Dreamseeker Coming Nov. 3rd

by csfriedman on October 13, 2015 in News

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DREAMSEEKER, the second volume of the Dreamwalker Trilogy, will be released in hardcover on November 3, 2015.  The book will be published by DAW Books and will feature cover art by Alejandro Colucci.

Excerpts will be posted soon!

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Authorview: Celia S. Friedman

by csfriedman on October 13, 2015 in News

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From a recent conversation with Kerstin Hall:

“A lot of details are never seen by readers,” [Friedman] says. “Sometimes I come up with details that I intend to put into my books, but more often I develop ideas to flesh out my world and make it feel real, that never are directly relevant to the plot.”

For example…

“In the Dreamwalker series there are small hominids known as “abbies” that serves as slaves. I doubt my main characters will ever find out where that name is from, or who brought them to Terra Prime, or other details of the local slave market…but I need to know all that to keep the story consistent.”

“Characters have noted that the abbies have a strange, slightly awkward gait. It’s not an important story element, but it is because they were a hominid race snatched from their home world right at the time when they were evolving upright posture. All the evolutionary adjustments that the human foot underwent to support a permanent upright gait, they were still in the middle of.”

Read the full interview


by csfriedman on March 4, 2015 in News

Just turned in the final draft for DREAMSEEKER, volume 2 in the Dreamwalker Trilogy. Yes, it turned out to be a trilogy! Though I considered making it a longer series, I decided my readers deserved an ending in less time than that. Volume 2 ups the ante on darkness, features the young Shadow Isaac as a main character, and should blow away the “second book of a trilogy” curse. Jesse’s dreamwalking powers are front and center, with some wonderful (and disturbing) dream manipulations. Coming in July to a bookstore near you.

Will post excerpts soon.

Dreamwalker News

by csfriedman on March 4, 2015 in News

Dreamwalker is here in paperback. And a beautiful paperback it is, too…get your copy now!

Perfect Day makes the big time

by csfriedman on May 13, 2013 in News

My story Perfect Day will be included in Hartwell’s Year’s Best Science Fiction for 2012.  So for all of you who missed the magazine debut and want a dead tree copy, it’s on its way….

It Has a Name! (and a pub date)

by csfriedman on January 23, 2013 in News

My next novel will be called Dreamwalker, and is due out in Febrary 2014. Which means I’ll have to keep feeding y’all excerpts till then, so stay tuned!

Coldfire in the UK!

by csfriedman on January 16, 2013 in News

You asked for it, we listened: Orbit will be producing an e-book version of the Coldfire Trilogy for readers in the UK.  No date yet, but I’ll post it when I have it.

Legacy of Kings in Paperback

by csfriedman on August 23, 2012 in News

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DAW Books – 2012
ISBN: 0756407483
(Mass Market Edition)
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Legacy of Kings, the final volume of The Magister Trilogy, will be released in mass market paperback on Sept. 4, offering readers the chance at last to complete the trilogy with matching Palencar covers.

In April 2011, Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist posted a review of Legacy of Kings. Below is a teaser. Pat previously reviewed Feast of Souls and Wings of Wrath and interviewed Celia in 2007 and again in 2009. Links to those reviews and interviews can be found below. Read More

Darkover 35

by csfriedman on August 21, 2012 in Events

Darkover 35 Convention
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Maryland 21093

Celia will be appearing at the 35th Darkover convention in Baltimore on November 23-25, 2012.  This intimate family-style convention is a great place to hang out with your favorite authors, listen to good music, and of course enjoy the best in panel discussions and games.

This year they will be celebrating DarkoverCon 35 and the theme this year is diversity in all its forms.

Besides several full tracks of science fiction/fantasy programming, the convention offers assorted music programming (primarily, but not exclusively, folk), workshops where you can learn assorted arts or crafts, video programming, esoteric programing, dancing, and more. This year they are once again planning a full track of Steampunk programming.