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THE METHADONE LIST: THE SKYBOUND SEA To answer a frequently-asked question of late: No, I’m not going to DragonCon. (I got home from Younger Daughter’s wedding and a short recuperative stay in the UK just day before yesterday. I have to stay home and write!) BUT….Sam Sykes, epic fantasy author (and brother of the bride) came home from the wedding much earlier, has already recovered from the festivities (in spite of being struck in the face with a handful of rice thrown by an inebriated guest shouting “Viva los Novios!”), and _will_ be attending DragonCon, at which he’s launching his third novel, THE SKYBOUND SEA (published in the US by Pyr Books; UK publication happens a little later this fall, published by Orion/Gollancz). [Pyr booth, #709 at DragonCon, Marriott Marquis Hotel] Scott Lynch says of Sam’s books: “Sam Sykes does blood and noise in the liveliest tradition of contemporary fantasy, with all the brash vigor of youth, and with a sly, penetrating sensitivity all his own. Not many writers can […]

Bubonicon, DragonCon – and an Excerpt

Ooookay. THIS weekend (August 26-28) is Bubonicon, which takes place in Albuquerque, NM, at the Airport Sheraton Hotel. I’ll be there from Friday evening through Sunday, and will be doing several different appearances: 8:30 PM on Friday night—a panel on “Beyond Goddess/Whore” 1:00 PM Saturday–a panel on Jules Verne 4:00 PM – Mass Autographing (with other authors) – I _think_ this is open to the public, but can’t swear to it, and 10:00 AM Sunday – a 70-minute talk/reading (with Sam Sykes) I’ll also be taking part in the Sunday afternoon tea, and will just be generally around most of the time. See you there! Or if not at Bubonicon…. NEXT weekend (Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4), I’ll be at DragonCon in Atlanta. I’m doing two appearances there: Title: Whiskey, Haggis, & Madmen: Myths & Reality of the Scottish Highlands Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1) Description: The stories that made Scotland famous: why kilts, why Braveheart was an inspiring fairy tale, and how the […]