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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I’m officially endorsing Brent Weischsel in the ANCESTOR User Generator Video Contest

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the UGV contest sponsored by Crown Publishing for Scott Sigler’s ANCESTOR release, you can get the details here: http://www.scottsigler.com/videocontest.

To me, “Jian’s Dream” is far and away the best script. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great videos that use the other scripts. Some are high quality, others are simply original and entertaining. I still smile every time I recall #8, Coxbrother’s sock puppet masterpiece. Within all of the “Jian’s Dream” videos, there are two that really stand out:

#5 by Brent Weischnel and #24 by Tyler Short.

I met Brent at Balticon this year and he’s a really cool guy. I have no idea who Tyler Short is and he’s smoking everyone else right now in view counts as it is. That’s the way this contest works. Each unique URL that watches one of the contestants videos all the way to end gives them a vote. The videos which have the most votes on July 7th will enter the finals. They will be viewed (and judged) by video industry professionals and the winners will be announced July 14th.

Brent is currently at #5, but the creator at #6 is very close in view count. Please watch Brent’s video if you have not already done so. He needs every view he can get. Thank You!

Only 2 more days until ANCESTOR goes on sale!

That’s right, we’re down to less than 48 hours now until ANCESTOR hits bookshelves nationwide.

Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, or a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life saving organs for a nominal fee…..and imagine what a company would do to monopolize that technology.
On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, P.J. Colding leads a team of scientists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding’s team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create their common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer engineered living creature — an animal whose organs can be permanently transplanted into anyone with zero chance of rejection.
There’s just one problem: these ancestors turn out not to be the docile herd animals Colding’s team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has given birth to something big, something evil………….AND IT’S VERY, VERY HUNGRY!

But you still have time to enter the ANCESTOR pre-order contest. As long as you get your order in before 11:59 pm EST, you’re eligible for the contest. There are 10 sweet prize packs that Scott’s giving away. And the best part? If you buy multiple copies, you get multiple entries. Buy three copies, send in your purchase confirmation, and you’re good to go!

What? You’re still here? Go place a pre-order on Amazon before time runs out and enter the pre-order contest! Each prize pack contains:

  • Original, mint-condition ANCESTOR from 2007 (hard to find, pricy, collector’s item)
  • Genada-labeled flash drive (Not available anywhere, collector’s item)
  • MP3 CD of EARTHCORE (Not available anywhere, collector’s item)
  • CONTAGIOUS (UK edition, mass-market paperback)
  • INFECTED(trade paperback)
  • 7th SON: DESCENT by JC Hutchins (trade paperback)
  • THE ROOKIE(hardcover)
  • 13 BULLETS by Dave Wellington(trade paperback)
  • JACK WAKES UP by Seth Harwood(trade paperback)
  • THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION by Garth Sundem (trade paperback)
  • WHAT DO WE DO NOW? by Keith and The Girl (trade paperback)
  • CRESCENT by Phil Rossi (trade paperback)
  • Promo cards for ANCESTOR (minor collector’s items)
  • THE NINJA HANDBOOK, by The Ninja (trade paperback)
  • CRUSADE, by Greg Crites (trade paperback)

Best of luck and thanks for supporting our effort to hit the top 15 on the New York Times Best Seller’s List

Scott is going to be doing a book tour to support ANCESTOR. There will be readings and pub crawls in nineteen cities. Come out and say hi if he’s going to be hitting a city near you:

NEW YORK – JUNE 22
Borders Columbus Circle, 7:00pm

BOSTON – JUNE 23
Pandemonium Books, 7:00pm

WASINGTON DC – JUNE 24
Borders @ Baily’s Crossroads, 7:30pm

DALLAS – JUNE 25
Borders Preston Road, 7:00pm

SAN ANTONIO – JUNE 26
Borders at the Quarry, 2:00pm

PHOENIX – JUNE 27
Changing Hands Bookstore, 2:00pm

SAN DIEGO – JUNE 28
Mysterious Galaxy, 7:00pm

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 29
Book Soup, 7:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE 30
Borders Union Square, 7:00pm

PORTLAND, OR – JULY 5
Powell’s Books, 7:00pm

SEATTLE – JULY 6
Barnes & Noble University Village, 7:30pm

DENVER – JULY 7
Tattered Cover Bookstore, 7:30pm

MINNEAPOLIS – JULY 8
Magers & Quinn Bookstore, 7:30pm

CHICAGO – JULY 9
Bookstall at Chestnut Court, 6:00pm

DETROIT – JULY 10
Barnes & Noble Royal Oak, 2:00pm

TORONTO – JULY 12
World’s Largest Bookstore, 7:00pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 14
Books, Inc., 7:30pm

SAN MATEO – JULY 15
“M” Is for Mystery, 7:00pm

CORTE MADERA – JULY 20
Book Passage, 7:00pm