Junkie N8man broke the story here, so I talked to Crown Publishing and we are forced to reveal the SMOD™.

That's right, Junkies, Perry Dawsey is back when CONTAGIOUS hits bookstore shelves on December 30. The Secret Mission of Death™ has been me busting ass on the manuscript, because Crown pushed up the publishing date from May, 2009 to December, 2008 to take advantage of the momentum you all generated for INFECTED. That cut five months off my writing time, hence the need for the SMOD™ to meet an aggressive deadline. I'm not done yet, but it's going well.

Crown, being naturally evil, like me, is putting CONTAGIOUS out the week after Christmas. They're letting all the fat-cat authors blow their marketing money fighting for that Christmas dolla, then they're going to roll in the week after and take over. Smart move. While I'm pretty sure I could take Stephen King in a knife fight, I still can't take him at the box office. Who the hell does that guy think he is, anyway? Didn't he get the memo about the FDO™?

I accosted my editor, known only as "The Shiv," about this security breach. He tried to diffuse the situation by catering to the Overly Inflated Ego.

"Even though I’ve only seen an outline -- which is currently being kept in a safe at the Random House offices, guarded by a pack of extremely bad-tempered pit bulls -- I think Contagious is going to be Scott’s best book yet," said The Shiv. "The only price is having to listen to Scott’s incessant bitching and moaning -— something about having to draft a 350-page novel in a month, bla bla bla. What a wuss.”

The Shiv also mentioned, off the record, of course, that the appropriate people have been severely punished for allowing the leak, and that N8man might want to expect a visit from said pit bulls.

I'm really excited to bring you CONTAGIOUS so soon. That's two big-time hardcovers in 2008, which is a total mind-trip. I think you guys are going to love the further adventures of Perry, Dew, Margaret, Clarence, Amos and Murray. Junkies names are filling up the roles for extras. The disease becomes even nastier, the situation gets far more desperate, and there might be a wee bit of violence ...

Oh. And I will be podcasting CONTAGIOUS. For free. I think I'll start in November to get a run-up to the hardcover launch date, or kick off episode number one right on December 30. I'm also considering several short stories that take place between the two books. While I want to start CONTAGIOUS as far into the story as possible, I may do some of that in-between fiction just for you guys. You won't like it, though -- Perry is all crazy and hallucinating and stuff, and breaks some things. I know, I know, not your bag.

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Hallelujah! Praise The FDO!

Hallelujah! Praise The FDO!

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Stephen 'The Breeder' Kilbride
           -OJ-    -KISS-           
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this is awesome news....all

this is awesome news....all hail the FDO
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HOLY SHIT!!!

SCARY PERRY IS BACK!?!?!?!

 

*Sniff* This is the best news I've gotten in a while.....

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Woohoo!

 

 Great news there Scott - still trying to get over the mental imagery of you and King having a knife fight.

 

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kill columbo...

aka nilling everywhere else!
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Can't wait!!!!!

That's exciting!  Can't wait for the podcasts to start.  And I just got notice that my UK copy of infected is in the mail!!!!!  So Scott, how is the UK sales going???????? 

 

"Even crazy people sometimes base their fiction on an ounce of truth" -Scott Sigler

Proud member of Girlco and friend of GirlCo's official mascot

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The Last Thing

Honestly, this was the very last thing I expected as the SMOD.  I am frothing with joy!  [I think, therefore I'm right. -Hugo Rune]

 >>>[-Seth "The Hammer" Hanisek, Fullback, Woo Wallcrawlers]

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THIS ROCKS!

So this means another trip to Houston, riiiight?  I can't have a series of books and only one of them are autographed.  Don't make me come to your house with a black Sharpie!

 

Your Biggest Fan 

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Just Think

I know N8 before....

The pit bull ripped his throat out.

  • These gathering hosts of loyal junkies, under the command of the great SCOTT

 

  • These gathering hosts of loyal junkies, under the command of the great SCOTT
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Great news! Proof that the

Great news! Proof that the Amazon rush for Infected was a success, and another example of how your podcasting has helped your career (and moved you a few steps closer to FDO...). Huzzah!!

 

Murder at Avedon Hill - podcast novel by P.G. Holyfield - http://pgholyfield.com/maah

Murder at Avedon Hill - podcast novel by P.G. Holyfield - http://pgholyfield.com/maah
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Really Great News FDO!

fantastic, I knew you were doing something wonderful....... I am very sorry, n8man, we will miss you. 
*I am the Rear Admiral but Sigler gives the Orders*
*I am the Rear Admiral but Sigler gives the Orders*
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This is awesome

I cant wait 

  • These gathering hosts of loyal junkies, under the command of the great SCOTT

 

  • These gathering hosts of loyal junkies, under the command of the great SCOTT
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This sucks!

Gee, thanks Crown... now I have less time to save up the extra money from the tickets pocketing... I need to get into selling meth or pimpin da hos to get the cash faster. Crap! 

 

Oh, almost forgot: Congrats on all of the faith Crown has in you! Now we just need to get Tee, P.G., Mur and a few others published with such great backing.

 

Wired Pig
Married, again, with 5 daughters... Scott has NO idea what true horror is.
Twitter: WiredPig
Blog: http://blog.wiredpig.us



Wired Pig

Chief of Secret Police - Guess its not 'secret' anymore...
Married, again, with 5 daughters... Scott has NO idea what true horror is.
Twitter: http://twitter.com/WiredPig / Blog: http://blog.wiredpig.us
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Stephen King maybe...

You maybe able to take Stephen King in a knife fight, BUT I hear Anne Rice is a real Beeoch in cage fights! I'm glad you're not going up against her. Anyways, congratz on writing the new material.

 

PS

Maybe you can get R.L. Stine to come out of retirement, and do a tag team with ya. Money mouth

Why did I have to die? :(
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Oooo My God

Now N8man is never gonna shut up again. Tongue out

[1st Dutch junkie] All that matters is getting my fix.

 

[1st Dutch junkie] All that matters is getting my fix.

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Outstanding!

I can't wait to get my hands/ears on the book!...Tsolo888 <AKA Cpt. Travis Ellis> - Out, Click here to Digg Infected

...Tsolo888 <AKA Cpt. Travis Ellis> - Out

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I think this calls for a Huzzah.

 Huzzah! Can't wait. Keep up the great work. Oh, and if its not too much

to ask, big blockbuster films would be great :P

 

There are ten types of people; those who understand binary and those who don't.

There are ten types of people; those who understand binary and those who don't.
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Hell Yeah

I kind of guessed it too. Before I signed up I said it at http://www.scottsigler.com/node/1511#comment-20391. Anyway This is going to be friggin awesome.

G-Man

Nine million terrorists in the world I gotta kill one with smaller feet than my sister. - John McClane

G-Man

"I used to be obsessed with a tv show about people acting like jackasses. I think it was called dumbass" - Earl Hickey

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thats cool

if it comes out xmas then will the uk have it marchish or sooner~?>

 

can you podcast n8 gettibg eaten by dogz, rather ironical lol 

 

what's wrong with a bit of senseless violence to a lemming?

they're only going to walk off a cliff.

what's wrong with a bit of senseless violence to a lemming?

they're only going to walk off a cliff.

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If you need to name any charecters that get eaten by dogs...

Nate Dogg... "life is hard. But it's one helluva lot harder if you're stupid"- -John Wayne

Nate Dogg... The only signature I need is my fist.

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The first time Scott mentioned me i didn't get a swelled head

but this time i want an award :P
http://www.scottsigler.com/node/1549#comment-21215
Nate Dogg... "life is hard. But it's one helluva lot harder if you're stupid"- -John Wayne

Nate Dogg... The only signature I need is my fist.

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I will fly anywhere i can to be at a book tour stop for this.

if i don't get mauled by pitbulls :P
Nate Dogg... "life is hard. But it's one helluva lot harder if you're stupid"- -John Wayne

Nate Dogg... The only signature I need is my fist.

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Bow To The Master

Cannot wait!! 

Sometime you are the dog and sometimes you are the fire hydrant!!
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Good things come to those who....

...work their asses off!

Great Job, FDO ... you are one of the most consistent authors when it comes to working your ass off to give us Junkie's new content with lots of entertainment value.

\m/ You Rock \m/

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Cant Wait....

to see how you explain Perry's junk getting sewn back on.

 

 

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Revolutions Started, Bars Emptied, Debts Collected, Wrongs Righted,
Evildoers Punished and Justice for All.

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On the subject of Parasites

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/sci_nat_enl_1214820829/html/1.stm

Once more the FDO's presience is strong. I found this picture on the bbc website of an ant infected with a fungal spore that forces it to climb a tree so it can spread quicker.

 

A test subject before you fire off the human version Scott?

 

Pain is the teacher and fear is the key.

Pain is the teacher and fear is the key.

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