So That American Tolkien Guy, George R. R. Martin Himself, just posted a link to this video. It's a mess (term used advisedly) of your favorite Wild Cards authors new and old, appearing onstage at George's Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe - in the personas of our characters!
Yes, I'm in this too. What? You thought they'd keep me away from the limelight?
Every year our Super-Agent, Kay McCauley, throws a cocktail party for the Wild Cards crew in Santa Fe. Last time, in August of 2016, for various reasons a bunch of people, new WC contributors especially, decided to come in from out of town to attend. While far from all of them wound up here onstage, the attendant signing in the art gallery next door (George owns the whole building) was probably the largest gathering of Wild Cards authors in history! Until even more turned out for MidAmeriCon II, the Kansas City Worldcon, the next week. (Although I was not among them.)
Huzzah! Tor Books finally let the shoe drop on Publisher’s Weekly: nine (9) (Nein? Doch. ja!) new Wild Cards books are in the offing.
And yes, the title is a reference to this. Because I have no power over late-Sixties/early Seventies rock.
Wait, what’s this? A new Wild Cards anthology? That actually has a story by me in it? And is coming out in 2018? Maybe?
No, not this one. It’s the awesome Michael Komarck cover for an upcoming rerelease of a Wild Cards classic. But I am in it, inasmuch as that’s my ace villain Mackie Messer right up there.
Why, yes. And you can read all about it from That American Tolkien Guy himself right here!
Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, in fact, New Mexico authors John Jos Miller, Trent Zelazny, and I will all be appearing together onstage at the lovely Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
Yes, I’m returning to the scene of the crime! And by “crime,” I mean my Most Triumphant Worldwide Launch Party for The Dinosaur Lords on August 3, 2015!
Here I enjoy a fine LCHF cupcake kindly made for me by The Artist Known As WYLD, at the after-launch signing. Photo credit: Serge Broom.
… Which, not at all coincidentally, was my 61st birthday.
Yes, it was a Hell of a party.
According to the suave ticker on my home page installed by equally-suave Webmaster Supreme Ron Miles, as I write this there are less than twelve hours till the senses-shattering official launch of The Dinosaur Lords!
Cool! But nope.
(Image credit: Dinosaur Cowboys)
But one week from today it’s my birthday – and an even more momentous occasion.
It’s the Official Worldwide Launch Party at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, NM, held there by the personal invitation of theater owner George R. R. Martin himself!
Say hello to your new saurian masters!
Your … Dinosaur Lords, if you will.
They’re here! The “uncorrected advance reading copies” – meaning, bound galleys, I guess?
They’re gorgeous. Oh, holy carp. My modest camera skills do not do them justice.
And they have the INTERIOR ILLOS. Which are AWESOME.
So who wants more awesome news about The Dinosaur Lords?
Too bad. You’re getting it anyway.
But it starts, oddly enough, with this.
Ian Tregillis is a good friend of mine, a demon writer of SF and Fantasy, and an astrophysicist. (No, really.) His wife, Sara Gmitter, posted a link to this suave review of his newest from Publishers Weekly on Facebook. I naturally reposted it on my own Timeline.
At which Sara came back promptly to thank me – and congratulate me for “Dinosaur Lords place on the top 10 list in that same issue of PW!”