Friday, December 19, 2008

News on God's Philosophers

God’s Philosophers is due out in August 2009. I can confirm that it will be released in Australia and Canada, probably before the end of next year. However, it may be delayed to avoid the Christmas rush of celebrity biographies and reprinted cookbooks.

And as you can see, we have a cover design. I think this looks fantastic and I’m very grateful to Icon for commissioning it from such a talented designer. However, we might change the central figure (which is a sixteenth century woodcut of a doctor examining a bottle of urine!) for a bookish scholar. I’ll keep you posted.

Unfortunately, my posting will be slight for the next couple of months as I beat the manuscript into shape (as well as doing my day job). A big thank you to Jim, J.D. and Humphrey for their excellent blogging and to everyone else who contributes to the discussion board.

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Humphrey said...

Hurrah, nice cover. Its going to look nice on my shelf.

Anonymous said...

It does make a difference when you see the cover - makes you think it's something physical and tangible rather than just a bunch of Word documents!!!!

Jelly good :)

Anonymous said...

I like the cover too but isn't a 16th century woodcut a bit late to be considered medieval? I think the 2 ornamental flowers at the bottom also look a bit more renaissance than medieval. I'm no expert but I did use to dabble in doing medieval calligraphy and illumination.