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New Interview: This Week in Games


Brent sat down with hosts Jason Pullara and Michael Schiciano of This Week in Games to discuss the world of video games from a writer’s perspective.  They talked about the challenges of writing video games, antiheroes, the ending of Mass Effect III, and more.

Go HERE to listen to the recording of the session.

Reddit AMA Update

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions to Tuesday’s Ask Me Anything on Reddit Fantasy! Lots of great questions, and I appreciated all the people who came on board just to say “hi”! I checked in yesterday morning to answer a bunch more questions, and will be checking in just briefly tomorrow (Friday) to answer a few more.

Moderator “elquesogrande” says that the event was in the top-10 of all their AMA events since they began 4.5 years ago, which is awesome. So a big thank you to everyone who participated! The Brent Weeks AMA came in at #7, just behind…

Wait a second.

Joe Abercrombie?!? Joe Abercrombie came in at #6?!?’s Ask Me Anything: Featuring Brent Weeks!

Ever wanted to interview me yourself? Tonight, you can. That’s right, I go online at 7pm CST (that’s 1am GMT), to answer your questions at’s Fantasy section. Check it out HERE. EDIT: Oops, that’s just the announcement page. The questions page is HERE. Sorry. You do have to be a member to ask questions (lurking is free!), but the sign-up is relatively painless and doesn’t cost anything (darn, was going to hit them up for royalties, ah well).

You can start posting comments/questions now, and between 7pm and 9pm Central Standard Time, I’ll be responding to them.

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Look forward to talking with you tonight!

New Interview!

The Geek of Oz has just posted a new interview with yours truly — I let slip a few details about The Blinding Knife,  the sources of my snarky humor, and even a few words about the possibility of  a Night Angel movie. Check it out HERE.

Cons, Internettery, and Updates

One last reminder that I will be in Michigan at Epic ConFusion this coming weekend! Check out this line-up of authors: Peter V. Brett, Pat Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, Myke Cole, Robin Hobb, Saladin Ahmed, Jim C. Hines, Elizabeth Bear and more who I hope don’t feel slighted that I didn’t mention them. My bad memory, not your lack of cool! There will be pistols. There will be D&D. There will be egos. There will be alcohol. If not all of us come out of it, well… I’m still convinced this is going to be the most fun I’ve had at a convention since I met George R.R. Martin.

Oh! And speaking of George R.R. Martin (see that nifty segue, folks? That’s how a pro does it! A pro, I tell ya.), io9 just put together a top-10 list: 10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You’re Waiting for George R.R. Martin’s Next Book.  It’s a humorous list, and there are some great books on there. Definitely worth checking out. (Although a series finale spoiler for my book? Really? Totally necessary? Ah well, I appreciate the exposure, and the surprisingly low level of snark! h/t)

Elsewhere on the interwebs, I did an interview with the print magazine Fantastique Unfettered. (Print, mama, print. That means I’m a real boy!) You can order the magazine HERE or HERE.

Updates: I’ve just handed in the manuscript of The Blinding Knife, which means we are on schedule for an early September publication date in all major English markets. (The exact date will be determined by my publisher, but everything looks good.) And I have started the third (and I’m really hoping final) book of Lightbringer, tentatively titled The Blood Mirror. I’ve been fighting all the way to try to keep this a trilogy, from my very first outline. And I think I have it wrestled down to three books — yet strangely, each of these books is really, really long!

I’m also working on my appearance schedule, both in the US and elsewhere. I can’t announce anything yet, but I think I’m going to be doing a fair amount of travel this year.

Oh! And before I forget again, I also wrote this opinion piece for SciFi Now (also a print magazine!), on fan expectations and author obligations. The internet version of that article is HERE. Watch how deftly I tempt the wrath of the rabid fans, while actually being completely measured and inoffensive. When one walks among giants, such as Neil and George, one should take care that he not get stepped on! See, it all comes back to George.

And that, folks, is how a pro does it.


New Interview


My, who's that charming rogue?


If you’re not a Twitterian (and I don’t blame you if you’re not! Don’t go there, it’s like crack! It was on twitter that I found the sketch of me above by CSpainey!) you probably missed my on-Twitter interview with Bryan Thomas Schmidt. If you are on Twitter, you probably couldn’t  miss it because I clogged up your stream for an hour and half (*cough* sorry about that)! Now, Bryan and Grasping for the Wind have been kind enough to scrub out the hashtags and make it generally legible and have posted the full interview online over here. Due to the nature of twitter, you’ll notice that some of the answers are fairly truncated, but I did my best. And a big thank you to Bryan and to Grasping for the Wind.