not dead yet

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.


Thu 01


Jennifer Government I know, I know: the orange web site looked so attractive, too. But the cover is green. So now the site is, too.

The book now has an official on-sale date (in the US, at least): 21 January, 2003. That means you can mark it on your calendar and cross off each day it gets closer. When people ask why you’re so happy, say, “Why, because it’s only 173 more sleeps until Jennifer Government, of course!” That’s what I’m doing, at least.

Chat with Max

Syrup The Aus Readers Group, a new internet book club, is kicking off with Syrup. So if you’ve ever wanted to debate whether Scat is the quintessential modern man or just an idiot, now’s your chance.

It’s also your opportunity to harass me about how long Jennifer Government’s taking, because at some point I’ll be joining the chat room.

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