Those of us old enough to have been football fans back in 2001 might remember the XFL, the over-the-top football league created by WWE founder Vince McMahon. With cameramen on the field (the league pre-dated the amazing Skycams), players able to put whatever name they wanted on their jersey (“He Hate Me” ring any bells), […]
If you’ve read far enough in the GFL series, you’ve run into the Prawatt, and possibly their living god Petra. How did Hogwarts-loving Petra and this race of artificial creatures come to be? Part of her origin is in the new short story anthology FIRE IS ORANGE, the latest installment in Scott Sigler’s “Color Series” (following on BLOOD IS RED and BONES ARE WHITE).
Petra’s story is in FIRE IS ORANGE is called “Complex God.” Not only is it GFL-related, it ties the GFL in with the modern-day timeline of the the larger Siglerverse. That’s right, most of Scott’s work is integrated into a single continuum.
Currently available for Kindle (other eBook formats coming soon).
Other stories in FIRE IS ORANGE
A brutal story from Jonathan Maberry’s V-Wars universe. Just because you spend your nights slaughtering vamps doesn’t mean you can’t spend your days baking some lovely cupcakes. Batch it up!
Dale & Mabel
Amidst the carnage of Scott’s novel PANDEMIC, a Chicago couple reminisce on their lives together and prepare to face the future that will soon come.
Fifth Girl (all-new story!)
Be careful what details you share online. A story of a young man’s fascination with a young woman — heavily assisted by technology and a disturbing gift for internet deduction.
When you date the wrong person, the wrong person’s ex can be even wrong-er. Previously only available to Kickstarter backers of Paul & Storm’s “Paulandstormonomicon.”
A tale from Mur Lafferty’s SEVENTH CITY universe. The things some superheroes have to do to make ends meet…
Puppet Master (all-new story!)
A writer’s muse isn’t always a positive thing. Sometimes, if not all times, deep art comes from deep pain.
Reunion (all-new story!)
The bonds forged in combat are among the strongest known to mankind. What happens when the comrade you fought and bled with not only dies, but is replaced by the comrade you fought and bled with?
The first story Scott sold takes a different look at schoolyard bullies and how some kids fight back.
The Laundry Demon (all-new story!)
If you try to trick an Iron Mage, make sure he doesn’t catch you in a lie. Otherwise, you might end up with his socks in your mouth.
Tyler Sigler is the nephew of Scott Sigler (that’s me!), author of the Galactic Football League series. Until this week, Tyler was a member of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. He was signed this year as an undrafted free agent safety out of Division III Wheaton College. He played in four NFL pre-season games […]
What if before you could apply anywhere, companies got to pick you and tell you where you would work? That’s what it’s like to be drafted by a pro team. I know, I know — oh, boo-hoo, the poor little instant millionaires have to play a game for a living, how sad they can’t choose […]
Sometimes as an author, fans do thing that catch you completely off-guard.
Case in point, actress (and die-hard GFL-fan) Allie Press. Allie is receiving proton radiation therapy in a device she describes as “this Stargate-looking mother-fluffer,” shown in the photo, above. One of the therapists spends her lunches painting the patients’ masks. Allie’s mother, Julie Press, suggested Allie get hers painted like a Krakens helmet. As you can see, the results were amazing.
“When the docs took my blood, they were surprised to see it was orange & black.”
— Allie Press
We are now taking pre-orders for GFL Book VI, THE GANGSTER, at scottsigler.com.
The books are limited-edition hardcovers, each copy signed and numbered.
- We do not have a publication date yet.
- Scott will be narrating the audiobook.
- The audiobook will be on sale about the same time the hardcover ships.
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Advanced 3D-printing technology is being used to make new helmets. Well, helmet liners, anyway, but this is still ground-breaking stuff. Helmet manufacturer Riddell has teamed up with the company Carbon for a process that involves first scanning a player’s noggin, then 3D-printing seven custom, form-fitting helmet pads that perfectly fit said noggin. The NFL is the primary […]
We’re gearing up for the first season of the Alliance of American Football, and with it, the San Diego Fleet. Empty Set Entertainment, the publisher of the GFL series, is locked in San Diego. Everyone in our company already has an allegiance to a team —but those teams are in the NFL. The AAF is […]
TV shows about American football come and go. By our count (a 10-second time investment at the speed of Google), there are currently five football shows. Three of these are documentary-style non-fiction: QB1: Beyond the Lights and Last Chance U, both on Netflix, and Hard Knocks, which is on HBO. As for dramatic fiction series, up until […]
A new pro football league is prepping for launch. The Alliance of American Football, or AAF, will kickoff in February, 2019, one week after the NFL’s Super Bowl LIII. The AAF will consist of eight teams (including one in San Diego, home of our company, Empty Set Entertainment. As of July 30, 2018, the league […]