October 2011

Las Vegas Scouting Trip for 2012 Superstars Writing Seminar

As part of a trip to Las Vegas, Rebecca and I took the opportunity to check out the facilities for our next Superstars Writing Seminar, which will be held at the Golden Nugget April 30–May 2, 2012.

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Our British publisher, Simon & Schuster UK, just sent their cover artwork for SISTERHOOD OF DUNE. A very striking design, entirely different from the cover image Tor Books chose.  The UK edition should be released in January at the same time as the US edition.

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Funny As Hell for Halloween—BLOOD LITE: OVERBITE

Just released in mass-market paperback, in time for Halloween!  From the Horror Writers Association comes a brand-new collection of darkly humorous tales!  Includes an original story I wrote with Grammy-winning music legend Janis Ian (while she cowrote lyrics with us for the second Roswell Six Terra Incognita rock CD). Blood Lite 2 also includes stories by Kelley Armstrong, Heather Graham, LA Banks, Allison Brennan, Sharyn McCrumb, J.A. Konrath, Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn, Mike Baron, Ed Bryant, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Scott Nicholson, and others.

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Scary Stuff

As Halloween approaches, it’s time to whet your appetite for scary stuff. Most of my very best creepy, dark fantasy stories have been collected as eBooks.  Fire up your reader and check out some chills, everything priced from 99¢ to $2.99 for all eReader formats.

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New, Never-Published Thrillers by Brian Herbert

Brian Herbert fans, here is your first chance to read Brian’s newest solo novels, a pair of religious thrillers in the vein of The da Vinci CodeTHE STOLEN GOSPELS and THE LOST APOSTLES.  Both are available now from WordFire Press for under $5 each.

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Jules Verne and CAPTAIN NEMO

Titan Books has just reissued my “fantastic historical” novel CAPTAIN NEMO, the story of Jules Verne and his friendship with Andre Nemo, whose adventures form the basis for many of the writer’s greatest works.

When Andre Nemo’s father dies suddenly, the young adventurer takes to the
sea and is accompanied by his lifetime friend, Jules Verne. Verne is
thwarted in his yearning for action, while Nemo continues across the
continents. Years pass, and he is feared dead.

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Frank Herbert's Birthday

Today would've been Frank Herbert's 91st birthday. May Shai-hulud be guiding him....


Brian Herbert’s 1985 novel THE GARBAGE CHRONICLES is once again available.  The book has been out of print for many years, available only in used bookstores and from collectors.  Now, as with most of Brian’s backlist, WordFire Press has reissued the novel in all eReader formats for under $5.

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This was on tonight’s episode of JEOPARDY

fortunately, the contestant got it right!

That even beats being a question on a TRIVIAL PURSUIT card (did that a couple of years ago).

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For fans of my epic space opera The Saga of Seven Suns, I’ve just written and released a new prequel novella, VEILED ALLIANCES, based on my 2004 graphic novel from Wildstorm/DC Comics.

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