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Want to know how much I love Minecraft? Go visit The Dan O’Brien Project and read a guest post. Dan’s running a Kindle Fire giveaway through his facebook page, so you may wish to poke around his blog.
In other news, I did an interview over at Underground Book Reviews, whose gentleman and scholar says of Pale Queen’s Courtyard: “Combining fact and myth in an entertaining format is a tall order, and it’s easy for an historical fantasy writer to get lost along the way. In Pale Queen’s Courtyard, author Marcin Wrona has no such trouble and delivers a tale to satisfy any fantasy reader. ” Go! Read!
Valentine’s Day (have a happy one, by the by!) is not, perhaps, the most salutary of times for a post about delicious lies, but here we are. I was forwarded a fun infographic, and as I’m fond of the things, I’m passing it on to you. If you’re interested in which gender lies more often, [...]
A divine storm batters the shutters of Purast, city of outcasts. Her people sleep fitfully, dreaming of coin and the blood that stains it. Adosha, toothless guardian of a rotted system, dreams of something better: an end to the Seven-fingered Hand, the criminal brotherhood that pulls Purast’s strings. But in a city of open [...]
The Seven-fingered Hand has met with some minor delays, owing mostly to the impossibility of getting anything done during the holiday season, and early January has turned to mid-January. Alas. That said, the book is ready and formatted and awaiting one final touch before it’s good to go, so it won’t be long now! Also, [...]
My next book, The Seven-Fingered Hand, should be ready in early January. But until then, a fun side project! Recently, the excellent work of a cadre of nerds coding games in their spare time has created mods enough to liven up Skyrim for me, and I’ve decided it’d be fun to do a bit of [...]
Below Seri Ambara, the storm has raged for a hundred years. Above the clouds, on the island of Daya, Surya inherits the title of Chief Cartographer from her hated father. She must leave behind her home, her sister and her lover, to set sail for far-off Opalescent. There, she expects to lead a boring [...]
1) Euro 2012 is sadly over, leaving me in that terrible several-week gap before more football invades and leaves my wife gibbering with the realization that there is always more football. 2) You may have surmised, from that coy insertion of the word ‘wife’, that I am now married! It’s true! I’m like some sort [...]
The Euro 2012 football tournament is now officially on, and here I am watching what will no doubt be a completely non-thrilling game between two non-titans of anti-football! Go, Poland! If nothing else, you have to finish higher than the other Slavs. In other news, some of the coverage in the run-up to this tournament [...]
When the Haversham sun grinds to a halt before dawn, Daniel (or David) Squeak expects that he and his fellow sunwell workers are in for an awful day. What he doesn’t expect is that a furious foreman will be the very least of his problems. One gear turns another, and Squeak finds himself injured, sacked [...]
Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone, and thus do I return to my between-seasons blissful ignorance of the TV commercial world (at least, inasmuch as it’s possible to escape from the bloody things). Y’see, by and large, I hate commercials. It’s not because I take exception to materialism, and it’s not because I’ve seen [...]