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i was hell bent on agony back then and so i missed the boat

This is going to be a big week here in Bearland, and it's not just about Steles of the Sky dropping tomorrow.

I have a couple of exciting bits of news. The second will be over at Whatever tomorrow, buried at the bottom of a Big Idea post. The first, however, is that I can now tell you what one of the sekrit projekts I was working on earlier this year was.


That's right. I wrote a script for Zombies, Run! season 3. I'm so stupidly excited about this, and now I get to tell you!

As I've mentioned before, I'm a huge fan of the game--which involves fleeing zombies and chasing a very cool narrative while you get your daily exercise--and when Naomi Alderman and Six to Start approached me to see if I'd be interested in doing a script, I about melted from the sheer force of my compressed squee.

And I had so much fun writing it, you guys. The thing I love about scripts and existing characters is the sheer opportunity to write snark and banter, and this was like getting paid to write fanfic for a property I adore. (And getting plot hints, too, since I needed to know something about where the story was going to work, obviously.)

But I couldn't talk about it until, well, now. BUT NOW IT CAN BE TOLD.

Squee! Squee! Squee!

Season 3 rolls out a little later this month, and my episode is #38: "We're Needed." But that does mean, if you haven't been playing, there's about a hundred hours of content already available in Seasons 1 & 2.

Really good content, with awesome characters and an diverse cast and Real Big Feels. (Try sobbing while jogging sometime. It's hard.) Also, it turns out running from zombies is an awesome way to beat your usual interval time.

You don't actually have to run to play the game--it works while walking, or skateboarding, or bicycling (careful with that--requires headphones), or wheeling in your wheelchair, if that's how you roll. It works on a treadmill or elliptical. And it works with whatever music you usually work out to--the game is designed to integrate with existing playlists. (Though my copy has problems with really long playlists, so I broke my workout mix into a bunch of shorter groupings.)

tl;dr: ZOMBIES, SQUEEE!



But, you know, while I'm here... Steles of the Sky is dropping tomorrow!

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Barnes and Noble * Amazon * Audible * Powell's * Amazon UK * Mysterious Galaxy 

(For crying out loud, buy it for the art, even if you don't like me. That's Donato Giancola and Ellisa Mitchell. It doesn't get any better than that.)

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Squeee!

What is it about books being released on Tuesdays? I really want to know? (And I really want to make sure no one tells my advisor, as Tuesdays are my dedicated programming day.)
Tuesdays in the US, Thursdays in the UK. Not really sure why, but I bet somebody knows.