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Also, for those who've been waiting, the Kindle price of American Craftsmen is now below $10 to match the paperback.
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Happy book b-day for the paperback of American Craftsmen! Remember: you can support in many ways other than buying book (ask me for details).
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To celebrate American Craftsmen's paperback release, I've got a book giveaway of the hardcover version up on @Reddit_Fantasy: http://t.co/GOMsVMOisn
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My Balticon Schedule
Friday 6PM--reading Saturday 5PM--Treading Lightly: Writing Troublesome Things Saturday 8PM--The Scholar As Author Sunday 3PM--Autograph Monday 11PM--Ancient Greece in SF and Fantasy For more information, go to www.balticon.org.
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Yeah, I'll have my audiobook description sheet for Quintessence for you to sign.
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Book Group Questions re: American Craftsmen, Part 3 (SPOILERS)
SOME SPOILERS BELOW Q.) Are the Left-Hand Mortons considered permanently in confinement at the conclusion of American Craftsmen? A.) Permanently and completely? With Madeline now part of the mix? No way. But this is a continuing source of conflict, and I won’t say how it’s resolved. Q.) Some club members expressed surprise that the Left-Hand…
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The first in a series of answers to readers' questions:
Recently, a science fiction/fantasy book club asked me to respond to some questions, and I'll be posting the answers I gave here over the coming days. One question was about the music that I listened to or was inspired by in the writing of the American Craftsmen series. So here's the list, or rather lists.…
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About one year ago, I was in New York for an NY Review of SF series reading and an Hour of the Wolf radio interview. I was also waiting for the results of a biopsy that I was pretty sure would show that I had cancer in the lymph nodes of my neck. My biggest uncertainty was the type of cancer. Still, there’s some distance between pretty sure and certain.

The day after the reading and before the interview, I was in a meeting with my agent when the call came in from my doctor. I got the diagnosis: a somewhat aggressive squamous cell cancer that had spread into my lymph nodes. I finished up the meeting as calmly but as rapidly as I could.

The internet is a wonderful tool, but in this instance the data was older and broader than my actual situation, and it convinced me that I’d received a sentence of imminent death.

That night, I did the radio interview. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a recording of it. During the interview, I acted happy about the recent release of my first book and life generally. I think my performance deserved an Oscar.

I took the early morning Amtrak home, and that day I began the series of doctor’s visits that resulted in my treatment.

Fortunately, the internet data prophesying my demise was exaggerated. I completed my treatment last fall, and my prognosis is excellent. I’m feeling good. But it’s been a very long year.
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More questions about what went into the writing of American Craftsmen and its sequel, The Left-Hand Way.
Q.) I know I particularly enjoyed the allusions to Poe and Hawthorne tales, as well as other historical figures and events.  Were these allusions part of your inspiration or were they worked in later?  Can we expect more and different ones in later installments of the series? A.) The historical and literary material was a…
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Here’s another answer in response to a recent set of book group questions (warning: SPOILERS!):
Here's another answer in response to a recent set of book group questions (warning: SPOILERS!): Q.    Can you explain the curse that Dale suffers under after killing the Persian craftsmen at the beginning of the book?  There was some confusion among our group as to what exactly that curse entailed – apart from causing…
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Kind name check by Mike Zipser of me and American Craftsmen in very good company.
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