Welcome one and all to joeabercrombie.com, the website of fantasy writer, film-editor and bon-vivant, Joe Abercrombie. That’d be me.
Welcome, specifically, to the blog section, the beating heart of the entire enterprise, where I will be writing and updating regularly (and not at all five times in the first week, once a week for the next five weeks, once more six months later saying “hey, I’m back, everyone!” and then never again). Apologies in advance for the inevitable examples of dodgy formatting, shoddy writing, and incomprehensible nonsense that will no doubt occur as I try to fumble my way to competence with the interface (and, indeed, with life itself).
I’ll be bringing you the latest news about my work, of course – new books, new editions, new translations, public appearances even – straight from the horse’s mouth, as it were.
I’ll be trawling the internet for those nuggets of gold and nuggets of poo that people write about me and my books, bringing them to your attention and discussing . . . how they make me feel, deep down in my rotten, shriveled little remnant of a heart.
I may well be adding my worthless opinion to the already impossibly vast amount of worthless opinions out there, when some hot topic sweeps through the blogosphere like a forest fire of fury. We will see if at a single stroke I can irritate and alienate half or more of my potential readership.
I might even discuss a few entirely unrelated topics, like food, the London underground, TV series, video games, and so on. If I happen upon anything I love, you’ll be among the first to find out. I don’t hate everything, you know.
Just 99% of everything.
8 comments so far
Welcome Joe. I just ordered your book from Amazon (sorry, Pyr) and should recieve it tomorrow. Looking forward to it and many thanks to Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist for highlighting authors like yourself for eager fantasy readers around the world.
Joe Abercrombie! He blogs! Simon Spanton! He comments! This shall be the way of things.
brian, if you ordered the Pyr (US) edition, you might still be waiting a few days, as it isn’t out until late september, unfortunately. If you ordered the Gollancz (UK) edition, then it should turn up any minute …
Simon Spanton, he lurks behind anonymity and faceless comments on his authors’ blogs… this, truly, is the way of the Gollancz editor…
We’re behind the scenes people Ariel. I blink owlishly if someone leads me out into daylight.
Good looking site sir 🙂
Better an owl than a hedgehog
I’ve been reading Fantasy for over 50 years and there has been some highlights, Stephen Donaldson,Robert Holdstock and Robin Hobb and loads of dross. Yours looks promising, so what have you got after this series and can you maintain the interest?
Naaahhh! It’ll never catch on.