Congratulations to Cherri-Anne Boitson of Canada, winner of the $50 ThinkGeek.com gift card in the Zeus Is Dead Launch Celebration Bonus offer! Cherri-Anne purchased Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure on Amazon and then forwarded her receipt to get bonus content and a chance to win the gift card. She was selected as the winner yesterday. [Read more…]
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Well, Zeus Is Dead officially launched one week ago today, and it’s off to a great start. I couldn’t have done it without the help of the Zeus Is Dead Launch Team, a group of volunteers who received an advance reader e-copy of the novel in exchange for posting an honest review and helping to get the word out about the novel online.
I’d like to recognize them here. [Read more…]
Okay, I’ll get this out of the way right at the front: This is NOT the movie the trailer advertises. If you want to see Hercules performing the Twelve Labors, if you want to see him fighting monsters, dealing with gods, and burning the heads off of a hydra, that’s not this movie. I’m confident in saying that 99% of the monster-fighting in the movie is shown in the trailer. Pretty much all of THAT is in flashback told via an unreliable narrator, and takes place within the first five minutes. Also: no gods. None. Zeus is mentioned. Hera gets a statue. That’s it. Essentially it’s yet another movie that decides to tell tales based on Classical mythology by stripping out 90% of the stuff that makes Classical mythology so interesting. [Read more…]
Because I like Photoshop, and, more importantly, because I CAN, I made this.
And, also, because why not?
[Warning: spoilers for people who haven’t seen the trailers.] Through the magic of a Meetup group and the folks at SciFiCommons.com, I had the chance to take a break from all the craziness of the Zeus Is Dead launch and see an advance screening of Luc Besson’s new sci-fi flick Lucy. I’m still trying to figure out just how to talk about this film, to which I was really looking forward, based on the trailers. I suppose I’ll start with the short version:
My epic comedic fantasy novel Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure released yesterday, and I’m still in the midst of all the craziness. (Seriously, I haven’t gotten much sleep yet.) Today I wanted to share some funny quote graphics from the book. These have been trickling out on Twitter and Facebook, but today I get to finally show you ALL of them in this nifty slideshow!
I’m really excited about this book! Fellow authors who received advanced copies have compared it to the work of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, and the early Amazon reviews so far are fantastic!