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The Mage-Fire War has just published the first three chapters of The Mage-Fire War, the third book about Beltur, Jessyla, Lhadoraak, Tulya… and Taelya.

Here’s the link.

The complete novel will be released on August 13th,

The One-Eyed Man

For those looking for a bargain, THE ONE-EYED MAN will be receiving an eBook downprice promotion beginning on April 22, 2019. The book will be $2.99 as part of a tie-in with Environmental SF as a part of a Kindle Gold Box.

Fantasy Focus Podcast

Jamie at Fantasy Focus did an interview, and for those who are interested, here’s the link.
Fantasy Focus

EBook Deals

Tor has informed me that two of my titles will be receiving an eBook downprice promotion. They are:

SOLAR EXPRESS $2.99 on March 4th

OUTCASTS OF ORDER $2.99 on March 10th

According to Tor, this promotion will tease new titles in both of the eBooks for THE ONE-EYED MAN and THE MONGREL MAGE respectively. In particular the promotion for SOLAR EXPRESS is tied into the upcoming film release of Captive State.

In addition, SOLAR EXPRESS will be part of Kindle Goldbox while OUTCASTS OF ORDER will be part of a Macmillan Goldbox as well as being on BookBub. 

Gulf Coast Fan Fest

A very recent addition to my schedule is The Gulf Coast Fan Fest, a comic con by any other name, set for October 13-14, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

I can’t say much about it, because I’ve never been there, but I’ll be at the Bard’s Tower booth there, and I’m looking forward to it, since I’ve never even been in the area, except when I flew over it while I was training as a Navy pilot.

Bard’s Tower will have stacks of my books there, as well as books of other authors who are attending as well.

The Razor’s Edge

Last year, Zombies Need Brains published one of my stories in a kickstarter-funded anthology, and this year I have another story – “The Liberator” — in another ZNB anthology, entitled The Razor’s Edge, which will be released June 15th.

Right now, you can preorder the Kindle and Nook version at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can preorder the trade paperback version at the ZNB online store. You can also preorder the Kickstarter edition and cover art print there.

Here’s the official blurb:

The Razor’s Edge:

One man’s insurgent is another man’s freedom fighter…
From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress to The Hunger Games, everyone enjoys a good rebellion. There is something compelling about a group (or individual) who throws caution to the wind and rises up in armed defiance against oppression, tyranny, religion, the government—you name it. No matter the cause, or how small the chance, it’s the courage to fight against overwhelming odds that grabs our hearts and has us pumping our fists in the air. Win or lose, it’s the righteous struggle we cherish, and those who take up arms for a cause must walk The Razor’s Edge between liberator and extremist. With stories by Blake Jessop, William C. Dietz, D.B. Jackson, Gerald Brandt, Sharon P. Goza, Walter H. Hunt, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Kay Kenyon, Steve Perry, Seanan McGuire, Christopher Allenby, Chris Kennedy, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Alex Gideon, Brian Hugenbruch, and Y.M. Pang.

Recluce Tales Named A Best Fiction Book of 2017

Kirkus Reviews just released their listings of the best fiction of 2017, and Recluce Tales was named as one of the best fantasy and science fiction books.

This the fourth time my books have received that honor, the previous best F&SF fiction winners from Kirkus being Scholar[2011], The Eternity Artifact [2005], and Archform Beauty [2002].