Here you will find the latest news in the world of Raymond E. Feist. It maybe the title of the next book, a new release or even a new project, but it could also be an update on an existing project. What ever it is though, we hope to present it to you as soon as we are aware of it. If you know something we don't, that relates to Raymond E. Feist, and believe it should be here, then please contact us.
Fri Jun 3rd, 2011
Joel Rosenberg by Raymond E. Feist
Ray posted the following message to the Feistfans-l Mailing list earlier today. Some of the older members of the list might, from the time of Mureder in LaMut might remember when Joel was also a participant.
Just got word I lost a friend and collaborator late Wed night.
Joel Rosenberg suffered a respiratory depression that caused a heart attack, anoxic brain damage, and major organ failure.
The following I posed on SFF.Net:
've known Joel and Felicia for over twenty five years. I've stayed at their house when I was in Minneapolis. They stayed in mine when visiting California. Love them both a lot. Watched Rachel and Judy grow from when they were tiny. Tragically, today would have been Joel and Felicia's 32nd wedding anniversary.
Canadian born, Joel was an American by choice and fiercely proud of being one. A man of strong opinion hardly does justice to his feelings on many subjects, politics, wine, food, religion, and how to be a great dad. He was passionate.
Mike Ford once opined that Joel was as good a friend as you could find if you were careful to avoid a few topics, gun control and Israel being at the top of that list, else you were likely to be engaged in a lengthy discussion on why Joel's opinion was the correct one and everyone who disagreed with him was either ignorant, misguided, or out and out evil.
The legal hassles Joel was enduring were a prime example of why there have been times when the label "Stiff Necked" applied to him like no other. The heart of the mater is Joel had a carry permit and insisted it was his right to go various places without leaving his gun at home. His difficulty stemmed from his bringing a gun to the city hall. The debate arose because there's an adjunct courtroom in the building and there is a law on the books that requires all firearms be surrendered at the door of a courthouse save those worn by court officers. Joel's opinion was that was only valid for that one room, and the DA argued it
covered the whole building. Joel was arrested on that charge and was pretty much leveraging everything he owned on that legal question. If you have the means and are so inclined, check out
That was Joel. No one was arguing his right to own firearms (and he had many, as well as a mini target range down in the basement). No one was arguing his right to carry (he had all the necessary papers). They were arguing over a matter of some distance, the size of a court and it's surroundings. It was exactly the sort of thing Joel loved, that demand that certain things be precise, not open to debate, clearly delineated.
Joel's heath has always been difficult, sometimes better, sometimes worse. He's had back problems as long as I've known him, exacerbated by weight problems. I knew he had some pulmonary problems along the way, but was ignorant of heart issues. Still, while profoundly shocked and saddened, I'm not very surprised,.
My heart hurts for Felicia and the girls. They were the loves of his life, above anything else, and he loved a lot of things: his friends, good wine, good food, good storytelling, and annoying the hell out of people he thought were wrong.
One of a kind.
Fri Jun 3rd, 2011
Joel Rosenberg R.I.P.
Mon Apr 18th, 2011
Video and Pictures from the Mysterious Galaxy Signing
Ray Chiang has sent us links to the video he took of Raymond E. Feist during the signing at Mysterious Galaxy. The video has been split into three parts for convenience. Ray has also given us permission to take stills from the video, which can be found in On Location as San Diego US - Mysterious Galaxy by Ray Chiang 2011.
Mon Apr 18th, 2011
Sweden - Rides a Dread Legion in 2011
As soon as we have a date we will update the information for now the cover can be seen below.
Thu Apr 14th, 2011
US - A Kingdom Besieged is OUT NOW
Sat Apr 2nd, 2011
US A Kingdom Besieged - Coming Soon...
There are now only 10 days to go till the official release date for the US edition of A Kingdom Besieged. However, if the UK/Australia/New Zealand release is anything to go by, copies may start to appear in stores any time now.
Mon Mar 7th, 2011
Midkemian Cartographer - Updated
Ralph M. Askren DVM, cartographer for the map used in recent releases of Raymond E. Feist's books, sent us an updated image for his page in the Artist Corner.
If you would like to see the image visit the Ralph M. Askren page in the Artist & Illustrators section of Artist Corner.
Sat Mar 5th, 2011
A thank you to Ray
The administrators of Crydee.com would like to thank Raymond E. Feist for his acknowledgement of Crydee.com in his latest book, A Kingdom Besieged. We are also extremely honoured by the books dedication.
We would also like to thank him for his acknowledgement of the Feistfans-l Mailing list, on behalf of members past and present, and Dan Lorey, owner of the mailing list.
Wed Mar 2nd, 2011
A Kingdom Besieged On Sale UK/ Australia New Zealand
A Kingdom Besieged is already available in many stores in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Don't wait too long before you get your copy, they might sell out.
Fri Feb 25th, 2011
A Crown Imperiled soon to be handed in
Ray mentioned the following earlier this week on facebook:
Wed Feb 23rd, 2011
A Kingdom Besieged Video Teaser
Harper Collins UK have sent us a video teaser for A Kingdom Besieged, which we are pleased to make available to you.
Tue Feb 22nd, 2011
A Kingdom Besieged Making an Appearance
It would appear thet A Kingdom Besieged is already starting to make an appearance in some stores. It has been reported to have been sighted in Dublin and Australia.
Wed Feb 9th, 2011
US - A Kingdom Besieged release date slips
According to our contact at Mysterious Galaxy, the release date for the US edition of A Kingdom Besieged has slipped to the 12 April 2011.
Mon Feb 7th, 2011
Czech nearly At the Gates of Darkness
The Czech publisher Wales, is planning to release At the Gates of Darkness sometime in May 2011, this will bring them to the end of the Demonwar. As soon as we have further information, ISBN, cover, etc, we will add to the Publication Information section. For now our thanks go to Michal Štipský of Wales, the publisher.
Fri Feb 4th, 2011
France - Magician Paperback
It looks like Milady will be releasing a new two part paperback version of Magician by Raymond E. Feist on 18th March 2011. The titles we have are Magicien 1 - L'Apprenti and Magicien 2 - le mage. As soon as we have covers we will make them available for your viewing.