Monthly Archives: June 2012

Redshirts: Now Out!

So, I have a new book: Redshirts. Today, June 5, is the official release day here in the US and Canada. If you are in the US or Canada, you may walk confidently into your local bookstore, say to the proprietor, “Why hello, I would like to purchase the new book Redshirts, by that fellow […]

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Talking About Tor’s DRM-Free Policy

In case you were wondering how I spent my afternoon, it was at Book Expo America, helping explain Tor’s decision to go DRM-free. Tor.com also took the time to announce its upcoming DRM-free bookstore, which will go live later this summer. The details of the event are here, and worth reading about. I will note […]

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The Big Idea: Leigh Bardugo

Arthur C. Clarke’s famous dictum states that any sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic. For Shadow and Bone, author Leigh Bardugo uses and interesting twist on that idea to give the magic in her book form and shape (and rules). Here she is to explain it to you. LEIGH BARDUGO: Shadow and Bone began […]

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Today’s View From a Hotel Window

Here you go. Sorry about the fuzzy picture; the window’s a bit schmutzy. As always, if you recognize where this is, please don’t use it as an excuse to stalk me; that’s creepy. Also: Hello, New York. I am off to find a snack within you. Rumor has it you might have places to eat.

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Bags: Packed

The first leg of my book tour travel begins Sunday morning, when I travel to NYC. Monday I have business meetings with my publisher and some other folks; Tuesday is when things kick off with a panel at Book Expo America. Wednesday I have signings and then an event in Philadelphia. Then I come back […]

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Jonathan Coulton’s “Redshirt”: Get It Now For $1 (Cheap!)

You’ve heard the song, seen the tribute video, caught the song live and even endured my ukulele cover version. Now you may buy Jonathan Coulton’s fantastic new song “Redshirt” to have for your own forever, for just $1, off of Coulton’s own site. And while you’re there you can can pick up other songs and […]

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“Redshirt” by Jonathan Coulton – LIVE

Captured last night at JoCo’s Boston gig by YouTube user “aforgottentune,” who has my thanks. Also, in the category of Random Writer Sightings, I swear I see Shira Lipkin bopping along in the lower left of the frame from time to time. If not her, someone who looks a bit like her. And to the […]

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If We Were a Nerd Supergroup We’d Be, Like, Bad English

Get it? Because we’re all writers? Get it? Get… aw, hell. Just, you know. Never mind. That’s me, Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day and Pat Rothfuss, hanging about at the Origins Game Fair last night. The three of them were actual guests of the game fair; I and Krissy drove up to Columbus last night to […]

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The Delightfully Inevitable Fan Video of “Redshirt” Featuring Star Trek Redshirts

Well, that didn’t take long at all.┬áIt was made by “Trekpropguy.” Nicely done, sir. Also, because I feel like putting it on my own site, the video of my covering “Redshirt” on the ukulele. If you haven’t watched it, stay with it until the end of the song for extra silliness. Yes, I’m a goofball.

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The DRM Thing and Redshirts

As noted in the FAQ I just put up, Redshirts is going to be released as an eBook here in the US without digital rights management software (DRM), meaning what when you buy it you can pretty much do what you want with it. Tor, my publisher, announced that all their eBooks would be released […]

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The Redshirts Pre-Release FAQ

Because as we get closer to release date of Redshirts I am getting peppered with questions, mostly on Twitter, I am making this FAQ to refer people to prior to Tuesday. After Tuesday much of the information will be self-evident. 1. What’s the release date of Redshirts? For the English speaking world: In the US […]

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