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.

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

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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DVD review: Rosemary’s Baby remake

Time marches on, yes, but some some plots don't

Rosemary's Baby DVD review

A short review of the DVD for ROSEMARY’S BABY, the 2014 made-for-TV miniseries remake of the 1968 classic.

If you’ve never seen the original, I highly recommend it. Based on the 1967 novel by Ira Levin, ROSEMARY’S BABY tells the tale of a struggling young couple that move into a hoity-toity Manhattan apartment building. Continue Reading →


Here it is! It’s been two years since we launched GFL Book IV, THE MVP, and finally the saga of Quentin Barnes and the Ionath Krakens continues.

Quentin Barnes and his Krakens just achieved ultimate glory on the gridiron. No sooner did they get down to the locker room after the massive post-game celebration than Messal the Efficient — Quyth Worker and manager of the Krakens — told Quentin there was a message from his sister, Jeanine. Jeanine was on Quentin’s yacht, the Hypatia, which was piloted by Frederico Esteban Guissepe Gonzaga, the private investigator Quentin hired to protect her. Under attack by an unknown assailant, Fred had no choice by to take the Hypatia into the Portath Cloud, the “Bermuda Triangle” of the galaxy, from which no ship returns.

The signed, numbered, limited-edition hardcover ships Sept 30, get your pre-order in now. These will be sold-out by Christmas, folks. YA sports scifi goodness for all.

We’re projecting October 30 for the audiobook release date on Audible, iTunes and Amazon.


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NOCTURNAL #47: Q & A Pt Two

And here is the second half of our mega-fun Question & Answer episode for the NOCTURNAL wrap-up. We loved your calls and your emails. Ya done good, kids. We’ll be back Sunday with a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for your aural cavity.

And this episode is brought to you by our latest & greatest sponsor, Das ShipStation!

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Q & A Part One

As is tradition, now that the fiction is done, this episode is where we hear from you! Scott’s answering questions about NOCTURNAL, or Scott, or his writing process. And EARTHCORE. And CRYPT, Part II.

We had such a great response (so many questions!) we split this lovefest up into two shows.

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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!

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!

More details can be found by clicking here.

[No Body Maim!]

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New story out today:
“The Sixth Day of Deer Camp”


Apocalypse Triptych by Hugh Howe, John Joseph Adams and Scott Sigler

My latest story is out, “The Sixth Day of Deer Camp.” It is part of THE END IS HERE anthology, Book II of the “Apocalypse Tryptic.”

This story is the sequel to “The Fifth Day of Deer Camp” (see what I did there?) which was in the first volume of this trilogy, THE END IS NIGH. You want Yoopers up against the apocalypse? Brothers and sisters, I provide, eh?

Get it in:

Will it be podcast?
No, because the anthology isn’t “mine.” John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey put this series together.

Will there be an audiobook?
Yes, but I don’t know when it will be out. I recorded the audio for my story, so you can continue to revel in my Yooper accents.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #45

The dust has settled in the catacombs of Marie’s Children. Bryan, Pookie and Black Mister Burns face a new reality, a world where Bryan is wanted for multiple murders and has no way to clear his name. As they deal with the ramifications of Chief Zou’s lies, there is also the lethal issue of a serial killer on the loose: Tard is out there, and he’s looking to add to his collection of severed hands.

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DragonCon 2014 Schedule

Scott Sigler's schedule at Dragon*Con

Dragon*Con 2014It’s time for one of our favorite cons, DragonCon in Atlanta, This year Scott’s schedule is light, 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! The Star Party is a great opportunity to hang out too, even though we are just in attendance and are not presenting there.


Atlanta Star Party: Thursday, August 28, 7:00pm (2 hours) Get tickets now!
Stargazing, food, drinks and conversations with astronomers (including Pamela Gay, Nicole Gugliucci and Derek Demeter). Proceeds benefit CosmoQuest, one of Empty Set’s 2014 chosen charities.

Fictional Writing and Skepticism
Friday 8/29, 4:00pm • Hilton 207 / 206 / 205 / 204
A few top authors, who are also skeptics, discuss what effect their personal skepticism has on their writings.

FSL Tonight, LIVE!
Friday 8/29, 5:30pm • Hilton Crystal Ballroom
Sci/Fantasy sports. Mordor vs. The Empire. Vulcan battles Alderaan. And FSL Tonight brings you all the action.

Podcasting Authors Roundtable
Saturday, 8/30, 10:30am • Hilton 203
Join a roundtable discussion of working writers who utilize podcasting to distribute and promote their work.

Raise a glass for PG Holyfield
Saturday, 8/30, 10:00pm • Hilton bar!
We were planning a One for the Junkies panel, but have to cancel due to a room scheduling conflict. Instead, we’ll meet in the Hilton Bar. We’ll donate $5 to the PG Holyfield Fund for each person to come raise a glass with us; and we’ll make it $6 if you wear a trilby hat (his lid!)

Scott and A present at the Parsec Awards
Sunday, 8/31. 5:30pm • Hyatt Regency Ballroom
Scott and A present the first award of the evening! The Parsec Awards are a celebration of speculative fiction podcasting. Awards are given in several categories ranging from content to audio quality.

Scott on V-WARS panel
Sunday, 8/31. 7:00pm • Westin Peachtree 1-2
Scott talks about his story in the V-WARS: BLOOD & FIRE anthology, due out Oct 7 in hardcover from IDW. The awesome Jonathan Maberry (series creator and editor) will be there, as will be other authors from the series.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #44

Bryan Clauser has descended into the labyrinth of tunnels below San Francisco, into the home of the killer cult known as Marie’s Children. They have his partner, Pookie Chang, and are about to put Pookie to death. Bryan and his heavily armed comrades: Black Mister Burns, Adam Jessup and Alder Jessup, have engaged the enemy. When we last left Bryan, he had leapt from the ledge of a sprawling cavern toward the deck of a ruined galleon that has sat below San Francisco for 200 years. His target: Teenager Rex Deprovdechuk and the murderers who call him “King.”

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NOCTURNAL Episode #43

The killing has begun. Far below the streets of San Francisco, Pookie Chang and other members of the SFPD have been put on trial by Rex Deprovdechuk, the King of the murderous cult known as Marie’s Children. Will Pookie get a death sentence? Meanwhile, Bryan Clauser is forcing Aggie James to take him into the tunnels. Will Bryan, Black Mister Burns and the Jessups reach Pookie in time for a stay of execution?

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FridayFix™ Scott’s dramatic reading of California DMV guide #1

Happy Friday everybody!

Earlier this month there was a scavenger hunt on the internet that had nothing to do with us — until it did.

GISHWHES stands for (The) Greatest International Scavenger Hunt (the) World Has Ever Seen, and the 2014 list of things to scavenge included this:

“VIDEO: A NYT best-selling author or Tony-award winning actor or actress doing a dramatic reading of a section of this:”

Although Scott was rudely ignored during this year’s Tony Awards for the riveting portrayal of Riff in that revival of West Side Story that never happened … he did still fit the bill.

Although we received many requests, we were only able to fit in about a dozen.  Here’s the first result, with more to come as the week goes on.

Please to enjoy.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #42

Following a battle at San Francisco General Hospital, Pookie Chang was taken by Rex, Pierre and Sly. What will Marie’s Children do with him? John “Black Mister Burns” Smith has spent years hiding in either his apartment, or at the SFPD headquarters. Now Bryan Clauser has called upon John to be part of the […]

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NOCTURNAL Episode #41

Marie’s Children attacked San Francisco General Hospital, and made off with not only Jebediah Erickson, the Savior, but also Pookie Chang. Pookie’s partner, Bryan Clauser, was badly injured in the fight. He is with Adam and Alder Jessup, and with Aggie James, the street bum who was held captive by Marie’s Children. Bryan and Co are racing to the apartment of Robin Hudson, who might be the monsters next target. Can they get to Robin in time?


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