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Unascended

A reader asks, "How is Unascended coming? When will it be out?"

Unascended is coming! We'll be done in just a few weeks. Right now I'm working on Teyla, Rodney, Ronon, Daniel and Ember investigating an Ancient installation that isn't what it seems, which is definitely a fun party to write!

After we're done with the first draft it will go to our editor, Sally, at Fandemonium for her first edits. Then we'll get it back and make the changes. Then it will go to MGM for their edits. Then we'll get it back and make those changes. Then it will go back to MGM for final approval, then to proofreading, and then at last to formatting and print. So I am guessing maybe the end of summer or beginning of fall? It really depends on how long each of these steps takes.

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draco_stellaris
Mar. 27th, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up. Unascended is the book I'm looking forward to most of all this year. Also, Yay for Ember! :)
jo_graham
Mar. 27th, 2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
Ember is back! And he's working with the team. Which... let's just say it's fun.

It's so nice to hear from you! I've missed seeing you around. How have you been? Me, I'm having a thing for Thranduil in The Hobbit. Ok, an elf thing in general. It's the hair.
draco_stellaris
Apr. 7th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
Ha, I imagine Ronon is having a tiny problem adjusting to working with Ember! It's an interesting team combination though: I don't think Teyla, Rodney or Daniel would mind having Ember around.

Thanks! I'm fine. Very busy with real life but fine otherwise. :) And I can totally relate to having a thing for Thranduil (or any elf, for that matter). Yep, it's gotta be the hair! Definitely! This shiny, long, silky hair you want to run your fingers through... Though Thranduil himself seems to be a bit on the whacky side, for an elf. (Outing myself now as somebody who enjoys watching the movies but failed reading the books, so am missing probably lots of important background information.) Elves and Wraith have so many things in common!
jo_graham
Apr. 7th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
Teyla likes Ember. Rodney -- it's a mixed bag because Ember didn't tell him what he knew, but he can kind of get over that.

Oh Thranduil. Seriously Thranduil. I'm writing elf fanfiction like crazy! (Shall I link you in private message?)
draco_stellaris
Apr. 16th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply. It must be a weird feeling for Rodney, working with his former Keeper. He must feel quite reproachful towards Ember, and maybe never able to fully trust him.

Thanks for the offer! I'd love to take a look! :D Is it the same fanfiction that can be found at another place here on LJ? If yes, I have it bookmarked for a while and am looking forward to read it!
jo_graham
Apr. 16th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
I think Rodney's sneakingly fond of Ember. And none of this was Ember's idea. He just inherited it when Guide volunteered him!

Yes, indeedly! :)
yanin_acier
Mar. 31st, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
It's great that we're going to get a continuation of the story! I really like the Legacy series so far, because it's a good mix of action, politics, humour... in short, everything that makes Stargate what it is. Also, you have a great way of writing the characters, staying true to their portrayal in the show and making them feel real, believable.
That is something I also noticed reading "Lost Things" - the only one of your non-Stargate books I have read so far. (So far! There will definitely be more reading on my part!) All the characters act very reasonably, especially the main group, though that's probably because we see more of them than of the others. They can get angry or sad etc., but they take care not to let that cloud their judgements. They know how to accept things they cannot change and have the strength to try and work for what they can change. That makes them incredibly good role models, not just for kids but for anyone.
Well, enough with the praise; I actually came here to ask a question. It interests me how big of an influence MGM takes on your books. Do they edit out whole scenes or are the changes usually more minor, like a changed word or sentence? Do they have any influence on your creative process when you first come up with the story line?
jo_graham
Apr. 1st, 2014 01:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're enjoyed Legacy! Thank you!

I'm also delighted you've liked Lost Things. I love the Order of the Air series, and it makes me so happy that you think the characters are good role models. One thing I learned from Stargate is how much people want stories about basically admirable people, about people who have problems and foibles but genuinely try to do the right thing. I hope you'll read Steel Blues and Silver Bullet and let me know what you think of them. In Steel Blues the stakes get higher, and it's harder for our guys to hang on, especially Mitch, when we find out what's been eating him. The fourth book, Wind Raker, will be out later this year.

That's a big question about MGM! I'll do a full update post on it tomorrow, because that's really a long answer and I bet other people would be interested in it too.
jo_graham
Apr. 2nd, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
Ok, I just did a full answer to your question!
Shawn Edwards
Apr. 1st, 2014 02:04 am (UTC)
I can't wait to read this book! Hopefully, soon, you will drop some little snippets to feed us starving piranhas:).
jo_graham
Apr. 1st, 2014 01:38 pm (UTC)
I just put up a piece for you! :)
hiveshipmist
Apr. 14th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
Will hear what has come of Ashes, such as if he is in a Wraith prison somewhere or something else? Also, did he ever have any descendants?
jo_graham
Apr. 14th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
I think Ashes is a prisoner on Alabaster's hive, or perhaps on a planet her hive controls. He does have descendants, yes. And who knows? Ashes may yet return to make trouble.
hiveshipmist
Apr. 16th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
Ashes gets more and more interesting in a tragic way. He has descendants, but seems to have hidden his true past self from them and seems to not be close with them, as he was willing to sacrifice every last human and Wraith just to stamp out a few humans with a leftover Ancient gene.

The concept of Wraith prisons is fascinating. Do you have in mind what Wraith prisons would be like? I've always imagined the sentences to be longer than for humans for serious crimes (to correspond with their long lives) and to be devoid of pleasures like windows/views of stars and maybe even a way to restrict telepathic access to the hive mind.
jo_graham
Apr. 16th, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)
I think Ashes' descendants are many generations down and he doesn't feel particularly close to them. He's very isolated, yes. The last of the first ones.

One thing it would have to have is no way of interfacing with the hive ship if it were on one. Which -- if Ashes were to escape, that would be how. Oh do not give me this plot bunny!
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