Lock In Acquired for Television by Legendary TV

Lock In Acquired for Television by Legendary TV

Here are the basics of the deal, via Variety.

To get ahead of some questions that might arise — it’s very veryearly days on this (I mean, obviously, since the book hasn’t even been out three weeks as I write this up), so I don’t have a whole lot of answers for folks about how it’s all going to shake out. What I can say is that I’m happy with the deal, I’ll be well involved, and I think Legendary…

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View From the Hotel Window, 9/15/14: Boston

View From the Hotel Window, 9/15/14: Boston

Complete with a couple of construction workers. Groovy.

Tonight: I’ll be at Brookline Booksmith, doing my thing at 7pm. Won’t you come by? And bring every single person you’ve ever met? I would be deeply appreciative!

Tomorrow: I’ll be at Gibson’s, in Concord, New Hampshire, for my first trip into the state since that one time at Dartmouth. Oh, there’s a story there, I’ll tell you!

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Does Book Touring Still Matter?

Does Book Touring Still Matter?

In the picture above are elementary, junior high, high school and college classmates, people who I work with on video games, people I work with on TV, and at least one multiple Grammy winner. Plus ordinary, awesome fans. This is a good tour date turn out.

I am home today but tomorrow morning I set out again for the third and final leg of my Lock In book tour, which will take me to Brookline,…

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Bestseller Cookies

Further proof that the folks at Tor are excellent people with whom I am happy to work:The arrival this morning of a box of “Lock In” cookies, offered up in celebration of the book hitting the bestseller lists. I like that they timed the cookie arrival for when they knew I was going to be home. I also like how they have my photo on some of the cookies. Now when someone bites my head off it won’t…

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16 Years

Sixteen years ago today I set down at my computer and wrote what would be the very first entry in what I was then calling an online column, which I labeled “Whatever”; and look, here I am today, roughly 10,000 or so entries later, doing the same thing. Time passes; people change; children get older. And yet, here I am, at it still.

And the sixteenth anniversary comes at an interesting time, both…

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Two Tales In Translation

Two Tales In Translation

First, the Polish version of my short story “The Tale of the Wicked,” in Polish SF/F magazine Nowa Fantastyka. I’m always tickled when short fiction of mine gets translated into other languages.

Second, the cover of Redshirts in its Italian edition:

Kind of funky looking, I have to say, but I like how Peter Lutjen’s symbol for the Universal Union is getting around out there in the world. And of…

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View From a Hotel Window, 9/11/14: Lexington, KY

View From a Hotel Window, 9/11/14: Lexington, KY

That’s a world-class parking lot, right there.

Tonight: I’ll be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers here in lovely Lexington (and it is lovely, in truth) at 7pm. Rumor is there might be ukuleles. I can neither confirm nor deny such rumors.

Tomorrow: I have a day off and I am going home. Hooray! However, Saturday, I will be at Jay and Mary’s Book Center in Troy, Ohio at 2pm. This is my hometown bookstore…

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The Old Man’s War Series: Now in Box Form

In the hubbub surrounding the release of Lock In, I forgot to mention the other thing of mine that was also released on the 26th of August: The Old Man’s War Box Set, which contains the first three books of that series, all in one convenient package.

The Old Man’s War Series: Now in Box Form

In the hubbub surrounding the release of Lock In, I forgot to mention the other thing of mine that was also released on the 26th of August: The Old Man’s War Box Set, which contains the first three books of that series, all in one convenient package.

View From the Hotel Window, 9/10/14: Chicago, IL

View From the Hotel Window, 9/10/14: Chicago, IL

Well, not Chicago precisely — somewhere near the airport since my event is in a northern suburb and I will need to be back at the airport relatively early to head toward Lexington. So: Airport hotel! Yay!

Tonight: I’ll be at the Warren-Newport Library in lovely Gurnee, IL, at 7pm, for an event sponsored by Lake Forest bookstore. If you’re reading this, don’t wait! Get on the highway now! There’s…

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View From the Hotel Window, 9/9/14: Iowa City

View From the Hotel Window, 9/9/14: Iowa City

A smidge overcast here in Iowa City, but it’s still a nice day, and Iowa City a lovely town.

Tonight: I am at the estimable Prairie Lights bookstore, at 7pm. Please bring yourself and everyone you know (and if you’re a professor, give the kids extra credit for showing up). My understanding is that tonight’s event will be recorded for radio and aired at some point in the future, but it’s still…

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