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2020: the good parts version

Weird year. On the one hand, 2020 has been the high point of my career—Thanks, HBO! Thanks, New York Times bestseller list!—but on the other hand, yeah, it was still 2o2o. Despite social media’s constant attempts to convince me otherwise, … Continue reading

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So much for the Fourth Reich

Like many of you, I spent last week watching election returns and reading silly hot takes about What It All Means. (My favorite, so far, is Jonathan Chait’s assertion in New York Magazine that “America, by and large, never wanted … Continue reading

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This weekend: Crypticon, Christopher Moore, and Lovecraft Country

I’ve got a bunch of online events scheduled this month (full list here), including two this weekend that I wanted to spotlight: On Saturday, October 17 at 8 PM Pacific Time, I’ll be reading from and answering questions about Lovecraft … Continue reading

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A quick and dirty guide to the Matt Ruff oeuvre, or, what to read after you’ve read Lovecraft Country

I’ve gotten a number of requests from readers who’ve finished Lovecraft Country and want to know which of my novels they should try next. Because my books are so different from one another, this is always a tough question to … Continue reading

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Lovecraft Country: Sanctum

It seems like years ago now, but back in March I published a new novel, 88 Names, that is set largely in virtual reality (you can read more about the book here and listen to the official podcast here). My … Continue reading

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New Lovecraft Country trailer

Just in time for Comic-Con. Speaking of which, the cast will be doing a Comic-Con at Home panel discussion about the show tomorrow, July 25, starting at 4 PM Pacific. You’ll be able to watch it on YouTube once it … Continue reading

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Chatting with Christopher Moore at Powell’s Virtual City of Books

Here’s the video of my conversation with Christopher Moore last Thursday, hosted on Zoom by Powell’s City of Books. Thanks to Chris and Powell’s for a fun time. You’ll have another chance to catch me live online this Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Second Life Book Club video

 Here’s the video of my recent appearance on the Second Life Book Club. My host, Draxtor Despres, came up with the idea of having me read a short passage from each of my seven novels, to create a sort … Continue reading

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Powell’s online event with me and Christopher Moore this Thursday, 7/16, at 5 PM Pacific Time

This Thursday, July 16, at 5 PM Pacific, I’ll be appearing on a Zoom event hosted by Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon. Joining me online will be my friend, the author Christopher Moore (Shakespeare for Squirrels). We’ll talk … Continue reading

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Second Life Book Club appearance postponed to July 1

Owing to last-minute technical difficulties—some kind of cross-dimensional rift opening at Linden Labs, possibly related to the Necronomicon—my appearance on today’s Second Life Book Club has been postponed until next Wednesday, July 1, at noon Pacific. Sorry for the late … Continue reading

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