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FridayFix • The State of the Empty Set Store

Or: why do you guys hate holiday shoppers and not have ALL THE SIZES?

Been poking around the Empty Set store this Black Friday?  If you have, and you’re looking for swank GFL t-shirts, you might notice our selections are dwindling.

We’ve had a few emails and comments lately about how there are slim pickings in the store as far as t-shirt sizes go, and I don’t disagree. That said, several folks notice that there are only smalls and mediums of some t-shirts, and think we’re discriminating against folks of a different size.  That’s where I disagree of course. 

Take a few moments and listen to this ultra short Friday Fix to see when, if, and how you can get new GFL gear in whatever size you want. Just, maybe, not in time for Christmas.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #11

To win his sister’s freedom, Quentin challenged the Portath known as “The Gouger” to a duel to the death. He’ll have to fight with the awkward “double crescent” knives, the traditional weapon of that race. If Quentin steps into the stone pit for this fight, will he make it out alive?

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Origin stories: how Empty Set and Podiobooks.com came to be

Also: Heartburn, evil pizza, a particular set of skills, the Wolf, in the closet, the ghost of tequila past, and knitting a cardigan.

The WolfThis is ARealGirl, and we’re back with another round with Evo Terra, founder of Podiobooks.com, and Sheila Dee, author of THE ROOKIE Curriculum Guide. They helped get another show pre-recorded so I’d have time to recover.

How’s my tonsillectomy recovery going? Well … slowly, I guess. Seems I’m doing fine, and I mostly feel okay. That is, until I have to swallow. For any reason. That stinks all the stink. But otherwise things are good. Today I even ate solid food for the first time since last Thursday!

This ‘cast is all about the Empty Set origin story — just how did Scott & A come to work together, anyway? And we throw in the Podiobooks origin story as well: you’ve used it, you know you have, so how did that come to be? It was, as I mentioned last week, awesome and fun to have “SheVo” at Empty Set for the weekend.

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Big thanks for those who shared their irrational fears last week! It was super fun to look forward to, and I’m still as perplexed and fascinated as ever at how humans behave.

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THE CHAMPION, Book V in the YA/scifi Galactic Football League series.

THE CHAMPION Episode #10

The quest is almost over. Quentin finally gets to see his sister. In the massive Portath ship, quentin and his friends learn that the “Bermuda Triangle” of the galaxy is not all it seems. But to get his sister out, will Quentin have to face … the Gouger?

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FridayFix • Inside Empty Set: Friends, beers, irrational fears

Also: chugging mouthwash, puberty, George Burns impressions, Angry Trivial Pursuit™, DEATHRACE 2000, anti-boobie laws, and the worst nightmare Scott has ever had.

Deathrace 2000On this week’s FridayFix we’re lucky to have our good friends Evo Terra and Sheila Dee join us. They came to San Diego for a visit, and sat down to talk irrational fears.

Why, you ask? This was recorded last weekend, and yesterday I had a tonsillectomy. It went well, straightforward with no complications, but back on Saturday night, I didn’t know all of that. I just knew I was scared with some reasonable fears, and some … less so.

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So listen first, then cheer me up by telling me about your irrational fears in the comments section! I promise to check in obsessively in the few hours a day I’m not sleeping a drug fueled sleep after fighting to swallow as little as possible and still stay hydrated.

Also, we discuss chugging mouthwash, puberty, George Burns impressions, Angry Trivial Pursuit™, DEATHRACE 2000 (not 3000), your constitutional right to go topless, anti-boobie laws, giant fucking spiders, and the worst nightmare Scott has ever had.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #9

Quentin and his friends have met the mostly unknown Portath. In that meeting, he came to learn that the kidnapping of his sister wasn’t set up by a rival team or a revenge-minded gangster, but none other than the living god herself: Petra Prawatt, so she could deliver a message to the Prawatt about a pending galactic-scale invasion from a race known as the Abernessia. Petra’s tool for this manipulation? Cormerant Bumberpuff, Quentin’s Ionath Krakens teammate. Quentin needs to find out Bumberpuff’s involvement, and find a way to free his sister, his friends and himself from the Portath.

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FridayFix • T-Shirt poll results!

We polled and we pondered. We discussed at the Office of Doom. And we’ve decided which designs we’re moving forward with, even if not all of them will make it to an actual t-shirt. We’re in a terrific spot: so many good ideas, we’ve got to see art on more than expected!

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Right now, we’ll print a new Krakens t-shirt, plus one each of the non-Krakens designs and the non-GFL designs. Which ones? Sorry, you’ll have to listen to the cast. Don’t worry, it’s only ten minutes long! Ten minutes!

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THE CHAMPION Episode #8

Quentin and his friends have made first contact with Hulsey, a Human representative of the as-yet-unseen Portath. Hulsey gave the grim news that while she could help Quentin find his lost sister, Jeanine, and his friend Fred, that wouldn’t do Quentin much good, because he and his friends would never be allowed to leave the […]

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FridayFix • Pick our new T-shirts!

It’s time for new T-shirts! Who gets to choose what we make? You get to choose! Listen in to this awesome cast (there is slurping), click through to the post, then vote!

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THE CHAMPION Episode #7

Quentin and his friends are aboard the Rosalind Franklin, a living Prawatt ship. Rosalind just entered the portath cloud looking for Quentin’s missing sister and his friend Fred, who were onboard Quentin’s yacht. the Hypatia. Rosalind’s proximity alarm just sounded — there is a ship inbound, and it’s not the hypatia.

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Friday Fix: Inside Empty Set! Scott’s writing schedule for the rest of 2014

Inside Empty Set is back, and this time out we’re talking about Scott’s writing schedule for the rest of 2014, and early 2015. Info you want, and we have it!

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Cover of the scifi/horror novel EARTHCORE, by New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler.We chat about big things:

  • ALIVE: out from Del Rey on July 14, 2015 (even though we say August 25th during this ‘cast!) How can you help us most? Pre-order the hardcover.
  • THE RIDER, the GFL novella co-written with Paul E. Cooley. Soon, people. Sooooon.
  • Dun dun dun! EARTHCORE is officially on the writing schedule! w00t!

We chat about other things:

  • Mormon Jello: seriously people, I don’t know why it works, but it works.
  • Paul E. Cooley’s THE BLACK: We talk a bit about Cooley awesome deep-sea scare-fest THE BLACK. Get some for yourself Junkies!
  • The FDO’s insistence on slurping his Sidecar. Goodness we don’t need much more of that. (I used this yummy recipe!)
  • Batman.

 

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Guest Goods: Jake Bible

Known for his ultraviolent and profane post-apocalyptic action/horror, Jake Bible now has a Young Adult zombie novel out by Permuted Platinum! All the insanity minus the naughty bits!

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Little Dead Man is the story of conjoined twins, Garret and Garth Weir- one living and one undead!

They are two brothers trying to make their way in a post-apocalyptic world where the people are more dangerous than the zombies! Full of high-action and plenty of scares, Little Dead Man is the summer read for those young adults, teens, and adults looking for something a little different than your normal zombie story.

BOOK SIGNING
Jake will be at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, NC on October 30th at 7:00pm — signing and story telling and generally entertaining your faces. Go see ‘im!

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THE CHAMPION Episode #6

Quentin and his friends are aboard the Rosalind Franklin, a living Prawatt ship. Rosalind was swallowed up by a massive Rewall ship — which she nicknamed “Joey” — in hopes of having the Rewall take her into the Portath Cloud, where Quentin & Co. could continue the search for his sister. The thing was, as the Rewall tentacles closed in and engulfed her, she couldn’t say for sure if Joey was going to transport them … or digest them, killing everyone in a tidal wave of acid.

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INFECTED $1.99 for Kindle

Offer expires Oct. 24, 2014 (and is apparently only in the USA)

INFECTED for KindleHard to beat Book I of the INFECTED Trilogy for just $1.99 fer yer Kindle. That’s some good pricing right there.What? You already have it? Well, sir or ma’am, you can gift it to anyone you know for that same lousy $2. Spread the Stank, suckas.

Two Dollars!

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