Chimpanzee Book Release Party

September 4th, 2014 by Darin

Join me this Tuesday, September 9th, for the Chimpanzee Book Release Party, featuring a staged performance from the Chimpanzee Audio-Play and special performances by the Spitfire Tumbleweeds and the Nice-Up Crew.

Dan’s Silver Leaf, 8:00 pm.
All ages.



September 3rd, 2014 by Darin

Curious what chimping is like in Chimpanzee? Listen to Ben struggle with a new identity, given to him by his anonymous chimping parter.


Chimpanzee Audio-play Teaser

August 28th, 2014 by Darin

There have been so many clips that I’ve wanted to share as Grady and I have been putting the finishing touches on the Chimpanzee audio-play, but I’ve restrained myself—after all, I don’t want to give everything away!

But here’s finally one that got past me. Come hear it live on Sept. 9 at the release party at Dan’s Silverleaf here in Denton, TX.


August 1st, 2014 by Darin

locusonline2008e Tim Pratt reviews Chimpanzee in this month’s issue of Locus: “Bradley’s sophomore effort is just as ambitious as his debut, and his voice is more assured, his characters better delineated. Chimpanzee isn’t cheerful stuff, but there’s a revolutionary zeal, and a belief in the power of the mind to effect change in the world, that provides some light in this otherwise bleak dystopia. I’m excited to see what Totem brings.”

Chimpanzee Pre-order Book Plates

July 24th, 2014 by Darin

photo_copyUnderland Press is giving away signed, numbered book plates for pre-ordering a copy of Chimpanzee.

Details here.

Talking About Writing

July 17th, 2014 by Darin

goodreads_icon_1000x1000-cf46cafc8bd1a9a58b2980c07c96ecd5I’ve got some new answers to questions about writing generally and Chimpanzee specifically up over at Goodreads. Feel free to add a question to the mix.


New Chimpanzee Review

July 5th, 2014 by Darin

logo-trans Publishers Weekly has posted a new review of Chimpanzee, calling it a “disturbingly believable near-future dystopia.”

Audio-Play Photo-Essay

June 26th, 2014 by Darin

IMG_1006-300x200A new photo-essay detailing the behind-the-scenes operation of the Chimpanzee audio-play is up at the Resurrection House site.

“Lights, Camera, Audio . . .”

Chimpanzee’s Full Cover

June 6th, 2014 by Darin

This’ll blow your eyeballs off…


Ad Astra

June 1st, 2014 by Darin

lakeDespite what many of us in the SF/F field have known for many months, I guess I still thought it would be a while before I’d make this post, but I learned today that Jay Lake–prolific, hilarious, helpful, creative dynamo–has passed away.

In 2006, I sold my first short story Jay and Deb Layne for Polyphony 6. It was my introduction into the SF/F field, and very literally the beginning of my professional writing career.

And then in 2007, I and two other of my nobody friends decided to start a weird e-zine, Farrago’s Wainscot. We had no money, no notoriety, and nothing but our desire for quality fiction. I reached out to Jay, and he immediately and enthusiastically gave us “Bird of Leaves” for free. And his participation in our endeavor created a snowball effect. Before long, many others we looked up to and admired agreed to send us material, and our do-nothing little ‘zine went on for a wonderful three years, largely (directly) due to that initial generosity.

I’ve never forgotten that kindness. The Wainscot went on to create professional connections for me that played a large role in the sale of my first novel. There is a direct line of causality between what I’m doing now and what Jay did 7-8 years ago.

And then recently, during a brush with cancer of my own, Jay offered support and encouragement, even as his terminal illness took its darkest, final turns.

He was a kind man and a good human. There weren’t many brighter lights you could orient by, both professionally and personally, than Jay. There still aren’t.

As reported at Jay’s website, “if you’d like to make a contribution in Jay’s name, please make it to

Clayton Memorial Medical Fund
P.O. Box 5703
Portland, Oregon 97228″

Ad astra, sir.

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