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May 9, 2016

Very pleased to hear this news.


From Locus:


“SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL


The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf; Orbit UK)

Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)

A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)”


2016 Locus Awards Finalists


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Published on May 09, 2016 13:35 • 139 views

June 3, 2015

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Wednesday, June 3: SALT LAKE CITY


7:00 p.m. — The King’s English, 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Thursday, June 4: PHOENIX


7:00 p.m. — Changing Hands Bookstore – Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Friday, June 5: PETALUMA


7:00 p.m.– Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Talk/reading, Q&A and book signing.


Saturday, June 6: BERKELEY


3:00 p.m. — Bay Area Literary Festival Panel – “Futurism, Fatalism, and Climate Change”, at the Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.


Sunday, June 7: BERKELEY


12:15 p.m. — Bay Area Book Festival, Solo event at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704. Talk/reading, audience Q&A, book signing.


Sunday, June 7: SAN FRANCISCO


3:00 p.m. — Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Monday, June 8: SAN DIEGO


7:30 p.m. — Mysterious Galaxy, 5493 Balboa Ave (Ste 100), San Diego, CA 92111. Talk/reading, Q&A, and book signing.


Tuesday, June 9: LOS ANGELES


7:00 p.m. — Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. Talk/reading, Q&A, and book signing.


Wednesday, June 10: PORTLAND


7:00 p.m. — Powell’s Bookstore, Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR. Talk/reading, Q&A, and book signing.


Thursday, June 11: SEATTLE


7:00 p.m. — University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Thursday, June 18: CRESTED BUTTE


6:00 p.m.– Rumors Coffee and Tea House, 414 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224. Talk/reading, Q&A and book signing.

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Published on June 03, 2015 13:26 • 169 views

May 6, 2015

I’ve seen a lot of talk lately from authors who feel that they aren’t loved for what they write or who they are, and in fact feel hated for what they write, or who they are, and that seems to have led them down some unfortunate paths.


I don’t really want to hack on people by name, but I do want to say that if you’re a writer, you’re going to run into a lot of people who don’t like you, who don’t like your work, who don’t like your values, or the values that they think you represent (correct or not). You’ll run into the people who wish you’d change and be something that you’re not, who wish you’d write something different. Something faster, something slower, something more thoughtful, something less thoughtful, something more fun, something less political, something more so. You’ll run into people who will tell you that you’re doing it wrong, and who will scream out how dare you write x or y or z….


And your response as a writer is to keep writing. Write things you care about. Hone them. Make them better at what they do well. Sell them! Get them out in the world! As they say: haters gonna hate. But if you keep writing, you’ll also find the people who love your work, and who support it, and want you to succeed, and want you to keep going because they love the stories you create. Don’t spend time trying to win over or prove something to people who don’t like your work. Just put out more work that you love, and enjoy the fruits of meeting the people who like it. Do the work. Just do the work.

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Published on May 06, 2015 10:39 • 173 views

One thing stands out to me: I like writers. I like those people who struggle to say something with fiction. Those people who struggle to shape an idea, or a character or a scene, struggle to get a voice and hold on to it through the whole of a long project. I like those people who do not gaggle about with theoretical abstractions of what a book should be, or could be, or might be, but instead dare to face the thing that they actually can create, and that will never come close to the platonic ideal of whatever some outsider will say is good. I like the people who dare the messy complexity of hundreds of thousands of words, tangled, all connected, all influenced by one another, lace webworks, painstakingly and messily constructed. Those webs of story might shake in the wind, and might come apart when people prod them, might barely manage to cling to a shape, but I love them for their bravery.

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Published on May 06, 2015 10:27 • 72 views

Very nice new look, I think. This edition also includes “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man,” two short stories that I wrote in the same universe, and that were building blocks that led eventually led me into the final story.


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Published on May 06, 2015 10:22 • 98 views

May 1, 2015

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi


This is the near final schedule of where I’ll be reading, talking, and signing copies of THE WATER KNIFE as it goes out into the world. Looking forward to seeing everyone!


Tuesday, May 26: DENVER


7:00 p.m. — Tattered Cover (Colfax), 2526 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206. Reading/talk, Q&A, book signing.


Wednesday, May 27: BOULDER


7:30 p.m. — Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302. Reading/talk, Q&A, book signing.


Friday, May 29: NEW YORK / BEA


10:00 a.m. — BEA Book signing at the Penguin Random House Booth for THE WATER KNIFE.

3:00 p.m. — BEA Book signing at the Skyhorse booth for THE WINDUP GIRL.


Saturday, May 30: BOSTON


5:00 p.m. — Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Tuesday, June 2: CHICAGO


7:00 p.m. — Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Wednesday, June 3: SALT LAKE CITY


7:00 p.m. — The King’s English, 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Thursday, June 4: PHOENIX


7:00 p.m. — Changing Hands Bookstore – Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Friday, June 5: PETALUMA


7:00 p.m.– Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Talk/reading, Q&A and book signing.


Saturday, June 6: BERKELEY


3:00 p.m. — Bay Area Literary Festival Panel – “Futurism, Fatalism, and Climate Change”, at the Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.


Sunday, June 7: BERKELEY


12:15 p.m. — Bay Area Book Festival, Solo event at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704. Talk/reading, audience Q&A, book signing.


Sunday, June 7: SAN FRANCISCO


3:00 p.m. — Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Monday, June 8: SAN DIEGO


7:30 p.m. — Mysterious Galaxy, 5493 Balboa Ave (Ste 100), San Diego, CA 92111. Talk/reading, Q&A, and book signing.


Tuesday, June 9: LOS ANGELES


7:00 p.m. — Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. Talk/reading, Q&A, and book signing.


Wednesday, June 10: PORTLAND


7:00 p.m. — Powell’s Bookstore, Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR. Talk/reading, Q&A, and book signing.


Thursday, June 11: SEATTLE


7:00 p.m. — University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing.


Thursday, June 18: CRESTED BUTTE


6:00 p.m.– Rumors Coffee and Tea House, 414 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224. Talk/reading, Q&A and book signing.

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Published on May 01, 2015 11:09 • 150 views

April 2, 2015

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My hand is a bit cramped now, but I signed a few thousand copies of THE WATER KNIFE for sale at B&N. They’re now available for pre-order on the website. So if you want signed copies, this is the easiest place to get them.


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Published on April 02, 2015 17:09 • 145 views

February 7, 2015

January 21, 2015

I’m very pleased and honored to learn that THE DOUBT FACTORY is an Edgar Award Finalist. More information at the Edgar Awards website.


It’s a very good day.


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Published on January 21, 2015 14:50 • 166 views

October 8, 2014

The Doubt Factory Cover


I’ll be doing a little touring for The Doubt Factory over the next couple weeks. DC, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Austin, and Boulder.


Washington DC,


Oct 10-12 – Capclave Science Fiction Convention

Hilton Washington DC

620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Oct 14, 12:30 PM – “What If” Series at Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington DC, 20540 Location: Dining Room A


Oct 14, 7:00 PM – Talk and Book Signing at Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.


Santa Cruz, CA


Oct 15, 7:00 PM Talk and Book Signing at Bookshop Santa Cruz with A.S. King

1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


San Franscisco, CA


Oct 15 6:00 PM Teen Quake & Not Your Mother’s Book Club Present: A.S. King & Paolo Bacigalupi

Sports Basement on Bryant

1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA


Austin, TX


Oct 18, The Texas Teen Book Festival, St. Edward’s University.


Boulder, CO


Monday, Oct 20, 7:00 PM, Moderated Discussion with Paolo Bacigalupi

Chautaqua Community House


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Published on October 08, 2014 07:41 • 199 views