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Tyrant’s Law Cover Art and Copy

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)

by Daniel Abraham

First big news:  Check this out.

New Clarkesworld Article

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)

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

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

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!

by Daniel Abraham

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

Valente, von Trier, and Obstructions

by Daniel Abraham

So it happened like this.  A few years back I was at Walter Jon Williams’ Rio Hondo Workshop with Catherynne Valente.  Now I’d just read her Orphan’s Tales books, and had been delighted and blown away.  Structurally there were (and are) some of the prettiest, most elegant books I’ve ever seen.  Reading them was like watching some gorgeous clockwork move through a predetermined and unpredictable course.  I’m a hard sell for books these days, but I loved those.  Working with […]

Another Terrible Idea in Free Verse

by Daniel Abraham

The attacks are inevitable and insure its survival whatever the paperwork shows whatever the paperwork shows.   Below all the mudslinging lies a real divide We’re falling behind whatever the paperwork shows whatever the paperwork shows.   Half-truths and weak arguments whatever the paperwork shows what the numbers show whatever the paperwork shows. Four Pinocchios.   (All phrases in the above doggerel are taken directly from a Fareed Zakaria article and remixed, mostly as an in-joke with a former editor of […]

Where in the World is Daniel Abraham?

by Daniel Abraham

I’m going to be at Bubonicon in Albuquerque and Worldcon in Chicago by the end of the month.  If any of y’all are in the vicinity, here’s what it looks like: BUBONICON: Friday, August 24: 7:30 PM  55 Minutes with Daniel Abraham (Reading) 9:30 PM  PUMP UP THE VOLUME: WRITING BIG SCIENCE FICTION: D Abraham, M Cassutt, B Sanderson, WJ Williams. Moderator: S.M. Stirling Saturday, August 25: 10 AM Panel # 8 – THE BUCKET LIST OF BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS D Abraham, […]