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Heartland Trilogy Sale, NYCC, And More


The complete Heartland trilogy is the Kindle Daily Deal.

All three books — meaning, yes, the latest — are $1.99 apiece.

(Actually, they’re only $0.99 if you have bought the print editions from Amazon.)

Under the Empyrean Sky


The Harvest

The books take place in the Heartland, a world taken over by bloodthirsty corn and ruled by a wealthy class who hover above the poor, hardscrabble Heartlanders in their floating cities.

John Hornor Jacobs described it as Star Wars meets John Steinbeck, which I think works.

I just call ’em “cornpunk.”

As I have noted in the past, the series features: people turning into plants, hobos, robot bartenders, teens with way too much responsibility, flying horses, non-flying horses, corn pirates, conspiracy, class warfare, diversity, drunken mayors, questionable fathers, blood-drinking genetically-modified corn named Hiram’s Golden Prolific, a woman called the Maize Witch, talking birds, arranged teenage marriages, pollen storms called “piss-blizzards,” sonic weapons, flying rich people, dustbowl poor people, rebellion, anarchy, love rhombuses and more.

If you like ’em, I hope you’ll check them out. And as with all my books, if you feel so inclined to leave a kind review somewhere, then you will find me squirmy with gratitude.

Oh, and TELL EVERYONE. Even your cat. Your cat who can read.


Hey, going to New York ComicCon?


My schedule:

Fri. Oct. 9
1:45 – 2:45 pm Making the Impossible Possible – Authors of Science Fiction & Fantasy
Location: Room 1A05 Panels & Screenings

Fri. Oct. 9
4:30 – 5:00 pm Chuck Wendig Autographing
Location: Booth # 860 Autographing

Sat. Oct. 10
12:15 – 1:15 pm Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens
Location: Room 1A21 Panels & Screenings

Sat. Oct. 10
2:00 – 2:45 pm Chuck Wendig Autographing
Location: Booth # 2104 Autographing

Sat. Oct. 10
4:00 – 5:00 pm Books to Movies Wishlist
Location: Room 1A01 Panels & Screenings

Sat. Oct. 10
5:15 – 6:15 pm Books to Movies Wishlist Autographing
Location: WORD Bookstore 1-B Autographing

Sun. Oct. 11
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lucasfilm Presents: Star Wars: A Galactic Reader’s Theatre
Location: Room 1A21 Panels & Screenings

So! Come say hi. Come get books signed. Yay.


Hey, did you know that Star Wars: Aftermath was again on the NYT bestseller list? Fourth week in a row, again appearing at #16 (the fours are really with this book, I gotta tell you).

Also, if you wanted to know if Aftermath was good for your kids to read, behold this review over at Read4Tweens and then you’ll have a better idea.

The Qwillery gives it a great review:

“Aftermath is everything the Star Wars universe deserves: an exhilarating, epic adventure that introduces new characters and reintroduces some old friends. It sets the stage for the highly anticipated movie, The Force Awakens, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to lovers of the Star Wars saga of any age.”

October 10th is Star Wars Reads day, and I’ll be at NYCC (see above) in support.