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More Bobbie Stuff

07.13.16
by Ty Franck

Entertainment Weekly released an interview with Naren Shankar on the casting of Bobbie Draper, and along with it a few early photos of the Martian Marine in her natural habitat. Go check it out.  

Meet Bobbie Draper

04.14.16
by Ty Franck

So, yeah, casting. We’ve talked about how this works before.  Casting is one of the hardest, most important things we do.  Getting the right actors into the right roles is critical and complicated and hard. When casting you will watch dozens or sometimes hundreds of actors read for a single part. And all of them (OK, not all, but really the vast majority) will have something to recommend them: the right look, the right ethnicity, the right height, the best […]

Early Expanse Screening!

11.10.15
by Ty Franck

I don’t have a ton of details yet or exact times, but on Thursday December 3rd Alcon will be presenting an early screening of The Expanse at the Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe, NM.    

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 […]

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.

And I always get what I want

06.12.12
by Ty Franck

We have three winners!   @Tucotheugly @Amberwu @AlecChaneAustin   The answer was of course the redoubtable Amos Burton, formerly of Baltimore, now citizen of the solar system. Please email your mailing address to james.s.a.corey(at)gmail.com and we’ll get some books sent out to you.  Thanks for playing!

I want to give a couple books away. . .

06.12.12
by Ty Franck

A member of the Rocinante’s crew has been following @abrahamhanover for a while now.  The first three people to tweet that person’s hometown to that person’s twitter account will get a copy of Caliban’s War, signed by the two of us. Once we select the winners, we’ll tell them to email mailing addresses to us.  I’ll post the winner list here, too. This is my first time doing a giveaway like this, so be patient if there are glitches.

Want to meet Daniel and Ty?

05.31.12
by Ty Franck

Of course not, no one does. But would you like to get them to sign your book on the off chance that they will be simultaneously killed in a very famous and unique way, thus rendering the signatures valuable?  Given the high likelihood of this happening, you’d be crazy not to!!! Come to Alamosa Books on June 23 where the bitter rivals that make up James S.A. Corey will be speaking, signing, and making cruel jokes about each other’s expanding […]

First Caliban’s War review!

05.18.12
by Ty Franck

It looks like Publisher’s Weekly liked it. I especially like that they are “itching for the third book.”  I guess that means we did it right. Don’t skip to the end or anything, but I came up with the last line of this book, and I think it’s the coolest thing I ever did.  It’s all downhill after this.

Paying Tribute: Starship Troopers

12.14.11
by Ty Franck

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.  Write a series of book reviews of the books that had the most direct influence on my writing, and on The Expanse series in particular.  Hopefully, this is just the first. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein: Starship Troopers moved onto my nightstand a couple of days ago.  I always have a nightstand book, and it tends to be something I’ve read before.  I’ll read a few pages while my wife does […]