brian mcclellan

  1. Brian G Turner

    Review: The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan

    4 1/2 stars. If The Crimson Campaign stuttered a little, Brian McClellan gets back on form with The Autumn Republic, by grabbing everything he has and taking it forward at a furious pace. The story develops well and overall this is both a strong novel and good conclusion to the Powder Mage...
  2. Brian G Turner

    Review: The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

    3 1/2 stars. If ever there was an argument for the second book in a trilogy sagging, this is an example. Main characters, especially Taniel, seemed to lack direction and just drifted through the story. All too often characters seemed to reach plot points for no other reason than the author...
  3. Brian G Turner

    Sins of Empire will be Brian McClellan's 4th Powder Mage novel

    Brian McClellan will be continuing the Powder Mage series, with a new book set 10 years after the end of the 3rd: From his newsletter:
  4. Brian G Turner

    Review: Ghosts of the Tristan Basin by Brian McClellan

    I've really enjoyed Brian McClellan's Powder Mage trilogy. I think he's a seriously exciting - and original - voice in modern fantasy. It's not simply that he's tried to drag epic fantasy into the Napoleonic era - that his "powder images" snort gunpowder like a drug in order to control gun shot...
  5. ratsy

    Brian McClellan: How an Author Gets Paid

    Interesting blog from Brian McClellan. I was surprised to see the average advance for a new SFF author in 2005 was $6,000. I have a feeling this was not including small presses. And he says that only 20% of books 'earn...
  6. ratsy

    Brian McClellan vs Self Pub

    I read this Brian McClellan and thought some of you might like to read it. I think the fact is, either way can be lucrative. Most of us will not be lucky enough to have a large backing like Orbit, and those of us that do self-pub, will not be lucky enough to sell thousands and make a living...
  7. Brian G Turner

    Interview with Brian McClellan

    Hi Brian, thanks for speaking with us - I appreciate you're very busy at the moment carrying out a lot of interviews and publicity. First things first: I think I read somewhere that you had originally thought of putting powder mages in a 1920's environment, but decided to change it to a...
  8. Brian G Turner

    Review: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

    Most fantasy is set in some form of pseudo-mediaeval pre-industrial agrarian utopia. So the idea of a book that is openly "flintlock fantasy", full of muskets, political revolution, and guillotines, in a society that includes a workers union, was very intriguing. The story seems simple...
  9. Brian G Turner

    Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

    Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan has been showing a lot on the chronicles advertising for me. Something about it (the colours, the cover?) looked intriguing, so I thought I'd check it out on Amazon: I'm especially caught by the use of...