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Checking In

01.19.11
by Ty Franck

My partner in crime notified me that I’d taken too long an absence from the blog, and people were probably assuming I’d died. Possibly in a closet with no pants on and something wrapped around my neck. I have not died, especially like that. I have an update coming on my surreal life in which I discuss what it’s like to accompany a major writing celebrity on a Hollywood media frenzy. It also include my thoughts on the Rolls Royce […]

Nothing to report

01.10.11
by Daniel Abraham

I have been to Los Angeles.  I have spoken to producers and managers.  I have eaten a $22 bagel that someone else paid for.  I have been in an elevator with a cut crystal chandelier.  Some people I shall not name are reading Leviathan Wakes and the first three Black Sun’s Daughter books. Chances are that nothing will come of it, but it won’t be because we didn’t put a chip on the table.  I am, from one perspective, a […]

Balfour & Meriwether

01.04.11
by Daniel Abraham

Two bits of news: 1) Balfour & Meriwether in the Adventure of the Emperor’s Vengeance is now available from your friends and mine at Podcastle. 2) Balfour & Meriwether in The Vampire of Kabul has sold to Subterranean. 3) There appears a non-zero chance of a Balfour & Meriwether novella sometime next year. It appears I may have a hobby.

A few things vicious and graceful

12.28.10
by Daniel Abraham

Vicious Grace has been out for about a month now, and there are a few more reviews: Urban Fantasy Investigations,  Bibliopunkk, Book Series Reviews, Single Titles, Night Owl Paranormal, Romance Books Forum, Flamingnet (with particularly nifty emoticon summation), a bunch of opinion at GoodReads, and — of course — it’s been Klausnered. *And* my very good friend from across the aisle, Pat of Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist has been so kind as to post an excerpt. Two bits of carry-home wisdom: […]

100 Aspects of Genre: Story v. Sentence

12.25.10
by Daniel Abraham

A couple of years ago, I had a very pleasant dinner with (among others) THE Sodomite Hal Duncan, a delightful and brilliant gentleman and good dinner conversation besides.  We had a polite disagreement that has come up again recently, and I find myself reviewing my position in the conversation we had back then and amending my position (without actually going so far as to embrace his).  The subject was whether text and meaning were separable.  This is the kind of […]

*Now* We’ve Got Cover Art

12.14.10
by Daniel Abraham

If y’all have been following the blog, you may recall that a preliminary cover for the new epic fantasy The Dragon’s Path got leaked a while back.  I had it up for a few minutes, then took it back down.  Well the real deal is now among us.  Check it out:

Leviathan Wept and Other Stories almost gone…

12.07.10
by Daniel Abraham

I am informed by reliable sources that my collection of short stories Leviathan Wept and Other Stories has under fifty copies left unsold.  It’s got some of my best short work in it, including one done as an assignment by Catherynne Valente which isn’t available anywhere else.  Plus which, seriously, check out this cover art: Seriously, folks.  If you were waiting, this is it.  I don’t expect it to be reprinted, and there’s some stuff in here you won’t find […]

Writers Talk About Urban Fantasy 12/05/10

12.07.10
by Daniel Abraham

Writers Talk About Urban Fantasy 12/05/10. MLN Hanover, Carrie Vaughn, and Seanan McGuire talking about urban fantasy with Gillian Polack.

Cool Hunting 12-4-10: The Driveby Edition

12.06.10
by Daniel Abraham

1) Fast food and pictures of fast food. (with thanks to Metafilter).  Isn’t there some kind of false advertising lawsuit that could come from this? 2) Vicious Grace is reviewed again.  Having just read King’s Full Dark, No Stars and then this review of my stuff, I’m thinking about the asymmetry of writing horror v. reading it.  More later. 3) Oh.  That’s what classical music is about.

An Old Meme Resurrected and Reappropriated

12.02.10
by Daniel Abraham

Larry at OF Blog of the Fallen had an old post when RaceFail ’09 was still generating a lot of heat.  I didn’t come across it at the time, but I’ve hit it now, and reading it over, it had me thinking about some things.  I’ll just post and play: 1. Name the last book by a female author that you’ve read. You know, the hardest thing about this is remembering the order in which I’ve read things.  They all […]