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

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James SA Corey’s Phoenix Comicon Schedule

by Daniel Abraham

So we’re heading to Phoenix Comicon this coming weekend from our new day gig in LA.  Here’s what they’ve got us booked for: Putting the Science in Science Fiction : Science guest Phil Plait and science fiction writers talk about keeping the science real, or appearing real, in science fiction.   Panelists: John Scalzi, L.E. Modesitt Jr, Phil Plait, Ty Franck When: Fri, 10:30–11:30AM  Room: Sheraton Valley of the Sun Spotlight on James S. A. Corey, the creator of The Expanse : A spotlight […]

How To Buy Cibola Burn

by Daniel Abraham

The early reviews of Cibola Burn are pretty decent.  Starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal.  We’re being sent out on a book signing tour for the first time ever.  Interest is high, especially with the TV show taking shape.  But chances are good that the preorders are going to be low.  Why?  Because Amazon has decided to escalate its let’s-call-them-negotations with Hachette by pulling the preorder option. Now to be perfectly honest, we’re going to be fine.  Our […]

Signed Cibola Burn

by Daniel Abraham

So while there’s that, y’know, half the country that’s not going to be covered by the book tour, your friends and mine at Orbit are putting together some signed bookplates. So that’s cool, right?

Los Angeles Signing and the Prix Imaginales for. . . Daniel Hanover?

by Daniel Abraham

So, first off, we have achieved an additional signing in Los Angeles.  We will be at Barnes & Noble Santa Monica on June 17th at 7pm.  We’ll be reminding y’all as we get closer, but if you’re in LA, please come play. And in other news . . . well, this is really cool, but it takes a little explanation.  My first fantasy series — The Long Price Quartet — did not, perhaps light the world of commercial fantasy on […]

James SA Corey’s West Coast Book Tour

by Daniel Abraham

So the fine folks at Orbit are sending us out on a short tour about when Cibola Burn hits shelves.  The gigs we’ve got so far look like this: Wednesday, June 18th 7 PM: Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch (Denver, CO) Thursday, June 19th  7 PM: Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing (Portland, OR) Friday, June 20th  7 PM: Mysterious Galaxy (San Diego, CA) Saturday, June 21st  3 PM: Borderlands (San Francisco, CA) Sunday, June 22nd  3 PM: Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle, WA) […]

The Expanse PICKED UP at SYFY

by Daniel Abraham

So The Expanse has been picked up for a 10-episode season by Syfy on the strength of an amazing script by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.  Not shooting a pilot, commitment to a full season. We have a *great* team, and they’re only getting better. Things are going to get interesting right about now

Countdown to Honor Among Thieves (Full of Sith edition)

by Daniel Abraham

If anyone has the impulse to hear me and Ty talking about Star Wars in greater detail, you have the first of several opportunities right now.

Oh hey! I have a blog.

by Daniel Abraham

So you know that dream where you forgot to go to class all semester, and then you have to go take the final?  My relationship with the blog has been kind of like that.  I wound up getting on Twitter and Facebook, and then the whole updating the blog thing totally fell apart.  So. let’s see…  where to we stand, where do we stand… Han Solo If y’all are keeping track at home, you’ll recall James SA Corey wrote a […]

News and trivia

by Daniel Abraham

First off, there’s a contest over at for a copy of the new Balfour & Meriwether novella.  And free stuff is cool.  So that. Second, no, I haven’t seen the script that Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have written for the first episode of The Expanse.  But I believe it exists… Third, I’ve been having a lot of really interesting conversations about a cool new secret project .  More information as less secrecy. And finally, this:

Promises, threats, and building a series: Random thoughts on Dragon Age and Korra

by Daniel Abraham

So I’ll get back to work in a minute here, but I was thinking about why I didn’t watch Korra tonight.  The kid was here.  There are new episodes.  We’ve watched Avatar: The Last Airbender about a gajillion times start to finish.  And Korra . . . yeah.  It’s pretty good.  I love the aesthetics of it.  I love the new Avatar who is totally not Ang.  I love having something with a strong female lead that I can show […]