But by “more” I mostly mean “Book and Events”—wait, hold on, before you leave LOOK AT THIS:
If fuliginosity isn’t enough for you, check out all these people who say nice things about me!
If you can’t read, you probably won’t be able to parse this blog post. But if you can’t read from jpgs but can parse text for some reason—say, perhaps, you’re a robot—in the upper left we have Elizabeth Bear: “I’m having Max Gladstone killed. He’s too good already to be allowed to live. If this is early work, the rest of us are out of a job.”
And Brian Staveley: “A story in which characters jump off the page as though they’re real people, every one of them ready to gut you or con you, nurse you back to health or steal your dreams.”
Look—I don’t kvetch much on this blog or in public. But this was a tough book to write. Nothing’s easy, but damn. So seeing this as an actual, honest-to-goodness BOOK, with, you know, PAGES—this is a good feeling. And I’m really excited for this one.
And you get to read it in just under a month. You can, in fact, preorder it right now—from your local bookstore, from Barnes and Noble, from Amazon, from anywhere you so choose! (Actually, pre-orders help a lot—since pre-orders help stores determine how many copies of the book they want, which in turn determines how many copies of the book the publisher prints. Buy early, buy often! Or borrow from your local library. As you will.)
Also, starting this weekend: CONS and SIGNINGS!
June 20-22: Fourth Street Fantasy in Minneapolis, MN. I’ll be on two great panels: Shifts in Historical Narrative, at 8pm on Saturday, and Influence, Tropes, and Prior Art at 11:30 am on Sunday. Come see and say hi!
July 11-13: Readercon in Burlington, MA. I’ll be on two panels Friday, back to back and on similar topics: The Difference Between Magic and Science at 1:00pm, and When the Magic Returns at 2:00pm. At 9:00 pm that evening, I’ll be reading, maybe from Full Fathom Five, maybe from my forthcoming tor.com story, maybe from something else entirely. Come see!
July 13: Barnes and Noble in Burlington, MA at 7:30 pm. As I’m given to understand it, Hizzonna Paul Park, Brian “the Estimable” Staveley, Felix-motherf***n-Gilman, and I will be playing either QI or Numberwang at the Burlington Barnes and Noble. Madness may ensue. Strike that. Will definitely ensue. Come for the madness, stay for EVEN MORE MADNESS.
—–July 15: FULL FATHOM FIVE LAUNCH PARTY! at PANDEMONIUM BOOKS AND GAMES at 7:00 PM! This is Launch Day. It will be Awesome.
July 23: Barnes and Noble in Framingham, MA at 7:00 pm—I will demonstrate the mysterious caffeinated arts!
August 14-18: WORLDCON! I’ll be at LonCon 3 having a grand old time and not at all thinking about the Campbell Awards oh my god it is a competitive slate this year isn’t it well at least I get to share it with such excellent people!
And then probably more cons to follow!
I have also, shock and horror, updated my events page with the information above! Watch out, world.
I have a book.