Let it Begin! ANCESTOR hath been unleashed!

This is it, boys & girls, Junkies of all ages! ANCESTOR is in stores now!

Go to your local store or order it on line. Just BUY that puppy! We do request that you verify that you inquire with your vendor of choice and ensure that they report their sales to the New York Times Bestseller List. Many smaller stores do not for whatever reason and we really want to break out of being a mid-list author with ANCESTOR.  If we can  break into the top 15 in the first week, that will definitively place Scott Sigler as an A-list bestselling author. That will change all sorts of things. The best for us Junkies is it will most likely ensure a lifetime of free audio content coming down the feed from our beloved Future Dark Overlord™. So hop into your plaid tank and roll on over to your local brick and mortar store to support General Siglerisimo™. You know that Pope Siglericus XXXth will offer benedictions upon all those who do so.

View the ANCESTOR trailer in HD. It’s frakkin’ sweet!

Yes, I used two cheesy movie quotes in the title of this blog, but one is a bit bastardized 😉 The other should be easy peasy. Can anyone name both films? I’m offering 242 yummy Crack Hits to the first Junkie who gets both of them correct!

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My ANCESTOR Baby Tour: The Planning Begins

The more I think about this, the more it seems like a great idea. Before I totally caboose (Thanks Kelli!), let me go back and start at the engine of this idea as it approaches you.

Scott Sigler announced the summer dates for his ANCESTOR book tour on Friday, April 16th.  If you want to know the full tour schedule, that can be found here. The relevant portion can be seen to the right. I knew immediately that I would be going to the Tempe stop. That was a no brainer.

It took a few days for the baby tour idea to strike me. There are several motivating factors behind it:

  • A Kovacs and I have never met. She’s become Scott’s business partner and is the one who handles all of his time management. Our productivity has improved exponentially since Scott asked her to join Team Sigler. She may or may not be able to make the Tempe stop, although she is going to try. She will definitely be at the Sandy Eggo & Los Angeles stops. As integral as she is to Dark Overlord Media (Døm), we need to meet face to face fairly soon. We both agree on that. The tour makes a good excuse for us to travel to one another’s cities.
  • I’ve only met Scott once prior to this and he’s not going to be at Balticon (B44). This is somewhat ridiculous considering that we’ve been working together for a few years now. I’d like to get to know him better than I do at present. I see myself working with Scott & A as long as they’ll have me, so I’d like to establish strong relationships with them if I can.
  • Hello? It’d be a frakkin’ blast!

I’ve begun to really think about the logistics of a baby tour. Initially I thought I’d be able to pull off all four stops in my car, but after I mapped it out, that seems implausible. If I want to restrict myself to my car, I need to clip San Francisco. That is potentially acceptable, but I am still performing a cost benefit analysis on that aspect of the trip. Some of those elements are inappropriate to list in a public forum because they concern people outside the podosphere. There are definitely some folks up in San Fran that I would like to meet.

My largest unknown at this point is lodging in Los Angeles. I have several friends in San Diego and San Francisco. Those relationships have atrophied somewhat, but they were the kind that last for life, so I imagine I’ll be able to find a couch or some floor with someone. Maybe a guest room if I’m really lucky! I’m drawing a blank trying to think of someone I’m close friends with in LA. Worst case scenario I see how much a flea bag hotel would cost or plan on sleeping in my car for a night. Nice thing about Summer in the Southwest is that the weather makes that doable albeit ridiculously uncomfortable.

So it boils down to either a baby road trip in a quick loop (enlargable picture below) or a little driving with three one way flights. I’m expecting the monetary difference to be huge between the two. I need to make this as on the cheap as I can since it is coming on the heels of B44. A flight from San Fran to Phoenix on July 1st would cost me $111 to cover what would be 765 miles if I drove to Flagstaff. That would only be about $60 in gas, but it’s a 12.5 hour drive not including stops to get from San Francisco to Flagstaff. That seems impractical to do on my own. A said she’s planning to do some research into plane versus car for the tour so I will likely see what she comes up with before making my final decision.

Dark Overlord Media Presents: 2009, the Year in Review

Dark øverlørd Media™ Presents: 2009, the Year in Review (56:45)

2009 was an extremely busy year for premier podioauthor and New York Times best selling novelist Scott Sigler. Probably the craziest he’s had in his career. Yet it was also one of the least stressful for him. How did he manage that? He discovered that one of his friends had a skill set that was extremely complimentary to his own.

If you’re a Junkie, you probably know this story and have already heard the podcast above. If you’re not, this is a great opportunity for you to hear what all Scott & A Kovacs accomplished during 2009 with the creation of Dark øverlørd Media™. The podcast also details the role that many of the support staff (Donna Mugavero, Gmork, etc.) play by enabling the Future Dark Overlord™ in his bid for world domination. It is amazing how symbiotic Scott and A are. It has been a pleasure working with them this year and I look forward to continuing to work with them in 2010 and beyond.

Scott Sigler interview with the Dead Robot Society

FDO interview w/Dead Robot Society (1:07:17)

For those of you who already downloaded this interview through Scott’s primary feed, you may want to grab this for your archives. I went ahead and trimmed off the extraneous nonsense at the front and back, leaving only the interview the boys did with Pope Siglericus.

Highlights include the FDO talking about:

  • the future of fiction
  • why he’s a douche
  • the differences in Ancestor & Earthcore with Crown
  • differences between small & large publishing houses
  • Dark Overlord Media
  • why it’s a bitch to write hard science fiction
  • miracles and asses
  • and lots of other ranty goodness