Alistair Reynolds has signed a ten-book deal with Gollancz worth £1m.
For Mr Reynolds, this is obviously rather good news.
If you have never heard of him, then it will mean next to nothing.
But, if you have read any of his work, then I suspect you'll be cheering him from the sidelines. Personally, I'm looking forward to all ten of them. There's nothing like a great big chunk of space opera to wile away the odd month or two.
Talking of which, I'm currently catching up with the Void Trilogy. Today's award for the fattest space operas ever goes to Peter F Hamilton. You'll never recover the time you spend ploughing through his work, but you won't regret it either.