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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Winners of the David Wellington Giveaway! + Misc. News (Brandon Sanderson / David Farland Tour, JJLA, etc.)

Congratulations to Melody Chernenko (Michigan), Pamela Hansen (Ohio), and Yvonne North (Texas) who were randomly selected to win a SET of David Wellington's Vampire novels including copies of “13 Bullets”, “99 Coffins” and “Vampire Zero”, all thanks to Three Rivers Press!!! “Vampire Zero” was officially released on October 14, 2008, and more information on the book can be found HERE.

In news, a few Tidbits:

PRESS RELEASE: Writer and satirist
Steve Aylett is the latest client to join the John Jarrold Literary Agency (Ian Cameron Esslemont, Stephen Hunt, Ramsey Campbell). Author of “Lint”, “Slaughtermatic” and many other novels, Aylett’s writing has received praise from many notable peers including Chuck Palahniuk and others:

Michael Moorcock: “Steve Aylett is the most original voice in the literary scene. He is quietly changing the rules and bringing fresh life to contemporary literature. Give him your attention. He will reward you enormously—and make you laugh like a drain.”

Alan Moore: “Lint: this has to be the literary biography of the year. Highly recommended”.

Neil Gaiman (on Lint): “I keep wanting to read bits out loud to people. It's astonishingly funny.”

Aylett’s writing has also been praised in the Guardian—“'Slaughtermatic: a dizzying cyber-coaster of a novel . . . Is this the future of fiction?'—The Telegraph, New Statesman, the Washington Post, Asimov’s, Starburst, ID, New York Times and many other places.

Ever the renaissance man, Steve has written in many areas of fiction, and Lint — The Movie is a major matter of conjecture on his
Official Website and elsewhere.

“One thing I can be sure of with Steve,” said
John Jarrold. “He’s never going to come up with the obvious or anything Hallmark is likely to turn into a mini-series. His writing is original, engrossing, surreal and ferociously intelligent—and very funny. It will be a fascinating ride!”

Staying with
JJLA, and following the news HERE about Simon Spanton’s World Rights pre-empt for three books from new SF novelist Hannu Rajaniemi—on the basis of reading one chapter—German rights for all three books were also pre-empted at the Frankfurt Book Fair, by Carsten Polzin of Piper Verlag.

John Jarrold, the agent who concluded the original deal with Spanton, said, “This is wonderful. I know Carsten well and respect him greatly. He and Piper will do a great job with these novels—Hannu and I are both delighted. Congratulations to all involved!”

Other offers for Hannu’s novels from publishers across Europe are also being discussed by
Gollancz’ Rights department.

Moving on, friends and family of deceased author and poet
Thomas M. Disch gathered in remembrance Saturday at the New York City apartment of writer Alice Turner.

Disch, who committed suicide on July 4, 2008, was the author of numerous novels, short story collections, essays, poems, reviews and more. Just a few of his titles include Camp Concentration, On Wings of Song, The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of, 334, and most recently, The Word of God and The Wall of America.

Among those attending were Jacob Weisman, Sheila Williams, Samuel Delany, Gregory Feeley, Christopher Ecker, Henry Wessells, Ben Downing, Ellen Datlow, Scott Edelman, John Crowley and many members of Disch's family. Photographs from the event may be found
HERE. Photos credited to Jacob Weisman of Tachyon Publications.

Lastly, in support of Brandon Sanderson’sThe Hero of Ages” (October 14, 2008), the conclusion to the author’s Mistborn trilogy, a Promo Video was released which not only talks about “The Hero of Ages” but also Robert Jordan’sA Memory of Light”. The video can be viewed above. Speaking of “The Hero of Ages”, the book just debuted on the New York Times Adult Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers List at #21! This is the first time that Brandon Sanderson has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, congrats :)

Additionally, Brandon recently kicked off his national tour for “The Hero of Ages”—schedule is listed below or can be viewed
HERE. Since this is Brandon’s first new book since the Robert Jordan news was announced last December, this will be the first time for many people to talk to Brandon Sanderson in person about “A Memory of Light”:

*NOTE: Some of these events include fellow
Tor author David Farland whose latest Runelords novel, “The Wyrmling Horde”, is now available in Hardcover in your local stores. Signed copies of the book can be directly ordered from David Farland.

*Borders, Torrance, CA
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
Thursday, October 23, 2008 – 7:00 PM

*Dark Delicacies, Burbank, CA
4213 W. Burbank
Burbank, CA 91505
Friday, October 24, 2008 – 7:00 PM

*Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Suite #302
San Diego, CA 92111
Saturday, October 25, 2008 – 2:00 PM

*Borderlands, San Francisco, CA
866 Valencia St.
San Francisco CA 94110
Monday, October 27, 2008 – 7:00 PM

*Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA
3086 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley CA, 94705
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 – 5:30 PM

*Books Inc., Mountain View, CA
301 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Thursday, October 30, 2008 – 7:30 PM

*Barnes & Noble, Fairfield, CA
1600 Gateway Boulevard
Fairfield, CA 94533
Friday, October 31, 2008 – 7:00 PM

*Borders, Roseville, CA
2030 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
Saturday, November 01, 2008 – 2:00 PM

*Powell?s Books, Beaverton, OR
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Monday, November 03, 2008 – 7:00 PM

*University Books, Seattle, WA
4326 University Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 – 7:00 PM

*Borders, Redmond, WA
Redmond Town Center
16549 N.E. 74th St.
Redmond, WA, 98052
Thursday, November 06, 2008 – 7:00 PM

*Third Place Books, Seattle, WA
6504 20th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Friday, November 07, 2008 – 6:30 PM

Wordstock Festival, Portland, OR (David Farland Only)
1500 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Sunday, November 09, 2008 – 12 PM Reading

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 – 7:00 PM
Brandon Sanderson Only

Books & Co., Dayton, OH
November 12, 2008 – 7:00 PM
Brandon Sanderson Only

Barnes & Noble, New York, NY
Friday, November 14, 2008 – 7:30 PM
Brandon Sanderson Only



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