Monthly Archives: October 2018

View From a Hotel Window, 10/31/18: Nantes, France

My view is of the front of the convention center where the Utopiales festival is happening. It’s like a ten-second commute from my hotel to the event space, which I appreciate. I am currently on about one hour of sleep for the last 30. I’m a little loopy. Also, my AC adapter here turns out […]

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On My Way to France

Where I will be busy with French things! So don’t expect too much here between now and when I get back, which will be, uhhhh, the 7th or 8th or something like that. In the meantime, and if in fact I don’t post again before I get (which seems mildly unlikely, but even so) — […]

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Tor Announces New Paperback Editions + News re: My 2019 Publishing Schedule

First, next May Tor will release new versions of Agent to the Stars, The Android’s Dream and Fuzzy Nation, with new cover art and new introductions (by me, yours truly). This refresh will, among other things, bring them more visually in line with each other and the other standalone novels, and also make my name […]

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My French Events!

Tomorrow I get on a plane to go to France, where I am both appearing at a festival in Nantes and doing a signing in Paris. Why not come to see me at either or both? Here’s where I will be: October 31 – November 5: I will be at the Utopiales Festival in Nantes, […]

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View Not From a Hotel Window, 10/29/18

It’s nice to be home, even if for just one day. (Well, 36 hours or so. Still.)

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/27/18: Austin, TX

It’s late because I got in late.┬áIn fact, it’s registering as going up on the 28th, but I’m in Central time and have 20 minutes left on the clock, so there. Tomorrow: Texas Book Festival, 11am — me and Victoria Schwab! Talking about stuff! Come see us! And that’s it for the tour (in the […]

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/26/18: Charleston, WV

Perhaps one of the great “view of a parking lot whilst on tour” photos: I mean, look at that! That immense parking structure! All in one place! Tonight: Nothing! My plan is to camp out in my hotel room. Maybe go to sleep early. I am exciting! Tomorrow: I’m at the West Virginia Book Festival […]

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Notes and Advice From a Book Tour

The book tour for The Consuming Fire only has a couple more stops (that is, not counting the week I then spend in France after I am home for a day…), and I thought it might be fun to note a few things about life on the author tour road, and offer a few tips […]

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The Big Idea: Dan Koboldt

Science Fiction writers love science, but we don’t always get the science we already know 100% correct. Fortunately, Dan Koboldt is on the case, with his book Putting the Science in Fiction. DAN KOBOLDT: A few years ago, I wrote an article for Apex Magazine called “Eye-based Paternity Testing and Other Human Genetics Myths,” mostly […]

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View From a Hotel Window 10/25/18: Athens

Finally! A proper parking lot! They’ve been hard to come by this tour. Tonight: Cine Athens at 6pm, sponsored by Avid Bookstore, which is awesome. Come by and say hello, and maybe stay for the event, and maybe buy a book! Or two! Or six! Tomorrow: Travel day! I got nothin’. But Saturday I’m in […]

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The Big Idea: Beth Cato

Magic is powerful and can change the world — but in Beth Cato’s new novel Roar of Sky, magic also has consequences, especially for those who wield it. BETH CATO: In my books, I write about women who are strong in realistic ways. In my first series, The Clockwork Dagger, Octavia Leander is a medician […]

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The Consuming Fire: A New York Times and USA Today and Audible Bestseller!

Got the news last night, just before I was about to go do an event, so now I’m catching up here on the site: Hey! The Consuming Fire is a bestselling book! Specifically, it’s #15 on the New York Times Combined Print & Ebook Fiction List (and the only SF/F entry on this particular list), […]

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/24/18: Raleigh

Ahhhh, a parking structure. Perfect. Tonight: Quail Ridge books in Raleigh! 7pm! Be there or live forever in regret! Well, probably not forever. I’ll probably be back, eventually. But for a good three or four hours for sure! Tomorrow: I’ll be in Athens, Georgia, at the Cine Room at 6pm, hosted by Avid Books. Please […]

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/23/18: Chapel Hill!

I’m overlooking a backyard today, which is, uh, a little weird. Tonight: Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill! 7:15! Be there or be somewhere I am not! But serious, be there. I don’t want to be alone, especially on a book tour. Tomorrow: 7pm at Quail Ridge books in Raleigh! So if you miss me tonight, […]

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The Collapsing Tour: One Week In

The tour is a little bit past the halfway point (my last event in the US is Sunday), and here are some quick thoughts on how it’s going so far: 1. So far, so good! There’s been a nice turnout at each stop, and people seem to be enjoying the set-up of rolling a die […]

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/22/18: Chicago!

I love this town. But most of you already knew that. Tonight: I am at the American Writers Museum at 6:30pm. They just tweeted about me playing the ukulele, so I guess I have to do that now (that is, as long as someone’s brought one to the event). Tomorrow: North Carolina! I am in […]

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/21/18: Fort Collins

Parking lot? Check. Rocky Mountain foothills? Check. Football stadium? Apparently! Fort Collins it is. Tonight: The event is at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 7pm, and hosted by Old Firehouse Books.We’re going to have a grand time, so please, come on by and bring everyone you know! Tomorrow: Chicago! And I will be at the […]

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/20/18: Salt Lake City

Well, it’s not the most inspiring view, but the room is lovely and the hotel is delightfully hipsterish. Today: I’m at Weller Book Works! At 2pm! It’s a matinee showing! Please come see me do my thing. Tomorrow: It’s Ft. Collins, Colorado, and I will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 7pm, hosted by […]

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View From a Hotel Window, 10/19/18: San Francisco

And look! A parking lot! That’s a first on this tour. Tonight: Borderlands Books! Tonight! At six! Which is an hour earlier than the usual evening event. Plan now! Tomorrow: Salt Lake City and an afternoon event at Weller Book Works! 2pm! Be there!

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Quick First Impressions of the Pixel 3

My phone died on me the other day, which was no good, but it gave me the excuse I needed to get a Pixel 3, which I wanted anyway. So while the phone death was inconvenient, happening as it did on the first day of my book tour, I was also not entirely displeased. This […]

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