Most triumphantly! And therefore, of course, also roar:
You knew this was coming. Hope you covered your ears.
I have not one but two triumphs to celebrate, and they are T. rex-mighty ones indeed!
1. Yesterday I paid off the mortgage on my house, which I bought in 1987.
2. I just a handful of minutes ago sent off the proposal for a brand-new novel – the proposed first volume of a Dieselpunk trilogy – called The Diesel Magi, to my Super-Agent, Kay McCauley, at the request of my editor at Tor, Claire Eddy.
And I am stoked.
And it’s pretty sweet!
Visit scenic Nuevaropa, where you can get gored and eaten by armored dinosaurs. In the rain!
They don’t call this world “Paradise” for nothin’!
Illustrator Joe Stansbury just posted this on Twitter today. He’s a professional illustrator – you can see more of his work by clicking his name riight there. But he’s kindly chosen to do some excellent fan art for The Dinosaur Lords!
You can see a full-size version of the image, which he describes as a “mock cover,” by clicking on the small version above. Or here. It depicts my protagonist, Voyvod Karyl Bogomirskiy, mounted on his beloved Allosaurus Shiraa, leading his famed White River Legion of war-Triceratops to the attack across the River Hassling, at the opening Battle of Gunters Moll.
Thanks, Joe! I really appreciate it.
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.
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….
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!
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!
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.