I was blown away by this book. Alderman created a brilliant concept in how to shift the basics of physical power, and explored how that would change society. Throughout history, men have always been physically stronger than women, and have been able to physically impose their will. In many areas of the world, to this […]Continue Reading →
Times they are always a-changing. Way back when, this site you’re looking at right now as more active than a one-legged person in a butt-kicking contest, with 15,000 active users, a vibrant community of people jabbering about my work and forming real friendships in the process. Then along came Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (yes, we’re that […]Continue Reading →
THE SALE OF THE CENTURY! Of the year, anyway. Or month. Whatever.
It’s April 1, the anniversary of the day Junkies put Siglerism on the map by pushing the paperback of ANCESTOR to #1 on Amazon’s Scifi and Horror bestseller charts. Every year on this day, we try to do something fun. This year, our “fun” is, unfortunately, Scott’s cousin Bodie, who was recently put in charge of Empty Set Entertainment’s online marketing.
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Of course, since we are podcasters, we have audio of this momentous event.
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We even tried to make a funny audiogram text-thingie. There’s two things we can say about it: 1) Cousin Bodie will notpass this month’s Empty Set drug screening, and 2) we did say we tried to make it funny — we write horror novels for a living, okay?Continue Reading →
Sheesh, with Facebook, Insta, Twitter, LinkedIn and more, is there any point of blogging anymore? I dunno, but here’s some news.
Blackstone Publishing will be doing an anthology of stories about a young Marie Curie, titled THE HITHERTO SECRET EXPERIMENTS OF MARIE CURIE. No big deal, just a passel of fictional tales about the two-time Nobel Prize winner (two-time science champeeen, whoooo!). The anthology will be edited by Henry Herz and Bryan Thomas Schmidt. From the posting on Herz’s site:
The anthology will comprise 18 dark stories of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror set during Marie Curie’s high school years in Poland. What might she have done had she applied her genius in darker directions? The rockstar cast of award-winning and bestselling authors is: Scott Westerfeld, Jane Yolen, Mylo Carbia, Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Stacia Deutsch, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Beth Durst, Lissa Price, Christine Taylor-Butler, Jo Whittemore, Dee Leone, Susanne Lambdin, Emily McCosh, Steve Pantazis, myself, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt & GP Charles.
The book/audiobook should be out in 2022.
I expect my story to be darker, gorier, and more just plain wrong than all the others combined. Looking at that list of authors, that will be one high bar of “wrong,” so I’ve got my work cut out for me.Continue Reading →
This is an Audible Original audiobook, which means the print/eBook version won’t be out for one year. Audible is doing a ton of marketing that will hopefully expand my audience — in return, they get a window of exclusivity. So you will get print and eBook, just not until December 3, 2021.
If you don’t have Audible and want to get the MOUNT FITZ ROY audiobook for free as part of a no-risk trial offer, check out this page.Continue Reading →
It… is… alive! Click here to pre-order MOUNT FITZ ROY!
MOUNT FITZ ROY, the sequel to EARTHCORE, is now available for pre-order from Audible. Ray Porter (the narrator of EARTHCORE and the actor who plays Darkseid on the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie) is the narrator.
- Publication date: December 3, 2020.
- This book is over 29 hours long! Helluva deal.
- MOUNT FITZ ROY is only available as an Audible Original until December 3, 2021.
- If you’re annoyed at that, we get you, there’s business reasons we made this choice, and we list those reasons down below.
- If you don’t have an Audible account, though, you can get the audiobook for free. Click here to learn more.
- This series is now called the “Sun Symbol Series.” EARTHCORE is Book 1, MOUNT FITZ ROY is Book II. We don’t know if there will ever bee a Book III. Right now, the series is a two-book duology.
- Yes, it took me fifteen frickin’ years to get this done. Thank you for your patience!
Why Audio Only?
We know this will upset some fans. Let us explain the reason why we’re going this route.
We’ve been in the podcast/audiobook/print business for 15 years now. A lot has changed. When we started, podcasts weren’t on iTunes, the Kindle hadn’t even come out, eBooks weren’t a thing, and Audible was only beginning to ascend to industry dominance. (click dat “continue reading” link below to get the rest of the info)Continue Reading →
StorySmack Episode #53
Scott and A chat about this killer indie flick directed by Andrew Patterson. It’s available on Amazon Prime.
THE VAST OF NIGHT synopsis:
Two high school kids, Everett (Jake Horowitz) and Fay (Sierra McCormick), leave the game and walk across the deserted town to their nighttime jobs. He hosts a nightly radio show, and she mans the town switchboard. Once ensconced at their jobs, they realize something strange is going on.
Join us tonight at 6pm for our SIGLERinPLACE livestream. Here is the beverage the amazing ARealGirl will be making tonight when our show starts. Feel free to join us, make a Shirley Temple version, or just pour your own beverage of any kind and relax! And hey, it’s National Mac & Cheese day!
OUR RECIPE FOR A “FRENCH 75”
The French 75 is a sparkling cocktail that’s perfect before, during and after your eggs Benedict. This is one classic you’ll want to rediscover again and again.
- 1 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 3 ounces Champagne or other sparkling wine
- Garnish: lemon twist
Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™
- Put all the goodies except for Champagne into a shaker with ice.
- Shake it up, shake it.
- Strain into a Champagne flute.
- Top it off with the Champagne.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
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StorySmack Episode #51
Scott and A break down this wild Spanish scifi/horror flick directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. It’s a brutal flick, with a concept that makes the small budget look much bigger. It’s on Netflix, so watch it before you listen!
THE PLATFORM synopsis:
In the future, prisoners housed in vertical cells watch as inmates in the upper cells are fed while those below starve.
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A few years back, I did an April Fool’s joke where I said I was writing a YA novel with James Patterson. I thought no one would believe this. I thought this was a very transparent gag, but you know what? People did believe it – including my mom, who loves Patterson books. She was very excited. When I finally told her it was just a joke, she was not happy with her youngest child.
She swore she would get revenge…Continue Reading →
StorySmack Episode #49
Solar flares! Super neutrinos! Mega volcanoes! Fault lines chasing John Cusack! The core of the planet getting all hot and bothered! We take a deep-dive into the disaster(ous) movie “2012.” Joining Scott and ARealGirl is none other than Dr. Phil Plait, a.k.a. “The Bad Astronomer.”Continue Reading →
Scott and ARealGirl cover the highlights of a decade of making fiction for y’all. SiglerFest2k20 news, GFL VI update, and more. As deadlines loom and the business of writing changes, we have some good news and some bad news.
Want to hear how the FDØ and ARealGirl (also known as “Winston Wolf II”) started working together? Click here to listen.
"The Hippo" Part 5, narrated by Ray Porter
Yuki files her final report on the Hippo, revealing a disturbing past that almost explains his more-disturbing present. It’s a story that not even Big Baby can believe — and one that Harry doesn’t want to hear.
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"The Hippo" Part 4, narrated by Ray Porter
Harry needs info, and he’s not too proud to use cupcakes to get it. Tavena’s time has run out, while Yuki’s prime time has almost arrived. And, Big Baby gets antsier and antsier, waiting for his moment. Get ready for this sweet-tasting viciousness.Continue Reading →
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