Author's details

Name: James Knapp
Date registered: April 8, 2011
URL: http://www.james-knapp.com


I am an author of Science Fiction, Horror and Urban Fantasy

Latest posts

  1. Adventures in ACX — November 25, 2015
  2. Portrayal Does Not Equal Endorsement — October 28, 2015
  3. Readers (and book bloggers) are just the best — June 4, 2015
  4. Alice in No-Man’s-Land — May 15, 2015
  5. Perspective (Part 2) — November 4, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. State of Decay Makes Short List for Philip K. Dick Award — 8 comments
  2. Girl Power — 6 comments
  3. SFWA — 5 comments
  4. Portrayal Does Not Equal Endorsement — 4 comments
  5. Like a comet through the blogosphere… — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 11

Fan Art

show me the way to go home

To those who know me it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Kingdom of Loathing.  Well, it’s time for their annual Fan Art Calendar showdown and I’ve thrown my hat into the ring again.  I do this knowing my chances of winning are fairly slim since my medium is black and white and …

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Jul 17


look a book

As ‘cons go, this one was pretty sleepy and during the (admittedly short) time I spent there, this seemed to be the general consensus of the people I spoke with (one more blunt critic termed it a ‘lame sandwich with a side of lame sauce’).  Maybe I was spoiled by Norwescon and Balticon.  Probably I …

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Jul 15

Surrounded by Internet Lilies

Packed in like these guys

Writing The Burn Zone is turning out to be an interesting learning experience for me. In the revivors series the city it took place in felt overpopulated, and while The Burn Zone takes place in a different ‘world’ I’m expanding on that trend for this book largely because I think the world will actually be …

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Jul 14

Pimping Ain’t Easy

...and yes, Tom.  Every time.

Seriously, it’s really hard.  When you work a full time job on top of writing, it’s hard to find the time and energy to pimp at peak efficiency, but if you want to ever get noticed by anyone ever, pimp you must. My most recent pimping attempt was to post sample chapters of my revivors …

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Jun 21

The Burn Zone

I really enjoyed writing the Revivors series, but there is a special joy that comes with breaking ground on a completely new tale.  The Burn Zone is that tale. This afternoon I verified with my editor at Roc that The Burn Zone is a go.  The contract will (I believe) include one other book and …

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May 31

Balticon Impressions

Crookus Comptonus

I really just can’t say enough about my experience at Balticon.  From start to finish it was a fun, educational experience and I am so glad that I went. Granted, having won the Compton Crook Award for State of Decay I was one of the Guests of Honor, and as such they took really great …

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May 26

State of Decay Wins the Compton Crook Award

...do I hear one dolla?  Two dolla?

It was announced this morning – my debut novel State of Decay has officially won the 2011 Compton Crook Award!  So, I will be flying to Baltimore tomorrow not just to attend Balticon, but also to accept the award and I couldn’t be more excited.  The folks running the con have been absolutely fantastic about …

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May 24

Los Rayos-X!

I am one handsome bastard

WARNING: Post contains graphic X-Ray images almost too horrible to imagine! I am apparently getting to that age where little things begin to ‘go wrong’.  A meddlesome pain in my left ear is not, I have finally decided, being caused by nefarious ear imps harvesting wax with which to fuel their tiny machines of war…but …

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May 23

Allow Me To Introduce…

Ginger Clark making deals, or piloting an airplane I'm not sure

…my new Agent Extraordinaire, Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown LTD! For the record, my previous agent not only landed me my first deal but is also a highly professional and ethical guy; this is just a tough business and I felt that I could maximize my chances of survival in it with a larger New …

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May 02



I’ve got a very special giveaway going on over at SF Signal right now.  I’m giving away one bundle of all three Revivors books, each one signed, with the cover page hand illustrated by me.  Here’s what the prize looks like:   Swing by and enter, and tell your friends!  Giveaway rules are outlined over …

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