I’ve been a big fan of Tor.com for the longest time and I was thrilled to learn that they were going to be the ones to officially announce United States of Japan. Part of the joy of finishing a book and finding an amazing publisher is sharing with friends and finally being able to talk about what’s been kind of a secret project for the longest time. At the same time, we had to wait for the right time and venue, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that it landed at Tor.
A lot goes into the press release, and Penny at Angry Robot rocked it. It’s that mix of being informative, piquing interest with the synopsis, while at the same time capturing what makes the book, hopefully, special. I also laugh every time I see what has become my default bio photo, a picture Angela took a few years back in China. Maybe I can change to something similar to my twitter photo with me in an astronaut’s helmet looking dazed, lol. It was fantastic hearing from multiple friends (and strangers) about how they’d heard about USJ at Tor.com even before I shared the news. Here’s a bit from the official announcement and a link to the full article below:
Due for release in early 2016, United States of Japan is hailed as the spiritual sequel to Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, and is set in a gripping alternate history where the Japanese empire rules over America with huge robots. Is resistance possible in the form of subversive video games?