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.