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INSTINCT — Animal Rescue Anthology

Last month, I wrote about my new and original story that is part of Instinct, a fantasy and science fiction animal rescue anthology. That anthology will be released in ebook format on March 7th, but is now ready for pre-order on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BJ2S88P5.

My story is science fiction, rather than fantasy, and features “The Unexpected Dachshund” on a colony planet with rather unanticipated fauna.

Other authors contributing to the anthology include Patty Briggs, Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, D.J Butler, Faith Hunter, and Lucienne Diver.

Upcoming ISOLATE sale!!!

For just 8 days, from June 27th through July 3rd, the e-book version of Isolate will be on sale for the fantastic low price of $2.99. The low price will be effective across all retailers.

Prices this low are rare indeed. So if you’ve been waiting for a good deal, this is it!

Archform: Beauty Available as Audiobook

Tantor Media has just released the audiobook version of Archform:Beauty, which is available from Tantor, Amazon, Audible, and Barnes & Noble.

The second related book — Flash — will be released in late June.

IMAGER Kindle Sale

Starting today, the Kindle version of Imager will be on sale for $3.99 for the month of May.

If you already have it, please pass on the word!

B&N 3-Day Pre-Order Special

For the next three days, from April 20th through April 22nd, Barnes & Noble is offering 25% off on pre-ordered books.

That means you can get the hardcover of Councilor https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/councilor-l-e-modesitt-jr/1140183159?ean=9781250814456 or the mass-market edition of Isolate https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/isolate-l-e-modesitt-jr/1140126538?ean=9781250777423 at a discount.

The check-out code is PREORDER25

Archform: Beauty/Flash Audio Releases

Tantor Media will be releasing Archform:Beauty in audio in May and Flash in July.

With those releases, my entire backlist will be available in audio format.

Conversation With Scott Drakeford

Last night, Mysterious Galaxy books hosted a virtual event — a conversation between Scott Drakeford and me about our recent books, his Rise of the Mages and my Isolate.

Mysterious Galaxy was kind enough to record and post the event for those who were unable to view it live.https://www.crowdcast.io/e/virtual-event—scott/1

SPECIAL 25% off on COUNCILOR

Barnes & Noble is offering a 25% off sale on all pre-ordered books for just three days, starting tomorrow, January 26th.

That means you can get Councilor for25% off, either in hard-cover or in ebook.

Details at B&N:

Dates: 1/26/22-1/28/22

Main landing page: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/25-off-list-price-on-all-pre-order-books/_/N-2vsy

eBook landing page: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/25-off-list-price-on-all-pre-order-books/_/N-2vsyZ1z13q39

Coupon code (for checkout)

PREORDER25

Tubby & Coo’s Interview

For those who are interested, here’s the link for the interview I did with the New Orleans book store, Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBRgqanr-bc

Chilling Tales

Earlier today, I joined three other authors for a discussion of our latest books, sponsored by Tor and Firehouse Books, with a focus on the aspects of horror in those books. I discussed Isolate, which will, I’m assured, actually be published on November 16th.

The other three authors were Cat Valente, Jennifer Marie Brissett, and Thomas Olde Heuvelt, which provided a definite sweep across the F&SF genre

Here’s the link, but you will have to give an email address and some sort of name. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/s2gwh9aq

ISOLATE — More Delays

TOr has just informed me that the publication/release date of ISOLATE has been pushed back to November 16th, because capacity problems at the printing plant have worsened. I’ve been told that the delay is not specific to just ISOLATE, but affects 15 other TOR titles as well, and presumably titles from other publishers.

ISOLATE Publication Delayed

Last night I was informed by TOR that the publication date of Isolate has been delayed until November 2nd because of the shortage of trained workers at the printing plant that produces all Macmillan books — as well as books for other publishers. This delay affects not only Isolate, but other TOR books and books from other publishers.

I was particularly happy with the original publication/release date because it fell on my birthday, but such a fortunate coincidence turned out to be too good to be true…as is often the case with coincidences.

“Imager” E-Book Price Deal

As part of the advance promotion for Isolate, the forthcoming first book of “The Grand Illusion,” all ebook versions of Imager will be receiving an eBook downprice promotion ($2.99) all throughout September.

So… if don’t have Imager in ebook format or if you haven’t tried the books of The Imager Portfolio, this September promotion will offer an inexpensive way to start.

ISOLATE Sneak Peek

Tor has just released a free e-book “sneak peek” of the first few chapters of Isolate, the lead book of my new series, “The Grand Illusion.”

It’s available from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Continual Convention Interview

Recently, the “unending” convention — Continual — interviewed me and has now posted the interview on on Youtube.

Here’s the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txRHCNBSRa8

Contrarian

I’m happy to announce that I’ve just turned in the final version of Contrarian, the third book in “The Grand Illusion,” my newest series.

For those who haven’t been following closely, the first book in the series is Isolate, which will be released this coming October 19th.

The second book, Councilor, is scheduled for release in August of 2022.

While marketing pitches call the series “Gaslamp” fantasy, I’d describe it as high-tech coal-power, because in the world of Guldor — the Empire of Gold — electricity is not technically possible, and thus illumination is by gas lamps, kerosene lanterns, or candles, but industry is coal-powered. The first three books focus on politics at the heart of Guldor, which is a constitutional Imperium, where power largely, but not exclusively, rests in the Council of Sixty-Six at a time of social, economic, and technological change. And… oh, yes, there are empaths who can read and project emotions, and isolates, who cannot be emotionally read or influenced by empaths.

The Ethos Effect Now Available as E-Book

Tantor Media has just released the ebook version of The Ethos Effect.

It’s available through Audible or from the Tantor site https://tantor.com/the-ethos-effect-l-e-modesitt-jr.html.

Quantum Shadows E-Book Promo

For the remainder of the month of March, the e-book version of Quantum Shadows is available at $2.99.

So if you were waiting for a less expensive version of the book, this is your chance.

Recluce Tales E-Promotion

Tor has just informed me that the e-book version of Recluce Tales will be sale at $2.99 for the entire month of February.

For those who just want a peek at the world of Recluce or those on a budget in these difficult times it’s a great deal… and for those who’ve read many of the novels in the Saga of Recluce, but aren’t so sure about shorter work, there’s a solid novella included, and more than a few “Easter Eggs.”

The Mongrel Mage — On Sale

For those who haven’t noticed it, the Kindle edition of The Mongrel Mage is currently on sale for $2.99, and will be available for that price throughout January 2021.