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January 15, 2019

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Hugo Awards, to be awarded this August in Dublin at the Irish Worldcon.

The Hugos (as most of you know) are the oldest and most prestigious award in science fiction and fantasy.   They’ve been giving them since 1953, and the list of winners… and nominees… is a Who’s Who of our genre.   Dublin 2019 will also be presenting the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer, which dates to 1973, and the brand new Lodestar Award for YA fiction.

It is a huge hono...

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Published on January 15, 2019 15:43 • 403 views

December 19, 2018

It was twenty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.   But for the guys in the band, it probably did not seem that long.

A GAME OF THRONES was published in 1996.   In 2016, to celebrate the twentienth anniversary, Bantam Spectra published a special deluxe leatherbound edition of the novel, lavishly and beautifully illustrated, with an introduction by John Hodgman.

The anniversary edition was a big success, and is still selling strongly two years later.   (If you’d like to snag...

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Published on December 19, 2018 18:43 • 2,141 views

December 16, 2018

Thats right all you aspiring world builders, this years Odyssey Writing Workshop is now taking applications.  Check out their website for all the juicy details:


Odyssey is for developing writers whose work is approaching publication quality and for published writers who want to improve their work. Those who attend must be ready to put aside all their other concerns and make a single-minded effort to improve their writing. This is a serious, demanding program. I’m constantly told by graduate...

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Published on December 16, 2018 07:38 • 332 views

December 13, 2018

It appears I have been nominated for the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

(So has Peter Dinklage.   And many other fine folks).

2018 Nominee Voting

No idea whether or not you need to live in New Jersey… or at least be from New Jersey, as I am… in order to vote.


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Published on December 13, 2018 19:03 • 432 views

December 11, 2018

Meow Wolf is conquering America, city by city.

First came Santa Fe, in 2016.

Las Vegas is scheduled to open next year, in 2019.

Denver will follow, in 2020… and Denver will be HUUUUUUUGE.

And now, the latest announcement: Meow Wolf is moving on the nation’s capitol, Washington D.C.

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Published on December 11, 2018 15:28 • 203 views

December 10, 2018

It’s been a couple of very exciting weeks for me and Archmaester Gyldayn.

My trip back east was a lot of fun, and hugely productive.   I got to have Thanksgiving with my family in Jersey for the first time in more than a decade, I checked in with my editors, publishers, and agents, I had a blast on LATE NIGHT WITH STEPHEN COLBERT… and I signed 1600 copies of FIRE & BLOOD for the big launch at Loew’s Jersey.   Being on the stage of that magnificent old movie palace with my friend John Hodgman,...

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Published on December 10, 2018 10:08 • 422 views

December 9, 2018

It’s December and the 2019 Song of Ice and Fire Calendar is NOW available and as our tradition goes it’s time to share some of the art for NEXT years 2020 Calendar.  We’re proud to be featuring John Howe as our 2020 SoI&F calendar artist.  John will be focusing mainly on the beasts of Westeros bringing you a whole new year of lush imagery.  Here’s an official sneak peak of his cover art featuring his vision of the legendary ice spiders which haunt old Nan’s scariest bedtime stories.  Stay tun...

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Published on December 09, 2018 05:37 • 488 views

December 5, 2018

This really is the Golden Age of Television.   So many great shows, more than anyone can possibly keep track of… especially anyone as busy as I am these days.   But I love TV (and movies, and books), and when I find something I really enjoy I like to spread the word (“boost signal,” I think they call it nowadays on this interweb thing).  Word of mouth is still the best advertising there is, and with so many choices out there, every word helps.

Regular readers of my Not A Blog will know that I...

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Published on December 05, 2018 19:45 • 1,050 views

December 2, 2018

Here comes the heart pounding horror of the Nightflyer!  Don’t miss the premier tonight on SyFy at (10/9 CT Sunday, Dec. 2,) with a new episodes to air every day this week!

Here’s a little bit about the show:  On a mission aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, a team of scientists embark on an expedition to make first contact with alien life. Set in the year 2093, their mission takes them beyond the edge of the solar system, farther than mankind has ever gone before. But w...

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Published on December 02, 2018 09:56 • 308 views

November 29, 2018

Never been to Meow Wolf?

Come to Santa Fe and see what you’ve been missing.

In the meanwhile, however, MEOW WOLF: ORIGINS, the documentary about the group’s colorful history and exciting future, debuts today on screens from coast to coast.

Check it out, at a cinema near you.

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Published on November 29, 2018 16:51 • 244 views

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