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Lovecraft Country: first reviews of the series

The premiere of the Lovecraft Country HBO series is just a week away now. The review embargo lifted this past Friday, and the advance reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. First out of the gate is this rave from Alan Sepinwall … Continue reading

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Washington Post reviews 88 Names

Over at the Washington Post, Paul Di Filippo has some nice things to say about 88 Names: Ruff presents his story in John Chu’s first-person voice, and the creation of this engaging, engrossing persona is his first major achievement… [Chu’s] … Continue reading

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88 Names giveaway on Goodreads

Happy 2020, everyone. My seventh novel, 88 Names, will be published on March 17. The folks at Goodreads are giving away 50 advance copies at the end of this month. You can enter the giveaway lottery here. Early buzz about … Continue reading

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Lovecraft Country is a Goodreads Choice Award nominee

Lovecraft Country has been nominated for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, in the horror category. The first round of voting is open now through November 6th. You can cast your vote here. In related news: * Reason magazine published a … Continue reading

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In which I cast my shadow over an Innsmouth Porter

Last Saturday I was in Bremerton for a reading and signing sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library. The Library has been experimenting with unusual event venues, and they picked a great one for me: the LoveCraft Brewing Company, a recently … Continue reading

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Lovecraft Country reviewed in the NYT

Lovecraft Country got a brief but positive review in yesterday’s New York Times: “Ruff has great fun pitting mid-20th-­century horror and sci-fi clichés against the banal and ever-present bigotry of the era.” Victor LaValle’s similarly themed The Ballad of Black … Continue reading

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Monday notes, with bonus tentacles

* Despite the rain, we had nice turnout for Friday’s event at University Book Store. For those of you who missed it, I left behind a stack of signed books, and a video of the reading and Q&A should be … Continue reading

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Tomorrow night at University Book Store

A reminder that I’ll be reading and signing books tomorrow night at the University Book Store, starting at 7 PM. This will be my last public Seattle-area event for the current book tour, so if you’ve been wanting to catch … Continue reading

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Thursday night at Queen Anne Book Company

My next event for Lovecraft Country will be a reading followed by Q&A and book signing at the Queen Anne Book Company this Thursday night, starting at 7 PM. Some other quick notes: * Over the weekend I signed books … Continue reading

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In five days

Lovecraft Country goes on sale next Tuesday. Six books into my career you’d think I’d be jaded about this stuff, but in fact I’m excited enough that it’s been difficult to focus lately. So here are some quick notes: * … Continue reading

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