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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.