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I love Tula Bane’s world and I thought it might be fun to play in it! So my brother and I have created a tabletop RPG True 20 game based on the book Tin Star! Grab yourself a 20 sided die order a pizza and invite a bunch of friends over! You can play a bunch of aliens who land on the Yertina Feray and interact with the characters from the book!
DOWNLOAD THE TIN STAR GAME HERE *note. you should download both files the quick start rules and the adventure.
I got the idea to create a game when visiting my good friend Chris Prams, publisher of Green Ronin Games! They created the True 20 system, which is an open license system. Check out their True 20 games here!
I hope you will enjoy playing! If you have any questions or any trouble downloading the game you can email me and my brother at tinstargame (at) gmail (dot) com or tweet us @tinstargame
I’m very pleased about my new book TIN STAR!! I am doing some event s for it and other readings.
Please come and say hello!
LAPL Teen Author Reading Series
Echo Park Library 4 PM
Stories at Stories
Stories in Echo Park
W/ Ben Loory, Zoe Ruiz, Jim Ruland and others.
Tin Star Book Launch! My new book is out! I’ll be reading and then talking with JPL engineer Steve Collins!
Skylight Books 7PM
Monday, March 3rd
Joseph-Beth Cincinnati, OH
Location: 2692 Madison Road / Cincinnati, OH 45208
Tuesday, March 4th
Schuler Books Lansing, MI
Location: 2820 Towne Center Blvd / Lansing, MI 48912
w/ Jenny Trout
Thursday, March 6th
Red Balloon St Paul, Minnesota
Location: 891 Grand Avenue / St. Paul, MN 55105
North York Public Library
The North York Public Library
Monday, March 17th
New York Public Library Teen Book Fest
NYPL 42nd St, South Court, 6-8):
Finding the Creative Balance: Technology, History, Imagination
Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
Thursday, March 20th
W/ Andy Marino and Eliot Schrefer
Location: 126 Franklin Street / Brooklyn, NY 11222
LA Times Festival of Books
Houston Teen Book Con
Saturday, May 17
Rochester Teen Book Festival
For the next 8 days there is a giveaway of ARCs of TIN STAR over at GOODREADS
Go sign up! You have a really good chance of getting one.
I’m pleased to say that MacTeen Books has made the first five chapters of TIN STAR available for download. Go get it here! where there are handy buttons for your ebook of choice!
You can also add it to your goodreads!
I’ll be at the WEHO book fair on Sunday 9/29
Here are my panels! I’ll be talking Odd Duck and then moderating some YA panels! Also, I will have some TIN STAR arcs and buttons with me! Find me and tell me your fave celestial object and you will probably get one!
11 am Young Readers Stage
Let’s Talk Picture Books!
2 PM Young Peoples Stage
The End of the World as We Know it! Dystopia!
4PM Young Readers Stage
LOL Funny YA
The winners are @_mrsilva Valerie Burleigh and Juniper Greenstein! Thanks and make sure to email me your snail mail for your Tin Star ARC. And don’t worry if you didn’t win, closer to release there will be a giveaway at Goodreads!
and you can read an excerpt over at Tor.com
Meanwhile, the list of alien human relationships you love were so great and so cool and made me want to rewatch / reread all of the stories where these fantastic friendships are. I thought I’d share with you so you can swoon fondly at all the great human / alien friendships there are in our world and then go outside and look up at the stars and wish for your own extra terrestrial friend.
1. Starman and Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen / Jeff Bridges) in Starman
2. Seven of Nine and Captain Janeaway (ST: Voyager)
3. Han and Chewie (Star Wars)
4. The Neighbors (The Neighbors)
5. Max and Liz (Roswell)
6. Dr. Daniel Jackson & Teal’c (Stargate)
7. The Doctor and Donna (Doctor Who)
8. Mrs Who and Meg Murray (Wrinkle in Time)
9. Eliot and ET (E.T.)
10. John Crichton and Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
11. Tsynq Yr and Karen and Jonathan (Pamela F. Service’s Stinker From Space)
12. The Martian and the off-planet Earthling in Bradbury’s “Night Meeting”
13. FemShep/Garrus (Mass Effect)
14. Thomas Jerome Newton and Mary Lou in The Man Who Fell to Earth
15. Kal-El (Superman) & Lois Lane (Superman)
16. Kirk/Spock (Star Trek)
17. Tristran/Yvaine in Neil Gaiman’s STARDUST
18. Jodahs and his/her human mates (from Imago: Book 3 of Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy)
19. My Teacher Is an Alien: Peter Thompson and Mr. Smith
20. Captain Picard and Q! (Star Trek: TNG)
21. David/Dennis (father-adopted son) relationship in Martian Child
22. Enemy Mine between human Willis and Drac Jeriba.
23. Ben Mason with the skitters in Falling Skies
24. Aliens in ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK by Bruce Coville
25. Aliens in Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin
26. Wanderer/Melanie from The Host
27. Mork & Mindy
28. The buggers and Ender Wiggin (Ender’s Game)
29. Ripley and the Queen
30. Roger and Stan Smith
31. Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect
32. Corbin and Leeloo, Fifth Element
33. The Doctor and Rose
34. Young Weaglim and Tommy Pepper from Gary D. Schmidt’s It Came from the Stars
35. The Great Gazoo and Fred Flintstone
I’m back from Comic Con! I’ve got a couple of ARCs of TIN STAR to giveaway for those of you who couldn’t be in San Diego to snag one!
Leave your name in the comments (or tweet me or on the facebook comments) along with your fave alien / human friendship/relationship (just for dorky fun!) and I’ll draw the winners at random on August 1st.
On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist’s leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.
add it at goodreads!
You can read Chapter One in an excerpt over at Tor.com
I’ll be signing Advanced Reader copies at Comic Con at the MacKids Booth #1220 on Thursday, July 18th at 3 PM. And of course I’ll snag a few to do a giveaway when I come back for those who can’t be at comic con and want to read it in advance of it’s 2/14 release!
Attention! TIN STAR cover reveal is this Thursday 7/11 over at io9 !!!
And FYI there will be ARCs for you to snag at Comic Con. 3 PM MacKids Booth 7/18. Come and snag one!
Tin Star has a pub date! February 25th, 2014! And it is now up on the internets for you to pre-order and add to your to read pile! It always feel like it’s really real when it’s up on goodreads!
B&N and Amazon !!!
*this has been updated since the pub date was changed.