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.
So a couple weeks ago I got a box left on my porch. Been dilatory posting a pic of its amazing contents for the same reason I haven’t posted anything for too long: life got on top of me, in ways both good and bad. As life does.
Anyway, let’s remedy both those omissions with this:
DarkSide Books has clearly yet again outdone itself with its beautiful graphic design and promotional material. Of which it was kind and generous enough to send a sampling to me.
So yeah, this post is primarily to shill for my signing next Sunday, October 18th, at 3:00 PM at Bookworks in Albuquerque. Which happens to be right down the street from me, just north of the corner of Griegos and Río Grande Blvd!
But first, the creative madmen and women at DarkSide are at it again:
Please can I have in the the US, Tor? Please? Puh-LEEZE?
That title translates to “The Dinosaur Lords According to Jesus.” I swear to, uh, God. And you can click the title in case you want to buy the book in Portuguese! How can you resist?