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The Comic Book Story of Baseball Signing, Vault of Midnight, July 6

Man, I can’t wait for July 6. First, I’m going to go to Vault of Midnight in Detroit, where I’m going to sign The Comic Book Story of Baseball for whoever shows up…and then I’m going to stroll over to Comerica Park for the 4:10 first pitch of that afternoon’s Tigers-Red Sox tilt. What a day it will be! Come down, say hi, get a book!

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And is this an excellent poster or what?

Anthropocene Rag, Coming in 2020

I am thrilled to link to this freshly posted Tor.com announcement of my upcoming novella Anthropocene Rag…along with two other novellas by Carrie Vaughn and Eddie Robson! I’m looking forward to reading them.

Anthropocene Rag is my first original book-length fiction in (gulp) a long time, and I want to thank Jonathan Strahan and the editorial team at Tor.com for getting behind it. They asked me to say a little something about the book, and although I find summarizing my own work agonizing, here’s what I came up with:

Anthropocene Rag is the confluence of two different ideas that I started thinking about years apart. One was a lunatic scheme to save the world’s monuments in the face of ongoing disaster, putting them all together in a secret location that becomes a Willy Wonka-esque myth to the outside world. The other was a question: When emergent digital intelligences appear, what stories will they tell themselves about their origins? How will they respond to the myths of their creators, and what myths will they create in turn… especially about their creators? Once those two things simmered together for a while, what came out was this story.

Can’t wait to see this book out in the world next year! I think you’re going to dig it.

Opening Day!

Even if this is going to be another season of futility for the Tigers,* Opening Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s also (if I do say so myself) a perfect time to grab yourself a copy of The Comic Book Story of Baseball!

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*I saw two of their spring training games, and although they’re not going to be very good, they’ve got some young players to watch. And Miguel Cabrera looked like Miguel Cabrera again, so at least there’s the chance to watch one of the all-time greats continue his march toward 3000 hits and 500 home runs. Assuming he gets there (he’s got 2676 hits and 465 homers now), that will make him only the 7th player in the history of the game to do it.

Division 2 Giveaway!

If you’re a Division fan, here’s a way to celebrate the launch of The Division 2! SitRep Radio is giving away 2 copies of my novel The Division: Broken Dawn, 2 copies of the lore book The World of The Division, and 2 groovy Division steel mugs.

Enter here! And if you miss out on the giveaway, The Division: Broken Dawn is out March 26!

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Pitchers and Catchers Report!

It’s spring! I shoveled snow all morning, but it’s spring! The Tigers are going to lose 90+ games again this year, but it’s spring!

And the beginning of spring training, the dawn of a new baseball season, is the perfect time to get yourself a copy of The Comic Book Story of Baseball, right?

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Hugo-Eligible Stories

It’s Hugo Awards voting season once again! Every year I forget to tell anyone what work I’ve done that might be eligible, but 2019 is the year I break that streak. So, if you’re a Hugo voter, please keep in mind these two stories:

“Black Friday”

“The Atonement Path”

And if you’re not a Hugo voter, why not read them anyway? Thanks!