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dragon con schedule

beagledragonDragon Con! I will be there! I’m arriving early in the morning on Friday, Aug. 30, and departing in the evening on Monday, Sept. 2, and this is my schedule of panels:

Title: Crossovers
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: Adult SF for the discriminating teen. YA SF for the “adult” SF fan.

4:00 PM Friday
Pyr Rising
Room: Regency V (Hyatt)
Rene Sears with Clay & Susan Griffith, Gabrielle Harbowy, E.C. Myers, Mike Resnick, Joel Shepherd

Title: Totally Retro Toons
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: A708 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: Do today’s cartoons gag you with a spoon? This discussion of ’80s kids shows will be totally tubular.

Title: Book Club: Fair Coin by E.C. Myers
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: A discussion with the author of Fair Coin, which won the Andre Norton Award for Best YA Book of 2013.

Title: Reading – E.C. Myers 
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: University – Hyatt (Length: 1)

Title: Father Knows Best: Dads in Harry Potter
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Regency V – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: A discussion of the fathers and father figures in the Potterverse.

I’ll also be stationed at the SFWA table on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., so that’s a great time to stop by for a chat!

I’m particularly psyched and a little bit terrified about the Book Club discussion of Fair Coin on Saturday. As for my reading later that day, I’m not sure what I will share, but it may be my most recent short story, “The Grimoire Girls,” which is forthcoming in the anthology Schoolbooks and Sorcery, edited by Michael M. Jones.

Also, although I will not have a dedicated time slot for signings, I’m happy to sign my books whenever. If you still need to pick up a copy of Fair Coin or Quantum Coin, I believe The Missing Volume will have them for sale at their booth; I’ll post updates on Twitter, which is probably the best way to stalk me while I’m at the convention.

(On a dorky side note, I’m getting a kick out of being listed alphabetically near Eve Myles in the Dragon Con program book and on the website. I hope I’ll get to meet her!)

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for your consideration

Source: http://english.turkcebilgi.com/Darkwing+DuckI’m comfortable enough with the fact that authors have to promote themselves, but I like some aspects of that reality better than others. I don’t like doing the “hard sell,” and I don’t like awards season. But I would also feel remiss if I didn’t mention my award-eligible works, because hey, I’m proud of them, and this is the first time I have an actual novel as a contender.

So I humbly submit my first novel, FAIR COIN (Pyr, 2012), for your 2012 awards consideration. There is plenty of information about it right here on this site, with links to most of the reviews the book has received, including this outstanding one from io9.

FairCoinBookcuthttp://ecmyers.net/novels/faircoinbookcut-4/If you are a SFWA member, I would be honored if you would include FAIR COIN among your nominations for the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book on your Nebula Award ballot. Ballots are due tomorrow, Feb. 15 by midnight PST!

If you are a voting member of the 2013 Hugo Awards, to be presented at the 2013 Worldcon, please consider adding FAIR COIN to your ballot under the Best Novel category.

As it happens, I am also eligible this year for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Voting ends March 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Thank you for your consideration!

Best,

Signature_Eugene

 

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far coin

Source: http://www.taxfreegold.co.ukI’m thrilled to announce that we have just sold the first foreign rights to Fair Coin and Quantum Coin! From Publishers Marketplace:

Complex Chinese rights to E. C. Myers’s FAIR COIN and QUANTUM COIN, to Sharp Point, in a nice deal, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Brady McReynolds at JABberwocky Literary Agency.

My thanks to Gray and Brady, and of course my agent, Eddie Schneider, and Pyr! I love seeing foreign editions of familiar books and magazines. When I was a kid, one of my favorite things was a video game magazine I picked up on vacation in South Korea. I couldn’t read anything in it, but it was fun trying to figure out what words meant “Super Mario,” and screenshots of games are pretty much universal. I still treasure my dual-language editions of Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allen Poe stories, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, with Korean on one page and English on the facing page. (I was bored on the trip, so of course my mom bought me books.)

I look forward to seeing what the Coin books look like in Chinese, and here’s hoping we’ll be able to bring them to even more countries around the world!

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the sequel has landed

Though I knew it was coming, it was still a pleasant surprise to receive this package in Thursday’s mail. Thanks, Pyr!

The physical copies of Quantum Coin are even more beautiful than I thought they would be. This was the first time I saw the whole jacket, and Jackie Nasso Cooke did another phenomenal job with the design. Pyr even managed to fit in a back cover blurb from the fantastic four-star review from RT Book Reviews, as well as many great blurbs for Fair Coin. (You can still enter a giveaway at Goodreads through Monday to win two of the books from that very box. I’ll even throw in some Styrofoam peanuts. And don’t miss the other giveaways in the sidebar to the right!)

I still find it incredible that I wrote and published those two novels. Don’t they look nice together? Sam Weber’s cover illustrations complement each other perfectly while showing a progression that mirrors the themes in the books.

I think they look even better side by side on my bookshelf. And maybe on yours? :)

I was going for a Ghostbusters II angle here, but I just look Asian.

And so this post isn’t all about me, the mail also brought a bunch of other books I’ve been waiting for, which I’m almost as excited about. These should all be on your immediate reading list, too:

If you’re looking to get your own copy of Quantum Coin soon, order and pre-order links are here.

 

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quantum uncertainty

If you’ve pre-ordered Quantum Coin, first, thank you! You’re awesome. Second, right now you might be wondering where your copy is. Many online sites list October 2nd as the release date… which is today. However, astute observers may have noticed that my publisher, Pyr, and I have only been saying it would be out in October, as illustrated in my new banner for the Facebook page. (Do you like it? Then please pop over and Like it!)

We weren’t being coy about the date. Well, only a little coy, by necessity; obviously we want you to be able to buy the book in whatever format you want, as soon as it’s available. And there’s the rub. It seems Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle sometimes applies to publishing as well; in short, because we know where the book will be, we can’t quite determine exactly when it will be there. Or at least, we couldn’t until last week. So, like Ephraim discovers, sometimes you just have to close your eyes, guesstimate, and hope for the best.

The official official publication date is now October 23, 2012, which means that by then you should be able to get it in stores around the country. (By “stores,” I mean Barnes & Noble, unless a wonderful independent bookstore has kindly ordered copies–which you could always request, if you want. And by “country,” I mean the United States.) No doubt people will start receiving it much sooner than that as the warehouses begin fulfilling orders as quickly as their work elves can manage. I don’t even have my copies yet, but soon! So I’m still considering today the Quantum Coin release date observed, with the real day being 10/23, and the whole month a kind of extravaganza celebrating what I (and many reviewers so far) think is my best published book.

What to do until you can get a copy of your own? Well, if you’re in New York City, please come by the Jefferson Market Library tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m., where I will read from the book for the very first time, and you can hear YA authors Jocelyn Davies, Jeff Hirsch, Aaron Karo, Alyssa Sheinmel, & Suzanne Wein read from their new books.

If you’re going to New York Comic Con, you will probably be able to buy some of the first copies of Quantum Coin in the wild; Barnes & Noble will be there selling both Fair Coin and Quantum Coin, which you can then get signed and personalized by me, for free, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Autograph Table 3 at the back of Hall 1B on the first floor of the convention center. If you don’t have either of the books, I’ll also give out and sign bookmarks, and there will be some other goodies on hand for the first 100 people to drop by. [See all of my upcoming appearances in PA and NY at my Events page.]

If you were determined to pick up a book today (and of course, you should be), might I suggest Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson; Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt; Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung, Ironskin by Tina Connolly, Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings, or Through to You by Emily Hainsworth–which are all published today, definitely. I know I’m looking forward to reading these just as soon as I can. Through to You in particular might be of interest to fans of Fair Coin.

I’m really excited to have you read Quantum Coin, imminently. I love this book, in the way you might love a second child who’s maybe a little more awesome than his older sibling, but only because you had a better idea of what you were doing when you raised him so didn’t screw him up quite as much as your firstborn… I mean, I love both of my books.

But especially Quantum Coin. And I hope you will too.

Stay frosty,
Eugene

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