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Signed copies of SHIP BREAKER, WINDUP GIRL, etc.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010 in News, Ship Breaker, The Windup Girl | 3 comments

I was out at the Southern Festival of Books last weekend, and came across a problem that I hadn’t encountered before. A book collector bought up a large amount of the stock and so some people were unable to get copies at the festival. While it’s nice to see your books in demand, you’d also prefer to see everyone have an opportunity to actually get a copy. In any case, if you’re looking for signed copies of my books, you can order them from Expressions Bookstore in Paonia, CO. Stephanie Latourette is happy to ship orders for a reasonable fee. Her contact email is expressionsbooks (AT)...

PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES in trade paperback

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in News, Pump Six and Other Stories | 9 comments

So, a funny thing happened with my debut short story collection. One day, there were a couple thousand copies sitting in Night Shade Books’ warehouse. The next day, they were sold out. And then they turned into a very expensive collectible. The last I saw, a used hardcover was going for around $100, and signed first editions were much more. Which is kind of cool. Unless you actually want to read the thing. It’s taken a little while, but I can now announce that PUMP SIX is coming back into print, in a trade paperback edition for the very affordable price of $14.95. I just got my author’s copies...

Hugo Award for The Windup Girl

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 in Awards, News, The Windup Girl, Writing | 20 comments

Just got the news this morning that THE WINDUP GIRL has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. It tied for the win with China Mieville’s excellent The City & The City. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for it. I’m blown away and so pleased with this huge...

Appearing in NYC

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in Appearances, Pump Six and Other Stories, Ship Breaker, The Windup Girl |

An update on my whereabouts as I roam the East Coast. I’m in NYC for the next few days, and will be doing some readings and signings around town. July 1, 7pm, I’ll be at McNally Jackson reading and signing SHIP BREAKER and WINDUP GIRL with Scott Westerfeld, author of LEVIATHAN (and so many other cool titles), and Jon Armstrong, author of GREY. July 3, I’ll be appearing on WBAI’s Hour of the Wolf from 5am-7am (yes, *am*, bring coffee, please, bring coffee). Should be a good time on 99.5 FM. July 6, 7pm, I’ll be reading with Nebula-nominated author Saladin Ahmed at the NYRSF Reading Series at the...

WINDUP GIRL wins a Locus Award

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in News, The Windup Girl, Writing |

Thanks so much to the Locus readers who put it in the winners circle for Best First Novel and congratulations to all the other winners, and nominees as well. It was a great list this year. http://www.locusmag.com/News/2010/06/2010-locus-awards-winners/ Also of note, I know that I’ve Facebooked and Twittered about it, but WINDUP GIRL has also won the Nebula Award, and the Compton Crook Award, and it’s currently a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award and the Hugo. It’s been an amazing...


Posted on May 2, 2010 in News, Ship Breaker, Writing | 11 comments

SHIP BREAKER, my debut YA novel is out in the wild. I heard that it’s been popping up in stores over the last week, but now it’s officially released. Here’s the book, with my son doing the heavy lifting: SHIP BREAKER was a chance for me to write a high-octane adventure story while still touching on themes like peak oil and global warming that fascinate me. It focuses on Nailer, a boy working scavenge on a ship breaking operation, tearing apart the last oil tankers and freighters of the Accelerated Age. It’s dirty, deadly work, and he and the rest of his crew are always one failed quota away...