So I’ve got a full, full plate today getting ready for the big launch of Zeus Is Dead tomorrow, but I wanted to take a break from that and put up a few things that are completely unrelated. So here’s some stuff that, in my current mental state, I found amusing…
Archives for July 2014
I spotted this on a car in the parking lot of the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference this weekend. World-building IS an important part of fantasy writing…
The third Zeus Is Dead behind-the-book featurette is now up on YouTube: an excerpt from Chapter Two, read by yours truly. I suppose, strictly speaking, this one isn’t BEHIND the book so much as it is THE BOOK, but the video has me reading from the book while holding it, so technically I’m behind the book, so… Yeah, close enough.
This is the third of four featurettes that will be publicly released. One more will be out on launch day (July 21st). There are, however, five more, but you’ll only be able to see those if you sign up for my newsletter! So go ahead, sign up, why not?
Missed the first two videos?
See them here (plot overview) and here (Ares character profile)!
And now, me in my first ever public reading! (This is the first video we did, so you can probably tell I hadn’t really loosened up yet. I’m like Tracy – I prefer to be behind the scenes…)
Thanks once again to David Taylor and Amy Louise Herndon at SciFiCommons for doing the filming and editing.
Click here for more info on Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure , coming July 21st!
The second behind-the-book featurette for Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure is now up on YouTube. This time it’s a quick profile of one of the book’s characters: Ares, god of war, chaos, and general jackassery.
The video is embedded below, but first I want to share one of the character quote graphics that my manager at Booktrope (my publisher) has created. There will be more to come. Please feel free to post and tweet the graphic wherever you like!
Missed the first featurette? Check it out here…
Less than a week before the release!!!
Season 2, Episode 15: “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
***** out of *****
“I like your style, hombre. But this is no laughing matter. Assault on a police officer. Theft of police property. Illegal possession of a firearm. Five counts of attempted murder. That comes to… $29.40. Cash, check, or credit card?”
Won’t Get Fooled Again is very nearly the weirdest episode of Farscape. (It’s not John Quixote, but it’s close.) John finds himself back on Earth as if the Farscape project did NOT hurl him into the uncharted territories. Instead, he actually just crashed the module. Were the past two years all a dream???
Of frelling course not! Being savvy television watchers, we know this. Being a savvy television character, John does, too. After his experiences in A Human Reaction, he wastes no time trying to figure out if it’s real or not. He KNOWS it’s a sham from the moment he wakes up in that nauseatingly green hospital room. It’s not about what’s going on so much as WHY it’s going on, and who’s doing it. [Read more…]
So according to this story from The Hollywood Reporter, MTV has ordered a 10-episode TV series based on Terry Brooks’s fantasy novel, The Elfstones of Shannara. Jon Favreau is executive producing, with a script by Smallville writers Al Gough and Miles Millar. Jonathan Liebesman (director of, most recently, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wrath of the Titans, and Battle Los Angeles) is apparently set to direct. Word is that MTV liked the script enough to completely skip the pilot process. [Read more…]
So this one is a first for me, in a couple of ways. For one, it’s the first time I’ve done something like this at all. For another, it’s the first of a series of behind-the-book featurette videos related to Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure that will be posted leading up to the book’s official release date on July 21st!
Only three of the nine featurettes will be publicly available. The rest will only be visible to those who’ve subscribed to my mailing list. But more about that in a few days.
For now, please enjoy your very first look of me looking awkward on video as I talk about (without spoilers) the plot of Zeus Is Dead!
I’d like to thank David J. Taylor and Amy Louise Herndon at SciFiCommons for their generous time and effort with the filming and editing of these videos!
Oh, and feel free to like and share the holy Hades out of it.