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Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Blog, News, Zombie Baseball Beatdown | 3 comments

ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN launches today. Here’s the nifty cover: In honor of the infected meatpacking plant that starts the zombie apocalypse in ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN, I’m doing a contest. Whoever sends me a link or pic of the weirdest industrial meat product wins a brand new hardcover ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN, inscribed by me, for whomever you wish. Drop it to me on Facebook, or on my twitter @paolobacigalupi or in the comments here on this post. At the end of the day, I’ll pick a winner. Go forth and find meat...


Posted on Sep 6, 2013 in News | 1 comment

This announcement has been a long time coming: two years of focused work on the book, plus a couple years before that of noodling with ideas, trying to find the frame for the story I wanted to write. Today, I’m very happy to announce that THE WATER KNIFE, my next novel for adults, will be published by Knopf. It’s a story of climate change, drought, and water politics set in the American Southwest, loosely based in the same world as my short story “The Tamarisk Hunter.” The New York Times has more on the story:...

Upcoming Appearance Schedule

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 in Appearances | 1 comment

I’m mostly hammering away on a couple of book projects for the next couple of months, but I’m coming out of my shell for the following appearances. September 20-22: National Book Festival, Washington, DC October 12: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN October 18-20: MileHiCon, Denver, CO October 22-24: Williams College, MA – Science Fiction Symposium I’ll also probably be dropping into NYC sometime in late Oct, but no dates are set,...


Posted on Sep 2, 2013 in News, Videos, Zombie Baseball Beatdown |

While I was working on THE DROWNED CITIES, I also ended up writing another book to sort of unwind from the pressure of writing a follow-up novel after SHIP BREAKER’s phenomenal success. ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN was a secret project that I wrote for myself and my own entertainment. I wanted it to be funny, because those are story-telling muscles that I don’t normally use, and I wanted it to be fast and furious for a reader who is otherwise immersed in video games and comics and movies, and perhaps doesn’t think that books have something to offer. ZBB, of course, is full of zombies, and baseball bats, and brains…...