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The Change. Coming next June

Posted 15 hours ago into Books by John Birmingham

The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth (Change Series)

As many of my own books as I have coming out next year (hint: heaps) this anthology set in Steve's Emberverse is one I'm looking forward to most of all.

It's a double alternate history, a crossover of sorts with The Disappearance. You'll get to spend a little time again with Fifi, Jules and Pete as they raid the tomb city of Sydney. It's not a short story. I think the final version logged in at about 18 000 words, close enough to most writers idea of an ebook as makes no difference. And it was hella fun to write.

Thing I'm most looking forward to though is deep diving into all the other stories. I love the Emberverse series and there's some awesome word wranglers playing in it here.

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Pete steered them carefully through the sunken and half-sunken vessels that still lay about Farm Cove. The largest was a paddle steamer, a floating restaurant she supposed, that had gone down in front of the old governor’s residence. Tiny waves lapped at the paddles halfway up the giant wooden wheel and slowly poured through the broken windows on the second deck. Only the upper third was completely free of inundation and she watched it closely for signs of movement. As they wove around the abandoned hulls of smaller power craft, their course took them close enough to the flat bottomed steamer to make of them a perfect target, even for rock throwers. The old hulks clinked and creaked in the nor’easter. Magpies and crows cawed and cackled at one another, and somewhere nearby a kookaburra began to laugh. She startled at an enormous black bat that flapped close overhead, its leathery wings sounding just like the whuffling snap of sails in a moderate breeze.
“Bugger me,” she breathed. “This is less fun than the brochure promised.”
“Too late for a refund,” came Pete’s voice softly. “See to the sails, Julesy.”

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Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted 14 hours ago

The important question, is Rhino in it. That'll make it sell.

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Posted 14 hours ago
I, Boylan, approve. I feel privileged to be present for the convergence of such ultra coolness.

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Surtac puts forth...

Posted 14 hours ago


June? Fraking June?

Still, Birmo and WoJo both. Yes I'll be buying it. Sigh.

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Peter Bradley puts forth...

Posted 13 hours ago
Looks like a fair amount of my time in 2015 is going to be spent in a number of incarnations of the Birmoverse.

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Bunyip would have you know...

Posted 12 hours ago
I think I just had some movement....

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Zombie_Balzac mutters...

Posted 12 hours ago
Is Jules, is good. Books are definitely the go as you get older. Marvel has announced movies for 2018 and 2019 with the Avengers, Thanos and Guardians of the Galaxy tie ins. I can't wait that long!
Also - OT but harking back to an earlier blog - SyFy channel has admitted that making cheap crap was a bad idea and committed to more high quality series, including:
• The Expanse. Series, 10 episodes. Based on the series of books by James S.A. Corey, a thriller set two hundred years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. No date.
That may have been mentioned here before and I missed the memo or forgot but there you go. Also Clarke's "Childhoods End" with Charles Dance.

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Posted 11 hours ago
Yeah. I saw that. Was gonna post something about it.

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Therbs asserts...

Posted 11 hours ago
That's gonna be some fun page turnin'.

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Rob reckons...

Posted 7 hours ago
sweet, Turtledove and Birmingham ..two people I would liketo have a beer with. I will just have to down a few beers while reading this.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted 6 hours ago
What if you learned from a reliable source that Turtledove (if that is his real name) has a tendency to drone on and on about the Byzantine Empire? Would that change your mind?

Bunyip is gonna tell you...

Posted 6 hours ago
Cool. We can stick him next to Bob Ellis.

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NBlob swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted 3 hours ago
More Pete can only be a good thing.

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Sparty would have you know...

Posted 3 hours ago
This I am looking forward to- Birmo is playing in some good company!


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I never got past the insect nookie in China Mieville

Posted Yesterday into Books by John Birmingham

And now I don't have to because Tor has published this nifty guide to the scary man's fictional realms.

China Miéville’s presence looms over genre fiction. Over the course of a dozen books, Miéville has ranged freely across categories and classifications – epic and urban fantasy, social and hard science fiction, crime, horror and more. And in each case, he addresses, dances with, pokes at and, ultimately, departs from, the traditions and expectations therein. Although many thousands of words have been written trying to put Miéville’s work into neat buckets (“New Weird!” “Fantastika!” “Literary Speculation!” “Hauntological Slipstream!” “Tentacular Metafusion!”), time has proven that a China Miéville book is ultimately, well – Miévillian. The man is a category unto himself.

They've got hand little McNugget sized write ups of all his main novels, and they're almost enough to get me to read them. But I can't get past the insect nookie. I think it was in Perdido Street Station.

No pressure, but Perdido Street Station (2000) is probably the Single Best Fantasy Ever Written. And part of that is because it contains, as Whitman said, ‘multitudes’. A disgruntled scientist and his allies – including a de-winged hawkperson, rebellious, um, steampunk cyborgs?, a bug-headed artist, and a badger – all tackle one of the great mysteries of the universe. Also, a shamelessly corrupt government. And nightmarish dream-eating insects. Also contains: adorably traditional adventuring parties, robot mobsters, the Ambassador of Hell, swashbuckling mantis-armed bandits, shapeless horrors, and Devices That Tamper With the Stuff of Reality. All set in the bizarre and ceaselessly tantalising metropolis of New Crobuzon.

Thematically, Perdido is just as ambitious, with discussions of free will and agency and the rule of law and rebellion and causality and governance and and and and… you name it, and you can find it in here. If you want the One Book to Bring Them All And in The (Oversized) Paperback Bind Them, this is the one.

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Barnesm would have you know...

Posted Yesterday
yeah I've tried with a couple of his novels and it just seems pointless to me though Tentacular Metafusion is my new favourite genre catagory.

John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted Yesterday
It's all the tentacles which put a fellow off.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted 16 hours ago
Drax: You! Man who has lain with an Askervarian.

Peter: It was one time, man.


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Spanner has opinions thus...

Posted Yesterday
You had me at tentacles.

I'm not a pervert! Stop looking at me like that.

Don't judge me. I'm normal. It's you lot that are the sickos.

Zombie_Balzac asserts...

Posted Yesterday
Not only tentacles you evil Wrench. I posted a revealing photo of you on twitter last night. With your "friend".

Bunyip ducks in to say...

Posted Yesterday
Ooh. Does Spanner's "friend", have a "sibling"? Asking for a, um... close relative.

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Surtac asserts...

Posted Yesterday


I had no problems with the insect nookie per se, but some of the other imagery was disturbing as I recall.

I found that by the time I'd got through the first 200 pages he'd done most of the world-building and the story could properly start, which I seem to recall it did at that point. And of course the worldbuilding he did in Perdido Street Station was re-used in The Scar and in The Iron Council.

I'm on record elsewhere as being a bit of a fan of his work. I've generally liked most of his books. I thought The City and the City thoroughly deserved its' Hugo Award, and King Rat and Kraken are two of the best examples of London phantasmagoria I've yet read.

But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Yesterday
Insect Nookie was the name of my punk rock band back in the early 1980's.

John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted Yesterday
And we mourn its passing onto the endless dinner-theatre tour.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

Posted Yesterday
Dinner-theatre can be dispiriting. The last time Insect Nookie played I was walking through the venue during a break and someone asked me if I could give them my autograph and get them some more butter.

NBlob puts forth...

Posted Yesterday
Would it have killed you? Geeze

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted 19 hours ago
I told Buzz-Kill, the band's bassoon player, to get that lady some more butter. He lives to serve.

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trib mumbles...

Posted Yesterday
Go back and read Perdido. Really. However, if you can't deal with bug sex, go with WTF Central Europe in The City and The City. Just super good. And no bugs.

damian puts forth...

Posted Yesterday
Second this. There's so much in Perdido and the others in the series. The City and the City is just amazing, too. But I only got into Mieville after reading about how he got into a fight with Eric S. Raymond.

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Blarkon reckons...

Posted Yesterday
City and the City was fucking amazing. When I groked what was going on I thought to myself "you clever evil clever smart talented bastard".

dweeze has opinions thus...

Posted 14 hours ago
++1
I also still retain a great fondness for The Scar. However, I've pretty much given up on CM because I cant be arsed any more.reading half a book just to set up a world.
Paulo Bacigalupi(?) FTW...

Surtac would have you know...

Posted 14 hours ago


Nah. Bacigalupi was just ripping off Ian McDonald as far as I could tell, and not doing it anywhere near as well.

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Murphy_of_Missouri asserts...

Posted 24 hours ago
Animated snot balls did it for me.

Frankly, I found him to be pretty exasperating to read. Pretty much everything inspired by E. P. Thompson. If I want to read Thompson, I'll read Thompson, not China.

Him and KSR are two writers I do not waste my time on anymore.

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On the Outer Marches

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted 19 hours ago
Actually, the progenitor of bug sex is the immortal Jack Vance in his short novel the Last Castile (one of my perennial favs). Although Vance did not describe any bug sex, the insect-women "Phanes" were clearly sexually available to the men and women of that decadent society.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted 16 hours ago
Castle, not Castile. Very different.

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If women played video games like men

Posted Yesterday into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

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maurizio has opinions thus...

Posted Yesterday
Guys don't all play games the same way (same with females). With all the gamergate crap going on, you're doing a great job of reinforcing stereotypes.

John Birmingham ducks in to say...

Posted Yesterday
Actually, I hoping to do something about ethics in game journalism.

Bunyip is gonna tell you...

Posted Yesterday
What? Females play games? But....but...

How can they do that and make me a sandwich at the same time?

Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Yesterday
So Maurizio are you saying "not all men gamers"?

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Twitter ducks in to say...

Posted Yesterday
"It's actually about ethics in games journalism."

Barnesm reckons...

Posted Yesterday
"snerk"... or whatever the sound you make when you try to stifle a laugh on a topical and clever meme at work and don't want to spend 20 minutes bringing everyone up to speed on why this is funny

Spanner is gonna tell you...

Posted Yesterday
Dammit someone beat me to it.

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Alice ducks in to say...

Posted Yesterday
The point of the video is to subvert stereotypes.

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Therbs ducks in to say...

Posted Yesterday
Gamergate troll alert. Derp derp.

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DNABeast mumbles...

Posted Yesterday
Agh! I almost popped a lung laughing at "adjustable cock physics".

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Murphy_of_Missouri is gonna tell you...

Posted Yesterday
Gonna watch this in a minute but as I recall, I generally took the sniper rifle and found a place to hide. Then I'd just pop people.

Once I got a mike for my XBox I found there wasn't anything on the other end to talk to so I turned it off. Didn't even bother with IMs.

Oh, I believe the Kansas City Royals just won Game 6 of the World Series. Game 7 tomorrow I think.

Never thought I'd see it happen.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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Barnesm mutters...

Posted Yesterday
"Kansas City Royals just won Game 6" which means some raido stations are obliged to play NZ's singer Lorde's "Royals" every hour on the hour.

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Spanner mutters...

Posted Yesterday
I'd be interested in Tassie Codriver''s thoughts on this as he writes the odd article on gaming.

I've taken my gaming a bit too seriously in the past. Ok way to seriously to the point of team training twice a week before a ladder match. Why are people looking at me funny again? But I stopped that because it turns out that many gamers who are obsessed enough to join a clan and train are also total jerkwads. The teens and early 20s guys are the worst.

There is a cartoon by the Oatmeal that completely sums up my online gaming experience as an adult.


Spanner ducks in to say...

Posted Yesterday
That's the cartoon.

It's a shame MrsS won't go cave diving or hangliding.

damian asserts...

Posted Yesterday
Sometimes Oatmeal just strikes a perfect note...

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Bunyip puts forth...

Posted 6 hours ago
Something something Anita Sarkeesian something Colbert something. Contains references to armoured nipples.

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Dave Hooper 3, draft 2, filed

Posted Tuesday into Writing by John Birmingham

Now onto/back to the ebooks.

Or maybe physcial collapse.

Yeah, physcial collapse sounds good.

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w from brisbane swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Tuesday
Mate, have a couple of weeks off.
Do as little work as possible. Have some long lunches followed by afternoon naps. Go for some long walks. Relax. Recharge the batteries.
It is just as important as exercise.

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Therbs ducks in to say...

Posted Tuesday

Next deadline is concocting this summer's beer. We'll need a refreshing and delicious beverage to smash down while we read the adventures of this Dave bloke. Call it Hooper's Monster Ale.

Zombie_Balzac puts forth...

Posted Tuesday
Quote from son-in-law last night: "Erm.. First runnings 1.115... Batch sparge, second runnings 1.060 erm.. Looks like it's a triple."
Now in English - for those like me that don't speak Brewese - this apparently means that he's produced a triple IPA, a beer more alcoholic than most wines but lethally easy to drink. Want some Monster Ale Therbs? Drop in.

w from brisbane would have you know...

Posted Tuesday
I was only thinking, at the start of the Emergence, Dave might be a Miller Lite man.

But by the end of the Ascendence, Dave would be a full on Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA drinker.

All part of the narrative arc.

Not being fictional characters, we might just go directly to the IPA.

Therbs asserts...

Posted Yesterday
GB - I reckon the SIL has developed the prototype Monster Ale. He's a clever bugger.

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Chaz would have you know...

Posted Tuesday
stop whinging and get back to it!

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sibeen has opinions thus...

Posted Tuesday
For all those who believe J.B deserves a break, are you fucking mad?

Have you perchance forgotten Stalin's Hammer? I writhe in disgust at the continuous sucking up that takes place here. Readers must be hard taskmasters, and a lot of you should hang your head in shame.

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Murphy_of_Missouri mumbles...

Posted Wednesday
#SuccessfulWriterProbs

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pitpat has opinions thus...

Posted Wednesday

Well done, a bit of RnR is due.

Just don't go all GRR Martin on us.

Zombie_Balzac would have you know...

Posted Yesterday
(pictures JB with cap, beard and stomach. giggles.)

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Numpties in the niqab

Posted Tuesday into Blunty by John Birmingham

At Blunty:

It would be hard to imagine bigger clowns than the three plonkers who rolled up to Parliament in Canberra on Monday, dressed in a niqab, a murderers bed sheet and a motorcycle helmet. Until Corey Bernadi and Queensland's own George Christensen pulled on the floppy shoes and big red noses to support them.

Just what Sergio Redegalli, Nick Folkes and Victor Waterson were trying to prove with their 'Faceless' protest isn't as obvious as you'd think at first. Were they attempting to highlight a cultural inequity, because the niqab and burqa are being treated differently to the Ku Klux Klan robes? Or was this more of a men's rights thing? A protest against the misandry of not allowing men, and only men to wear fancy dress?


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w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted Tuesday
Could they be the new Village People?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan would have you know...

Posted Tuesday
LOL (really, I did).

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MickH is gonna tell you...

Posted Tuesday
I have no problem if some one wants to cover their entire body for religious purposes as I fully support the wearing of colanders on the head for the same reason. But they should NOT be used in identification documents ie drivers licences and passports as this is open for abuse and makes the whole exercise pointless.

insomniac puts forth...

Posted Tuesday
Bugger for religious purposes; I cover my entire body just so as not to scare small children.

Zombie_Balzac mumbles...

Posted Tuesday
+10

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Sudragon puts forth...

Posted Tuesday
For a moment there, I thought the Chaser team had jammed the stupidity lever all the way over, but even they wouldn't go this far...would they?

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yankeedog reckons...

Posted Tuesday
Looks like a joke gone bad.

'So a Klansman, a stormtrooper, and a woman with a burqa walk into this bar...'

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Chaz ducks in to say...

Posted Tuesday

Couldn't log into BT so I'll post here.

think the guy in the white outfit is dressed in religious gear. Very common costume in spain during easter. if it was a KKK outfit I think it needs a little badge on the lhs.

but it is easier to call it a KKK outfit rather than maybe look into it further

Zombie_Balzac would have you know...

Posted Tuesday
Seriously Chaz? Did you hear him? I doubt he'd know a penitent from a pencil and I'd bet good money (i.e. someone else's) that KKK is exactly what he had in mind.

Chaz mutters...

Posted Tuesday

but do you know that?....

Just saying. I find both meanings of the get up offensive and symbolic of repression but there you go.

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robW asserts...

Posted Tuesday
My family is from the South, as in Dixie south. They started little burgs in Alabama and Mississippi that still bear the family name. They bred like rabbits so it was no using dividing up the farms for all the sons. It was easier to move west and steal land from the Indians or follow the railroads.

My great grandfather ended up in Oklahoma and tried to grab some free land during the Oklahoma Land Rush. Apparently he got drunk and didn't wake up in time for the big rush--or grab, or theft, depending upon your viewpoint. He went to work for the railroad instead.

He nurtured a love of whiskey, cards, and women until late in life. Family legend has it that he always wanted to join the Klan. Back then the Klan didn't spend all its time burning crosses and lynching, they also ran bingo games for charity and pitched in with the sandbags when the river overflowed. A member of the Klan had community standing. He had connections.

My great grandfather repeated tried to join, but the Grand Cyclops turned him down each time. Apparently the Baptist Klansmen didn't approve of whiskey, cards, and dancing with loose women. My great grandfather lost his self respect because of the rejection, year after year. He just didn't belong and continued to drink.

He even missed out on the Tulsa Riots of 1921, when the Klan burned 35 city blocks, 1,256 homes, left 10,000 homeless, and lynched or shot 300 blacks. No one bothered to count the rapes. My great grandfather stayed home and drank instead; he wasn't invited to the party. The local Klan's Grand Cyclops said he didn't have the moral fiber. The Klan wanted you sober while burning and lynching.

Great grandpa drank himself to a late grave--he was 89 or so when he passed--never having been invited to join the Klan. He could play a mean hand of poker, though, while enjoying shots of whiskey.

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damian asserts...

Posted Tuesday
I've no patience for men's rights guys, as individuals or as the proverbial collective that is as smart as its dumbest member, divided by the number of members. There's just so much wrongness on every possible level. Kashmir willow cluebats are really the only possible form of engagement, and frankly that's just more effort that it's worth.

I've no patience either for the likes of one of the comunters at blunty, who said something like "I don't care if they say it's not forced, it's forced". I think central here (and with men's rights guys for different reasons) is the idea of bad faith. If, without examining someone's circumstances, you insist they are acting in bad faith, the onus is really on you to show you're not acting in bad faith yourself.

I'm going to start complaining about kids on my lawn next, or at least my increasing grumpiness seems to be defined in terms of not believing things and losing patience with the things people do believe in. Ho hum.

Oh and RobW, that's a great story.

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Zombie_Balzac asserts...

Posted Tuesday
And now the ever-amazing Jacqui Lambie wants $34000 fines and 12 months jail for parents who force daughters to wear burqas. I'm not sure what the incidence of that in Oz would be, or if it's > 0. Most women (who have spoken out on line) wearing the hijab or niqab seem to have taken it up as adults and after the fuss started. No connection there of course. There is of course a good reason for the exact figure of $34000, you see (cont)

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted Wednesday

What! you weren't exhausted enough after deadline hell, thought you'd post a topic guarantee to require your constant attention throughout the day due to the proliferation of mouthbreathrs and asshats.

What were you thinking JB?

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dweeze would have you know...

Posted Yesterday
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cartoon/2014/oct/29/first-dog-on-the-moon-racist-carrot
nuff said...

damian has opinions thus...

Posted 18 hours ago
"It's all about ethics in games journalism".

Hadn't spotted this before posting the same link cross thread.

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US cover. Emergence

Posted Sunday by John Birmingham

It's always interesting to see the difference between the various covers of my books. People do indeed judge books by their covers. Pan Macmillan strives to grab up the mass market thriller audience here. In America, the niches are so monstrously huge that you can target particular genres or sub genres and still make more money.

I love love love the US covers, but I can only show you the first here because the later artwork contains spoilers.

Would I change anything?

Just one tweak. Dave's murder axe should be a splitting maul. But that's a train spotter quibble. In terms of marketing, the axe works betterer because it's simpler.

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Murphy reckons...

Posted Sunday
Has he got a handlebar, porno 1970s style mustache?

Held a splitting maul a month or so ago. Had a photo or two taken of me wielding it. No one will know the difference.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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dweeze has opinions thus...

Posted Sunday
train spotter or hair splitter? can you be both JB?
I love my splitter - it has had so many replacement handles and heads but, I swear, it is still the same unit. No, it was not my grandfather's.

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Murphy asserts...

Posted Sunday
John, if it makes you feel any better they put a pair of Harry Potter style glasses on my protag in Tearing Down Tuesday's interior illustration. Kyle doesn't wear glasses and probably more to the point, no one cares.
Well, except me. I cared, but it was a full color illustration. That helps one get over a lot with their first sale.

Respects,
Murph
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w from brisbane ducks in to say...

Posted Sunday
Dave......"overweight, balding"...."monster-slayer".

Oh man, JB. You know your readers and how to pander to their pathetic wish-fulfillment fantasies.
You are shameless! Shameless!

Quick, hurry. I need to read this book!

Zombie_Balzac swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Monday
Finally. A hero I can really identify with.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted Monday
I'm still waiting for a short, bald, overweight hero with connecting eyebrows, a passion for the law, and an inexplicable but very real way with the ladies. I could read about that kind of hero forever.

Lulu mumbles...

Posted Monday
Leisuresuit Larry?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted Monday
Did Larry go to law school? I thought he is a plumber.

insomniac reckons...

Posted Yesterday
The hero requirements listed stated, "a passion for the law". I believe Larry, although being a plumber, was quite keen on the law, having represented himself in several paternity suits.

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Anthony puts forth...

Posted Sunday

I never realised until now what a sadistic, evil tormenting sod you are JB.

Hook us with an extract then drip feed us covers and other bits and pieces. Just bloody hurry up and get it out there and put us all out of our misery.

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Posted Sunday
Much as I loved the Australian cover you sent through on Twitter, I REALLY love the "Dave vs The Monsters" tag on the American cover. That is freaking awesome :)

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Bangar would have you know...

Posted Sunday
Nice cover.
BTW what happened to Dave's fire axe?

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sibeen swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Sunday
But the yanks are still going to get this way after we do.

Isn't that right?

I just want to point at Paul and gloat. I know it is petty of me, but that's just the type of evil bastard that I am.

NBlob mutters...

Posted Monday
As I told my daughter many times " Do not underestimate how petty I can be."

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Monday
@Sibeen - think I won't get one?

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TheWah has opinions thus...

Posted Monday
I wanna read *THIS* book, not the one about the planes doing a flyover of an oil rig.

Nice.

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Therbs swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Monday

Nice covers, the Dave v Monsters thing is pretty cool but I think I prefer Greybeard's version featuring a Nazi dragon.

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tqft mumbles...

Posted Monday
Possibly age and failing eyes to blame but I can't make out the twitter handle on the back cover. Publishers?

I can reads the blurb and from the shape it isn't jb's handle but exactly what/who?


insomniac asserts...

Posted Monday
@delreyspectra is my guess

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Ted Chadderton mumbles...

Posted Monday
Wow, don't know when/how I missed the title change... Was still noodling suggestions for companion titls for "a protocol of monsters" in my random thought time...

I like the simplicity of Emergence... Et al and Dave Hooper though... Looks like I will need to get an Aussie bookseller to hook me up in December... Glad I have a UPS account I can abuse...

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Peter Bradley puts forth...

Posted Monday
Seriously Mr Birmingham you are just being cruel right now!

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Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted Monday
" splitting maul" is that what happened to Darth Maul at the end of Episode I the Phantom Menace?

Lulu would have you know...

Posted Monday
"P------ M-----"

I though there was an agreement never to mention *that* again.

Zombie_Balzac reckons...

Posted Monday
Meesa not agree witha that Lulu. Meesa think (pause to slurp up fruit with tongue) that Phantom Menace isa best Star wars movie effa, oh yes. And Little Anni (Little Orphan Annie?) isa agree witha me. Yesss.

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Sparty has opinions thus...

Posted Tuesday
Amazon are saying April 28, 2015?
I thought this was going to be an Xmas present!

actually although i dig they cover i think they might just be a little too violent looking to read on the tube (metro) but i guess that's where Kindles come in,,,

John Birmingham puts forth...

Posted Yesterday
Amazon UK?

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Rhino swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Wednesday
Can. Not. Wait.

This is going to be a fun series.

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CathieT would have you know...

Posted Yesterday
Sorry, but I just have to say this ..........




Squeee!!

/hangs head in shame and walks away checking calendar

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Sparty mumbles...

Posted 21 hours ago
US Amazon date:
http://www.amazon.com/Emergence-Monsters-David-Hooper-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00N6PBEWY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414599020&sr=8-1&keywords=birmingham+emergence

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S.M. Stirling swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted 15 hours ago
Oooh, cool.

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