I get an email or three per week asking me why the price for a print copy of Shadowrealm (book III of The Twilight War, new copies of which go for $200USD or more) is so high, so I thought I’d put up a post for Google to index.
The short answer is this: It’s just very hard to find in print, demand has outstripped supply by a wide margin, so sellers are offering it … Read the rest
SCOTUS just handed down McCutcheon, on the all too usual 5-4 basis, striking down aggregate limits in campaign contributions. You can read the opinions here, but I’ll paraphrase Roberts’ opinion: “One dollar, one vote, bitches! Next case!”
I keed. It’s actually a fairly strong opinion, and this comes from someone who’s sympathetic to the notion that money has outsize influence in our politics.
I read Breyer’s dissent and, well, it’s not as strong. And it’s not … Read the rest
And lo, I have randomly selected the two winners from the Crossing the Streams contest. These two showed their grit and mettle on Otherearth by pulping their opponents with a bologna-filled tube sock. Kudos to you both.
So, the winners are:
1. Logan Moline, a/k/a “The Goresoaked Reaver,” who won a copy of A Discourse in Steel; and
2. Meagan, a/k/a “The Merciless Lady M,” who won a copy of … Read the rest
So, in about two weeks, on April 3rd, I’ll turn 45. As most of you know, the Numenorean blood in my veins grants me extraordinary longevity, which means I’m about 1/5 of the way through my lifespan. I think when I’m about 230 or so I’ll consume the souls of my enemies and become an immortal lich. I may also buy an RV at that time (Silverfish, mofos!). But all that’s neither here nor there.… Read the rest
Previous fitness posts are here. You should read them (cuz they’re funny) but I’ll summarize.
About a year and half ago I had my tonsils removed. This sucked, impinging as it did on my Dorito consumption. But the upside of bleeding from the throat, enduring great pain, and therefore being unable to eat anything that didn’t come in a container with a Quaker on it, was that I lost about ten pounds. When I … Read the rest
As is my habit with all releases, I’m doing a signing for the paperback release The Godborn, which hits shelves on Tuesday, March 4th.
If you’d like an autographed copy of the paperback version of the book and live in the United States, then just Paypal me $14.50 (and I can still do signings for the hardcover, too, though that has an all-in cost of $32.00 to U.S. addresses). Include your shipping address, to … Read the rest
You can read my previous fitness posts here, including my early reviews of P90X3.
I purchased P90X3 when it came out and went six weeks into it. I like it a lot and recommend it. The workouts are tough and, at thirty minutes, are easy to fit into a busy schedule. That said, I’d done P90X and P90X2 before starting P90X3, and while doing P90X3 exclusively I found that I missed some aspects of those … Read the rest
Oh, it’s on like Donkey Kong! Streams will be crossed and Giant Stay Puft Marshmallowmen will tremble in their weird marshmallowman…sailor hats? Yes, their weird sailor hats!
Sez you, “You blather, man! What in the Hell are you on about?”
Sez I: “LOLWut? Oh. Uh, well, let me tell you!”
Crossing the Streams is a huge, multi-author, multi-book giveaway. Over a dozen speculative fiction writers have come together to create something very cool. Some of you … Read the rest
Inspired by a thread on Reddit, I thought I’d write down my thoughts on some of the things that I think define sword and sorcery. Probably lots of folks have done this, but I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway.
So Paul, tell us in a paragraph what you think characterizes sword and sorcery?
Let me first take a moment to point out that this all just my opinion and isn’t necessarily meant … Read the rest
My post about Why I Write Masculine Stories generated a lot of commentary. I didn’t (and won’t) participate in it beyond this follow-up post because I find the whole thing silly.
I did find it an interesting study of internet outrage culture, though. I’ve been a spectator to other writers on the receiving end of the internet’s outrage, but experiencing it myself was both enlightening and, I daresay, kind of fun. I won’t draw conclusions … Read the rest