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Max Barry wrote the novels Syrup, Jennifer Government, Company, Machine Man, and Lexicon. He also created the game NationStates and once found a sock full of pennies.


Fri 28

Back in black & white

Syrup Great news: Viking is going back to the presses! Yes, copies of Syrup, which have been increasingly hard to find in the US & Canada lately, will soon be nestled on bookstore shelves again.

To all those people who wrote in for the SaveOurSyrups e-mail campaign: thank you so much! Your support really helped.

I don’t yet know when the new Syrups will be available. If you’d like to be notified when the book comes out, e-mail

Thu 13

Wallpaper your world

Jennifer Government I was browsing around for some new desktop wallpaper the other day, then I remembered I had a novel with a really cool cover. If you want your desktop to look this fancy, grab it now from the Extras section.

This is extra cool for Brits, Aussies, and Kiwis, because the book isn’t out there yet and nobody will know what the hell it’s about, thus bestowing upon you a mysterious air of innate coolness. Of course, you won’t have read the book, so you just have to take it on faith that it’s any good. Mysterious airs of innate coolness never come risk-free.

Tue 11

I can’t get no love

Syrup The film option period has expired, and I don’t see any Syrup movie posters around featuring Matt Damon, so I must have the rights back. This means I get to sell them all over again, which isn’t a bad deal, really. Apparently some writers make a pretty good living just re-selling film options to their books, with no film ever being made. Not bad work if you can get it. But… I’d love to see the film get up.

There’s some interest from a few different production companies, so we’ll see how we go.

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