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Jul 22

July 22, 2015

Fill These Rooms: My Complete Worldcon Schedule

In less than a month’s time I’m going to be a guest at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, a.k.a. Worldcon, taking place during Sasquan in Spokane, Washington (if those sound like two entirely different things to you, listen to the latest episode of Ditch Diggers for a primer on how Worldcon works). If you’re a writer and/or reader of science fiction and fantasy it’s kind of a big deal. The Hugo Awards, which are pretty much the Oscars of SFF, will be…

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Jul 2

July 2, 2015

Late and Drunk to the Party: Kameron Hurley’s and Chuck Wendig’s Epic Two-Part Return to Ditch Diggers!

Hey, folks. I’m incredibly late posting about this, but when the first episode went live and for several days after the fact I was in the middle of the woods in Ohio with no internet access (it was bliss). Upon returning they were jackhammering the pavement in our complex non-stop, during which they hit a water main and killed all WiFi/cable, and I had plumbers coming in and out of the house and damaging our drywall and it was not…

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Jul 1

July 1, 2015

The ENVY OF ANGELS paperback is now available to pre-order!

Hey, folks. If you missed it, several weeks back Tor.com rolled out their Week of Cover Reveals, dropping delectable works of art for the first ten releases in their new, phantasmagoric novella line. Among them was the cover of ENVY OF ANGELS, the first book in my new series Sin du Jour. You can also click here to read a very cool interview I did with Tor.com about the series and the first book. The elevator pitch: The series follows…

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Jun 23

June 23, 2015

Kitchen Confidential: In Which I Spill So Many Beans About My New Series

Hey, folks. Over on the illustrious Tor.com I’ve given my very first in-depth interview about my new A Sin du Jour Affair novella series, which kicks off with Envy of Angels on October 20th. It’s an informative, entertaining, and customarily frank piece of business. I give more details about the world, characters, and story than I yet have. I also talk about food, being a hybrid author, and why and how I ended up working with Tor.com on this series….

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Jun 16

June 16, 2015

Plasmatic Fire: My Recap of Tor.com’s Cover Reveal Week

I haven’t felt what I’m feeling right now since 2008. Don’t worry, it’s nothing painful. I mean, nothing newly painful. I feel pain every day. I was a pro-wrestler for ten years. What do you want? 2008 was the year my first book, The Next Fix, was released by Apex. I was filled with that electric-current-over-the-skin, plasmatic fire feeling of the new, of pure possibility. Of course, then the book came out and took a dump and that feeling went…

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Jun 10

June 10, 2015

Behold: ENVY OF ANGELS cover revealed! Pre-order today!

Big day today, folks. Over on Tor.com they’ve revealed the phantasmagorically amazing cover for ENVY OF ANGELS, the first of my A Sin du Jour Affair series of novellas coming October 20th! The ebook version is now available to pre-order, which I strongly encourage you to do! Check it out! How sick is that? Seriously? Designed by Peter Lutjen, it absolutely encapsulates the spirit of the fun and darkly twisted world I’ve created in which food collides with the supernatural. From…

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Jun 9

June 9, 2015

When We Drive out the Innovators We Are Left Only with the Sad and Rabid

Hey, folks. Do me a favor. Go read Chuck Wendig’s post “I Stand By Irene Gallo” and Kameron Hurley’s post “The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery will Not Be Moderated.” I agree with them. That saves us a lot of time and redundancy. Past that I’d like to make a fairly simple point. I’m not a company man. I do very much believe in loyalty, but I don’t give it often or easily. I’m currently signed for two novella-length books with Tor.com, of…

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Jun 8

June 8, 2015

Dig me in speculative thought magazine Vex Mosaic!

Hey, folks. I’ve had a new essay published by Vex Mosaic, the magazine of speculative thought. Vex was founded by Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, who also narrated by short story “Sundae” for Podcastle. It remains one of the finest, most moving readings of one of my stories to-date, so when Dave hit me up about contributing to “The Vex” I was all about it. My essay, “Fuck Flying Cars: On Futurism in Fiction” is exactly what it sounds…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2015

When it’s NOT okay to suck, plus SFF titan Ken Liu! A new episode of Ditch Diggers is live!

We’re back, folks. Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty and Knott’s Berry Farm Ghosts of the Old West 12-and-Under Short Story Contest-winning author Matt Wallace have returned for a new episode of Ditch Diggers, the podcast about writing as a job. This is, no bullshit, one of my favorite episodes we’ve done thus far. “It’s okay to suck” is the mantra on which Mur built her flagship podcast, I Should Be Writing, over the last decade. Now it’s time to talk…

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Jun 2

June 2, 2015

FIRST TIME EVER: Every ebook in my SLINGERS series in one bundle, 50% off cover price!

Hey, folks. Some of you are, of course, vastly familiar with and probably sick of hearing about SLINGERS, the epic five-part digital novella series I released over the course of 2014. Others, however, have yet to get hip to the series. While many others still are new to the party entirely and have never even heard of the series. So, for those folks, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I have bundled ALL FIVE volumes of the series and…

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