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Achtung, baby

Just got my copy of the German paperback edition of Bad Monkeys, According to Amazon.de the official pub. date is November 1st:

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This monkey is not yet rated

A nice bit of news to start the week: the film rights to Bad Monkeys have been optioned by producer Matt Battaglia’s company Blink International (www.mattbattaglia.com). This is my first-ever film option, and while it’s only step one towards getting … Continue reading

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Bad Monkeys nominated for Georgia Peach Book Award

My devious plan to corrupt Southern youth proceeds apace: “The purpose of the Georgia Peach Award is to highlight and promote the best current young adult literature for Georgia high school age students, to encourage young adults to read and … Continue reading

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Dr. Zaius escapes from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

King 5 News is reporting that the Woodland Park Zoo has been locked down following the escape of a DeBrazza’s monkey. Update: And, before I even finished typing this, word comes that they’ve caught him. Pity, it would have been … Continue reading

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Bangkok highway patrol adopts Scary Clown concept

From yesterday’s Times: Starting out his new administration, the already embattled prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva — the fourth prime minister this year — made a promise to his people last month, ‘I will prove that once again Thailand can be … Continue reading

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Bad Monkeys puzzle solved… again

On October 17th the very determined Josh Larios, his wife Cameron, and his friends Jake Manalan and Mia Lipner became the second group to crack the Bad Monkeys contest puzzle. I congratulate them, and hope Josh can get some sleep … Continue reading

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A good Sunday for the home team

Bad Monkeys got a nice mention on Paperback Row in yesterday’s Times Book Review. And Neal Stephenson’s novel Anathem debuted in the #1 spot on the hardcover fiction bestseller list.

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Bad Monkeys wins Washington State Book Award

2008 Washington State Book Awards, by category: Fiction — Bad Monkeys, Matt Ruff General Non-fiction — Dirt, the Erosion of Civilizations, by David R. Montgomery History/Biography — Native Seattle: Histories From the Crossing-Over Place, by Coll Thrush Poetry — The … Continue reading

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Me, on Shelf Talk

David Wright at the Seattle Public Library invited me to submit a post to the library’s Shelf Talk blog describing what’s in my current reading pile. Since compiling the list, I’ve finished Generation Loss and Watchmen, both of which I’d … Continue reading

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Special edition

Ed Smith, a rare book dealer I know, just sent me a cool custom-bound edition of Bad Monkeys as a gift (Thanks, Ed!). The photo below doesn’t quite capture the 3-D effect of the bars in front of the Rorschach … Continue reading

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