June 2008 Archive

If You’re Just Joining Us…

Is there no end to the talents of Jon Armstrong? As well as being the author of the acclaimed sf book Grey, he also does frequent and regular podcasts. He’s a nominee for this year’s Campbell Award for best new writer, and he’s in the process of interviewing the other five nominees. This week’s interviewee? Well how nice of you to ask. It’s only fantasy author Joe Abercrombie. I frakkin’ love that guy!

Check it out, if you dare, at If You’re Just Joining Us… and hear me talk out of my ass on the subjects of fantasy, family, role-playing, writing tricks and massive success. It is a hoot.

Obviously, as always, I take no responsibility for complete ignorance/total hypocrisy/factual inaccuracy etc. Even less responsibility than usual, in fact, since speaking live gives you less time to make sure you’re properly qualifying your responses. Something I always do exhaustively here on my blog, of course…

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Czech Mate

Oh, that pun really stinks. It really stinks. But like strong cheeses, I find the worst-smelling puns the most enjoyable. Besides, it was that or “Czech it out,” so just think, it could have been a lot worse. Anyway, Czech readers rejoice because I have received my copies of the Czech translation of The Blade […]

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British SF&F; Magazine SFX have run a poll of their readers of their 100 favourite SF&F; authors. Can’t be bothered to post the whole thing, so I’ll link to a posting and discussion here on Westeros, where I am occasionally to be found shrilly singing my own praises. As such lists go, and barring a […]

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Hype Malfunction!

Man, what with all these great reviews recently, you can imagine I was starting to feel pretty ground down. Does no-one out there hate my stuff any more? Is there no-one who’ll give a brother a kick when he’s up? It can be tough getting out of bed when you know there’ll be no knives […]

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Back from Cornwall

Back from Cornwall. Stayed in a lighthouse. Weather was fantastic. Paddled on the beach. Swam in the sea (cold as f*ck). Even did some body-boarding. Surf’s up, dudes, and that. Went to St. Michael’s Mount near Penzance, a castle/church/stately home on a great rock that is an island for most of the day. Fascinating, beautiful, […]

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What They Said in May 08

It’s been a while since I trawled the dank corners of the interweb for opinions about my books. Well, it’s been about ten minutes. But it’s been a while since I talked to you lot about it. Time to set that straight… Salvek – no, not a vulcan, but a Frenchman – has been reading […]

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