Will you lookee here. Overnight-sensation fantasy-wunderkind extended-NYT-bestselling-author-of-Way-of-Shadows Brent Weeks has thrown down the gauntlet, and I is going to be opening a can of proverbial verbal whoop-ass on his … ass. Apparently. There are, in fact, some factual inaccuracies in his post. Chiefly that I haven’t weighed ten stone since 1992. But also his assertion that I wear lily-white trunks when everyone knows I go for pink leopard print with gold and silver tassles. I am FAMOUS for my trunks, and he KNOWS this.
Just look at him. Just LOOK at him. Mr book-every-month, with his oh-so-carefully manicured chinny beard. Doesn’t he know that Brent is a London Borough, not a proper christian name at all? I mean what’s next, an edgy fantasy duology written by Camden Months? A twelve-book series released over twelve hours by Marylebone Years?
And do you know what else? I don’t reckon he really can write a book a month. I mean who does he think he is, Brandon Sanderson? I reckon he spent ages writing all three books, and then they just released them over a three month period! Yeah! How about THAT?
Anyway, to the point. Me and Brent will be sharing guest duties at the Border’s Book Blog (sfnal section) for a month from, I believe, the 21st July, where they have already enjoyed starring appearances from writers such as the aforementioned Brandon Sanderson, China Mieville, Kim Harrison et al. Never before however have they hosted a DUEL TO THE DEATH (or mild embarrasment) between two GIANTS OF THE FIELD (or pygmies of the subgenre). Probably we’ll actually agree on everything of importance but we’ll do it in a REALLY ADVERSARIAL WAY. Anyway, drop by, comment, join in the fun as we TEAR EACH OTHERS BEARDS OUT HAIR BY HAIR. Or perhaps just discuss the fine points of authorial responsibility in a civilised manner.
Nice shirt, by the way. I think MY GRANDAD HAD ONE.