Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s regular round-up of book news from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.
With only two weeks to go before Christmas day, you’d think the British genre fiction industry would be winding down for winter... but it isn’t!
Today, the troubled run of David Wingrove’s Chung Kuo takes another turn for the worse, with the author himself suggesting that his current publisher, Corvus, is poised to drop the radically recast sf series from its forthcoming calendar—though I dare say fans of the man need not be entirely dismayed: he has plans to save the saga, plus he’s been plenty busy with a brand new trilogy about time travel. In this week’s Cover Art Corner, we’ll take a closer look at what Wingrove insists is his best book. Last but not least, a lovely new look for Harry Potter, as Bloomsbury announces its plans to rerelease the bestselling seven-book series complete with full colour illustrations by Jim Kay.