Thursday, December 31, 2020

Two Minutes to Midnight (Give or Take)

 

update: Here's the show in its entirety

I will be on the Aeon Byte livestream tonight at 8 PM EST to discuss and explain The Endless American Midnight. There is most definitely a method to my madness with this volume, and I will lay all that out to Miguel and all you fine folks out there. 

You don't want to miss this one. You have my word as a writer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

It's Not "Coming." It's Here.

Dan from The Cosmic Keys Podcast invited Miguel Conner and I for an epic roundtable on 2020 and what the New World Order might have in store for us. I argue that what we're seeing now is actually the end of an old cycle and not the beginning of a new one, and new powers and presences are already making themselves known. 

Look at it like how a team will win the World Series or the Super Bowl one year and then totally tank the next. Nothing has a more corrosive effect on a conglomeration of narcissists than finally realizing their collective ambitions. That goes double for a conglomeration of narcissistic sociopaths.

I apologize for getting a little salty, a little spicy in the second half of the show, but that's on account of seeing everything play out exactly the way I feared it would all along. 


Monday, December 21, 2020

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL ENDLESS AMERICAN MIDNIGHTERS!


First of all, thank you all so much for supporting this project. The response has been overwhelming. Just absolutely incredible, and totally unexpected. Can't begin to express my gratitude.

Now the news:

1:42 PM EST: Updated PDFs have gone out. Newer and betterer! Again, check your spam folder if you don't see them.

ALL THE EPUB ORDERS I'VE RECEIVED SO FAR HAVE GONE OUT

I have three different formats for The Endless American Midnight now: 

• standard ePub
• simplified ePub for Android readers 
• PDF formatted to be phone/pad friendly

NOTE: The table of contents in all three formats is hyperlinked, so you can click directly on the chapter you want to read. Be sure to bookmark it in your reader.

If you don't see your books in your inbox, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.

• Email services have gotten very tetchy with incoming messages with attachments.

Add my email to your contacts! Email servers are less likely to spam incoming attachments.

If you didn't receive your books at all, please let me know.

• I got a few notices without emails and a couple I wasn't sure were for the book or the ePubs. 

PayPal has also been very buggy in the past couple of days, probably because of all the shopping traffic. For instance I just now got a notice sent five hours ago.

PAPERBACKS ARE DUE HERE THIS WEEK!

• I'm supposed to get my first shipment and the other orders Wednesday! VERY happy about this- the books are coming in 10 days ahead of the initial estimates.

• I will be getting the first wave of mailings ready this weekend. I am very highly motivated to get your books out, on account I don't know where the eff I'm going to store them.

Thanks to you all again- much love.




 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

72 Hours of Midnight (Updated)


Lots of action and adventure here at Secret Sun Central. First off, I'm due to get my shipments of the Endless American Midnight paperbacks this week, two weeks ahead of schedule. Allowing for the expected Christmas delays, we will be getting copies out to you wonderful people throughout the week.

And since things are a bit tight in the budget department for all of us these days, I've got The Endless American Midnight: Special Electronic Edition ready for readers who want to experience some Midnight Sun, but can't swing a print copy right now. And it's a very special Special Electronic Edition indeed.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

An Elegy for The Last Giant

 

Well, that about seals it: the great postwar explosion of lowbrow and pop culture is finally dead. The cause of death was blood-loss from thousands of cuts, in what seems to be slow-motion suicide. And the last iconic master of the form has now passed from this plane to put the final punctuation on the story.

Richard "Gore" Corben, who ascended to Valhalla at the age of 80 this week, is what you got when you combined the chops and unbridled tumescence of Frank Frazetta, the in-born strangeness and manic work ethic of Jack Kirby, and the numinous, nightmarish, intimate insanity of HP Lovecraft.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

The Endless Midnight is Coming

UPDATE 12/8: Thank you all very, very much for the absolutely incredible response!

I've ordered the copies of He Will Live Up in the Sky, along with a few extra, just in case. I'll let you know if there are any available once orders are filled.

I'm just waiting on approvals now to order the copies of The Endless American Midnight, which I hope to do this afternoon. So if anyone wants to squeeze a last minute order, go for it. 

Either way, I'll be ordering a few extras of these as well and will let you know if any are available once orders and comps go out.

UPDATE: Your copies of The Endless American Midnight have been ordered! Will post updates as I get them. Thank you all!!


Thursday, December 03, 2020

We Can't Rewind, We've Gone Too Far

 It's been very hectic here at Secret Sun Central. Syncs have been popping up in Sibyl City like mushrooms after a monsoon and I finally got a project I've been wrestling with for ages wrapped up. I have a half-dozen other projects in various states of completion and my brain's bandwidth is being pushed to the limit by some psionic signal that's seemingly been solving semiotic ciphers I've been struggling with for what feels like centuries. It's the weirdest damn thing.


And then there's the whole Secret Sun II issue to contend with. Let's talk about that.