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Lizard Brain is a shared blog about Science Fiction and Fantasy from Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

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Casting Lessons, or Why Not All Belters Are Tall

11.01.14
by Ty Franck

  So this happened. Which means we need to have a chat about casting choices.

Abaddon’s Gate Reviews

04.10.13
by Ty Franck

Publishers Weekly has the first big review of Abaddon’s Gate.  Seems like they liked it. Daniel and I keep trying to do something new with each book in the series, and the hope is that this will keep the books from quickly growing stale.  But the fear is that by not doing the same thing you did last time, you can disappoint the fans of the earlier books.  We definitely went a new direction with at least some of what […]

And I always get what I want

06.12.12
by Ty Franck

We have three winners!   @Tucotheugly @Amberwu @AlecChaneAustin   The answer was of course the redoubtable Amos Burton, formerly of Baltimore, now citizen of the solar system. Please email your mailing address to james.s.a.corey(at)gmail.com and we’ll get some books sent out to you.  Thanks for playing!

I want to give a couple books away. . .

06.12.12
by Ty Franck

A member of the Rocinante’s crew has been following @abrahamhanover for a while now.  The first three people to tweet that person’s hometown to that person’s twitter account will get a copy of Caliban’s War, signed by the two of us. Once we select the winners, we’ll tell them to email mailing addresses to us.  I’ll post the winner list here, too. This is my first time doing a giveaway like this, so be patient if there are glitches.

Sword and Laser Interview

06.08.12
by Ty Franck

Tom and Veronica from Sword and Laser interview the two halves of James S.A. Corey for their latest podcast, streamcast, broadcast, whatever you call this new internet media that looks like TV but lives on computers.  It’s the future, man.  Crazy. I look very Metallica in this interview, Daniel looks very Simply Red.  This was not on purpose.

Want to meet Daniel and Ty?

05.31.12
by Ty Franck

Of course not, no one does. But would you like to get them to sign your book on the off chance that they will be simultaneously killed in a very famous and unique way, thus rendering the signatures valuable?  Given the high likelihood of this happening, you’d be crazy not to!!! Come to Alamosa Books on June 23 where the bitter rivals that make up James S.A. Corey will be speaking, signing, and making cruel jokes about each other’s expanding […]

First Caliban’s War review!

05.18.12
by Ty Franck

It looks like Publisher’s Weekly liked it. I especially like that they are “itching for the third book.”  I guess that means we did it right. Don’t skip to the end or anything, but I came up with the last line of this book, and I think it’s the coolest thing I ever did.  It’s all downhill after this.

Paying Tribute: Starship Troopers

12.14.11
by Ty Franck

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.  Write a series of book reviews of the books that had the most direct influence on my writing, and on The Expanse series in particular.  Hopefully, this is just the first. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein: Starship Troopers moved onto my nightstand a couple of days ago.  I always have a nightstand book, and it tends to be something I’ve read before.  I’ll read a few pages while my wife does […]