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Ambition, or Vicious Grace Hits Shelf

12.01.10
by Daniel Abraham

Well, this is it. Yesterday, Vicious Grace hit shelves officially (though my experience working in bookstores is that it’s probably been ootching out for a week or two).  Go tell your friends and relatives. Shout it from the mountaintops and the street corners.  Mention it at work.  Like that. For me, the work for that one is over, and now there’s nothing for me to do but hope people like it, put my head down, and keep doing the next […]

Countdown to Vicious Grace II

11.28.10
by Daniel Abraham

The giveaway is all closed up, and my thanks to the random number generator for taking out any actual decision making on my part.  I am contacting all the folks chosen by unpredictable atmospheric noise.  If you haven’t heard from me, thank you for playing, and please do come again.  🙂 In other news, Vicious Grace reviews are starting to pop up.  Some with spoilers, others without. Peruse at your own risk. And finally (before I crawl off to bed), […]

Just a reminder

11.23.10
by Daniel Abraham

I’m closing down the MLN Hanover giveaway tomorrow so I can actually get to the mailing stuff out part. Get in on it if you want to get in on it. And exactly one week until Vicious Grace drops . . .

Countdown to Vicious Grace

11.21.10
by Daniel Abraham

The official release date for Vicious Grace is November 30th.  We are in the final countdown.  In celebration — or possibly as a kind of cargo cult offering to the gods — I’m going to try running a giveaway.  I’ve heard good things about them in the past.  might as well give it a shot, right? But I’m not entirely sure how to go about it.  Should I give away copies of Vicious Grace?  Or copies of the first two […]

Notes on the New Art

11.21.10
by Daniel Abraham

By which I mean console gaming. My first computer game was Colossal Cave Adventure.  I was in third grade, going over to Laura Buxton’s house after school.  Her father, Larry, had built his own computer in the back bedroom, and Laura and I spent a lot of hours back there figuring out how to avoid the grue, navigate the maze of twisty passages, and say Plugh to the best effect.  As I remember, Laura also introduced me to Pong, which […]

Collaboration

11.15.10
by Ty Franck

So, three people have asked me about collaboration, specifically my collaboration with Daniel on the Expanse series, in the last couple days. I thought it might be nice to explain the origin of James Corey and his project The Expanse. Why: First off, the obvious answer. Daniel and I are collaborating on this project because we actually want to. We’ve been friends longer than we’ve been writing partners. His family hangs out at my house, my wife and I hang […]

Surreal Life

11.10.10
by Ty Franck

So I return from Malta tired and deeply aware of how strange my life is. This is something that I am forced to remind myself from time to time, as even the strangest life can come to seem mundane without a proper frame of reference. For example: I’m a writer, by at least a few definitions of that word. Like most people in difficult and competitive professions, I value the advice and counsel of those who have succeeded. In an […]

Two notes and an admin thing

11.10.10
by Daniel Abraham

Note One:  Leviathan Wakes v. Fuzzy Nation v. Out of the Dark.  it’s the SF Signal cover smackdown! Note Two:  Leviathan Wept and Other Stories (no relation) reviewed! Admin Thing:  Wordrpress is asking about some updates.  It’s just to a theme that we aren’t actually using, but in case it all gets fouled up, that’s what may or may not break everything. Okay.  That’s all I’ve got today.  Let’s be careful out there. [ED: Okay, looks like the update went […]

MLN on UF: The Anonymous Interview

11.09.10
by Daniel Abraham

So I talked about rape and urban fantasy, and — as is often the case — not everyone agreed with me.  As if often the case, I learned some things I hadn’t known, specifically that there are a *lot* more explicit rapes in UF than I’d been aware of.  That’s making me review and revise my thesis, but it hasn’t yet changed my mind. A few years ago, I was at a worldcon with Walter Mosley.  He was talking about […]

Cool Hunting 11/3/10

11.04.10
by Daniel Abraham

1) Vicious Grace is reviewed.  Roxanne didn’t hate it. 2) Election postmortem:  The American Conservative is unimpressed.  “During the last few months, I have been reading the argument that angry Americans want to restore some measure of justice and order in society so that rewards go to the deserving and failures are not bailed out. It is a significant problem that the chosen method to express this anger has been to reward the undeserving and promote the failures.” 3) 4) […]