I’m still working on THE RIDER (a GFL novella about Dinolition, co-written with Paul Elard Cooley), but today and tomorrow I’m taking a break from that to finish the audiobook for TITLE FIGHT (another GFL novella). We did TITLE FIGHT as a podcast, but [...]Continue Reading →
The world of Hunter Hunterson in your hot little hands
So, you wanna pull a ticket on a methed-out, parole-jumping goblin? You want to stomp that undead ass? You want to whack a werewolf, mash a mage, destroy a devil, lay the smacketh-down on a sasquatch and more? Now you can (just remember to watch your privates if you square off against the rabid unicorns).
You and yours can play Storium, a cool new storytelling game that has one (of many) fictional settings in “Slayerville,” the hometown of Hunter Hunterson and his kin. Here’s how they list it on their site:
This is a stretch goal for the Storium Kickstarter, which involves some of our best author buddies such as J.C. Hutchins, Mur Lafferty, Chuck Wendig and more. Check out their Kickstarter page here, and/or watch the video above that explains how the game works.Continue Reading →
Contains Scott's first vampire story: "Hippo"
The second book in Jonathan Maberry’s V-WARS series, BLOOD & FIRE cranks up the carnage to “11,” thanks in no small part to my story “Hippo.” Yes, this is my first vampire story, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever read. This delicious & twisted tale will leave you hungry for more (or sick to the stomach, really kind of depends on your tastes … ).
It’s been one year since a virus triggered junk DNA and people all over the world started changing. Becoming something else. Craving blood. It’s been ten months since the word ‘vampire’ stopped being something from old monster stories and Hollywood movies. It’s been six months since our world and theirs erupted into war. It’s been two months since an uneasy peace was signed. It’s been one hour since that peace was shattered. The war is here again. The vampire war. Our world will burn. Our world will bleed! When anyone can turn, when every street is a battlefield, there is nowhere to run! V Wars: Blood and Fire features all new stories of the Vampire Wars by Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Larry Corriea, Joe McKinney, Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Moore, and Jonathan Maberry.
I’ve been hinting at an announcement for a few weeks now, and this is it: new print deal. I put out five books with Crown Publishing and loved both the process and the people. Tha Shiv was an excellent editor for my work. But, time marches on and it’s time to try something new. The books discussed below are YA, and Crown doesn’t do YA, so my agent went out and wrangled a new deal.
Executive Editor Mark Tavani at Ballantine Bantam Dell bought World Rights to a science fiction trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler. In the first book, ALIVE, a young woman awakes trapped in a confined space with no idea who she is or how she got there. She soon frees other young adults in the room and together they find that they are surrounded by the horrifying remains of a war long past…and matched against an enemy too horrible to imagine. Further adventures will follow in two more books, ALIGHT and AWAY. The books will be published under the Del Rey imprint. The deal was made by Byrd Leavell at Waxman Leavell. For rights information, please contact Denise Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Looks like I’ll be done with the final draft of THE CHAMPION (GFL V) by tomorrow. Then I have five days to tighten and polish before I head off on a Very Important Trip (the purpose of which I can’t yet tell you, but it’s good — hint only for people reading this on my site, it’s in New York City).
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We received a good bit of feedback after our post-PANDEMIC tour discussion, saying it was nice to see “behind the curtain” a little.
As we always aim to please, we’re planning to chat about the ins and outs of Empty Set about once a month, as the schedule allows.
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If you missed any of the previous three SiglerFests, you missed a great weekend with great people.
Come for the Sigler, stay for the awesome Junkies you will meet and love and cherish your whole life long. I’m not even kidding. And, who can say, maybe the cousins will turn up! Will Pope Siglericus XXX risk showing his face in Las Vegas again? And SiglerFest 2K13 taught us that Francis Dominic Oliveri is terrible at arm wrestling and smacktalking, but good at bowling and karaoke. Okay, not great at bowling either.Continue Reading →
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The FDØ invents a fancy drinky-drink
Author Mur Lafferty has a new book out in March, called THE GHOST TRAIN TO NEW ORLEANS. It’s a sequel to her Campbell Award-winning novel THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY, a paranormal tale about a plucky heroine who winds up writing travel guides for the undead.
Mur was recently on Twitter talking about a fictional drink in the book called a “Captain Spaulding.” This drink contains gin and demon blood. Blargh. She wondered how that might translate to the real world (assuming you don’t have a demon in your basement, like I do, cause I’m pimp like that, and, yes, mine wears a gimp suit). She even started a contest where you could come up with your own drink recipe for the Spaulding.
While I recuse myself from this contest, I could not let this opportunity pass me by. Hence, this FridayFix focuses on my interpretation of the Captain Spaulding. Enjoy!
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His new novel — SHADOW OPS: BREACH ZONE
Myke Cole is a funny guy. He’s also a fantastic military-sf/fantasy writer that makes this crazy SHADOW OPS series described as “X-MEN meets BLACKHAWK DOWN.” BREACH ZONE is the final book in the trilogy. Myke pitches his book to the Junkies and tells you why you might like it.
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Today I’m heading from Baltimore to Nashville for Stop #5 on the PANDEMIC tour. Last night’s turnout in Baltimore was killer, as was Philly the night before, Boston the night before that, and Chicago the night before that. Looking forward to Nashville, then LA and finally San Diego. This book tour has been positively kick-ass.
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Junkies, the five-year wait is finally over: PANDEMIC is in stores today. What a relief to see this bad boy finally hit shelves. Kindle and Nook available from those vendors, and the hardcover available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore (but call your local first to make sure they have it available, I don’t want you to waste a trip). [Note: Audiobook is coming soon at Audible. We're working on it. Hoping it'll be out within two weeks, but that's out of our control.]
Yes, you too can be as happy as Russel Kew (right) when you get your hot little mitts on this scorching, girthy tome of worldwide devastation. Or, maybe, the book will drive you stark-raving insane as it did for Ken Thornhill (pictured up top).
Buy yours today. No foolin’.
And remember, you can get autographed, personalized hardcovers from Borderlands Books in San Francisco, just call them at (415) 824-8203.Continue Reading →
PANDEMIC is out one week from today, and as always when I have a new release coming out, my kick-ass fans are asking me a two-part question: what helps you the most, buying from Amazon or buying in a store, and which [...]Continue Reading →
This contest runs from January 5 to January 19. Winners will be announced January 20, the day before PANDEMIC is released.
Junkies, did you really think I’d launch PANDEMIC without some kind of contest to stir things up? No sir, I say no sir!
We’re going to clog the social medias with talk about PANDEMIC and the INFECTED series, and you’re going to help. Why? Because I’m givin’ away so much stuff, I must be innnnsane! Three winners will snag a prize pack, and one of those winners will be also dubbed the Grand Prize winner. Click through to see the prizes.Continue Reading →
That’s the only way to open up this post, because every jackass and his/her mom does one of these “New Year’s Resolutions” posts. Well, since football season is over (#goddamndetroitlions) and Chocodiles no longer exist, the only thing this blackened heart still cares about is writing. Therefore, all of my stratemegizing for 2014 involves how to increase my writing quality and efficiency. More words on the page mean more stories for you.
Here’s how I’m going to create more and better things this year. If you’re a creative, or you’re trying to become one, take a look and see if these things resonate with you.Continue Reading →
Because he loves you so, so damn much.
Right about now, people are making Year in Review posts, and also making their pandering “I hope your 2014 is … ” posts as well. We already did our Year in Review, and since I don’t want to be left behind, here’s what I hope your coming year holds in store for you. Here are eleven “hopes” for your coming year, because I want you to know just how much I care.
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There’s only two things I hate in this world: people who are intolerant of other people’s sub-cultures, and Hipsters.
When Instagram came out several years ago and Twitter became flooded with amateur photos meant to look like bad 70s Polaroids, I said, “Why on Earth would anyone brag about photos that intentionally throw away three [...]Continue Reading →