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More about Lost Things

A reader says, "I'm excited that you have a new book coming out, but I don't remember you saying much about it before. Can you tell me something about it? Is this a Numinous World book?"

Sure! Melissa Scott and I wrote Lost Things in the summer and early fall of 2010. No, it's not a Numinous World book in the sense that it has the same characters or the same narrator. It has a very similar style to the magical/religious parts, but it's about different people.

Lost Things is a team adventure. It's very much the mix of action, archaeology, fantasy and romance as the original Raiders of the Lost Ark, but Raiders isn't a team. It's about the adventures of Indiana Jones, and that's great and we love Indy -- but we wanted more of an ensemble feel, with several characters who play off each other with the same kind of deep commitments that we've written in Stargate. We hope we've found that with Lewis, Alma, Jerry and Mitch. Also, Melissa writes brilliant aviation adventure, and the 1920s setting gave her a chance to do some really entertaining things, including an adventure on a transatlantic Zeppelin! She wrote most of the aviation parts, and I wrote most of the occult parts. We split the archaeology parts. If Indiana Jones met Katherine Kurtz's Adept series, this might be their baby!

We hope that it will grow into a series. Melissa and I already have the second and third books sketched out, Steel Blues and Silver Bullet. Steel Blues is partly in New Orleans, and features a cursed necklace, the New Orleans Axeman, and a bogus Russian countess. Silver Bullet takes place mostly in the Rocky Mountains and features a haunted silver mine and Nikola Tesla. (Sadly, despite its setting near Colorado Springs, it does not involve a stargate.... Nor a vampire.)

So what do you guys think?

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lferion
Feb. 23rd, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
I want to read all of them Very Much!
jo_graham
Feb. 23rd, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to them and I'm glad you are too!
_illumina_
Feb. 23rd, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
I'm an archaeologist! Of course I want to read this!
jo_graham
Feb. 24th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
It's about the Lake Nemi excavations beginning in 1929. So much fun!
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