The Year to Come

2013 is here!

For us, 2012 was a rough year. A job change, going back to school, and a whole host of other issues slowed us down to a crawl. While those issues aren’t gone, the new year has brought us new motivation to push through, and we have lots of fun plans in store!

Books to Write

Pandora Project 2: Parallax — Second in the series that began with Escape Velocity, the first draft of Parallax is already complete. We’re hard at work with the revisions already, and then another round of edits after that. Then it’s on to the submissions process with the hopes that our editor loves the concept as much as we do.

Top This — We’re about halfway through writing this novella now.

Slow Bloom — We’re in the midst of doing some edits on this so we can self-publish a re-release of this novel.

Trading Paint — This isn’t a scifi story, but rather the prequel to our popular novel Pit Road. All of the prep work is done, and we’re intending to write it just as soon as we finish Top This.

Pandora Project 3 — We’re really excited to get to work on this third book in the Pandora Project series.

Other potentials on the list: Close Quarters (a Pandora Project side story), Proving Grounds (a sequel to Pit Road), Ternion (third and final in the Foundations of Magic series), Treading Water (sequel to Slow Bloom)…and whatever strikes our fancy in the moment.

Movies to Watch

The Martian Chronicles — Classic Ray Bradbury in movie form? Sign us up!

The Forever War — The book is fantastic, so we’re looking forward to seeing what they do with the movie.

Star Trek: Into Darkness — Star Trek turned out to be a really fun movie clearly made by people who love the old series as much as we do, so we’re really looking forward to the next installment.

Pacific Rim — Robots versus aliens. That is all.

Riddick — More Riddick? Yes, please!

Books to Read

The Human Division — John Scalzi’s latest novel in episodic installments, the full story is going to be available in just a few months.

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination — Edited by John Joseph Adams, this anthology looks like a LOT of fun.

Red Planet Blues — Robert J. Sawyer’s “noir mystery on Mars”, as we’ve heard it called. This sounds fantastic.

Genocidal Organ — A complex conspiracy theory thriller from Japanese SF master Project Itoh. Available in English translation as of 2012 through Haikasoru.com.

Caught in Amber — Contact: Infinite Future’s own Cathy Pegau has created a fascinating heroine in Sasha James. We can’t wait to read this book!

Games to Play

Shadowrun ReturnsShadowrun has always been the best of science fiction and fantasy at once. “Shoot straight, conserve ammo and never cut a deal with a dragon.”

Bioshock: Infinite — We’ve loved the atmosphere and story of the previous Bioshock games and are really looking forward to this one.

Star Wars 1313 — We love the idea of playing as a bounty hunter on Coruscant. Gritty Star Wars reality, sign us up!

About Us
Anah Crow & Dianne FoxAnah Crow and Dianne Fox write sci-fi, paranormal, and contemporary queer romance for Carina Press, Samhain Publishing, and Amber Allure. They’ve been writing together for more than 10 years. You can find them on the web at anahcrowdiannefox.com and on Twitter at @anahcrow and @diannefox.

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11 comments

  1. Count me in on the “more Riddick” train please. Great to see all the stories you guys are working on. Have a great year!

    1. It’s so funny, because I had to be *forced* to watch the first two Riddick movies. I was sure they’d be awful… and now I don’t know why, because I love them! I’m so excited there’s going to be more!

  2. Anah & Dianne,

    You’re set to own 2013. Good luck with all those projects! I hadn’t heard they’re filming The Forever War–wow–that’s one of the best SF books I’ve read. Hollywood, please hire an inspired director. Or me.

    1. Thanks so much. We’re excited about the new year. *And* about the Forever War movie. It’s being done by Ridley Scott, so I’m hopeful…

      You can find a *tiny* bit more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Forever_War#Film

  3. Ah, yes, the pleasure of contemplating which books to work on whole year stretches ahead. So many possibilities…

    1. We usually start out with a list of what we’ve already got outlines or drafts for, and what we’re feeling passionate about in the moment. From there, we leave it pretty open, because we both know our interests change throughout the year and if we plan too heavily, we take all the fun out of it!

  4. Jennifer North · · Reply

    I am so happy to see this post! I neeeeeeed more books from you guys. And the sight of a potential follow-up to Slow Bloom on the list…and a re-release of the original?! Oh man, my little heart is doing the breast stroke of joy. 🙂 Best wishes for 2013!

    1. Thank you! We’re really excited to be back to work (not that we haven’t been working this past year, but it’s been slow going) and digging into the stories on our list—especially the re-release of Slow Bloom. 🙂

  5. Wow, you guys are going to be busy on the writing front. All those movies sound great…I’m adding some to my Must Watch list. Happy 2013!

    1. We always plan a bunch of stories to write each year. We end up writing some of them, and writing a few completely different ones that strike our fancy as the year goes on. 🙂

  6. A ‘Martian Chronicles’ movie? Loved, loved, loved the book, loved the cheesy mini-series. Did I mention I loved the book? Looking forward to this one.

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