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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.

Tyrant’s Law Cover Art and Copy

10.23.12
by Daniel Abraham

It’s not quite the final version, but it’s close enough.  Behold what the fine folks at Orbit have wrought. The great war cannot be stopped.  The tyrant Geder Palliako begins a conquest aimed at bringing peace to the world, though his resources are stretched too thin. When things go poorly, he finds a convenient target among the thirteen races and sparks a genocide.  Clara Kalliam, freed by having fallen from grace, remakes herself as a “loyal traitor” and starts building […]

Two bits of news and an irony (in the Alanis Morrisette I-don’t-think-that’s-what-the-word-means way)

10.16.12
by Daniel Abraham

First big news:  Check this out.

New Clarkesworld Article

10.02.12
by Daniel Abraham

Just a head’s up, I have a new article up at Clarkesworld. The thing is, I don’t write online book reviews. I signed up for Goodreads, and I get notifications all the time about things my friends have read and what they thought of them. When I get something from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Powell’s, I’ll cruise through the reviews and see what people said—not just about the book, but to one another in the comments about the […]

Gods of Risk, Novellas, and Science Fiction as Mode (not Genre)

09.15.12
by Daniel Abraham

The new Expanse novella is out today ( Amazon | B&N ).  Gods of Risk is set shortly after Caliban’s War, and includes one of the major characters from Caliban.  It’s also actually a novella (as opposed to Butcher of Anderson Station which was a short story), and so has about as much plot and action as a two-hour movie.  I think it’s a good story, it’s less than half of what a movie ticket costs anymore, and it’s available now. […]

A few thoughts on losing the Hugo

09.04.12
by Daniel Abraham

I am back home after Worldcon.  It was a great weekend.  I am very glad I went, and I’m very glad to be home.  There are a lot of people who are very dear to me who I got to see and spend time with, and some conversations that may, I think, shape some largish part of my day-to-day life for years to come. As you’ll have heard by now, Jo Walton’s love letter to fandom Among Others won the […]

A Worldcon Clarification

08.20.12
by Daniel Abraham

Because it came up elsewhere: Yes, I am only appearing on one panel at Worldcon.  No, it is not because I was unwilling to do more.  If you check out how much I’m doing at Bubonicon this weekend, you’ll see it’s much more than one panel. I ain’t saying success won’t spoil me, just that I’m holding out for more success before I get all spoilt.  🙂

Caliban Speaks!

08.15.12
by Daniel Abraham

Which is to say Audible.com has Caliban’s War as an audiobook releasing today, complete with Jefferson May.