My publisher, when I pressed him to give me something resembling a timeline for "Dust and Cannibals," admitted there was no longer any timeline. I don't think there had been one for a while -- six months or so. I'm still waiting for the actual voided contract to show up in the mail, but that might take a while.
In the meantime, I have gotten preliminary permission to use a painting for the book's cover art. We'll see what we can get done, and how quickly it can happen.