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.
Yes, at last I’ve arrived.
I have my own TV Tropes page!
Hi! Remember me?
I was excited enough to discover a few years back that Wild Cards had a TV Tropes page of its own. This one I’m really stoked about.
Hi! I’m back! Did you miss me?
Yes, I have an excuse. And it’s actually a pretty good one. This:
Yes, as in writing it. Yes, as in Book III of The Dinosaur Lords Trilogy! Yes, it’s due out on August 15th, 2017.
Yes, you can preorder it – so far, in hardcover only – from Amazon by clicking the image above. Or here. No Kindle yet, nor Barnes & Noble. But they’re surely coming. (And please remember, you can help support your local fantasy writer by clicking links on this here blog to buy my stuff!)
Have been one of those days.
But not one of those days. Oh, (Dinosaur) Lordy, no.
So let me recap – as best I can even recall:
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!
Today started off with me seeing my first review of The Dinosaur Knights. And omigods it's a good one!
Turns out it’s about knights on dinosaurs! Who knew?
This gratifies me hugely. Not just because it’s what I believe may truly be characterized as a rave review. But because to this reviewer, at least, I imparted pretty much what I hoped to in the book.
And a key perception on her part is that Book I, The Dinosaur Lords, is really the beginning. And Book II, The Dinosaur Knights, is the rest of the story.
As to how that came about – here’s the rest of that story.
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 -
The Dinosaur Knights, that is.
With yet another smashing cover by the incomparable Richard Anderson!
Book II of the Dinosaur Lords Trilogy comes out in hardcover three weeks from today – July 5th, 2016. Which I can still hardly believe.
So I went to Portales and all I got was this lousy -
For context, click the image. Or here.
Wait! That’s not lousy at all! It’s entirely Awesome! It's a plaque for being Guest of Honor at the 2016 Jack Williamson Lectureship. And that’s a real Clovis Point!
Revision: I went to Portales and all I got was this most excellent award and a wonderful time!