If Theodore Sturgeon is right, I’m in the middle of the 10% that’s any good. Because–drum roll, please–I’ve passed the 90% 94.245% mark today of my goal to write 100K words in 2016! Yes, you read that right: in the interstices between my wife, my kids, my career, my feeble attempts at a social life,…

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Ben jij 7 februari ook op het Gala van het Fantastische Boek? Kom een boek ruilen! Geïnspireerd door Jasper Polane, die mij een boek aanbood in ruil voor Old Man’s War van John Scalzi, dat ik op Facebook had aangeboden, ga ik tijdens de massa-signeersessie nóg meer boeken ruilen. Ben je geïnteressserd? Plaats je verlangen dan…

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5000: Max Davidse Mijn website nadert heeft de vijfduizend bezoekers bereikt! Om dit wapenfeit te vieren, teltde degene die mij op dinsdag 25 maart 2014, niet later dan 23:59 in mijn Inbox vandaag* het leukste, coolste, grappigste bericht stuurtde via dit formulier als nummer 5000, en krijeegt hij of zij mijn twee paperbacks voor een schamele €8,00. De…

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With a response both accurate and fast, Bo Balder has won the grand prize in the Mashup Pop Quiz. The question was: in my story Mashup, protagonist David learns that the name of his love interest is Sarah, and thinks, “Of course it is”. Who plays the male lead in the movie David is referring to…

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To celebrate the appearance of my science fiction story Mashup on Daily Science Fiction, I’m giving out a great prize for the correct answer to this pop quiz question. At some point in Mashup, David meets a girl, discovers that her name is Sarah, and thinks, “Of course it is.” The pop quiz question is: who plays the male lead in…

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Oh goodie! A year after Paul Evanby’s debut novel De Scrypturist, Mynx finally published the sequel, Evanby’s new novel De Vloedvormer (which roughly translates at The Floodformer, I suppose). If you have read my rave review of his debut, it will come as no surprise that I’m chomping at the bit to dive into this…

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Another book presentation, another free copy to win! With 5 days to go before the launch of the Paul Harland Prize anthology, I can finally go ahead and reveal both the title and the cover art. (Due to unforeseen circumstances, my hand is kinda forced here: last Sunday evening a review* of the anthology appeared…

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My wife and I made a 600-kilometer circuit of the central Netherlands by bicycle a few weeks back; during that wonderful trip, I’ve learned that riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to see a country up close.* The Dutch countryside, I’ve discovered, is so pretty it looks like a foreign country. Of…

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