…And I’m Back

I’ve returned from RadCon after a slightly longer than intended return trip.  First me and John Dalmas were stuck in Minneapolis for 7 hours while our original flight crew went awol in the snow somewhere in Detroit, and the replacements showed up just in time to be just over their regulation flight time, bumping us onto another flight.  We got John home to Columbus on Monday, but I was stuck at that point (about 11pm) because of the massive ice storms wrecking highway traffic between there and Cleveland.

Anyway, home now.

Things that appeared while I was gone: DAW’s LiveJournal has a discussion about Messiah.  And I’m appearing in the March issue of The Horror Zine, with a reprint of my short story “Fealty.”

And on to Washington. . .

Friday I am accompanying John Dalmas to Washington State to attend Radcon (sort of a last minute thing for me.)  They’re keeping me busy there too.  Here’s what my schedule’s like:

Sat 12:00-1:00   Climate Change in the 21st Century
Sat 2:00-3:00   It Has to End Somehow
Sat 4:00-5:00   Making a Living with Fiction
Sun 10:00-11:00   Scams and Pitfalls
Sun 12:00-1:00   Ghost, Ghoul or Grandpa?
Sun 1:00-2:00  Prosthetic Possibilities

I invade SF Signal with my sapient army of nanobots…

Or, maybe, a long article on world-building relating back to the Apotheosis Trilogy.  This comes right on the heels of a rather nice review they did on Messiah:

A well-balanced blend of space opera elements, especially large-scale concepts; never a dull moment; interesting characters; Swann’s straightforward writing style; rich setting; carefully crafted plot; just about every chapter had some cool idea in it.

Go over there and look at both, and if you comment on my guest post, you may win a signed set of the Apotheosis Trilogy.

Swann about the web

First off, Audible has Messiah back up with the complete audio, yay!

Second, I have a guest blog post up at Buried Under Books, wherin I try to tell the truth about lying.

I’ve also added to the review pages for Wolfbreed; new mentions at Bookworm Blues and (you have to love this title for a werewolf-themed blog) Lupines and Lunatics.

Lastly, I have to mention that I’ve achieved some sort of milestone in terms of internet awareness.  My Wolfbreed series now has an entry on TV Tropes.

All Messiah all the time. . .

UPDATE: Seems to be an issue with the audio book, Audible seems to have not put the second half of it on-line yet.  I’ll let you know when that’s fixed.

UPDATE #2: As of  Feb 4, the book is still down at Audible.  If you have the truncated version, they assure me you’ll be able to download the complete version once it goes back on-line.  And, yes, I find it frustrating. . .

UPDATE #3: The audio is back up here.  The old link appears defunct.

Today the last book of Apotheosis, Messiah, officially comes out.  Not only have I added it to my book pages, but I’m elsewhere on the interwebs pontificating on my penchant for destroying the world.  You also have the chance to win a copy of your very own.

In other Messiah news, the audio book comes out today as well, in case you want the singularity apocalypse fed directly into the ear canal.