May 15th, 2013 | Work

“It is very important,” Mister Sun said, lifting the hammer again, “that we pulverise the teeth and facial bone structure as well as possible.” Crunch. “If we are caught in ten minutes, then, yes, we are standing over a dead body in the bath tub.” Crunch. “But we will, by god, force them to do a DNA test to identify the body. This purchases us useful seconds.”

“What about fingerprints, though?” Amanda said. “They won’t need DNA. He has fingerprints.”

“Well,” said Mister Sun, as the hammer’s impact reports degenerated from crunches to sounds like glass dust being pounded into pork chops, “that’s why there’s a thirty-dollar brulée torch in my bag. We will need some air freshener, by the way.”

DEAD PIG COLLECTOR is a long short story that will be released by Mulholland Books as a digital ebook single on June 15.

It is a love story.  It is also about killing people and effectively disposing of their bodies. 

Further details to follow.


May 9th, 2013 | Work

From the Diesel Sweeties store – this new version has glow-in-the-dark ink.

BACONCOIN: We Made A New T-Shirt

May 7th, 2013 | Work

In association with Diesel Sweeties Store, we made, for one week only, a new t-shirt.  Rich Stevens says of it:

If the internet was honest about itself, Baconcoin would be the new hotness in crypto currencies. Decode its delicious code if you dare.

View it here.

GUN MACHINE Promoted Again At Barnes & Noble

March 12th, 2013 | Work

Listen, if you’re in America, haven’t bought a copy of GUN MACHINE yet but intend to pick one up, there’s a thing. Barnes & Noble – GUN MACHINE was on their Best Sellers list all through January – are re-upping their promotion on the book. The book is going back on their New Releases tables from March 12 for about ten days. If you intend to buy one and don’t have a commitment elsewhere (like, a promised sale to an indie bookstore), it’d help me out if you bought one from B&N next week. It would certainly make my publisher very happy. In any case, I understand it’s quite unusual for a book to go back into the New Releases displays at this point in their cycle, so, you know, tell your friends or something…

(My publisher, Mulholland Books, would like to add that your relatives probably want copies, but they may not have mentioned it to you, so you should totally go ahead and buy them copies.  I do not know how my publisher knows this.  Perhaps they have special powers.  It may be best not to argue with them.)

A Conference With Me At The WELL

March 1st, 2013 | Work

It runs for, I think, another eight days or so.  This is the link.


…a novel’s a novel, regardless of how it’s displayed.  I don’t think about the container at all.  It’s words on a surface.  Digital doesn’t actually change that.  The only real changes digital have brought, as far as I’m concerned, are delivery speed and the ability to lift three Neal Stephenson novels at once.