publication day

On sale today

The trade paperback edition of 88 Names goes on sale today! You can pick up a copy at your favorite indie bookstore or order online, here:

Bookshop.org • AmazonB&NBook DepositoryPowell’s

If you’d like a signed copy, Secret Garden Bookshop has some in stock, and they ship internationally. I’ll be signing stock at other Seattle-area bookstores in the next few days, and will post updates here as I do. (Update 3/19: Queen Anne Book Company and Elliott Bay Book Company now have signed copies as well.)

Because we are still in a pandemic, I won’t be going on book tour, but you can listen to me on the 88 Names podcast or catch me on Twitch next Tuesday, March 23, starting at 3 PM Pacific/6 PM Eastern, when I will be a guest of the Dungeon Dudes, playing in their Untold Tales of Drakkenheim campaign.

Hello, South Korea!

Just arrived in the mail, my complimentary author copies of the Korean-language edition of Lovecraft Country. The publisher is EunHaeng NaMu Publishing and the translator is Seulgi So (소슬기).

There are a number of other recent translations that have not yet arrived at my door. This is the Serbian-language edition, published by Čarobna Knjiga with translation by Vesna Stojković:

The Greek edition is published by Kaktos Publications with translation by Ourania Toutountzi:

And the Turkish edition is published by Eksik Parça Yayinevi with translation by Serdar Yüce:

In one month…

The trade paperback edition of 88 Names will be published on March 16. The paperback is available for preorder, but if you’d rather not wait, you can get the hardcover, ebook, audiobook, or large print editions right now.

To celebrate the trade paperback release, we’re putting the pod back together. The 88 Names podcast will drop new episodes starting on March 9. Confirmed guests include role-playing game design legend Mike Pondsmith (aka “the guy who killed your Cyberpunk character”), NASA/JPL star Sasha Samochina, medical education technology researcher Dr. Todd Chang, and the “Dungeon Dudes,” Montgomery Martin and Kelly McLaughlin.

And speaking of the Dungeon Dudes, I will be a guest on their Twitch channel, making a two-part run through the Dungeons of Drakenheim, on March 23 and March 30, starting at 3 PM Pacific/6 PM Eastern. This will be my first time playing a live D&D session since Ronald Reagan was president, so I’ll be boning up on the new 5th edition rules before the show (I’m told negative armor classes are bad, now).

One other bit of news: the Blu-ray edition of the first season of HBO’s Lovecraft Country is out today.

Lovecraft Country tie-in edition drops today

Today is the on-sale date for the TV tie-in edition of Lovecraft Country. It’s the same text as the original Harper Perennial paperback edition (including the P.S. section at the back), but with a sexy new cover and a new ISBN:

Bookshop.org • AmazonB&NBook DepositoryPowell’s

If you are a fan of the original Jarrod Taylor cover art, not to fear, that edition is still available too:

Bookshop.org • AmazonB&NBook DepositoryPowell’s

Território Lovecraft

Today, a Portuguese translation of Lovecraft Country is being published in my mother’s native country of Brazil, by Editora Intrínseca.

This isn’t my first Brazilian edition—that would be Macacos Malvados, Companhia das Letras’ 2008 edition of Bad Monkeys—but this is definitely one of those days when I really wish Mom was still around. She’d have been proud.

The translation is by Thaís Paiva, and the cover art is by Jarrod Taylor.

Also on sale this week…

In addition to 88 Names, this week brings a brand new audiobook edition of my 2008 novel Bad Monkeys, narrated by Gary Tiedemann, Emily Woo Zeller, and Greg Tremblay. You can find it in these online stores:

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A reminder that there is also an audiobook edition of 88 Names, narrated by Ewan Chung:

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…and an audiobook edition of Lovecraft Country, narrated by Kevin Kenerly:

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My other four novels are not currently available in audio format (it’s the publishers’ call, not mine), but I’ll keep you posted when and if that changes.

88 Names podcast, episode 2: Yours Truly

In today’s extra special pub date edition of the podcast, host Blake Collier chats with me about 88 Names and related topics.

This seems like a good time to thank everybody who made this podcast possible: Blake Collier, who first suggested the idea to me last November; our producer Darryl Armstrong and his colleagues at Threaded Zebra Agency; our host site, Rise Up Daily; Tyler Huckabee, who wrote us a wonderful introduction; our sponsors; and our guests.

I’d also like to thank the folks at HarperCollins: my editor, Jennifer Brehl; my production editor, Lydia Weaver; my publicists, Rachel Elinsky and Tom Hopke; and my friend in high places, Jonathan Burnham.

Stay tuned for episode three, in which we interview Cory Doctorow!

88 Names on sale today!

It’s here! If you can buy the book from your local indie bookstore, I’m sure they could use the business right now, but if that’s not practical, here are some order links:

Print: Bookshop.org • IndieBoundPowell’s • AmazonBook Depository

Ebook: AppleGoogleKindleKobo

Audiobook (narrated by Ewan Chung):  Apple • AudibleGoogleKoboLibro.fm

If you’d like a signed or custom inscribed copy, you can order one from Secret Garden Bookshop (206-789-5006 / bookshop@secretgardenbooks.com).

We have books

As you can see, I have received my complimentary author’s copies of 88 Names. It’s my seventh published novel, but this part of the process, where what started as a collection of weird story ideas in my head becomes an actual freaking book, never gets old.

Publication is just three weeks away now. You can find my current book tour schedule here. If you can’t make it to any of the in-person appearances, I’ll be doing a number of online events as well, including an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit on Friday, March 27, starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.

Four weeks to 88 Names

The publication date for 88 Names is just four weeks away now. The launch event will be a reading, Q&A, and book signing on March 17 at 7 PM at the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. If you’re going to Emerald City Comic Con, I’ll be signing copies at the University Book Store booth on March 12 at 4 PM. A full list of book tour dates can be found here.

I will also be doing some online promotion. In collaboration with the fine folks at Rise Up Daily and the Threaded Zebra Agency, I’ve been recording a limited series 88 Names podcast. One episode will feature an interview with yours truly; in the others, media critic Blake Collier and I will be talking to people in the tech and entertainment industries about the future of virtual reality. Confirmed guests include novelist Cory Doctorow, philosopher and ethicist Michael Madary, Academy Award–winning director and illustrator Brandon Oldenburg, No Proscenium founder Noah J. Nelson, and Glassbox Technologies CPO and co-founder Mariana Acuña Acosta. To cap off the podcast series, I’ll be appearing live in AltspaceVR to do a reading and Q&A. The first podcast episode should drop about a week before publication day; I’ll be posting a detailed schedule soon.

Meanwhile, on March 6 at 11 AM Pacific I will be appearing on the Drax Files Radio Hour in Sansar, the immersive 3D version of Second Life. This is a more general interview about my writing career, but as it will be taking place in virtual reality with me wearing a custom avatar, I imagine the subject of 88 Names will come up. If you can’t catch the show live, don’t worry, a 2D version will be posted to YouTube afterwards.

Last but not least, I’ll be scheduling a purely text-based Ask Me Anything interview on Reddit, sometime around pub date. Details soon.