MacGuffin TropeEdit

In the grand tradition of the hand-held MacGuffin , the Silver Tiassa attracts way more attention than it actually deserves, and affects far less of the world than anyone expects it to. I think of it as the Maltese Tiassa. But as an Artifact of Attraction , it's far less deadly than the usual. --Steve the Younger

Pre-publication announcementsEdit

Steve announces a new Vlad Taltos novel is underway:

Got started on the next Vlad novel. I’m pretty sure this one will be Tiassa. 13 pages so far.

An update from June 25th:

I’m about a third of the way through the first draft of Tiassa. Or, as I affectionately call it, Hadassah.

An update on the progress of Tiassa:

It’s been pointed out to me that I’ve been slacking off on giving progress reports.
Tiassa is being difficult. Between conversations with Reesa and with Neil, I’ve been convinced to try something a bit challenging. I think it’s going to be really cool if it works, but at the moment I’m beating my head against it about halfway through. Judging by past experience, I imagine in a week or so things will fall into place and I’ll be moving forward.

Another update on the progress of Tiassa (and some thanks to some very special folks):

I’m on the last chapter of Tiassa, and I want to take a moment to thank Alexx Kay for his timeline, Mark Mandel for Cracks and Shards, and everyone who has been maintaining the Dragaera Wiki; these resources have been especially useful over the last couple of days.

Publication announcements.Edit says says: "This title will be released on March 29, 2011." I don't see anything about it on Steve's blog or Tor's website. -- Mark Mandel, proprietor, Cracks and Shards 02:13, January 23, 2011 (UTC)

The Amazon announcement incorporates some of the Macmillan announcement, with poorer punctuation ("ideas of it's own"). Presumably the announcement came originally from Tor to Macmillan (its parent company), and was messed with by Amazon. -- Mark Mandel, proprietor, Cracks and Shards 06:35, February 6, 2011 (UTC)

A release of March 29, 2011 is consistent with a pub date of early April, 2011. (Sometimes, but not always, the release date is a few days or a week before the official "pub date" and books can be sold then.) I would expect the books to be shipped and recieved from the Amazon warehouse on the March 29th based on that. ST 21:37, March 13, 2011 (UTC)