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During the Galaxy Bowl press day onboard the Touchback, Quentin, Nancy Wolf, Trevor Haney, Hokor the Hookchest, Virak the Mean and Gredok the Splithead were in a private meeting in the ship’s virtual reality practice field. Captain Kate Cheevers came over the ship’s PA to report a detonation — an explosion somewhere onboard the ship. A second explosion — this time in the VR room itself — knocked Quentin unconscious. In this episode, we learn of the results of this catastrophe.

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Episode 35 of the free serial audiobook THE CHAMPION is up for your face to enjoy! 

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The Krakens finish the regular season and dive into the playoffs. But there is more afoot than football — Quentin's enemies are not done with him, sirs and ma'ams, not by a long shot.

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Another +Goodreads giveaway for ALIVE, out July 14 from +Penguin Random House Boom. Enter to win one of 25 copies at http://scottsigler.com/goodreads. And by all means, share this sucak! Giveaways are a great way to spread the word. ALIVE is out July 14, 2105.
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+Pradeep Sanders Thanks for posting the link! Much appreciated.
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The books have to match on the shelf. Will never understand why publishers can't figure that out.
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+Chris van Gorder You will get a lot of different answers. But, for me, a book is a book, be it paper or digital. Also, I see no reason whatsoever for a book to not be offered in all formats.
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http://scottsigler.com/alive Sign a new book deal, and the publisher wants a new author photo for the hardcover jacket. How's a photo shoot go down? With tiny dog battles, of course!

The photo was shot at Hollywood Loft studios. Crew: Joan Allen (photographer), David Stevenson (art director), Matt Harbicht (digital technician), Mary Klimek (grooming), Sara Strimpel (intern), Michael Lohr (studio owner). 

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+Scott Sigler You're in good company!
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If you're on the Internet (and I think you are, don't lie to me), you may have seen people discussing Avengers: Age of Ultron​ and the portrayal of Black Widow. What I saw in the theater was quite different from what many others saw. I'm a writer, so I wrote about it over at my site. Read if you like. NOTE: Douchebaggy comments in this thread will probably be deleted (which doesn't mean I don't still love you, because I do, I really do).

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I’m not female. There, the cat is out of the bag. In all things, my perceptions are filtered through the eyes of a man. Keep that in mind as you read this. I’m not an expert on these subjects, and often find myself completely mystified when strong opinions swirl around particular subjects. I listen as [...]
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Scott:  I haven't seen the movie yet (I've already mailed back my geek card).  I haven't seen that many people outright calling Whedon a sexist.  Nor is it the worst thing in the world if a few people do.

Hear me out.  I'm a firm believer in the patriarchy, in the sense of there being systemic forces in society that shortchange women.  We all grow up steeped in these problematic patterns of thought.  Even the best of us are sometimes, in the course of our creative endeavors, going to grab hold of a troubling trope.  I've done it myself, probably more times than I realize.  I see Whedon the way I see myself: a sexist who is trying his level best not to be.

I think he's a good role model, an example of how someone can make mistakes, own up to them when called for, and generally be a force for good.

Also, I agree on Black Widow being an awesome character.  She totally deserves her own movie.  The way the Marvel execs are mishandling her is pretty disheartening, and not at all Joss Whedon's fault.

Lastly, thank you for not jumping on the "I didn't see sexism in these scenes, therefore no sexism existed in these scenes" bandwagon.  Everyone is going to approach a given movie (or even a given scene) with their own perspective.  It's been painful to watch some of these arguments devolve into "my perspective is the objective one, while yours is the irrational one."    I see problems with the "monstrous infertility" bit, but I don't connect with it on an emotional level, not the way I would if I were an infertile woman who has chafed against "you're failing as a human being" subtext her whole life.  Without having it pointed out to me, I don't think I would have caught that there was any problem.
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The Director of Døøm and I chat about one-star reviews and general internet negativity: how should creatives handle it? It can be gutting, but what's best for your long-term goals as a writer/artist/musician, etc.?

(and, yes, the image below shows one-star reviews for my novel INFECTED — ugh!)

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Episode 34 of the free serial audiobook THE CHAMPION.

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Last week, Quentin Barnes sat on the bench as Becka “The Wrecka” Montagne lined up at Quarterback and led the undefeated Krakens to a narrow one-point win over Buddha City. Will Quentin’s concussion keep him off the field for this week’s tilt against rival Wabash Wolfpack?

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Episode 33 of the free serial audiobook THE CHAMPION.

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The Krakens are 0-0 and have clinched a playoff berth. But, a cheap-shot from Yalla the Biter knocked Quentin out cold, giving the Ionath quarterback a concussion. Now Quentin’s health status must be determined by league doctors before he is allowed to play in the regular season — or, possibly, in the playoffs. Will Quentin line up for the Orange and the Black this week, or will one of the backups lead the team against the Buddha City Elite?

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That lipstick is awesome. Audible is the bomb — most of my reading is done via listening these days.
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GET SOME: http://scottsigler.com/podcast/the-champion-episode-32/

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In Week 10 of the GFL season, and only a pair of undefeated teams remain: the Ionath Krakens, and the OS1 Orbiting Death — two teams about to square off at Orbital Station One’s “Black Hole.” It’s the biggest rivalry in the league, and it’s about to go down. The winner of the game locks up a playoff berth.

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Fiction author and psychotherapist to antagonists everywhere.
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I'm a New York Times best-selling author living in San Francisco. I write modern-day hard-science horror-thrillers for Crown/Random House, and YA far-future scifi for Empty Set Entertainment. All of the books are in the same timeline, a lovely place we call "The Siglerverse."

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• INFECTED
• CONTAGIOUS
• ANCESTOR
• NOCTURNAL

The "Galactic Football League" series from Empty Set Entertainment:
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• THE ROOKIE
• THE STARTER
• THE ALL-PRO
• THE MVP
• GFL BOOK V (September, 2014)
• THE REPORTER (a novella co-written with Mur Lafferty)
• THE DETECTIVE (a novella co-written with Matt Wallace)
• TITLE FIGHT (a novella co-written with Matt Wallace)

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