AVATAR TO PREVIEW FEVRE DREAM COMIC AT SAN DIEGO
July 8, 2006
Avatar Comics will have a special treat for my fans at this year’s San Diego Comicon — a special convention preview of their forthcoming comic book version of my historical horror novel, FEVRE DREAM. The preview will only be available at the Avatar booth (2851)… and the best part is, it will only cost 99 cents! And if you want to get your copy signed, that will be possible too. I will be autographing the FEVRE DREAM preview at the Avatar booth on Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
Avatar’s adaptation of the novel was scripted by the talented Daniel Abraham, whose own novel A SHADOW IN SUMMER (Tor, 2006) is already creating quite a stir among fantasy fans. Daniel’s done a terrific job of bringing Abner and Joshua and the fleet packet steamer Fevre Dream to a new medium, while remaining very faithful to my novel. The cover and interior art are by the Spanish artist Rafa Lopez. The special Comicon preview will contain several pages of Rafa’s finished art from issue #1.
Originally published by Poseidon Press back in 1982, FEVRE DREAM is set on the Mississippi in the antebellum south, and combines two of my favorite things — vampires and steamboats. Roger Zelazny once called it, “a novel that will delight fans of both Stephen King and Mark Twain.” The story of steamboat captain Abner Marsh and his mysterious partner Joshua York, it was my third novel, and by far my most popular… at least until A GAME OF THRONES came out in 1996. After decades out of print, the novel was reissued by Bantam in a classy trade paperback edition in 2004. If you’d like to read the original novel before sampling the comic, the Bantam paperback is still available through your favorite bookstore… and I even have some beat-up comics of the first edition Poseidon Press hardcover listed on my “Signed Books” page, which I’d be glad to scrawl in for those that want ‘em.