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Between now and 31 October, Mutable Sound is offering the following deal. Buy my prose collection Amazing Adult Fantasy, and you’ll get Colin Winnette’s debut novel Revelation for free. Or buy Revelation, and you’ll get AAF for free.

Basically, send Mutable $17.95 ($12.95 for the book + $5 shipping), and you’ll get both Amazing Adult Fantasy and Revelation, sent to your mailbox, or placed by the USPS on the floor beside your mailbox.

You can also purchase Amazing Adult Fantasy and Revelation through Amazon, if you so prefer and so choose.

Suspicious? Here are reviews of Amazing Adult Fantasy:

And here are some stories from it:

And here are some reviews of Revelation:

And here is an excerpt from it.

And here is an interview with Colin. And here is an interview with me. Surely that is enough to tip your hand toward the purchase key on your screen?

Thank you for your interest!

Look at polite & honest we look!

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Some people have asked me where they can buy my two books. This is kind of them, and this post will answer those questions and more, read on for all of of the answers (and more!).

What are your books?

I’ve written two books, a story collection called Amazing Adult Fantasy and a novel called Giant Slugs they both came out in 2011.

Where can I buy Amazing Adult Fantasy?

You can buy it at Amazon or from its publisher (Mutable Sound) or physically in some bookstores; you can walk in and purchase a physical copy.

What are those bookstores?

In Chicago, you can buy it at Quimby’s or at Bucket O’  Blood. Both are very nice stores I recommend them.

Is there anywhere else?

Yes, but I can’t remember where at the moment. What is wrong with Chicago or online? Amazon even has used copies you can save some real $.

I already have Amazing Adult Fantasy where can I buy Giant Slugs?

You can buy Giant Slugs in New Zealand, a country that is halfway around the world. You can fly there on a plane and purchase it in a New Zealand book shop.

I am afraid of planes is there really nowhere in the United States that I can buy it?

No, I am afraid that at this time there is not.

Is there really nowhere else in the entire world that I can buy it?

Yes, there is the internet, you can wire money to the publisher (Lawrence and Gibson) and in a while the book will arrive on your doorstep or in your mailbox.

That’s cool but what if I want to read it for free online?

You are something of a shady bum but you can read parts of it for free online at The Collagist and at elimae and at Action, Yes.

That’s cool what if I want to read parts of Amazing Adult Fantasy for free online?

You can read parts of it for free online at elimae and the2ndhand and Lamination Colony and alice blue review and elimae and Feathertale and Mutable Sound and Necessary Fiction and NOÕ Journal and Caketrain (PDF). As well as other places but in print like Denver Quarterly and Fiction International; they’re waiting for you in the library.

Very nice now I do not have a need to buy it.

Dude that’s like less than half the book you will still get your $’s worth if you “lay out the coin.” Plus Republicans will close your local library.

But what if I am still overcautious and want to read the opinions of others I don’t know before I “pull the trigger”?

Dude it doesn’t really cost that much but you can read positive reviews here and here and here and here and here and here and here.

Very nice but where can I read positive reviews of Giant Slugs?

Dude said book was published in New Zealand and like no one has ever read it let alone written a proper review of it.

Dude that’s sad.

Dude I know, tell me about it, I slaved over that novel for ten years. But said novel’s good, take my writerly word for it!

Michael Clark liked it and blurbed it; Gabe Gudding did, too. Plus Gabriel Chad Boyer just said that he liked it. Writers named Gabriel are guaranteed to like it.

“Sweet!” So if I purchase your books with my dollars will you write me a personalized and polite and nice letter?

Yes I will be totally happy to do that, also I will draw you a picture of your favorite kind of animal; it will be my pleasure. Or if you want me to draw something else I will draw something else, just tell me what*.

*Caveat please be warned I am not a good drawer or letter writer.

OK, I’ll think about it.

Thank you!

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My good friend Colin Winnette has had some great (and deserved) success publishing recently.

First, his animal story collection Animal Collection will be released by Spork Press on 8 September. To celebrate, “there will be a big release party in Tucson with Amelia Gray and some paint-by-numbers artist or something.” Then Colin will tour with that book in California.

Then, in early 2013, Atticus Books will release two novellas by Colin, Gainesville and In One Story, The Two Sisters. This collection will be called A Long Line of Diggers and its official release party will be at AWP Boston (6–9 March 2013).

I love Colin and I love his writing. In particular, I consider Gainesville one of the best recent works of fiction I’ve read, and it will be my pleasure to write more about all of this in the coming days and months. Meanwhile, Colin’s first book, Revelation (2012), remains available through Mutable Sound.

Congratulations, Colin!!

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If you order my novel Giant Slugs between now and 13 April, I’ll send you a free copy of my prose collection Amazing Adult Fantasy (which retails for $12.95 US). (I’m afraid that, for now, this is North America only.)

You can purchase Giant Slugs directly from its publisher, Lawrence and Gibson. It costs $38 New Zealand (that includes shipping to the US), which equals roughly $31.77 US.

So this way, for that amount, you get both of my books, shipping included!

For more about Giant Slugs, click here. And for more about Amazing Adult Fantasy, click here. (And if you have any questions, let me know!)

Update: If you order GS before AWP, and will be in town for that conference, I’ll be happy to hand you a copy of AAF there!

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Just like May’s G8 Summit, when thousands of delegates and protestors will descend on the city, AWP is coming in two weeks to Chicago. As such, I will be reading at two off-site events:

Artifice / Mutable Sound / Smalldoggies
Thursday, 1 March, 5–7:30pm
at Beef and Brandy (127 S.State St.)
feat. Jen Gann (Backtuck), A D Jameson (Giant Slugs, Amazing Adult Fantasy), Mike Kitchell (Slow Slidings), Christian Tebordo (The Awful Possibilities, We Go Liquid), J.A. Tyler (The Jimmy Interludes, A Man of Glass & All the Ways We Have Failed), Colin Winnette (Revelation, Animal Collection), Brian Allen Carr (Short Bus), Carrie Seitzinger (The Dots Don’t Connect), and Joel Patton.

“Come on, Seven!”
Friday, March 2, 6–8pm
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Ave.)
feat. Tantra Bensko, Eckhard Gerdes, James R. Hugunin, A D Jameson, Lance Olsen, Davis Schneiderman, and Yuriy Tarnawsky

I hope to see you there!

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…by Jess Stoner, at Necessary Fiction. Thank you, Jess!

Other reviews:

Amazing Adult Fantasy is available through its publisher, Mutable Sound, as well as Powell’s Books and Amazon. Also, as of today, there are copies at Quimby’s!

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…by Paul Kincaid, writing at SF Site, and Jeff Bursey, writing at The Quarterly Conversation. These join two others: Matt Dube’s, at H_NGM_N, and Peter Fontaine’s, at The Collagist. (Thank you, guys!)

Amazing Adult Fantasy is available through its publisher, Mutable Sound, as well as Powell’s Books and Amazon.

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Mr. Winnette.

Which is “his retelling of the popular bible story about the end of the world. However, in Winnette’s version, the end of the world is a mundane affair that goes unnoticed by his protagonists.”

Colin’s a friend of mine whose writing I really admire. I’ve read two other manuscripts of his, both excellent, leaving me very excited about this new one… You can read a bit more about him in this Mutable post and at his website.

Also, Colin is currently on tour with the poet Benjamin Clark. The schedule is here; I’ll post the remaining dates below. (The last two readings will be in Chicago.)

Congratulations, Colin!


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Book design by Malcolm Felder.

My first book, the prose collection, Amazing Adult Fantasy, is now available. Interested parties can order it here.

Of it, others have said:


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