Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Even Newer ARISEN Paperbacks!
Plus: Book Eleven Update

So I'm tickled to announce that gorgeous matte-finish trade paperback editions are now available for:

ARISEN, Book Nine - Cataclysm

ARISEN, Book Ten - The Flood

ARISEN : Genesis

Yes, you are seeing that right - a mere three years after first publication, ARISEN : Genesis is finally getting a paperback edition. At least I beat the end of the world.

Available from Amazon and, erm, other places!


I'm starting to get this question quite a lot – which, believe me, is the nicest possible compliment, so thank you very much – but in the interest of reserving some time for actually writing it, I figured I'd better provide an official answer. Book Eleven will be out:

  1. Just as soon as I can possibly get it written.
  2. Hopefully early-ish next year (Q1), but it's too early in the process to be sure.
  3. As soon as it's remotely possible to announce a launch date, you will hear it here first, as well as on the facebook group, the ARISEN mailing list, and the MSF mailing list.
  4. If you want more frequent updates, including the stomach-swallowing lows and highs of the writing process – and, right now, the intensive story-design process – as usual lately I'm putting them on Twitter at: @michaelstephenf
  5. The only thing more important than getting the book out fast is getting it PERFECT - and that's A LOT more important. There was a small but vocal minority of critics of Book Ten - I know most of you disagree, which thank you very much - but as my own harshest critic I think they had some very good points, and have taken them on board. I now have a laser-like focus not only on pushing the story relentlessly forward - but also making sure the conclusion of the ARISEN series is exactly as earth-shattering, and epic, and surprising, and satisfying, and explosive as you deserve and have no doubt come to expect. Your devotion to the series makes that paramount - and also makes it possible. Thank you for waiting - and, mainly, thanks taking the ride with me. It means everything.

I wish everyone reading this a very safe and joyful and lovely holiday season. In my book, you absolutely deserve it.

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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