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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.

FridayFix • Scott’s outtakes from THE RIDER

Recorded live, at SiglerFest2k16!

If you’ve followed the ‘cast for the past few years, you may have heard ARealGirl or our audio producer Iceberg talk about how I curse up a storm of frustration while in the recording booth. Recording the audiobook is the final stage of editing for us. When you read things out loud, they often sound different from how they read on a printed page. So you think you’ve written one thing, but when you read it out loud, you realize it’s not at all what you meant.

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While it’s a fantastic method for streamlining your writing and making sure verbose writer vocabs don’t get in the way of the story, it often makes me mad as hell. This short little FridayFix captures some of that frustration — my pain is your comedy. Thanks to Iceberg for cutting these bits out and assembling them.

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PANDEMIC Episode #9

SEE YOUR NAME AS A CHARACTER IN ALONE!
• Scott tells you all about it in this episode.
• Or visit the contest page and learn what you gotta do!

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Margaret Montoya and Tim Feely are in a race against time to analyze the rapidly decomposing bodies of Wicked Charlie Petrovsky and Candice Walker — but are either of those corpses still infectious? Meanwhile, Clarence Otto’s investigation of the divers who recovered the vector continues. If they were completely sealed up for deep-water work, how did the infection get through to them? And, Chinese operative Bo Pan will give sleeper agent Steve Stanton a rude awakening about the stakes of their mission.
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PANDEMIC Episode #8

SEE YOUR NAME AS A CHARACTER IN ALONE!
• Scott tells you all about it in this episode.
• Or visit the contest page and learn what you gotta do!

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Two divers brought up the remnant from the Los Angeles. One, Cantrel, is not infected, while the other, Clark, just tested positive. They are in BSL4 containment aboar the Carl Brashears, where Tim Feely, Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto are working to stop the disease’s spread. While Tim and Margaret analyze the black rot on the disease’s first two victims — Candice Walker and Crazy Charlie Petrovsky — Clarence must talk to Cantrel to find out what went wrong on that fateful dive.

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Book III in the INFECTED Trilogy

PANDEMIC Episode #6

Margaret and Otto have just arrived on the USS Carl Brashear, a military cargo ship converted to be the biohazard resaerch headquarters of Operation Wolf’s Head, the mission to find and analyze the wreckage of the Orbital.

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They aren’t the only ones after that wreckage — the small ship Mary Ellen Moffet, owned and operated by Michiganders Jeff Brockman and Cooper Mitchell, are taking their passengers out on Lake Michigan. Those passengers, Bo Pan and Steve Stanton, are agents of the Chinese government. Steve’s invention, the Platypus, is about to be put into the water to find the Los Angeles, a nuclear sub that attacked other ships in the Wolf’s Head task force.

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PANDEMIC Episode #4

Operation Wolf’s Head was a secret naval task force charged with recovering any wreckage from “the Orbital,” the hostile piece of alien tech responsible for a hideous outbreak that threatened to wipe out humanity. One of the ships in that task force, the nuclear sub Los Angeles, fired upon and sank other ships before it was itself destroyed.

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Two corpses from the Los Angeles tested positive for the infection caused by the Orbital five years earlier. Murray Longworth, head of the Department of Special Threats, assigned Margaret Montoya to that task force in hopes that her extensive knowledge of this contagion could help stop another potential outbreak. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton, a sleeper agent of the Chinese government, was activated by his handler. Steve has been preparing for years, waiting for a chance to find the Orbital’s remains. To make his plan work, he needs to hire a boat to take him out to the location of that battle.

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Whitey Whiterson writes PoC skin tones …

Points to consider for writers describing people of color

Did you know that certain skin tone descriptions can piss some people right the fuck off?

We contracted a new editor to do the copyedit for my scifi/thriller EARTHCORE (out Nov. 29 in print, eBook and audiobook). This editor did a solid job. She’s quickly getting the hang of my particular style and the Siglerverse as well […]

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FridayFix • author Erik Storey

New author treks down from the hills to chat with the FDØ

Erik Storey’s first novel NOTHING SHORT OF DYING drops August 16. The book is getting a big push from his publisher (Simon & Schuster), but Erik is far from the typical novelist.

He came down from the mountains (literally) where he’s living in a tent (yes, a tent) to record this, his first-ever podcast. A fascinating chat with this new author.

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Cool stuff we talk about:

  • Erik’s first-ever trip to New York was this year (which he describes as “Crocodile Dundee in NYC”).
  • How growing up in the boonies affected his fiction.
  • Erik used his last $9 to send out the manuscript for this book—something that changed his life forever.

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I knew her when we were immortal

Spoiler alert: my friend Shannon died today, after a long battle with multiple cancers. Writing is my life and my therapy. This is me trying to work through some things in the only way I know how. Besides scotch, I mean. Oh, wait, I’m doing both at the same time!

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ALIGHT Episode #20

Em has been captured by the Grownups. She’s being held captive in the Observatory, forced to watch as her friends are changed into something else, as they are wiped out forever. Her turn is next. Meanwhile, Aramovsky’s betrayal continues. In exchange for weapons he needs for his war against the Springers, he has agreed to deliver more of Em’s friends into Matilda’s hands.

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FridayFix • NYT bestselling author Kevin Hearne


Author Kevin Hearne came to San Diego for ComicCon. We baited him into the Lair of Døøm with tacos and Mexican corn. He couldn’t resist, then we got him on the mic to talk about his Iron Druid series.

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Cool stuff we talk about:

  • Eleven characters of first-person present, in one novel? Madness!
  • Pros and cons of Scrivener and MS Word.
  • A 19-year path to stardom.
  • The benefits of age when it comes to writing.
  • The IRON DRUID series as well as Kevin’s next epic fantasy series.
  • Tacos (duh).

GIVEAWAY!
HearneGiveawayWe’re giving away the first four books of the Iron Druid series to someone who puts their best taco-related recipe into the comments below.

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Shifting our priorities

I.e., "Striking while the iron is hot."

“Hey, Sig, what’s up with the old white dead dude at the top of this page?”

Well, Pilgrim’, we’re making some changes in these here parts. We’re easing up on something that has served us well for a decade so we can better focus on what we do best.

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ALIGHT Episode #19

In the last episode, tragedy and blood. Several Birthday Children are dead, as are several Springers, all killed at the hands of Matilda and the grownups. O’Malley is missing and might be dead. Barkah is badly hurt, but with Lahfah’s help may have escaped the battle. Em was waiting to ambush Matilda, but was ambushed and knocked out cold.

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FridayFix™ • #1 NY Times bestseller V.E. Schwab

Author Victoria Schwab came to San Diego for ComicCon, and we had her into the Empty Set Studios for a kick-ass interview. We talk about her books, why good fantasy has as many rules as science fiction, how she writes intuitive magic systems, what authors really talk about with each other at cons, and much more.

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V.E. Schwab

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ALIGHT Episode #18

The lumpy ship landed in Uchmal, with Bello aboard, but three people sent to examine the shuttle — Coyotl, Beckett and Muller — have gone missing. Bello and Aramovsky banded together to oust Em from leadership, with Aramovsky taking her place. He tricked Em into venturing out into the jungle to try and make contact with the Springers. O’Malley went after her. After discovering a massive Springer army marching toward Uchmal, Em and O’Malley hid in the water-filled basement of the ruined church. Barkah found them there — now Em and O’Malley will find out if he is truly friend or foe.

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Scotty Doesn’t Know Episode #1

We make with the funny and try a new bit — the Director of Doom asks me five random questions and I give answers (whether I know what the hell is going on or not).

Also in this video, please help me pick out my new Warby Parker frames by picking 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 in the comments!

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How to spot a total asshole

Dear Junkies:

You can buy my stories if you so choose. Many of you do, and for that I am grateful. Some of you choose instead to listen to the free podcasts. That’s cool, too. The free podcast is kept free via advertising — you know, like every other form of storytelling entertainment. You may have heard […]

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