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Last Rites

05.24.11
by Daniel Abraham

The final revisions of Killing Rites went in to your friends and mine at Pocket yesterday along with the proposal for books 5 and 6 of The Black Sun’s Daughter.  The whole sequence was intended to run 10 books, so if this goes, I will have made it over halfway to that goal.  Friends of Jayné Heller, cross your fingers and light your candles.

Hurt Me by MLN Hanover

02.08.11
by Daniel Abraham

Podcastle has just put up probably the best short story I’ve written.  Other people may like other stuff I’ve done better, and that’s cool.  But personally — privately — this one just makes me smug. There’s a story about this story.  It’s not actually mine. What happened was Ty had this idea for a story, and we used it as the example when we had this conversation about plot structure.  We talked about how the scenes could build one on […]

Countdown to Vicious Grace

11.21.10
by Daniel Abraham

The official release date for Vicious Grace is November 30th.  We are in the final countdown.  In celebration — or possibly as a kind of cargo cult offering to the gods — I’m going to try running a giveaway.  I’ve heard good things about them in the past.  might as well give it a shot, right? But I’m not entirely sure how to go about it.  Should I give away copies of Vicious Grace?  Or copies of the first two […]

MLN on UF: The Anonymous Interview

11.09.10
by Daniel Abraham

So I talked about rape and urban fantasy, and — as is often the case — not everyone agreed with me.  As if often the case, I learned some things I hadn’t known, specifically that there are a *lot* more explicit rapes in UF than I’d been aware of.  That’s making me review and revise my thesis, but it hasn’t yet changed my mind. A few years ago, I was at a worldcon with Walter Mosley.  He was talking about […]

MLN on UF: Why Jayne Heller Won’t Get Raped

10.29.10
by Daniel Abraham

The countdown is started.  It’s a month until Vicious Grace hits shelves, and I’m getting nervous about it.  I always do this.  You know, covertly start checking the Amazon ranking (even though I know it doesn’t actually provide solid, useful data), checking for early reviews, and generally throwing the bones in hopes that it’s going to do well. It’s an illness.  It really is. But something happened at my reading at MileHiCon that I wanted to talk about. So let’s […]

MLN Hanover on Urban Fantasy

10.14.10
by Daniel Abraham

I don’t know where to start. This is the third time I’ve started writing this little essay, and it seems like no matter what I begin with — how MLN Hanover was born of Buffy and Anita Blake, whether the root word from which ‘religion’ sprang was religare or relegare, or Who Censored Roger Rabbit (the book that became Who Framed Roger Rabbit) — it all winds up coming out in a clot. But that’s the point of writing, isn’t […]