Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Books through the 19th of February!

February 15, 2017 in Other Stuff

Looking to score a huge haul of free and sample versions of a ton of science fiction and fantasy books? Now’s your chance. I’m pleased to announce a reader’s sample version of Revenant Man is just one of many titles you’ll find in this huge basket of books. There’s something for everyone, from fantasy romance to sci-fi techno-thrillers.

Don’t let me keep you waiting. Head over to http://sffbookbonanza.com/freebooks/ and check it out!

The Newcomer is now live!

November 30, 2016 in Other Stuff

51xkzlmpkjlLooking for something to hold you over while you wait for the third book in The Tyrant Strategy? Look no further, my friends–I’ve got something perfect to help you through the winter months.

I’m pleased to announce The Newcomer is now available for purchase. Edited by Alasdair Shaw, author of the everything from physics primers to sci-fi novels, The Newcomer is an anthology of twelve science fiction short stories all centered around a common theme: the arrival of someone or something new. Where do I come in? I’ll tell you in a moment, but first, check out the teaser for the antho itself:

From a young couple struggling to look after their baby to a new captain’s reluctance to take command of her ship, and from a sun-addled stranger’s appearance in town to the emergence of a sentient AI, the twelve tales presented here explore the central theme of an arrival by someone or something new.

There’s even an alien puppy.
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The Beacon Saga Serial will soon only be available on Kindle

August 5, 2016 in General Topics, Other Stuff

thecompletebeacon_300pxThe Beacon Saga Serial started as a stand-alone tale. I realized the universe deserved more than that, and was just too compelling to leave alone. So, that single story quickly grew into an eight parts, most of which were sequentially longer than those that came before. I then published an Omnibus (that includes bonus content).
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Two new books released, but so much more than that…

July 2, 2016 in General Topics, Slideshow Topic

REVENANT MAN, Book One of THE TYRANT STRATEGY

REVENANT MAN, Book One of THE TYRANT STRATEGY

SHATTERED SON, Book Two of THE TYRANT STRATEGY

SHATTERED SON, Book Two of THE TYRANT STRATEGY

I have very, very big news. Launching today I give you not one, but two full-length novels: REVENANT MAN and SHATTERED SON. This is books one and two of THE TYRANT STRATEGY, my new science fiction series.

“What are they about?” It’s the most common and yet open-ended question an author can get. Okay, here goes.
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Review: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

March 17, 2016 in General Topics

Cover, <i>Cloud Atlas</i>

Yes, I read the version branded with the film’s poster as the cover.

No one would ever accuse Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell, of being a lightweight novel. Weighing in at nearly one hundred and sixty four thousand words, and spanning six distinct genres and storylines, the book asks a lot of its readers. Mitchell’s approach to the stories, which are all connected by a broader plot and theme, ranges from revelation to mere allusion.

All this means Cloud Atlas is an incredible gamble on Mitchell’s part, and a difficult book to recommend to most readers. A rare soul embraces all the genres present, and as such they’re being expected to slog through long tracts of the novel they might find evoke ennui. It’s almost like someone recruited six different authors, gave them some ground rules, then published an anthology of the results. Read the rest of this entry →