September? Here I go wishing more of my life away

Tony Mills said...


Scott Griffith said...

A misplaced "from" in the sample there I think. I look forward to reading it.

Rachel Green said...

Brilliant. Extra 'from' notwithstanding.

Lattemama said...

"(1) Yes yes I know strictly speaking not a paragraph ok? Do you want to read this or not?"

Yes, I very much do!

John Porter said...

The word has been spread... the excitement is building :-)

elisabethflaum said...

Yes please! :)

catsmeow said...

I finally got, and rwead, The Hanging Tree (loved it) and wondered how long I would have to wait for the next.
At least now I know I have something to really look forward to!

Kerry Wear said...

Absolutely. Always love a Peter Grant story. :-D

Trevor Wills said...

Hi Ben,

this is Trevor, you may remember me from the Newport book festival and the book signing in Birmingham last November (I'm the one with 4 copies of everything, that you so graciously signed at the end).

Couple of quick questions. Why is it the new book is released in the US in June and not until September in the UK??

Also, will there be the same limited editions for the UK Publications, if so how much, and when can they be pre ordered?
Can I place my order for the very limited and very special edition now?? please please!!

Hope all is well