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Work Process

12.13.12
by Ty Franck

Our good friend Max told me he was building a flow chart of the James Corey writing process.  Now, Max is a smart guy, and a guy with significant technical skills, so I was thinking this could get pretty complicated.  Two writers, working from outline with multiple editing passes?  That could be tough to flowchart out. The one Max sent to me is a bit simplified, and I’m not sure how often we actually make the right choice on the […]

Wild Cards at Tor

12.13.12
by Daniel Abraham

Coming soon at Tor.com, a brand new otherwise unpublished Wild Cards story with spiffy, spiffy art.

It’s Not Really Fan Art When You’re a Professional

12.10.12
by Daniel Abraham

First the SMBC panel.  Now this.  I’ll tell you, it’s been a good week.  

A Brief Aside For Science

12.08.12
by Daniel Abraham

So I read this morning about folks who are taking what seems to me the only sane path toward strong AI:  making something that does what brains do, and seeing what happens. I have a few reactions to this on the general subject of neuroscience and cognitive theories.  The first is Woo hoo!  I love science.  I love the systematic discovery of how the universe works and what it does, and especially the counterintuitive parts where it turns out nothing […]

The Coolest James SA Corey Thing Ever

12.06.12
by Daniel Abraham

Zach Weiner, one-man god of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, on me and Ty: How true, how true….

New Clarkesworld Article Up

12.01.12
by Daniel Abraham

Take a look.

The Long Price Quartet in Paperback (At Last)

11.28.12
by Daniel Abraham

Well, today’s the day. To those of you who’ve followed my long and storied career may remember that a few years back, I suffered something of a setback. My first series of books was a four book story called the Long Price Quartet.  The sales were decent.  I earned out my contract.  And the reviews were great. “I listed these among the best books of the last decade in the poll, and I really think they are. I recommend them […]

Jimmy Corey and My Face on a Tube

11.08.12
by Daniel Abraham

So there are a few ways to track me and Ty on the various social media sites.  I’m on Facebook under my own name (http://www.facebook.com/profoundsigh) and Twitter (@AbrahamHanover).  Ty’s on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/109283350355217542476/posts). BUT Your friends and mine at Orbit have put up a professional site over on Facebook just for James SA Corey.   It’s at https://www.facebook.com/JamesSACorey and they’re looking at putting some cool James SA Corey related stuff up there.  Exclusive excerpts, cover art, possibly even the very exclusive James […]

The Good Winners

11.07.12
by Daniel Abraham

We aren’t a culture that knows how to win well.  It’s not just something we see in the aftermath of a fight or an election, though that’s what started me thinking about it today.  The narrative of conflict we have stops too early.  There is a great battle and then someone wins, and then it’s over: the narrative of redemptive violence. It seems to me that there’s another step, and that when you leave out reconciliation and reintegration, you wind […]

Goodreads

10.30.12
by Ty Franck

Still likes us, apparently. Caliban’s War is up for a best of 2012 in the Science Fiction category.  Thanks to everyone who’s put us on their reading list on Goodreads.  We are humbled. Also, some fantasy book called King’s Blood made the best of Fantasy list.