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Location scouting for the next apocalypse

Odds are I’m going to die in bed or in a really stupid-sounding accident, so I don’t actually need a remote mountain hideaway to serve as my last redoubt, but this’d be an awfully cool one, don’t you think? It’s … Continue reading

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The Mirage makes Locus magazine’s 2012 recommended reading list

Locus magazine’s February 2013 issue, on newsstands now, includes their 2012 recommended reading list, and The Mirage is on it. Quoth senior editor Tim Pratt: “[The Mirage] is more than a clever inversion of the War on Terror… in my … Continue reading

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Foul matter

“Foul matter” is the term of art for the big hunk of paper your publisher ships back to you after your book goes to press: your copyedited manuscript, one or more galley proofs, plus whatever other messy raw material is … Continue reading

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The pilgrim’s progress

I broke ten thousand words on a new novel this week. Still not certain it’s The Next One, but it’s looking promising. I’ll see what my editor thinks in another month or so. Meanwhile, five things make a post: * … Continue reading

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Notes from the ferment

Apologies for the long silence, but I’ve been in my head for the past month, trying to work out what book #6 is going to be. (Still getting there, but the road ahead is clearer now.) Some random quick notes: … Continue reading

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The latest from Seattle’s local supervillain, Rex Velvet

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Seattle to host real-life spinoff of The Avengers

As you may have heard, yesterday’s May Day protests in Seattle were marred by an anarchist reenactment of the WTO riots. Amid the window-smashing, there were reports that Seattle’s leading real-life superhero, Phoenix Jones, was pepper-spraying members of the Occupy … Continue reading

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My weekend in L.A.

I attended the L.A. Times Festival of Books last weekend. Short version: It was fun and I had a great time. Longer version: I flew down on Friday, on Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines, let us state clearly, has an above-average … Continue reading

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Happy 2012

Hope your holiday was a good one. Some quick notes to start off the new year: * We are now exactly five weeks out from the February 7 publication date of The Mirage. Yes, I am excited. My first public … Continue reading

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Because it’s not a real blog until you link to some cat videos

Via Twitter, a YouTube channel devoted to four very mellow cats whose owners like to stack fruit, flowers, and various other objects on them: Mr. Sleeps in Bowls is my favorite: Product placement: There’s much, much more.

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