Tuesday Terror has begun!

We’ve finally got all of our ducks in a row. The first episode of Tuesday Terror launched on Tuesday, February 22nd. I plan to put out new episodes fortnightly.

For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, Tuesday Terror is the new Junkie created anthology based in the Siglerverse. Fans writing stories that our Future Dark Overlord (Scott Sigler) has inspired them to create.

Download the first episode of TUESDAY TERROR here

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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!

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

Sweet! We did it Again!

Yes, this entry is totally tardy. Parsec Award for Eusocial Networking

Scott (and I) won the 2009 Parsec Award for EuSocial Networking (right) in the Speculative Fiction (Novella) category. There was some confusion about what category EuSocial Networking belonged in, but the Parsec Panel was fantastic in working with Scott and I to get this resolved. This is the second year in a row that we’ve won a Parsec Award. In 2008, we won the Parsec Award for Red Man (below) in the Speculative Fiction (Short Form) category.

I’ve heard that Scott rains praise down upon me at the Awards Banquets, but apparently there are gremlins that reside within the banquet hall. I tried for months last year to track down a recording of the ceremony with no success. Everyone I spoke to referred me to someone else who had the recording and I finally ran out of podcasters and producers to contact 😦 I’m skeptical that there even is a recording of the 2008 Parsec Awards Banquet. If anyone has one, I’d still love to hear it.

This year I planned ahead. I wanted to make *sure* that I captured Scott’s acceptance speech if we were lucky enough to win two years running. Not only did I want to hear it, but I knew the junkies who weren’t attending DragonCon (D*C) would want to hear what General Siglerisimo had to say to the faithful soldiers of Siglerism. So I asked around and found out that my funky name brotha TwoWire would be attending the event. He decided he was going to go ahead and buy a shiny new digital camera to capture all the glory of D*C 2009.

So the night of the Awards Banquet arrives and we win the award. TwoWire goes to film Scott’s speech and his camera dies. It’s been working fine up until this point at D*C. He thinks that his brother used it too much earlier that day so the battery was low. I think the gremlins in the hall sucked the energy right out of it. They also cast a fugue over the staff who was supposed to be recording the event for Derek and Swoopy (Skepticality). Details are hazy there, but apparently the banquet started a bit off schedule or something. This is an Awards Banquet for professionals in audio recording. They’ve made arrangements to record the event. A minor scheduling hiccup should not be a big deal. It’s gremlins. Well, I suppose it could be bunnies…….

Best Red Man ParsecAnyways, I’ve never heard what Scott actually says in his acceptance speeches. If anyone has a recording of the 2009 banquet, we are still trying to track one down. I’m thrilled that we won another Parsec though. Woot, Snoopy Dance, Hurrah, celebrations galore!

A is definitely for Awesome

For those of you who don’t know, A is Scott’s new business partner who co-founded Dark Overlord Media with him. That is the company which is publishing THE ROOKIE. It has been a pleasure getting to know her and having her as part of Team Sigler. She took a moment out from the Tailgate Tour in Dallas to make this video for me:

How awesome is that?

Special thanks to TwoWire for filming this and sending it to me. You rawk my funky name brotha!