First off, I just a few minutes ago sent the copyedited manuscript for the upcoming third installment of The Dinosaur Lords Trilogy, The Dinosaur Princess, back to Tor, having reviewed it, made the few necessary changes, and found it Good.
This one. Not pictured: a princess. As far as I know.
Still, it’s another face-biting-offly awesome cover by Richard Anderson, so I’m gonna roll with it, and advise you to as well.
But wait! There’s more! Oh, my, yes.
Wait for it – drum roll….
But not preserved in amber. Instead, they’re preserved on Kindle!
Insert obligatory RAWR!!1! here.
Yes, I and a raptor-pack of other authors have just dropped The Jurassic Chronicles, a bundle of dinosaur tales, on Kindle. It’s a big bundle, too, featuring stories not just by me, but by writers people have actually heard of, like Laxmi Hariharan and Seanan McGuire, and edited by Samuel Peralta! And they’re only 99¢ a pop*! So why not buy?
That’s a limited-time offer right there, so if you want this steamin’ chunk o’ tasty dino for a buck, you’d best get on it. You can do so by clicking on the image above, or any of a the innumerable other links I’ve scattered around this post!
No, not now! I’m exhausted and my upper back is sore from sitting too long in a hard chair – a small price to pay for an afternoon spent at an awesome Fourth of July party kindly thrown by John Jos and Gail Gerstner-Miller and featuring the likes of, well, them, along with S. M. “Steve” Stirling and his wife Jan, Jane Lindskold and Jim Moore, and Doug Potter and Julie, plus Wild Carder Chip Wideman and a bunch of cool people from the library Gail works at. Oh, and George R. R. Martin.
It was about as swell as you would think.
No, I’m doing an AMA
on Reddit, Thursday, July 7th!
I’m on the schedule and everything!
Yes, the long-awaited authors copies of The Dinosaur Lords in mass-market paperback have finally arrived!
On Paradise the King Tyrant is an apex predator.
Here on Jupiter, not so much.
As I hope you remember, I finally saw my first copies of the damn paperback Sunday. And just a few minutes ago, I heard the knock-thump-zoom of a UPS delivery from my front door. (There wasn’t the usual furious barking that’s now, blessedly, once again a thing since Mouse Dog came to us, since she was in the back yard.) With my heart all up in my throat, I opened the door and brought the Box inside. And when I opened it -
… 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.
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?