I Sign

by wjw on October 17, 2017

I will be signing book this coming Saturday, October 21, at Page One Bookstore in Albuquerque.  We’ll be kicking off the festivities at 4pm.

I’ll be talking about Quillifer.  Accompanying me will be SM Stirling, who will discuss his latest in the Change series.

Fun will be had.  You should come.


When Stars Collide

by wjw on October 16, 2017

Want to see some “astrophysical ecstasy?”  I think you do.

Back in August, Caltech’s Laser Interferometer Gravity-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a massive disturbance in the Force powerful ruction in space-time, the result of two neutron stars colliding a zillion and a half years ago, off in a galaxy far, far away.  LIGO had detected collisions before, but these were of black holes, so there was nothing to look at.  Neutron stars are visible, so the vast explosion was confirmed within hours by optical telescopes, as well as gamma-ray detectors and radio telescopes.

The video will show you what happened, for all its poetastical language of stars “locked in an ever-tightening dance of doom” leading to “astrophysical ecstasy.”  (I’m guessing the ecstasy was all on the part of the observers.)

The result was two Nobel prizes for Caltech (Kip Thorne and Barry Barish), plus another for Rainer Weiss of MIT.

(Frankly I’d assumed Kip Thorne had got his Nobel ages ago, but I guess the Swedish Academy took a while to catch up to him.)


A Heartening Sight

by wjw on October 13, 2017

IMG_4903Courtesy of UPS, a Big Box o’ Quillifer and the new Voice of the Whirlwind paperback.


Swords on Your Shelf

by wjw on October 11, 2017


Some people (like me) have swords on their shelves.  Now you have the chance as well!

The Book of Swords, with my story “The Triumph of Virtue,” is now available at your favorite bookstore, or online.

My story is an adaptation of a couple chapters of Quillifer, but even if you’ve read the novel, you want to get this book for stories by Daniel Abraham, CJ Cherryh, Robin Hobb, Garth Nix, George RR Martin, and the rest of a fabulous cast.


October Surprise #3!

by wjw on October 9, 2017

futuristic soldier armor at warI’ve indiepubbed a new trade paperback edition of my novel Voice of the Whirlwind.

The book is printed in very readable type on cream paper, is a generous 6×9″, sells for a very reasonable $13.99, and features a glossy cover.  It will make a handsome addition to your library.

The book may be ordered from Barnes & Noble or from Amazon.  Completists will want both!


Quillifer Contest!

October 9, 2017

Paul Di Filippo wrote a lovely review of Quillifer for Locus Online.   Here’s your takeaway: ” . . . chockful of derring-do, blood and thunder, swashbuckling, and other good stuff evocative of Rafael Sabatini, Sir Walter Scott, and the penny-bloods: venomous and dangerous court politesse, reversals, betrayals, cowardice, heroism, illicit sex, allegorical theatrical productions, dangerous hunting […]

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Quillifer’s A Guest

October 5, 2017

The ever-charming John Scalzi is very kindly allowing me to fill up his blog today with a very long essay about Quillifer.  By all means check it out.

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Wild Cards at the Jean Cocteau

October 4, 2017

This Sunday, at 4pm at the Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe, 20-odd Wild Cards writers will be present for a signing.  The cost of admission is to buy a book. I don’t know if any of my other books will be available, but no one will object if you bring your own. The latest […]

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Angel Sale

October 3, 2017

October’s been completely packed, and it’s only three days old.  Not only did Quillifer drop just yesterday (I trust you already have your copy), but I’ve just put my classic novel Angel Station on sale for 99 cents. Angel Station was my first attempt at setting a story entirely in space, and I set myself the task […]

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It’s Here!

October 3, 2017

Quillifer is released today!     You can order at your favorite local bookstore, or at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or for ebooks only Google, iBooks, and Kobo.

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