The Geomancer


If Only All Hate Mail Was This Good...

Dear Jerk,
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man: (Burton & Swinburne In)
Who do you think you are? Thanks to your awesome cover design on Mark Hodder's The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, I decided to buy a fantasy/scifi/ whatever it's called book for the first time ever. Because of Mark Hodder's book, I thought, gee maybe this Pyr Book Publisher might have some other good books. Since March, I've read Twelve, Thirteen Years Later, Ghosts of Manhattan and Vampire Empire! Not only that, but I still have to buy The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, The Falling Machine, The Buntline Special and Ghosts of War! Where do you get off putting out these books? There are other publishers for god sakes but can I look at them? No. And what books do you have coming up in the next few months? 5 more that I want to read now!... Thanks to you and your publishing company, I check writers blogs. Blogs! And I actually like book covers now. Why? I don't know. I can't explain it. Now all I want to do is write steampunk books with magic and vampires and monsters. I don't know how you sleep at night. 

Andrew Augustine
or (if you thought this wasn't funny)
Brian Urlacher


  1. Utterly superb.

    Made me cry with laughter.

  2. I feel really guilty. NOT! :-)

  3. I did respond by suggesting a few more books he had missed.

  4. So many good books. And except Ghosts of War I read them all !!!
    I know I will get a copy of Ghosts of War on my upcoming birthday :-)

    I count the days until January 24th 2012 which will be the publishing date of The Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon by Mark Hodder.

    I can't wait to read the third Burton & Swinburne adventure.

    Pyr is absolutely dangerous for my wallet !!

  5. I am still reeling from B&S number three. Really.

  6. Anonymous12:35 AM

    Brian Urlacher, Middle Linebacker for da Bears reads Fantasy and Science Fiction? OMG

  7. LOL and now you're hooked on Scifi/Fantasy? Could think of worse things...

  8. One way and another I'm reading a lot of these titles too -- not all of them, because I have so many other things I must read for, um, well, you know work, i.e. what pays the rent etc. But I have just finished Lachlan's and have The Twelve here, ready to start.