ALIVE Episode #11

The Birthday Children have reached the Garden, but at such a cost.  In this episode, the tension between Em and Aramovsky comes to a head. Is Aramovsky looking out for the spiritual well-being of the group, or is trying to discredit Em as leader and push her out?

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No talky-talk after the episode this week!

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FridayFix • SiglerFest 2K15 Update!

SiglerFest 2K15 is fast approaching!  It’s right around now that we start to get lots of questions:

  • Can I still register? (Yes! Get on that!)
  • What goes on at SiglerFest? (Listen to the cast, yo!)
  • How’d y’all get to be so great? (It’s the Junkies, obvs.)

Take a listen to this short ‘cast to whet your appetite. Can’t wait to see y’all in Vegas!

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extedit-SiglerFest 2k1420141011-7091-EditOh! And the SiglerFest 2K14 photo books are done and they’re glorious and lovely! Shot and designed by the sublimely talented and gracious Bruce Press, they are a wonderfully fun memento of a great weekend.
Unlike previous years, we will not have copies for purchase on hand in Las Vegas this year. Instead, you can head over to Blurb right now and order your copies directly! While you’re there you can pick up other years too if you like!

As ever, a million thanks to Bruce Press for his great work and also this year for patiently nudging me over and over to get the book done early enough to put it up for sale well in advance of SiglerFest!

 

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Dragon*Con Schedule for 2015

Cosplay at Dragon*Con

It’s almost time for one of our favorite cons, DragonCon in Atlanta! This year Scott’s all over the con, so catch him while you can. If you’re coming to the con, make sure you come see us, even if it’s at the Hilton bar!

SCOTT DRAGONCON SCHEDULE

Fictional Writing and Skepticism Friday 9/4, […]

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ALIVE Episode #10

After discovering food and water in the Garden, it should have been a happy occasion for Em and the kids. But then, tragedy befell Latu, and Em was the first to see what happens when people are left alone with hungry pigs. So this won’t happen to anyone else, Em and Bishop are in a race against to get the rest of their people and bring them safely to the garden.

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SHOW NOTES:

  • Last week Scott was at a NASA rocket test at Stennis Space Center in Mississsippi! Check out the video right below this post for ALIVE Episode #10, or see it at youtube.com/scottsigler
  • We sent out GLF VI coupons from the ALIVE pre-order contest! If you don’t have yours, check ALL of your email accounts, including spam folders.  If you STILL don’t have it, email info@emptyset.  (As a reminder, to be eligible, you had to buy ALIVE before July 13, 2015.)
  • ALIGHT cover is posted! Book II of the Generations trilogy, the sequel to ALIVE. See it at scottsigler.com/alight, or at Scott’s instagram account, instagram.com/scottsigler.

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FridayFix #141: Scott’s trip to NASA Stennis

FDØ watches RS-25 rocket test: takes world-domination notes

I was invited by NASA Social to watch a test of the RS-25 rocket engine, which once drove the Space Shuttle program and is now a main element of the Space Launch System (SLS). Watch this bad boy go from -400 to 6,000 freakin’ degrees in a matter of seconds, then instantly freeze back up again when the burn is done. Amazing stuff. Thank you, NASA!

COOL LINKS!
• NASA’s fancy video of the same event
• Overview of the RS-25 engine

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ALIVE Episode #9

Em and the others were shocked to run into a pig. Desperate for food, the kids made the instant decision to kill the pig, but it escaped, biting Latu in the shoulder and badly wounding her as it did. Against Em’s orders, Bishop ran after the pig, leaving Em no choice but to follow him. They tracked the wounded animal’s to a room with something the kids have never seen before — plants, a dense wall of brambly thicket. The pig’s blood trail leads through a shallow tunnel gnawed through that thicket, so that’s where Bishop and Em will go, too.

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Stick around after the episode to hear all about my trip to NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi this past week!

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FridayFix • Author Jason Hough talks
about his new novel ZERO WORLD

Published in rapid succession, Jason M. Hough’s first three novels, THE DARWIN ELEVATOR, THE EXODUS TOWERS, and THE PLAGUE FORGE, earned comparisons to James S. A. Corey and John Scalzi. Hough returns with ZERO WORLD, a riveting near-future spy thriller described as “James Bond meets INCEPTION.” Jason sat down with Scott to talk about becoming an “instant best-seller,” writing schedules, and juggling family needs with his role as a full-time writer.

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ALIVE Episode #8

Em has led the Birthday Children into a strange, broken-down area filled with coffins of a different kind — thin, white, heavily beat-up, and empty. Em, O’Malley and Latu are looking in one set of rooms, Bishop and El-Saffani in the others. What they all find next will change their existence forever. 

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ALIVE Episode #7

Em and her friends met Bishop and his crew. A brief, peaceful struggle for control of the Birthday Children left Em with the spear, a symbol of power. She now leads 23 other people through the halls, looking for a way out. They are also looking for food, and, more importantly, water. If they […]

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FridayFix • Making the ALIVE Spears

As part of the promotion of ALIVE, we decided to make prop spears. (Spears feature prominently in the novel.)

Super talented artist, prop maker and all around great guy Frank Ippolito designed and made them, and generously invited us to his shop to help put the finishing touches on his awesome work. And he let us bring the Dog of Doom!

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ALIVE Episode #6

As the group struggles to deal with the fallout from Yong’s attack, they hear the first evidence that they are not alone — the sound of heavy footsteps marching in time. That sound is drawing closer. Will Em and the others finally find out why they’ve been put in this strange dungeon?

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We’re back from the ALIVE book tour! So much fun to see so many smiling faces. There’s a few pictures here. Check them out.

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FridayFix • Should YA Writers Censor Their Social Media?

Scott and I are back from the ALIVE Book Tour, and catching up on all things recently neglected at the office. We’ll have a tour wrap up for you soon!

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Today’s Friday Fix is an interview that Scott did with Delilah S. Dawson (author of HIT) and Chuck Wendig (author of the new Star Wars novel THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE HARVEST, Book III of the Heartlands Trilogy) during this year’s Phoenix Comic Con.

Delilah S. DawsonChuck WendigAll three are adults who write Young Adult fiction, and have, ahem, lively social media feeds. It begs the question: if your target audience is young but using social media, do you have an obligation to curb your less PG-rated language?

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ALIVE Episode #5

In the last episode, Yong grew tired of wandering through hallways, finding nothing, and he challenged Em’s leadership. He attacked Spingate, then rushed at Em — and when he did, Em’s knife slid deep into his belly. In this episode, we learn of Yong’s fate: will he survive, or will he become just another pile of dust-covered bones? 

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ALIVE Episode #4

Em and Spingate have escaped their coffins, and managed to open two more — one holds the sleeping K. O’Malley, while the other contains the dead body of B. Brewer. Eight more coffins remain unopened. In this episode, Em and Spingate find out how many coffins contain potential friends and allies, and how many contain shriveled corpses.

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Last chance to save $15 on the limited-edition GFL Book VI hardcover — pre-order the ALIVE hardcover before July 14 and email the receipt to info@emptyset.com. We’ll send you a unique code to use for GFL Book VI. It’s like getting ALIVE for free! Details here.

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