Monday, June 05, 2017

Guess who's back?

Milo Yiannopoulos is back with what is, incontrovertibly, the most controversial book of the decade, DANGEROUS.

A few other sundries. First, I was pleased, and flattered, to learn that the Injustice Gamer has published his Dragon Award thoughts and is recommending John C. Wright's SWAN KNIGHT'S SON for Best YA novel, and my own A SEA OF SKULLS for Best Fantasy novel. I'll be publishing my own list later this week, but you can be fairly confident that you'll find me in agreement with those two well-considered recommendations.

Second, John C. Wright fans will be pleased to learn that THE GREEN KNIGHT'S SQUIRE will be available very soon in hardcover. This is the trilogy that includes the aforementioned, plus FEAST OF THE ELFS and SWAN KNIGHT'S SWORD. We will also have the third Good Guide, PUSH THE ZONE, out in paperback within a week.

Third, the Divine Right team is looking for another volunteer programmer or two. The team lead has put together the following list of requirements.
  • Realistic ability to commit to minimum 5 hours per week for a year.
  • Real-world C# experience (doesn't have to be professional paid work but something beyond a how-to course or youtube video).
  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative.
Those are the must-haves. He said it would also be desirable to have one or more of the following:
  • Unity
  • Entitas or working knowledge of MVC or ECS Architecture
  • Shader experience
  • AI experience
So, if you want to get some game dev experience with a real team working on a real game that people actually want, this is a good way to acquire it. If you're interested, email me with DRDEV in the subject.

And fourth, the May Brainstorm will be tonight. Invites will be out within an hour. Sorry for the delay, but we've been extremely busy getting no less than five books ready to go out the door in the next two weeks.

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Blogger weka June 05, 2017 6:30 AM  

It is up on Kobo as well, if you don't want to fund Jeff Bezos

Anonymous basementhomebrewer June 05, 2017 6:58 AM  

A little disappointed Milo didn't go with CH but I can understand the desire to have your own platform.

Anonymous Rygel June 05, 2017 8:26 AM  

Still salivating waiting for Nowhither.

Blogger wreckage June 05, 2017 8:51 AM  

@3 Yessss, Nowhither! Nowhither!

But also everything else. Vox, I think sometimes you might be crazy, but you're an absolute champion publisher and I would, given the chance, buy you a beer just for that.

Blogger Student in Blue June 05, 2017 9:31 AM  

Milo Yiannopoulos is back with what is, incontrovertibly, the most controversial

You enjoyed writing that, didn't you?

Blogger James Dixon June 05, 2017 9:40 AM  

> A little disappointed Milo didn't go with CH...

Yeah, it's duplicated effort when none is needed. But it's Milo's decision to make.

Blogger seeingsights June 05, 2017 10:02 AM  

It makes sense for a writer who has a good size audience to self publish--and get 70 percent royalty.
Some would go further and say new writers should self publish too.

Blogger Happy LP9 June 05, 2017 10:25 AM  

Thrilled for Milo and Wright, Milo posts news daily at his place.

Sad Milo didn't go with CH.

Blogger Zaklog the Great June 05, 2017 10:25 AM  

I'm a bit disappointed that he didn't go with Castalia House, but unless I'm seeing wrong, this looks like self-published? I suspect this will be the best-selling self-published book in history. I plan to read it myself.

And although the controversy has largely blown past, I would like to reiterate why exactly #IStandWithMilo.

Anonymous BBGKB June 05, 2017 10:26 AM  

A little disappointed Milo didn't go with CH but I can understand the desire to have your own platform

He didn't want people to realize he wrote the Space Raptor book.

OT: interesting tech developments with Apple's World Wide Developers Conference

The headphone jack is coming back, truly inovating

Apple's CEO Timmy Cook has announced the new apple watch will only order pizza from places that provide pizza to gay weddings.

Following Apple's walled garden approach they will come out with an iCar, the car will have its hood welded shut.

Blogger Zaklog the Great June 05, 2017 10:38 AM  

Apple's CEO Timmy Cook has announced the new apple watch will only order pizza from places that provide pizza to gay weddings.

Dammit! I can't tell if these are jokes anymore. Arghh!

Blogger mushroom June 05, 2017 10:39 AM  

Just did the Dangerous pre-order.

Blogger Desillusionerad June 05, 2017 10:40 AM  

So today is the 36th of may.

Blogger mushroom June 05, 2017 10:45 AM  

Slightly OT but related to Mr. Wright, his short story, "By His Cockle Hat and Staff", in Forbidden Thoughts was a most enjoyable read.

Blogger Servant June 05, 2017 10:58 AM  

Did we ever get more sea of skulls? I bought the Amazon version. Early or what not.

Blogger L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright June 05, 2017 11:26 AM  

Excellent news all around...but particularly happy to hear about the hard copy of Green Knight's we keep getting requests for that.

Anonymous Siobhan June 05, 2017 11:26 AM  

Thanks for the heads up re: Milo, I'm happy to (re)preorder his book again. C'mon guys, it's only at 8 in the sales ranking, let's push it a little higher :)

Blogger L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright June 05, 2017 11:30 AM  

I, too, was quite disappointed that Milo didn't go with CH...but, alas, he didn't ask me.

As to Nowhither...which is probably about a third to a half written already, John just finished the last Dark Avenger's Sidekick I think Nowhither is next.

Also...the first several chapters of Nowhither will be appearing in serialized form in the new pulp magazine Astounding Frontiers--soon to be appearing from Superversive Press.

Blogger DJ | AMDG June 05, 2017 11:45 AM  

That would be something. It would put Milo in the great company of Hugh Howey and that 50 Shades of Grey creature.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 05, 2017 1:09 PM  

L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright wrote:John just finished the last Dark Avenger's Sidekick book
Oh wow. Oh wow.
Mind blown.

I haven't read comics in 40 years but I MUST HAVE THIS

Blogger David-2 June 05, 2017 1:14 PM  

Release on July 4 - well played!

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky June 05, 2017 1:53 PM  

It's nice that Milo is already racking up a stellar assortment of reviews. From Amazon:

''Fat people will hate this book.'' --Ann Coulter

''Cynical ignorant fucker.'' --Stephen Fry

''If you don't use your freedom of speech, one day you might find that it's gone. Buy this book while it's legal.''--Peter Thiel

''YUCK AND BOO AND GROSS.'' --Sarah Silverman

Blogger alex69elijah9yaki June 05, 2017 4:16 PM  

good for him

Anonymous Pennywise June 05, 2017 5:47 PM  

Milo is an enemy because he persecutes Christianity in its purest form. He is wicked because he publicly endorses a lifestyle that is other than acceptable to Jesus Christ. It is not proper behavior. If you are to be perfect like Him as the heavenly Father is perfect, then you must hate what is evil. You must hate what He hates. And hating what our Lord hates means Christians must directly confront it by not turning the other cheek to those who outright refuse to repent for their transgressions.

Blogger Ingot9455 June 05, 2017 6:01 PM  

@18 Son; soon I will find out if my surmise about Ilya's mother is correct! Probably in the last few pages of NOWHITHER.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit June 05, 2017 7:20 PM  

Yay! Green Knight's Squire! Huzzah for Castalia House!

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit June 05, 2017 7:22 PM  

N.B. Any chance of throwind some extra cash-y money CH & Mr. Wright's way for signed copies this Christmas?

Blogger Lou Antonelli June 05, 2017 10:28 PM  

For Alt History novel in the Dragon Awards, I'd suggest my own:

Blogger CF NEAL June 07, 2017 8:09 AM  

LOL Ahhh, I needed that. Some of these comments seem fresh off the flowers of the Babylon Bee. Love it! Keep sticking it with such sweet zingers, tasty-tasty delectable humor always welcome.

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