More 2009 Appearances

I’ve been told these have been publicly announced, so I will mention them here, too:

I will be the Guest of Honor at the following conventions in 2009:

ConQuesT 40, in Kansas City, May 22 – 24, 2009;

Confluence, in Pittsburgh, July 24 – 26, 2009.

These are in addition to my GoH gig at Millenicon, in Cincinnati, March 20 – 22, 2009.

I’m also confirmed at Penguicon 7.0 as a Nifty Guest (for my fourth year running, which makes me Quadruple Nifty), and that’s May 1 – 3.

I’ll put these in my “Scheduled Appearances” page presently.

It Has Been Completed

Yes. Finally. It is done.

What is it? It is this.

And it will be visited upon one of you.


Yes, soon.

You should prepare yourself.

Although nothing can truly prepare you.

Because it is evil. Yet awesome.

And it is coming.

It can be held back no longer.

And when it arrives, you will know.

And you will tremble before it.


Hey, I remembered the evil laugh this time.


The Last Colony Now in Paperback: An Open Pimping Thread

The Last Colony is now officially out in paperback in the US and Canada. Please, remember to be considerate of your local booksellers when you are mobbing them for your copies. No need to stampede through the store, trampling children and the books of my competitors. I would not want to be the cause of their lamentations. There are enough copies to go around, I promise.

To celebrate the release of my novel into an attractive affordably-bound edition, I hereby declare this an open pimp thread, with a particular emphasis on books (aside from mine, of course) that you’ve been recommending to others. Yes, you may include your own, because, honestly, if you won’t recommend your own work, who will? You may also pimp other projects online or off as well.

(Remember: If you put three or more links in your entry, it’ll probably get put into the moderation queue to await release by me. Don’t panic; I’ll get to it.)

So: What do you feel like promoting to everyone today? Don’t be shy, step right up to the microphone.

Update, 4:20pm: Cool, TLC is #8 on Amazon’s Science Fiction list at the moment. Thanks, folks!