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HELLHOLE released today

Hellhole hits bookstores all across the US today, and Brian Herbert and I celebrate the launch day by traveling around to our (separate) area bookstores, to autograph shelf stock and meet bookstore managers.

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Meet the people on HELLHOLE: Sophie Vence

It takes a certain toughness to make a new life in a very difficult environment, but some people see opportunities instead of the misery.  Sophie Vence is a no-nonsense businesswoman, a single mother with a 19-year-old son.  Here is her background of how she came to Hellhole.

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Meet the people on HELLHOLE: Vincent Jenet

Another snapshot of one of the characters who finds himself on Hellhole, “the place to go when there’s nowhere else to go.”  In the overall epic, all of these characters must learn to rely on one another, and face the hazards of this terrible planet as well as the politics of the corrupt galactic government they left behind.

Hellhole will be in US bookstores Tuesday, March 15.

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Meet the people of HELLHOLE: General Tiber Adolphus

I’ll be posting some snapshots and background stories on characters in Hellhole, so readers can meet the people and understand what brought them to a planet that’s at the bottom of anyone’s list.

Tor Books has already published an excerpt of the prologue and first chapter (, so readers have met General Tiber Maximilian Adolphus.  Here’s more of his background story:

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Autographed copies of HELLHOLE available

Next Tuesday I begin the 13-cities-in-16-days national booksigning tour for Hellhole.  Brian Herbert will accompany me at the Seattle, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Pasadena, Huntington Beach, and San Diego signings, and I’ll continue the tour to Denver, Lexington (KY), Dayton (OH), Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston. Click here for the full tour schedule.

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New International Editions

I recently received the covers for foreign translations of new releases.  So far, according to the best count I have, my work has been translated into 30 languages worldwide.

Polish cover for Paul of Dune

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Digging into HELLHOLE

The following brief article was written for the Tor newsletter:

HELLHOLE: There’s No Place Like Home

Who says the galaxy has to be a pleasant place to settle down?  I grew up reading space opera stories set on strange alien planets filled with lush flora and exotic creatures, steamy dinosaur-filled jungles on Venus, bleak but poignant lost civilizations on Mars.

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Free Audio Excerpt of HELLHOLE: Prologue & Chapter 1

MacMillan Audio has made available an excerpt of the unabridged audiobook of Hellhole, the prologue and first chapter—read by our long-time narrator Scott Brick, whose voice will be familiar to listeners of our previous books.

To listen to the excerpt, click here.

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Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years Included Among Year’s Best

Locus Magazine just gave us a very nice nod in their Year in Review:  “Coffee table book L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years, edited by Kevin J.

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New Dallas signing added to HELLHOLE tour

Due to Borders Books closing some of their stores, we’ve had to move my Dallas-area signing and talk for Hellhole.  the new event will be:

Wednesday, March 30
7 PM

Borders Books #246
965 West Bethany Drive
Allen, TX  75013

I hope to see some of you there!  (Note, although this book-signing tour is to promote Hellhole, Brian and I will sign any of our other books you choose to purchase or bring.)

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