The London Falling Sequel Title is...

... we've just decided, following a few days of back and forth between Tor editor Julie Crisp, myself and my agent (who's good at titles)...

The Severed Streets.

It puts together the themes of the series and of this book, and it trips off your tongue, and it sounds like both a crime novel and an urban fantasy novel.  It was one of Julie's ideas (you don't want to see our initial lists, no, really you don't) and is for us quite a big deal.

It's out in December in the UK, and if you liked London Falling... well, this is that universe explosively expanding.  More police tactics, a new extreme villain, a lot more detail about the world DI Quill and his team have found themselves in, a couple of big twists and a surprise appearance by... well, someone. 

There's not long to go now until the release of London Falling in the US (on April 16th), and in the run up I'll be doing loads of publicity to get the word out.  So watch this space.  I'm looking forward to signing copies at C2E2.

Okay, back to work I go.  Cheerio!

10 Response to "The London Falling Sequel Title is..."

  •  Ashley Says:

    Really enjoyed London Falling and I'm looking forward to the sequel now. Thank you.


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    That's great to hear, thanks very much.


  • Northern Fop Says:

    Loved London Falling; overjoyed there will be a sequel. The scene where the footballer was killed in the car was masterfully done.

    [Just joined the dots and realised you also wrote 'Something More' which I thought was a fabulously messed-up and wonderfully weird book. Hopefully it will be released on Kindle when London Falling sweeps all before it.]


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Thank you. And yes, bit of a first novel that one, everything and the kitchen sink!


  • stroppybrunette Says:

    I enjoyed this book - thank you for the free copy at Eastercon. Red pentagrams and the use of the word 'evil' on the cover are not my usual choice of reading at all, but I'm really looking forward to the next one.


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Glad you liked it, especially since it was out of the ordinary for you. Cheers.


  • Stueby Says:

    Just finished London Calling last night after having it in my kindle for a few months...absolutely loved it! Big fan of your work all around, and super psyched that my google search for 'London Falling sequel' produced such a wonderful result. Can't wait for the US release.


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Thanks very much. I think it's in March. Cheers.


  • Anonymous Says:

    I haven't read the book yet, but I picked it up mainly because I have an uncle named Paul Cornell that got me into scifi fantasy. I was like.. could it be?? you aren't my uncle, but we still may be distantly related! my mother's maiden name is Cornell.


  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Goodness! Pleased to meet you. Maybe SF is a Cornell thing.