publication day

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.

Lovecraft Country out today in Germany

The German edition of Lovecraft Country should (finally!) be in bookstores today.

The translation is by my old friend Anna Leube, the editor responsible for bringing Fool on the Hill (and me) to Germany many years ago, and Wolf Heinrich Leube. The cover is by Peter-Andreas Hassiepen.

Currently there are no plans for me to come to Germany on book tour. If this changes, I will post about it here and on my appearances page. (You can read about my last visit to Germany here.)

The UK and Czech editions of Lovecraft Country are also available now, and Brazilian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Taiwanese editions are forthcoming.

UK print edition of Lovecraft Country is here

Hey, look what UPS delivered from my British publisher Picador. The official publication date is tomorrow, January 25th, but because I’m not J.K. Rowling, I’m guessing the actual on-sale date is “whenever the books arrive at the shop,” so you may be able to snag a copy at your local bookstore already. (It’s also available as an ebook.)

In related news, the long-awaited German translation of Lovecraft Country is coming from Carl Hanser Verlag on May 14. Brazilian, Czech, French, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Taiwanese editions are also in the works.

Lovecraft Country paperback out today!

The Lovecraft Country trade paperback goes on sale today! You can order it through the links on my Lovecraft Country page, or pick it up in person at your favorite local independent bookstore.

If you’d like to order a signed or personally inscribed copy, Secret Garden Bookshop can help. Contact them by phone at 206-789-5006 or via email. They ship anywhere in the country and overseas.

And just a reminder, I’ll be doing an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit today at noon EST. The page will be open an hour ahead of time so you can start leaving questions.

In one week…

The Lovecraft Country trade paperback goes on sale next Tuesday, February 14. You can preorder it now through the links on the Lovecraft Country page.

A few notes and reminders:

* I’ll be doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on February 14, starting at noon EST.

* On Thursday, February 16, I’ll be reading from Lovecraft Country and signing books at Third Place Books in Seward Park, starting at 7:30 PM.

* If you can’t make it to Seward Park, I’ll be making a joint appearance with Everfair author Nisi Shawl at Elliott Bay Book Company on March 21 at 7 PM, and reading and signing at Queen Anne Book Company on April 13 at 7 PM. Check the appearances tab for the latest info on these and other events.

* As always, you can order signed copies of this and any of my other novels from Secret Garden Bookshop. You can reach them by phone at 206-789-5006 or via email.

Lovecraft Country paperback coming on February 14

The trade paperback edition of Lovecraft Country will be on sale February 14, so if you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift… well, keep looking. But if you’re up for a timely, entertaining novel that Nancy Pearl called “amazing” and “a stunner” and that the Chicago Review of Books said is “worth every dime,” I’ve got you covered.

In related news:

* Lovecraft Country is eligible for a Hugo Award, so if you’re a member of Worldcon, please feel free to nominate it.

* As always, you can order signed copies of Lovecraft Country and any of my other novels from Secret Garden Books, and they do ship internationally.

* I’ll be reading and signing books at Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle on Thursday, April 13 at 7 PM. I’m working on adding some other events as well; check the appearances page for an up-to-the-minute schedule.

Lovecraft Country on sale today

It’s hard to believe, but publication day is finally here! Some quick notes:

* The book should be available at your local indie bookstore, but you can also order online using one of the links on the Lovecraft Country main page. For fans outside the U.S., Book Depository is a good bet; or if you want a signed copy, drop an email to Secret Garden Bookshop.

* In addition to the hardcover and ebook editions, there’s also an unabridged audiobook, read by Kevin Kenerly.

* In last Friday’s Seattle Times, Nisi Shawl writes that Lovecraft Country is “bound to appeal to any reader who wants to delve into the strangeness of our land’s racial legacy.” Over at the Seattle Review of Books, Edward Austin Hall has some other very nice things to say about the novel. Sam Reader of the Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy blog calls it “a compulsively readable horror-fantasy.” At, Alex Brown asks, “Is it too early to declare Lovecraft Country my favorite book of 2016?” And Cory Doctorow’s rave review, an advance excerpt of which appears on the book’s back cover, is posted in full today on

* I’ll be appearing tonight at Elliott Bay Book Company, starting at 7 PM. I’ll be reading from the novel, talking onstage with Seattle Review of Books cofounder Paul Constant, taking questions from the audience, and signing books.

* If you can’t make it to tonight’s launch event, you can also catch me tomorrow night at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, starting at 7 PM.

The German translation of The Mirage is finally here

It’s available in both hardcover and ebook editions. As you can see, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag did a really nice job on the jacket design. The German translation, as with my previous novels, is by Ditte and Giovanni Bandini.

Unfortunately I won’t be coming to Germany on book tour this time around. Maybe for the paperback.

Meanwhile, I’m still hard at work on Lovecraft Country, currently writing the “Jekyll in Hyde Park” portion of the story. More news soon…