As Deadline announced today, Heyday Television have optioned Priest of Bones for a television adaptation in partnership with NBCUniversal International Studios. While selling an option and getting a show made are not necessarily the same thing, this is nonetheless fantastic news and I’m extremely pleased to be working with Tom Winchester and Jillian Share of Heyday Television on the project.
My most sincere thanks to my agents Jennie Goloboy at DMLA and Geoff Morley at UTA for putting together the opportunity.
I am absolutely delighted to say that Priest of Bones has been shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) in the 2019 British Fantasy Awards!
The awards are presented at FantasyCon in Glasgow, Scotland in October.
The complete list of nominees is:
The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline)
Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Orbit)
Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Green Man’s Heir, by Juliet E McKenna (Wizard’s Tower Press)
The Loosening Skin, by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher Books)
As you can see it’s a very strong group, so wish me luck!
Something very cool happened today – my first ever story for Black Library was released!
Baphomet by Night is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and is an Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) military science fiction story, something very different to what I usually write!
You can check it out here: https://www.blacklibrary.com/new-titles/featured/baphomet-by-night-eshort.html
I also wrote an introduction piece for the good folk at Warhammer Community, which you might find interesting: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/05/28/introducing-peter-mclean/
I had a lot of fun writing this one, I hope you enjoy it.
The Emperor protects!
I’m delighted to say that the UK version of Priest of Bones is getting a hardcover release, courtesy of Jo Fletcher Books. Released on October 4th, available for pre-order now! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Priest-Bones-War-Rose-Throne/dp/1787473481
Barnes & Noble are calling it “Peaky Blinders with swords”, and now it has a wonderful cover to match from the excellent Katie Anderson at Berkeley.
Check out the full image and cover blurb here here:
Priest of Bones is now available for pre-order in the US (final cover version and UK link will hopefully be available soon). Click the image!
I’m delighted to say that Damnation has made the longlist for the British Science Fiction Association awards for Best Novel of 2017, amongst some truly excellent company!
You can see the full list here: https://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa-awards-stage-2/ and if you’re a BSFA member and fancy voting for me to progress to the shortlist I will love you forever!
I’m delighted to say that Damnation is now available as an Audible audiobook, once more narrated by Mark Meadows who also did the production for Drake and Dominion:
Available from Audible US: https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Damnation-Audiobook/B078J1B1MS
And UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Damnation-Audiobook/B078JG7C5D
I’ve very please to say that the Tomas Piety series has been picked up by Jo Fletcher Books (part of Quercus) in the UK!
Priest of Bones will release in October 2018, from Ace/ROC at Penguin Random House in the USA and Jo Fletcher in the UK, with Priest of Lies to follow in 2019.
Hopefully we’ll have some cover art to share soon!