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FridayFix: Shiz Happens

Plus: Throat wounds; chasing the horse and/or pony and/or dragon; teetering masses of crockery; death by Jenga and laces out, Dan!

Rob-and-ScottIt’s the holidays, and that means family and what-not. It also means things popping up out of nowhere like schedule-destroying demons, hell-bend on ruining all yer carefully crafted plans. Yep, happens to us like it happens to everyone else, so how do we handle that?

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At right is my lifelong buddy Rob Otto. We were born on the same day, same year, so — obviously — we’re twins! He was part of the very schedule-scuttling distractions of which we speak.

How about you? What kind of things popped up during your holiday season to scuttle your schedules?

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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.Fancy Isis Ice Storm T-shirt!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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FridayFix – THE CHAMPION recap, GFL Book VI news

Hey Junkies! We’re still at SiglerFest2K14 in Vegas, but wanted to do a quick follow-up now that THE CHAMPION has been shipped and ebook links have been sent!

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We get a few standard questions once we’ve shipped a GFL book:

  1. My book hasn’t shown up … have all the pre-orders been shipped?
    All pre-orders have shipped, with the last batch going out this past Monday morning.

    It takes a maximum of ten business days to arrive to a US destination, but since we deliver them right to the central office, it often takes less.  We sent books on Friday, Saturday and Monday, so *worst case* your book would arrive around October 20th if you’re in the continental US.

  2. How can I get my free ebook because I bought the hardcover?
    You should have received an email with the download link on or about September 30th. If you have not, just email info@emptyset.com and we’ll sort you out!
  3. My ebook won’t load onto my smart phone/tablet … what gives?
    The ebook file you get is a zip file that contains the .mobi and the .epub versions of the book, so you have whatever format fits your preferred device. Zip files must be downloaded to your computer, unzipped, and then the right file (.mobi or .epub) loaded into your device software. As far as I know, tablets and smart phones can’t unzip files directly.
  4. When is the audiobook going to be out?
    Although we talk about it being “out soon” during this ‘cast, it’s actually out now! You can get it on iTunes, Audible or at Amazon! woo HOO!

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FridayFix – THE CHAMPION audiobook available

THE CHAMPION audiobook now available at Amazon, iTunes and Audible (get it for free as part of an Audible Free Trial, learn more at http://scottsigler.com/audible-free-trial/

We’re at SiglerFest2k14 in Vegas, and the news just dropped that THE CHAMPION (GFL Book V) audiobook is finally available on iTunes, Amazon and Audible. Here’s a quick FridayFix to give you some info, along with comments by five Junkies whose lives have changed forever due to this staggering news.

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Read by your favorite Future Dark Overlord himself, the epic saga of Quentin Barnes and the Ionath Krakens continues.

GET IT FOR FREE?
If you are not already an Audible customer, you can sign up for a no-risk, 30-day trial and download the THE CHAMPION audiobook for free. If you like Audible’s service, just pay the monthly fee and keep getting audiobooks. If you don’t like their service, cancel and keep THE CHAMPION — it don’t even cost nuthin’.

SCOTT, WHICH WAY MAKE YOU THE MOST $$$
This remains the single most-common question we are asked. The answer is: “do what you’re comfortable with.” We’re here for you, you’re not here for us. However, if you really want to know, we actually make more if you sign up for the trial and download THE CHAMPION as your first audiobook. That’s right, you get the book for free, we get more money. Ka-boom! If you’re already an Audible customer, just snag it at the posted price or use one of your Audible credits. Doesn’t matter to us either way.

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ALIVE cover + NY Comic Con treat for Junkies

ALIVE, Book I of the Generations Trilogy by Scott Sigler. A YA young adult novel of suspense

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I woke up screaming in the dark.

I woke up alone.

I didn’t know who I was, where I was,
or how I got there.

But I learned. I fought. I survived.

I still don’t know who I was,
but now I know who I am.

And I’m not alone anymore.

Friends, fans, Junkies, lend me your ears. Okay, fine, your eyes, because this is a letter — stop being a smart-ass already, will ya?

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FridayFix™ – Final news on THE CHAMPION eBook, hardcover and audiobook

THE CHAMPION, Book V of the GFL series. Learn more about these YA books at http://www.galacticfootball.comWE’VE GOT GIRTH! 

So you’re asking thing like, “when is THE CHAMPION audiobook out?” and “when can I get the eBook” and “will I get the eBook for free if I order the hardcover?”

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The answers to all of these things are in this weeks FridayFix™. ARealGirl and the FDØ tell you what’s up with Book V of the GFL series. Also, an ancient guest shows up unexpectedly, and ARealGirl does not want to believe (Agent Mulder is less than pleased).

The pallets of books await! Check out these pics, Junkies!

CHA-in-box Boxes-of-CHA

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FridayFix: THE CHAMPION Hell Week

(and GoodReads Cover Reveal!)

Galactic Football League Book VAs we speed toward the release date for THE CHAMPION, a little information for any Junkies who want to join Hell Week in San Diego.

Technically it’s Hell Weekend, and it does tend to be a lot of fun.

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We’re looking for folks who are willing to join us 9am to 5pm on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, in San Diego. You don’t have to work all day, silly, but do have to be available for at least three hours in a row. 

  • You need to be able to commit to at least a three-hour shift
  • There will be lots of standing
  • If you’re there for lunch, we’re buying lunch
  • There will be beers at the end of the day

If you have questions or want to join, email ARealGirl at info@emptyset.com.

Want to hear us talk about something in particular in future episodes of Inside Empty Set or the FridayFix? Please drop us a line, or leave a note in the comments. We can’t wait for this awesome YA sports series to hit you right in the brain. 

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FridayFix: SiglerFest2k14 is nigh!

Badge from SiglerFest 2k13A quick Friday Fix to say if you are thinking of coming to SiglerFest, you have to book your hotel by end of day this coming Monday, September 8th, to get the group rate on your room!

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Our room block is sold out, so you must call the Guest Reservations number at (800) 675-3267 and identify yourself as part of the group SiglerFest.

If you’re not yet thinking about coming to SiglerFest, why not?  There are games, readings, bowling, karaoke, beers, Krakens, movies, friends and more.  It’s really the best time, and you shouldn’t miss a moment!

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[No Body Maim!]

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