On March 19, Tor Books will release my next book, Radicalized, whose four novellas are the angry, hopeful stories I wrote as part of my attempt to make sense of life in our current moment.
As with my novel Walkaway and the reissues of my adult backlist, Radicalized will have a cover by the amazing Will Stahle, who is, for my money, the best cover designer working in the business at the moment.
Today, Tor has published Stahle's cover for Radicalized, and holy fucking shit, is it ever great.
There's a whole lot of stuff happening with this book: I'll be going out on tour with it (naturally) and there will be a UK edition from Head of Zeus; the individual novellas from it will be separately published in Germany by Heyne, First Look/Topic are adapting Unauthorized Bread (one of the stories) for TV, and Macmillan Audio is releasing each of the novellas as a standalone audiobook (I spent yesterday at the studio with Wil Wheaton as he crushed a reading of the title story).
Amsterdam's Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (AKA "The Ritman Library) houses more ths 25,000 occult texts, covering "Hermetics, Rosicrucians, Theosophy, alchemy, mysticism, Gnosis and Western Esotericism, Sufism, Kabbalah, Anthroposophy, Catharism, Freemasonry, Manichaeism, Judaica, the Grail, Esotericism, and comparative religion."
The queue area at the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland features a row of changing portraits wherein paintings everyday scenes are revealed as sinister and haunted (originally the effect was done with crossfading slide-projectors; now it's done with an amazing, crisp electroluminiscent effect).
This is my last day at my desk until Labor Day: tomorrow, we're driving to Burning Man to get our annual dirtrave fix! If you're heading to the playa, here's three places and times you can find me:
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