Shameless plug!

I’d have put this in the forum if it was up (or more likely Ty would), but in its absence I’m posting it here.

For those who don’t know, regular contributor Ty is on the fast-track to literary super-stardom after the launch of his co-authored book, Leviathan Wakes. Ty is one half of a gestalt entity known as James SA Corey, and seems to be taking the sci-fi / fantasy world by storm right now.

I pre-ordered Leviathan Wakes and have since read it twice. What can I say? Very little new Sci-Fi these days combines originality with a truly epic setting. Leviathan Wakes does. It’s without a doubt the best new Sci-Fi I’ve read in years, rivaling Iain M Banks’ Culture series for raw creative energy and Asimov’s Foundation series for sheer scope. I can honestly see this series becoming an instant classic.

Now I’ve finished that episode of gushing, here’s some happy news: Leviathan Wakes has been nominated for a people’s choice award!

First of all, read it! Secondly, if you love it as much as I do, follow this link and vote for it to receive an award!

Ty, thank you for a good read, and consider yourself thoroughly plugged ;-)

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  • Daniel Florien

    Congrats, Ty! I need to get me one of them signed copies and read it with pride. ;)

    • Custador

      Shhh! You’re giving away my play ;-)

  • dutchhobbit

    Hey TY, if you are ever in the netherlands for your book, PM me.

  • John C

    Hmm, alternate realities, fantasy worlds, make-believe. Perhaps you’re not so far from the one, higher and true kingdom reality that we all dream about after all Ty’ster. Never stop dreaming, you never know where you’ll end UP.

    But seriously, congratulations are definitely in order. I am very happy for you sir.

    • Custador

      Do you not see the irony of what you’ve just written, John? In so many little ways I still think you could be an epic Poe…

      • brgulker

        Call me crazy, but I think the irony was the point?

        • Michael

          It’s kind of hard to say. John C has never really recognized Custador’s continual claims that he is living in his own fantasy world, so it stands to reason that he might not see the irony in his own post contrasting fantasy with the “real” kingdom in the sky/his head.

          But I prefer to think he isn’t stupid, so you’re probably right.

      • John C

        Be assured, I knew exactly what I was doing Custy, thank you very much. I also sincerely intended the compliment, I think its really cool, am excited for Ty who, of all my UF friends, loves me so very dearly!/*sarcasm ;). Remember I’m a big fan of George MacDonald from your part of the world who some consider the ‘father of fantasy’ writers. And no (for the one thousandth?) time and with my right hand placed firmly on Holy Writ, I assure you that I am NOT a Poe! (but if I were, I’d be, as you say, an ‘epic’ kind :).

        All the best!

  • Eddie McK

    Just so you know, I really, really, REALLY dislike the new format which forces me to “continue reading” on the Patheos page instead of Google Reader. It’s a waste of my time as it doesn’t allow me to keep all of my blog reading together, and I have to go back to Google Reader to mark each item as “read”. While I find most of what you post here to be very interesting, I am not likely to continue reading unless you change back to allowing readers to read in the format we choose. Thanks.

    • Custador

      Exsqueeze me? Baking powder? Minus ten internets for gratuitous use of the word “we”. Seriously, UF is a traffic heavy site, and if you can suggest a host which will provide the amount of bandwidth that it needs for free, while simultaneously providing all of the bells and whistles of a paid host, I’m sure Dan will be all ears. Until then, can we all stop fearing change and settle down? If you’re really that distraught at a simple change of layout, if you’re wailing and gnashing your teeth that some of the site’s features have changed: Fine. You are not forced to access this content that Dan maintains FOR FREE and that other people contribute their time to FOR FREE.

      I’m sorry, but I’m really getting fed up of people whinging about this :-/

      • Michael

        Baking powder? What?

        I also find it absurd that someone who likes the content here could stop reading it because he has to spend ten additional seconds checking boxes on Reader.

        • Custador

          Wayne’s World references. “Exsqueeze me? Baking powder?” = Excuse me, beg your pardon.

          • JohnMWhite

            Exsqueeze me, I thought it was a reference to Jar-Jar…

            I imagine the main reason for Patheos isn’t showing the full thing in Reader is to drive traffic to the site and show them ads, which is reasonable since the site has to pay for itself somehow. It is certainly better than lumping the ads unsolicited in our Reader feeds.

            I’m not a big fan of the new layout either, but I’m sure I will get used to it. It is not a big deal, and the content is what is important. I am not sure why the move seems to have brought out the snark and snippiness in several people. I hate to feel like we moved into a bad neighbourhood.

            Still getting told I am posting too fast, by the way, just in case you guys didn’t know what the status was for end users.

            • Custador

              I choose to pretend that the SW episodes 1-3 don’t exist.

          • zach

            the only thing that really bothers me about the new site—I really REALLY miss having the forums around. GAAwWWWD!!!

          • Elemenope

            the only thing that really bothers me about the new site—I really REALLY miss having the forums around. GAAwWWWD!!!


          • Daniel Florien

            They’re being worked on as we speak. Hopefully today or tomorrow…

  • brgulker

    Wow, great work Ty!

    I’ll purchase the Kindle version later this week after I’ve finished up Children of Dune.

    • Custador

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dune trilogy! A lot of people moan that the last three aren’t as good as the first three, but I honestly think they’re wrong. They’re a shift towards the political thriller aspect of the plot is all.

  • Ty

    Thanks, Custy.

  • Len

    As I said yesterday (I guess it got swallowed by the spaminator): Bought it, read it, voted for it. Great idea, Custy (Excellent book, Ty). Can’t wait for the next installment.

    This time I’ll click Post Comment sslloowwllyy.

    Nope – still too fast…

    • Len

      But the second attempt (after getting the “slow down” message then clicking Back) did work. I noticed the same thing a day or so ago.

      • Len

        And this worked immediately. Yay computers.