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.)
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!
And not just any change. The Change.
Turn and face the strange….
You’re familiar with S. M. Stirling’s Emberverse novels, right? They’re perennial best-sellers – and if not quite on a George or Diana scale, they’re still right up there. They tell the story of an alternate Earth in which, one day, modern technology … stopped.
And they’re pretty wildly entertaining and fun. They started out as mostly alt-history SF, and have evolved in a heroic fantasy direction.
Now meet The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth. It’s an anthology of stories set in Steve’s Changed Earth. And I’m in it.
And it’s due out – whoa! June 2nd, which is a week from tomorrow!