The Million Dollar Man
... is my buddy S.M. Stirling, formerly of Toronto. Says Steve, "Since it's going to be published in the trade press soon, I can say that the advances for the latest contract have gone well into six figures per book and the overall advance for all six books is in the seven figure range; it's the first time I've signed a contract with the world 'million' in the payout."
And indeed, it is in the trades, including Locus (which arrived here in Toronto today): "S.M. STIRLING sold three Change novels and three books in the new A Taint in the Blood series to Ginjer Buchanan at Roc via Russell Galen in a seven-figure deal."
Steve and I have been friends for over 20 years; as I say, he used to live here in Toronto. I'm absolutely thrilled for him and his wonderful wife Jan.