It’s Spring! The sun is shining, flowers are getting ready to bloom, and all the dinosaurs that flew south for the winter will be winging their way back to your houses and yards. Orioles, hummingbirds, warblers, and… six foot theropod maniraptors? That’s right! Your favorite dinosaurs are coming back to town on May 2 in…
Last night, I asked an AI to create some illustrations for my novel LIVING MEMORY. (I used the open source Stable Diffusion model, just released last month.) The results are amazing–a little odd sometimes, and hard to control, but visually stunning nonetheless. It does well with single-subject portraits and landscapes, but not too well with…
Today is Release Day for LIVING MEMORY! You can get the book from Amazon or Audible or Barnes and Noble or IndieBound or, you know, anywhere! I’ve got an awesome book trailer to give you a taste of what the book is like, plus an interview with yours truly. Enjoy!
Dinosaurs are coming!
It’s been a long hiatus and a global pandemic since my last book, but at long last, I can announce not just one, but three books coming soon. The Living Memory trilogy (Living Memory, Deadly Memory, and Memory Reborn) will be published in October 2022, May 2023, and October 2023. Only the first book is…
WSJ Best of 2019!
I’m pleased to announce that the Wall Street Journal named Three Laws Lethal first in their Best Science Fiction of 2019! The WSJ has always reviewed my books quite favorably, ever since Superposition, and it’s a real honor for my latest novel to be called out this way.
A few years ago, my novel Superposition was published in Turkey, where it became a runaway bestseller (that Turkish translator must have written a great book!). This month, the sequel, Supersymmetry, hits the bookstores of Istanbul and Ankara, to a hopefully enthusiastic reception! Here’s the cover art for the new book, which I think is…
On the Ben Shapiro Show
Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator with a very popular podcast. Today he told his millions of listeners that they should read THREE LAWS LETHAL, which he called a “fascinating book that raises serious questions about AI.” This is huge exposure for the book, which I’m really thrilled about! You can hear what he…
Today, at long last, THREE LAWS LETHAL is released into the world! It’s available in any format, wherever you like to buy books. It’s about self-driving cars, about artificial intelligence, about corporate espionage and legal battles and friendship and heartbreak and revenge. I’ve been waiting a long time to get this one into your hands,…
How My Daughter Reacted When I Made Her A Character
I appear on Civilian Reader today to tell you how my daughter reacted when I made her a main character in my new book, THREE LAWS LETHAL.
Quantum physics on the cheap
My quantum physics murder mystery SUPERPOSITION is on sale today for only $1.99! The sale only goes until Thursday, so if you haven’t given it a try yet, now’s a great opportunity. You’ve got to read something while you wait for THREE LAWS LETHAL, right?
Three weeks and counting
Only three weeks left until THREE LAWS LETHAL hits bookstores and all of your favorite Internet book outlets! I can’t wait for all of you to get a chance to read it. Preorder it now!
I got a box full of Three Laws Lethal in the mail! Only one month to go until release!
The Genius Plague at #1
Thanks to a $1.99 sale, THE GENIUS PLAGUE is currently #1 on the Amazon bestseller charts for both hard science fiction and medical thrillers. Get it while it’s hot!
Late last year, my publisher, Pyr Books, was sold by its parent publisher, thus switching the distribution of my books from Penguin Random House to Simon and Schuster. Unfortunately, during the changeover in distribution, there was a glitch that meant all of the preorders for Three Laws Lethal (coming June 11!) were wiped out. If…
The Robot Other
I was on a panel at Philcon this weekend called “The Robot Other,” which asked why we are so attracted to stories written about sympathetic AI characters, especially those written from the AI’s perspective. A question from someone in the audience prompted what I thought was the best insight from the conversation: In our cultural dialogue, we are…
Look Ma, I’m a reviewer!
I’ve had a lot of reviews written *about* my books, but I’ve never written any myself, at least not officially. Until now! I’ve started writing for the New York Journal of Books as a science fiction and fantasy reviewer. Here’s my first review: https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/moons-barsk (Spoiler: it’s a good one!)
The Campbell Award!
In an astonishing turn of events, THE GENIUS PLAGUE was just named the winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel of the Year! I am now in Lawrence, Kansas (a hub of SF appreciation and scholarship) to accept the award, which has been given over the last 45 years to some of…
Best of 2017!
Amazing news: The Wall Street Journal named The Genius Plague one of the best science fiction books of 2017! They listed only five books. The other four were: All Our Wrong Todays, by Elan Mastai The Berlin Project, by Gregory Benford Change Agent, by Daniel Suarez Artemis, by Andy Weir I’m blown away that they…
Back For More Plague
THE GENIUS PLAGUE is back for a second printing already! This is great news — it means the book is selling well and they’ve already had to print another batch to keep up with demand. It also means the book has been out of print on Amazon for the last week and a half, because…
I invited author Wendy Nikel to my blog to answer a few questions about her new time travel book (coming out in January) called THE CONTINUUM. It tells the story of a professional time traveler whose job involves keeping tourists out of trouble on their trips into the past. Despite her expertise, she finds herself…