With Leviathan a mere FOUR DAYS AWAY in the US and Canada, there is much stuff to cover.
First: As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, Simon & Schuster are having their annual BlogFest, with many writers answering cool questions. One of my answers went up a few days ago, about the writerly themes and tricks I use all the time. Click here to read my answer and here for more Blogfest stuff.
Second: If you live in Toronto and want to see me, Cassie Clare, and Holly Black on November 6, you will need tickets! I guess the event is going to be wicked huge, so they rented a church, which costs money. Admission is five Canadian bucks, and you can buy the tickets right here. You can also pay at the door, if there’s any room left!
Friday November 6th 7:00PM
Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
427 Bloor Street West
If you don’t live in Toronto, click here for the rest of the tour details.
Third: It’s Steampunk Month at Tor.com!
I’ll be participating in the Steampunk festivities, which include a host of esteemed guest bloggers (G. D. Falksen, Stefania Forlini, Lev Grossman, Jahâ€™Meia, Jay Lake, George Mann, Joe Monti, Cherie Priest, Ann VanderMeer, and Jeff VanderMeer) original steampunk fiction (from Eileen Gunn & Michael Swanwick and G. D. Falksen) and a rarely-seen comic by Sydney Padua. Tor.com will also be covering Steamcon, the Brooklyn Indie Market Steampunk II event, and the steampunk exhibit at Oxfordâ€™s Museum of the History of Science. (Google this stuff if you want. It’s all very cool.)
There will also be interviews with myself and Leviathan artist Keith Thompson, and Tim Powers. And an absurd amount of giveaways, including books, posters, buttons, costume elements, and gadgets, and wallpapers!
Fourth: Part of the reason why Tor has declared October steampunk month is that they’re releasing a fantastic book by Cherie Priest called Boneshaker. Set in Seattle during an alternate, unending Civil War, the novel contains so much steam-tastic goodness that I had to blurb it:
“A steampunk-zombie-airship adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions, full of wonderfully gnarly details. This book is made of irresistible.”
-Scott Westerfeld, author of Leviathan
Yes, you read that right—steampunk-zombie-airship adventure!
Here’s Boneshaker‘s lovely cover:
There’s more cool stuff to come, but I am required by law to hold off until tomorrow. Because, frankly, your head would explode.
Oh, except I’ll show you the awesome MondoSpider, because I forgot to post a Walker Wednesday!
I think the MondoSpider is my favorite walker so far. It is the roadster of walkers, and l want one. Click here for more MondoSpider!