Seven Galaxies

Seven Galaxies stories now available!

Forgotten Dreams Cover for webA few years ago, I wrote two short stories for Fear the Boot’s Sojourn speculative fiction anthologies. The rights have reverted back to me, so I am making “Forgotten Dreams” and “The Pleasure Pools of Persiphia” individually available on Kindle.

They are $0.99 each. If you prefer print, they’re still available in the Sojourn anthologies, but I will also have a convention-exclusive flipbook version available starting at ConQuest 47 in Kansas City, MO.

The flipbook has both stories bound together, but they’re upside down with respect to each other. When you finish one story, you close the book, flip it over, and start the other. Since they’re not sequels (though they share a setting), it doesn’t matter in which order you read them. I plan on selling the flipbook for $5 only at conventions (ConQuest, Gen Con, whatever other shows I exhibit at). I will likely also offer direct sales of these, so if you can’t get to one of my convention appearances, I’ll have something set up for you to send me $5 +shipping via PayPal and I’ll mail a signed copy out to you.

Pleasure Pools Cover for webYou may ask, “Well, why not make it permanently available in print on Lulu or someplace like that?” Very simple: they won’t guarantee consistent results with the flipbook. Automated systems don’t like seeing half of a print file upside down. Plus, I would have to sully one of the beautiful covers with a barcode and since each side is upside down with respect to the other, placement is problematic. Later this year, I may investigate making individual print copies available, but the price I’d have to charge to make it cost-effective may not be worth your while for a 10,000-word short story.

Please note: production of these is not in any way holding up production of Scars of the Sundering, book 2: LamentLament is currently with my editor and Beta Readers. Cover art has been ordered and everything is on track for a Gen Con release. Scars of the Sundering, book 3: Salvation is written. Editing will begin on that once Lament is published.

 

 

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Sojourn vol. 2 and other news

Sojourn 2 CoverI never actually announced that Sojourn: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction volume 2 was released. It’s even bigger than the first volume with over 600 pages containing 32 stories by new and upcoming authors, as well as some veterans. My story, “The Pleasure Pools of Persiphia”, takes place in the same Seven Galaxies setting as “Forgotten Dreams” from Sojourn vol. 1. and follows the misadventures of the crew of the StarKnight as they take a much-needed shore leave on the popular resort world of Persiphia.

That description makes it sound like a light-hearted jaunt.

It’s not.

In other news, Scars of the Sundering: Malediction has moved into editing. There was a delay due to holiday insanity. The first draft of Scars of the Sundering: Lament is finished and I’m taking a break to work on a couple of short stories before diving into Scars of the Sundering: Salvation. Of course, I’m also working on Malediction revisions. Once I’m finished with the Scars of the Sundering trilogy, I’m going to get to work on the fourth Zack Jackson novel: Zack Jackson & The Secret of Venus.

2015 is going to be busy!

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Sojourn: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction is now available!

Last year, I submitted a short story to an anthology being published by Fear the Boot, LLC. The anthology is now available! My story is “Forgotten Dreams,” the first, I hope, of many tales set in the Seven Galaxies. Think of it as dark space fantasy. Kind of like high-tech Spelljammer, if you remember that TSR property from the late 80s-early 90s, but a little bleaker. It’s not as dark as Warhammer 40K, or even Game of Thrones. It’s definitely space opera compared to my Zack Jackson novels, though (and definitely NOT for children). I’m working on another Seven Galaxies story in case there is a second volume of short stories.

“Forgotten Dreams” tells the story of Jahni, a former slave in a universe where all of humanity is enslaved and seen as barely a step about animals. She looks for a way to aid in the struggle to free her people and is forced to ask herself how far would she go to fight humanities’ oppressors.

You can purchase Sojourn: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction at these places:

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Sojourn-An-Anthol … ref=sr_1_1

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sojour … 0967?mt=11

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sojourn … 0991487707

DriveThru PDF: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/126517

DriveThru ePub: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/126582

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/ … ve-fiction

More are being added as the anthology works its way through the distribution network.

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