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Containing The Dave

May 13, 2015 - 12:10 -- Admin

[Warning, for US and UK readers, this thread contains SPOILERS for all three Hooper books]

In a comment deep in the thread below, 'Sly' remarked upon Dave's character development, or lack thereof. Echoing a point Sparty raised, he admitted he found it difficult to like the narrator because he was a fuckwit.

Dave III. Release the Spoilers

May 11, 2015 - 06:45 -- Admin

[Warning, for US and UK readers, this thread contains SPOILERS for all three Hooper books]

When we first met Dave he was a little the worse for wear. I often tell people we meet him on his hands and knees beside a helipad, throwing up corn chips and tequila for breakfast. But of course we don't. He's already in J2's chopper and his regurgitated breakfast is just a memory. It was an image so strong that even though I didn't write it, I recall it vividly.

New fave podcast: OtherPPL

May 8, 2015 - 10:03 -- Admin

I came across Brad Listi's writerly podcast OtherPPL via a story that popped up on Flipboard a few nights ago. It's a series of interviews with writers, mostly. These sort of things can be dire, but Listi has a great manner, is a natural storyteller and interviewer (the two don't always go together), and he chooses his guests well.

The Lost Weekends

May 7, 2015 - 10:04 -- Admin

I'm putting together a feature for a magazine. Yes, I now, I promised never to do that again.... but they backed a truckload of money up to my front dooooor!

Anyway, having spent a couple of days researching it, I suddenyl realised I'd been wasting my time. Or at least not using it well. The best resource I had was here.

Launch day, US and UK

April 29, 2015 - 16:20 -- Admin

My US publisher sent me a nice review of Ascendance from Publishers Weekly on the Day of the Dave in the northern lands. Made me wish I was in-country for the launch. With Season 1 wrapping up here, it also put me in mind of the original idea I had for this series, which was a long way removed from what you eventually read.

ASCENDANCE - PROLOGUE

April 28, 2015 - 16:22 -- Admin

Prologue

Los Angeles

Wasn"t no mystery to it.

Jellybean knew where all the customers got to. "Cept for the neediest fiends, they was all hunkered down in the hovels as evening fell, watching cable news and hiding from monsters.

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