The Horde descends on Waterstones Doncaster at 11am this Saturday, 29 Aug 2016. There will wantonness and mayhem… and I’ll sign a few copies of The Book of Orm. Hurrah!
The annual GollanczFest will soon be upon us! What does the festival involve? Online discussions with celebrity authors, panel debates in Waterstones (tickets go on sale at 11am today) and much, much more. I’ll be taking part in panel debates at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate on Friday 16 October. What more could you want? Check out http://www.gollanczfest.com or #gollanczfest15.
For the next few days, you can get The Book of Orm for a trifling/piffling 99p! Wish my publisher had told me before. On Amazon:
Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, absolutely knocks spots off Transcendence in terms of its treatment of themes relating to artificial intelligence. It’s set in the utterly believable near future, a future in which our lives are both more integrated and simultaneously isolating than ever before. Albeit that the movie’s themes are enormous, they’re all considered from the perspective of one lonely man. Everything thereby takes on philosophical symbolism and resonance… and we end up tripping and reflecting while watching what would count for the mundane in our own lives. An awesome piece of film-making. If you do nothing else this month, just see this film. It scores 9.5 out of 10 from me. Put that in your philosophical pipe and smoke it.
Hurrah! Book of Orm signing event now confirmed for Saturday 29 August at Waterstones Doncaster. From 11am.
1. They don’t sell Cherry Coke in China. I know, right?
2. The Chinese believe UK water makes the hair fall out! What if they’re actually right? Would explain a lot.
Three weeks of summer school now finished. Just seven to go. Yes, I’m counting them. If you don’t like, come fight me. Matrix-styley.
Meanwhile, Dalton makes progress with a new era of book signings…
Well, nearly up to 20K words of the new book (The Charnel Child). Will then make a submission to publisher (via agent). Very decent book – should get a deal, but don’t hold your breath. Apparently, things have never been tougher in terms of new acquisitions. Whatever.
Got a signing event for The Book of Orm tomorrow. Waterstones Arndale, 11am-4pm. Not sure why I’m doing the event really. When you make one pound per copy sold, it’s really not worth giving up your Saturday. Oh well. Will have to ponder strategy for world domination some time soon. Maybe I need to declare some Caliphate of Book Readers or sumfink. Yeah, that might work.
Summer school starts next week. Sigh. Fulltime teaching for two months. Gotta do it, to buy Cleopatra’s cat food. The things I do for that moggie. Oh, and I’m saving for the wedding next April, of course.