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Sat 14
Mar
2020

My US Book Tour is Canceled :(

Providence Well this is a bummer. The book tour is off: I will no longer be touring the US for Providence in April.

So as fun and dangerously sexy as it would have been to travel from American city to city, meeting people in flagrant violation of government medical advice, it’s not going to happen. I’m really sorry for everyone who had already made plans. Let’s try this again in 2021.

You can still buy the book, though. And you should. I recommend pre-ordering now, so you have something to read while you’re self-isolating. It’s perfect, because when reality is this bizarre, you need to go to that next level for a decent hit of escapism, and Providence has space battles with aliens that spit out black holes.

Take care, wash your hands, look after each other.

Max.

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Machine Man subscriber Max

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quote: "I'm my number one fan!"
Posted: 116 days ago

Whoops, this post now accepts comments without throwing a fatal error.

1001.0010.0101 (#925)

Location: Turn left at your CPU
Quote: "How can something be deemed artificial if it is itself. e.g. A.I."
Posted: 116 days ago

Oh Max,

We only hear from you now when you wish to promote something.

Why Max, Why?

Zwangzug (#3872)

Location: GMT -6
Quote: "It ain't over till it's over"
Posted: 116 days ago

:( Hope to see you next year. Stay healthy!

heatherly (#6677)

Location: New England, U.S.A.
Quote: "If Plan A fails, remember you still have 25 letters left."
Posted: 116 days ago

Bummer. Two days stuck at home and already feeling stir-crazy. Looking forward to getting my book!!

Machine Man subscriber branden (#2100)

Location: northern california
Quote: "...and this is how you betray me!?"
Posted: 116 days ago

Obviously the world is rapt by this virus, so stay healthy. I was looking forward to the tour, but I'll catch you on the next round

Machine Man subscriber Max

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quote: "I'm my number one fan!"
Posted: 115 days ago

@1001.0010.0101
> Oh Max,
>
> We only hear from you now when you wish to promote something.
>
> Why Max, Why?

WOW you sound just like my mum.

But I did disable blogs-by-email a couple of years ago, because I thought maybe people don't want to get my stuff via email so much in this modern time where you can see it on Twitter and Facebook. But then I did send an email about my tour, since that's a big deal, and then also emailed updates when it was being canceled. So I understand if that's a lot of emails in a short period after nothing!

Machine Man subscriber Max

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quote: "I'm my number one fan!"
Posted: 115 days ago

Also... thanks everyone. I do feel like the chances are good that I'll get to the US next year instead.

Machine Man subscriber Timothy Williams (#4181)

Location: ...in limbo
Quote: ""It is so strange the way things turn.""
Posted: 114 days ago

Max, I had my pencil (Barol #2) all sharpened and ready for you to sign (and hopefully doodle haphazardly in) my copy of Providence!
What a bringdown.
I'll be there next time!
Timothy

Brenda (#7217)

Location: Berowra Bushland
Quote: "entering your world via the book portal is awesome"
Posted: 114 days ago

In my selfish opinion I am glad you are staying with us in oz. Maybe you could get an online Q&A happening for the disappointed American fans - providing we Aussies can join in. Meanwhile keep your distance and stay safe.

1001.0010.0101 (#925)

Location: Turn left at your CPU
Quote: "How can something be deemed artificial if it is itself. e.g. A.I."
Posted: 79 days ago

Far out, you replied.

I liked the emails. They do feel a little more personal, although I'm aware it's a broadcast, than the 'modern' social media channels, of which I don't indulge. Too many decades as a programmer. I'm well aware of what those monsters get up to.

Mum

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