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Tales of Punishment

A few things about me.

1) I’ve been a guest at Phoenix Comicon for four years now.  It is my favorite con, my home con, and I love it dearly enough to have spent a lot of effort contributing to …

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San Diego Comicon!

Hello, friends!

Next week is San Diego Comicon!  I will be there!  Along with several other dumb authors!



Thursday 7/24, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Room 25ABC

Signing to follow.…

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The City Stained Red

Just like I said I would, I did.

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Every city has its secrets, every man has his demons.

The city of Cier’Djaal has grown rich from the silk its horse-sized spiders spin.  From their unimaginable wealth, the fasha …

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Hey guys, I made a comic

I’ve got something I’m real excited to show you guys.

Now, while I haven’t thrown out an actual official announcement just yet, most of you are aware through twitter that I’ve been signed for a new trilogy with Gollancz in …

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Bowser’s Rejected Manuscript

Today, I would like to talk about writing influences.

I really don’t like doing these posts, usually, because they almost always turn out to be like the kind of thing discussed by John Scalzi in his blog post: The Orthodox

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Phoenix Comicon Schedule

It’s time, motherfuckers.

Next weekend, Thursday June 5th through to Sunday June 8th, is Phoenix Comicon.

My absolute favorite convention for a lot of reasons will be probably my absolute favorite year for a lot of reasons.  You can …

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Lavos’ Second Form

Around a quarter of an hour ago, I turned 30.

I turned 30 while I was driving home in a car by myself down a highway that was largely empty.  I felt fine.

I’m not quite sure how I was …

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Crowdfunding Support: Marc Simonetti and Storium

I actually genuinely adore it when I get the chance to help other people.  Possibly because I’ve committed so many sins of such grievous extents that I hope that even the most modest effort toward goodness is enough to salvage …

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The Hyrkanian Dating Scene

I imagine my blog sounds a little like your friend who has just found a new girlfriend or boyfriend right now.  All going on and on about how great it is to find someone that understands you, how awesome it …

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Seize When Firm

I’m getting older.

And my brain is becoming less elastic.  I’m slowly becoming closed to new ideas, slowly becoming unable to process new information, slowly becoming unable to learn new things.  Eventually, my brain will harden entirely and I will …

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Who is Sam?

Sam Sykes is the author of The Aeons’ Gate trilogy, a vast and sprawling story of adventure, demons, madness and carnage.  Suspected by many to be at least tangentially related to most causes of human suffering, Sam Sykes is also a force to be reckoned with beyond literature.

At 25, Sykes is one of the younger authors to have arrived on the stage of literary fantasy.  Tome of the Undergates and Black Halo are currently published in nine countries.  He currently resides in the United States and is probably watching you read this right now.

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