Thursday, June 16, 2011

Warren Fahy soon to break his silence...

This seems to be the day for authors inviting speculation...

After months of waiting for publication news on Pandemonium, his sequel to Fragment, earlier today novelist Warren Fahy tweeted, "For all those waiting for PANDEMONIUM, I'll have some VERY good news soon. : )" 

Naturally, I then emailed the man himself, asking for the scoop.  All I could get out of him was, "It looks like PANDEMONIUM will now see the light of day. News soon!"  So, he's going to string us along for a little longer.  Which is fine, because it does seem like an announcement is imminent.  And, I did get a promise that as soon as there is firm news, I can post it here. 

And as one of the few who has already read and reviewed the self-pubbed version of Pandemonium that was briefly available on, I'll tell you that the novel is worth the wait.  So, do check back soon.  As soon as I get details, I'll pass them along.


  1. I enjoyed Pandemonium very much, but it drives me crazy that I can't enter it on Librarything because it no longer exists! I should have entered it when I bought the download, but I was too anxious to start reading. Ah well. At least I got to read it before it disappeared.

  2. I have Fragment on my TBR pile; I'm assuming it was really good as well? It's far down, but I see it every once in a while, mixed in with the others and think "I should really read that." Of course, I say that about most of the books in my TBR pile. *sigh* Maybe one of these days, I'll catch up, but I'm not holding my breath.

  3. I'd say give it a try, Penny. ;)

    Warren Fahy

  4. Hah! You never know who's going to chime in around here, Penny. So, you've heard it from the horse's mouth.

    As for my opinion, I read Fragment before it was published. I was so knocked out, I wrote a review on Amazon entitled, "Where have you been all my life, Warren Fahy?" That review is somewhere on this blog, and it's still the novel's top review on Amazon. Fragment is certainly not a perfect book, but I do believe it's just about the most fun a reader can have between the pages. VERY hard to put down!

    I think you need to move it up on your pile, Penny. You'll be hand-selling it all summer.

  5. OK, OK, I can take a hint! :) As soon as I'm done reading the new Simon R. Green book, I'll dig through my TBR and read Fragment. And, yes, I will definitely hand-sell it if it is even a little bit as good as you say, Susan. I love to help authors...except for one who was rude to me even after we graduated high school together. But that's a story for another day! :) LOL!

  6. A story for another day, but so very intriguing... I think every bookseller has a story about one insufferably rude author. Can I have three guesses? Was it:

    Patricia Cornwell?
    Laurel K. Hamilton?
    Harlan Ellison?

    I figure I've got at least 50% chance having guessed right with those three, LOL.

    As for Fragment, if and when you read it, let us know what you think!

  7. Oh, wait, I'm pretty sure you're younger than Harlan Ellison, if not all three. Oh, well.

  8. I loved Fragment, but having read Pandemonium, I was... disappointed.

    It was a good pop-corn read, but cliched like no other novel I have ever read as far as characterizations go.

    That said, I went ahead and bought all the other e-Books Fahy as available. After all, my favorite author is Stephen King, but there is still The Tommyknockers. :)

    Susan, on an unrelated note, have you read Cloud Atlas? I keep hearing great things, but don't want to put the 12.00 on my Kindle quite yet.

  9. Hi Anon,

    (Do I know you?) So, I can't deny that character development is a weakness in Fahy's work. I've commented on it myself, though personally I thought it was a much bigger problem in Fragment. Or, perhaps by Pandemonium, I just knew what to expect.

    But, before I ding him too harshly, I have to say that thrillers are not a genre where there often is a lot of character development. I know authors whose editors have cut out dozens of pages of character in service of pace. That said, I just ready Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, and it was this amazing mash-up of serious literary novel and jungle thriller. It was a joy to read! And--for me--Fragment and Pandemonium were a joy as well. But to compare Warren Fahy's novel to Ann Patchett's isn't fair to either. Apples and oranges, and both are yummy in my book!

    (Oh, and totally agree with you about The Tommyknockers, LOL. Far and away the worst thing King ever wrote.)

    Finally, not only did I read Cloud Atlas, it was the best book I read in 2004, and one of the best of the last decade as far as I'm concerned. So, I loved it, but the structure is different and won't be for everyone. I always worry about expressing strong opinions here because I don't want to lead anyone astray. All I can say is that it's a real favorite of mine. David Mitchell is one of my very favorite authors.

  10. Well, I'm close to their ages, but yes, I'm a little bit younger. *sigh* Not by much, however. I had to laugh when I saw you guessed Laurel K. Hamilton! I'm in her area, and I have talked to managers from the bookstores who've dealt with her, both as a customer and as a guest author. That's probably all I need to say...