… And possibly even dark!
Dinosaur Knights: crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside.
So a few months back the fine folks at Grimdark Magazine, published online out of Australia, kindly invited me to contribute a story. And here it is: "Red Sails, Red Seas," on the cover, no less. Along with some mighty distinguished company.
And you can buy the whole issue on Amazon
So much meaty goodness! So to speak.
Specifically, mine began this way today:
A nutritious breakfast for girls and boys!*
We may have missed out on the full traditional course – I missed the “knock-knock” and the “thump” part – but for the first time in months a dog barking vigorously presaged the vroom of a UPS truck pulling away, having deposited an unexpected package on my porch. And this was what was inside. Double yay!
So, yeah. To start my day I got the new ARCs for The Dinosaur Knights and the inaugural slice of my Easter chocolate cake! Which I made on Easter, so it totally counts.
A new antagonist appears!
Not sure what the gruff Anglo-looking dude part is meant to represent. Not me, for sure. I only wish I could grow a beard that swell.
(Art Credit: Brad Hamann.)
If you’re antagonized by some dude talking at you about nerd stuff, that is. Or by, well, me.
Yes, that’s me. Okay, no, it’s not, it’s an intensely swell picture representing some aspects of my body of work. The important thing is what it’s advertising: an upcoming apparition of me, at the 2016 Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University, Portales NM, April 7-9th. Along with the inimitable Connie Willis and no doubt a host of other SF/F luminaries from New Mexico and its environs.
But wait – there’s more! I’ll also be appearing the Wednesday after, April 15th …
Hey! You can nitpick (and what fan doesn’t love doing that?) your way to winning your very own free Audible.com audiobook of a certain senses-shattering fantasy novel!
See, I got me a problem, and you, dear Dinosaur Army, can help me fix it. Please.
Okay, that probably sounds unnecessarily ominous. What I mean is that, rather than trying to hunt for Your Ticket to Paradise! when you're trying to figure out where on Paradise anything is, whilst reading the senses-shattering epic fantasy, The Dinosaur Lords. Instead, thanks to the magic of my Web-Master Supreme, Ron Miles, you can easily see it any old time!
No, not here. Okay, here, too. But just wait for it, okay?
So where, I pretend to hear you ask, can you find the new, easily accessible home for your map of the Empire of Nuevaropa?
I invite you all to join me now in a most triumphant Tyrannosaur Roar: RAWR!!1!
And to share my Dinosaur Happy Dance!
There are many images for Dinosaur Happy Dance online, because of course there are.
Image credit PD 4 Pic.
Okay, Pterosaur Happy Dance*. Totally not a dinosaur. But it counts!
As to why – I just finished reviewing and fixing the copyedited manuscript for The Dinosaur Knights, and sent it in to Tor!
My second-ever podcast interview is out! A few weeks back John Anealio interviewed me for the Functional Nerds Podcast. His usual partner in crime (and engineer) Patrick Hester was indisposed, so John brought on Kristi Charish to help interview and be interviewed. It went well, I thought. Plus now I know, more or less, how to use Google Hangouts as well as Skype. Joy.
It’s like a cross between Jurassic Park and … oh.
More groovy goodness from Brazil, this time courtesy of fan Imagine3711!
And – late last night, the interview dropped! Feel free to take time out from reading this gripping prose and give it a listen.