The Mirage: it’s real

Fresh from the bindery, my first author’s copy of The Mirage:

Mirage Author Copy

Mirage spine

The cover design is by Oliver Munday, the interior design by Jo Anne Metsch:

Mirage title page

Mirage text

The Library of Alexandria

Big, big thanks to my editors, Rakesh Satyal and Tim Duggan, and to Lydia Weaver, who oversaw production.

26 days to publication!

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11 Responses to The Mirage: it’s real

  1. Albrecht says:

    Dear Matt,
    where would you like me to order your book?
    Sincerely

    PS: 26 days is waaaay to long!

    • Matt Ruff says:

      Please buy it wherever and however is most convenient for you… and I agree about the wait being too long!

  2. Denise says:

    I am one of the lucky winners from the giveaway on Goodreads.

    I love the cover and the artwork on the spine is beautiful. It takes me back to Non-Western Art History class. Can’t wait to read the book!

  3. Tegan says:

    Fantastic!!! It looks GORGEOUS. I can’t wait to get my hands on a finished copy, too. Did you see the Feb. Indie Next List preview? I’d heard THE MIRAGE was featured, but I didn’t know they’d picked my blurb until this week. This is going to be huge– and wonderful! Congratulations!

  4. Inken says:

    must be a phantastic feeling to hold the first issue in one’s hands. Hope, you celebrated it!
    Munich ordered months ago and can’t wait!!!
    Congrats Matt!

  5. Matt, that is a seriously good-looking book. You must be beaming!

  6. Mike says:

    That looks fantastic! Can’t wait to get my hands on one…

    Will the UK edition have the same design and publication date?

    • Matt Ruff says:

      No one’s bought the British pub. rights yet, so there is no UK edition. The American edition should be available in Britain on February 7, though — or you can order it online from The Book Depository.

  7. Matt Ruff says:

    Blocked spam comment: “Created the greatest articles, you have.”

    Thanks, Yoda!

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