FanArt Contest: Boston AU

Every Friday a new piece of artwork from the fanart contest will be posted on this website!

Boston AU

Winner: Hugh Ebdy — Hugh’s piece immediately made me think of an alternate-universe story set in early Boston, where Laurence is a prosperous colonial businessman who through a misadventure ends up with a dragon. A chance for me to write a bit more about the way the States broke off in the Temeraire universe, which I have long wanted to do. :D

Each of these weekly pieces of art will be a part of a small, Subterranean Press hardcover with a 16-page full color gallery, and it will include a total of 32 pieces, with about 20,000 words total of new fiction included. I will probably end up combining and writing slightly longer stories for more than one piece, but each one will at least get a drabble’s-worth to its name!

Sub Press will produce a limited edition of 400 leatherbound copies signed by me (probably around $45), and somewhere between 1000-2000 hardcovers (around $20-25). And I will eventually be putting up the stories themselves online at least once the book sells out, so if these are out of your range, do not fear! You will get to read the stories! The book should hopefully be out before the end of this year, but we’ll see.

Until next week!

Naomi Novik

About Naomi Novik

I am the author of the Temeraire series featuring the adventures of the dragon Temeraire and his friend Will Laurence. Uprooted, a stand alone novel based on Old World fairy tales, is in fine bookstores now!