K.J. Parker’s upcoming novella The Last Witness, out October 10th from Tor.com, was one of the first books we bought for the new novella line, and it’s so much fun. Parker is pretty much universally loved here in the Tor.com Tower, so when I was asked if we’d like another novella from the great man himself, I jumped at the chance.
The new book has the working title of The Devil You Know, and is due to be published in spring of next year.
Want to know more about The Devil You Know? You know you want to, you devil…
The Devil You Know
The greatest philosopher of all time is offering to sell his soul to the Devil. All he wants is twenty more years, to complete his life’s work. After that, he really doesn’t care.
But the assistant demon assigned to the case has his suspicions, because the philosopher is Saloninus—the greatest philosopher, yes, but also the greatest liar, trickster and cheat the world has known; the sort of man even the Father of Lies can’t trust. He’s almost certainly up to something; but what?
Parker is undeniably one of the most talented fantasy authors working in the field, today, having been nominated for Best Novella in the World Fantasy Awards for the last three years running (and winning it, twice). He’s also the alter ego of fantasy humorist, Tom Holt, and a thoroughly entertaining chap, too. If you’ve not yet heard his Coode Street Podcast interview, grab a coffee and take some time out of your day to listen to it.