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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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Bad Monkeys trade paperback in stores today

Today is the official publication date:

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Bad Monkeys puzzle solved by staff of freebase.com

As part of the promotion for the original edition of Bad Monkeys, I set up a puzzle contest on the Bad Monkeys super-secret website. Over the past year a number of people have written me about it, some trolling for … Continue reading

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Just got the finished Bad Monkeys paperback in the mail…

…and it looks great. Publication date is only two weeks away now—I’ve been plugging away at The Mirage, so I haven’t been as excited as I should be, but it will be nice to have the new edition out there.

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If Bush is Batman and Bin Laden is the Joker, is John McCain Two-Face?

In today’s Wall Street Journal, a brilliantly insane opinion piece by Andrew Clavan (via hilzoy): There seems to me no question that the Batman film “The Dark Knight,” currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, down the rabbit hole…

Here’s the cover art for the British paperback of Bad Monkeys: Very different approach from the American version, but I like it. One detail that this scaled-down .jpg doesn’t fully do justice to is the fake wear along the edges, … Continue reading

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“It’s War-hole, actually… as in holes…”

Got the final cover design for the Bad Monkeys paperback: Pub. date is August 12th. I’ll be appearing at Queen Anne Books on the 19th, and at the Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library on the 21st.

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Bad Monkeys in Brazil

Just got the complimentary copies from my Brazilian publisher, Companhia Das Letras. Too bad Mom’s not alive to see this:

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