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October 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm
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Sports are not bringing me a lot of joy this week.

Not only did the Giants and Jets both suffer painful losses over the weekend, but the Mets are got eliminated in the wild card game in baseball. One and done.

Life is meaningless and full of pain.

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Rolling on the River

October 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm
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The old MAVERICK tv series (one of my childhood favorites) had a great theme song with a line about Maverick “living on jacks and queens.” In the Wild Cards series, we prefer aces and jokers.

And you’ll find plenty of both in MISSISSIPPI ROLL, the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, which we’ve just completed and delivered to our editors at Tor. This is the first book in what we’re calling our ‘American Triad’ (to be followed, in good time, by LOW CHICAGO and TEXAS HOLD’EM), and the twenty-fourth volume of the overall series… but no, it’s not necessary to have read the first twenty-three to enjoy this one.

The lineup this time out:
Stephen Leigh “In the Shadow of Tall Stacks”
John Jos. Miller “Wingless Angel”
Carrie Vaughn “A Big Break in the Small Time”
Cherie Priest “Death on the Water”
Kevin Andrew Murphy “Find the Lady”
David D. Levine “Under the Arch”

No publication date yet, but you’ll be the first to know as soon as we get the word from Tor.

HIGH STAKES was one of our darkest books, an excursion into Lovecraftian horror. MISSISSIPPI ROLL will have a much lighter tone, but plenty of fun and excitement.

I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I did editing it.

Spiders! And Neil Gaiman!

October 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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Not for arachnophobes)

If you’ve driven past the Jean Cocteau Cinema today, you may have noticed a giant spider crawling up the side of our building at 418 Montezuma.

That’s because tomorrow night we are premiering SIXTEEN LEGS!

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Neil Gaiman himself will be skyping in to introducer the film. And we have the Tasmanian film makers on hand as well.

Giant Tasmanian Cave Spiders and Neil Gaiman!! What more could you possibly want???