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#1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler is probably stalking you right now, looking for a way to steal your soul and sell it at the local Five-And-Dime.

The GFL tribute to John Madden

John Madden was a big influence on the Galactic Football League series


If you’re a 80s or 90s kid, and a football fan, then boom, you knew (and probably loved) John Madden.

The legendary coach, broadcaster and entrepreneur passed away on December 28, 2021 at the age of 85. He won a Super Bowl as the coach of the Oakland Raiders, then revolutionized sports broadcasting with his […]

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You Junkies are on (earth)crack

We screwed up, but you're there for us.

Well, this is a mind-bender.

Here is a video where I fess up about a big mistake on the hardcover edition of THE GANGSTER. At least, what I consider to be a big mistake. No, scratch that, it is a big mistake, no matter how you slice and dice it. We did a bad job. Period.

And yet, when I offer to give Junkies their money back for this error, were we flooded with refund requests? No. We didn’t get a single refund request. Instead, we sold fifteen more books in twenty-four hours. Wut? Are you Junkies all on the crack?

The outpouring of support after our shuck-up is overwhelming. We’re deeply humbled, and deeply honored.

Empty Set Entertainment strives to make cool things for cool people. I guess we didn’t understand just how cool you all are.

A and I are very lucky people to have a fan base like y’all. Tito, pass me a tissue…

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Book review: THE POWER

THE POWER by Naomi Alderman review

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 […]

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We’re using and loving it.

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 […]

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Sigler Ascension Day (month) sale!

THE SALE OF THE CENTURY! Of the year, anyway. Or month. Whatever.

4+1=50% off Sigler Ascension Day sale

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.

Get all in-stock T-shirts for 50% off + shipping, from April 1 to May 1, at Shirts for the Krakens, the Orbiting Death, the Murderers, the Jacks, from Siglerfests and more. Half-off is $7.50 US for most, depending on size.

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?

4+1=50% off sale YouTube link

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StorySmack Episode #53

THE VAST OF NIGHT review on StorySmack

Scott and A chat about this killer indie flick directed by Andrew Patterson. It’s available on Amazon Prime.

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.

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Siglocktail 7-14-20: the French 75

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!

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

THE PLATFORM review sponsored by GoDaddy Coupon page

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.

The free eBook bundle from EmptySet

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Ma Sigler’s Revenge…

#1 NYT Bestsellers Scott Sigler and James Patterson combine to write a tale of a girl's love for her favorite unicorn.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…

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2012 – A Disaster(ous) Movie

StorySmack Episode #49

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.”

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Empty Set Entertainment Decade in Review

It’s been a helluva decade

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.


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FIRE IS ORANGE Episode #13

"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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FIRE IS ORANGE Episode #12

"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.″

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FIRE IS ORANGE Episode #11

"The Hippo" Part 3, narrated by Ray Porter

As a star reporter closes in on the Hippo, Tavena gets to meet the Hippo’s father. It’s time to “Batch it Up” in the most bizarre cooking show ever.″

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FIRE IS ORANGE Episode #10

"The Hippo" Part 2, narrated by Ray Porter

In part 1 of “The Hippo,” vampires Tavena and Peter closed in on prey — a chained-up little girl — only to find that prey was bait. Bait set by a man named “Harry.” Harry dealt with Peter… now it’s Tavena’s turn.″

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