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Sales report

Tyrannosaur Queen became available to the unwashed masses at the beginning of January, which means I now have an exciting new graph to show you! That’s SALES, people. Sweet, digital cash. I had a few pre-orders, then “sold” about 500 … Continue reading

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well here’s possibly the first line of my next novel

Sorry guys. Finishing up Junction has just blasted my brain. And as if in proof, here’s the first line of my next novel. “The future arrived on a Thursday afternoon.” The Renaissance Express: A saga of crime and family Coming…like…next … Continue reading

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Looking at 2015

Here’s what’s happened on the website this year. That spike in January was from a great podcast I did with Lars Doucet and James Cavin about computer games. Some more of those spikes are another podcast I did with Ferret … Continue reading

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DONE!

Junction’s first draft is done. February 3rd in Sofia, Bulgaria. 101,504 words. Last line: “Daisuke held Anne’s hand and smiled from his heart.”

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The future(s) of English(es)

I’m thinking about The Renaissance Express. Like, a lot a lot. And one of the things that bears some thought it the future of the English language. What will English look like five hundred years hence? If we compare the future evolution … Continue reading

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Yes, Your Velociraptors Must Have Feathers and Other Concessions to Reality

From Love in a Time of Chasmosaurs Universal Studios had a good reason for using giant lizards rather than real dinosaurs in Jurassic World. They didn’t want to make just any old dinosaur movie, they wanted to continue the Jurassic Park franchise, and Jurassic … Continue reading

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My Favorite Bit with Mary Robinette Kowal

What would it be like to meet a tyrannosaur? That’s the question that everyone who works with dinosaurs wants to answer. What did this animal look like? How did it behave? What sounds did it make? What smells? How did … Continue reading

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How Dinosaurs can fix your Flower Garden

A museum worker I follow once commented on the kids who come up to him and asked to be directed to the “dinosaur plants.” Adorable. Can’t you just picture that dinosaur plant, spiky and gnarled, primeval mists dripping off its … Continue reading

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The lazy hero

This is a response/continuation of a request posted on tumblr: “what I want to see is a story in which the practical dedicated young warrior receives a prophecy that one day they’re going to save the world from great evil and uses it … Continue reading

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How dinosaurs can fix your Marriage

  My agent gave me a wonderful rule for romantic plots: “Make sure the partners in the relationship deserve each other.” Unless your book is very short, your lovers don’t get together immediately. They might like or be attracted to … Continue reading

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