Mark Z. Danielewski Answers Your Questions and Reveals The Fifty Year Sword Cover!

Fans of Mark Z. Danielewski (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions) have been waiting patiently to see the cover for The 50 Year Sword (on sale 10/16/12). Well we’re happy to announce that the wait is almost over – at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, you’ll get your first glimpse at the cover, designed by Peter Mendelsund, exclusively on! Better still, Mark will stick around until 3 p.m. EST to answer reader questions.

Update: See the cover and learn more about The Fifty Year Sword here!

Can’t wait until 2 p.m. to ask Mark all your burning questions about his projects past, present, and future? Then you’re in luck, because he’ll also be on Twitter on Thursday answering questions from his followers from 1-2 p.m. EST, leading up to the big reveal on io9! Follow him at @markdanielewski and start asking your questions at 1 p.m. EST on August 23rd, and be sure to use the hashtag #T50YS!

If all this talk of The Fifty Year Sword has you eager to get your hands on an early copy, have no fear, because you have a chance to win an ARC by entering our giveaways on Twitter and Facebook (open to U.S. residents only).

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