I have recently become obsessed with a British writer of 80s technothrillers named David Mace. His work is sharp, painful, politically forward-looking (Nightrider features a multicultural egalitarian polycule of a starship crew) and venomously opposed to the political systems behind the sleekly amoral techno-military complexes which drive the plot (Nightrider never lets us forget that living in a multicultural egalitarian polycule doesn’t absolve you of the violence you’re doing). He vanished from the publishing world in the 90s, and he must be past seventy by now. I would love the chance to speak with him or to at least send him a fan letter. Unfortunately, his website is offline.
I am not active on social media, so I would appreciate it if people would help pass this call onward. If anyone, anywhere has a way for me to contact David Mace, I would be terribly grateful.
I’m doing a reddit AMA tomorrow, August 31 2020, and this is the proof
If you combine my name with Max Gladstone’s, you get Sex Dickinstone. That is a fact and no one may deny it.
Sometimes I am moved by a particular force to write things on Max’s Facebook wall. No pharmaceuticals have been involved.
If you read them all for me, I will tell you the chapter titles of a secret project I’ve been working on between bursts of Baru 2! All will be enriched.
Last night I have the strangest dream.
I’ve been so busy working on my next book I forgot to do this!
Here are the works I published in 2015. I think they all turned out quite well.
Join me in a postpartum examination of The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Chapter 5! Every line you read could spoil the whole book, so finish first.
Let’s go for lunch, audit a bank, meet our creepy patron, and go to jail.
Beware the spoiler! You shouldn’t read this until you’ve finished the book. This is for your reread!
You can catch up on Chapter One, Chapter Two and Chapter Three.
The read-along continues! Catch up with Chapter One and Chapter Two.
As always, spoilers for the whole book are in play: this is for your enthralled/outraged re-read!
Join me in the vivisection of my work.