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Thursday, December 19, 2013

MAZE is here...

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Apex is now accepting Early 50 orders for MAZE by J.M. McDermott. Only 50 pre-order copies are being made available. MAZE is a new novel by J.M. McDermott. When you place your Early 50 order, you get the following: 1) Free domestic media mail shipping. International shipping is discounted by $3.00. 2) A link to download the eBook of MAZE, meaning you’ll get to read it before you can officially buy it! 3) Your trade paperback copy of MAZE will be signed by the author. 4) Each trade paperback copy will be hand-numbered 1 through 50. 5) When the print edition becomes available, Early 50 orders are shipped first, starting with book 1 of the 50. The release date is slated for sometime in January, 2014. Place your order here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us ( About Maze: From every corner of time and space, sometimes people go missing without a trace. They never come back. Get lost in the long stone halls of the maze with the ones that find each other, form tribes, scrape out a life from rocks and sand. Their stories interweave. Maia Station is a scientist ripped from stasis, but she has no tools to test the way things are. Instead, she raises her daughter as best she can and survives. Wang Xin once had his head dipped in water, and a djinni in the water entered his eye. He sees the future, exactly as it was supposed to be if he hadn’t seen the light, but it does him no good in the life he has. In a world much like our own, Joseph comes home from a ten year high school reunion and encounters a light in the darkness. The light speaks. My name is Jenny. Put me in your lung. Breathe deep.

Monday, December 9, 2013

The neverending ending that neverends

I have been nearly done with this novel for so long now, I fell like I'm caught in a timewarp. Always there's one more thing to do, another thing, and then another, and then I have to change something and do something and wait, do I have time to work today? Where did the time go? Where did the time go? My birthday is coming down the pipe, and I measure my New Years upon such a thing, and race against it to try and finish this novel that will not, will not, stop. Hey, MAZE is coming. Special order yourself a copy of MAZE from Apex Books, and maybe you'll be lucky to get a signed one. I expect those to show up shortly. So, go contact Jason and his team at and see if you aren't fast enough to merit one of the first 50 that will probably be signed, if any are left after the mailing list gets first pick! Where did the time go? I toil all day, locked in a cave, pushing words into a form and unpushing them.