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  • We’re Full of Stars! ADVENTURE SF STORYBUNDLE
    Strap into your cockpit, fire up the faster-than-light engines, and set course for the nearest star. I’ve got a grab bag of 13 excellent science fiction books all in one new Adventure SF storybundle. Get them all for as little as $15, and help out a great charity, too! I put in a brand new action-packed story, The Blood Prize, featuring the popular character Colt the Outlander from Heavy Metal magazines, with all new art by the Aradio Brothers. Robert J. Sawyer offers his classic novel Far Seer (a planet of intelligent dinosaurs!). Raymond Bolton’s Awakening shows a fantasy civilization on the cusp of the industrial revolution faced with an alien invasion.      You’ll read different adventures on very ... read more
    Published on 2017-10-04
  • Truly EPIC 2017
    Once again, it’s time for our annual TRULY EPIC FANTASY StoryBundle, with tremendous imaginative novels that will draw the sword right out of your stone! This year we have some amazing work by world-class fantasy authors as well as the best of the up-and-coming indie authors in the genre. We’ll start with a triple play by legendary and New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, three novels: The Sword of Bedwyr, The Woods Out Back, and The Education of Brother Thaddius. Famed Brandon Sanderson adds his incredible Sixth of the Dusk to the mix, and Michael A. Stackpole delivers A Hero Born. If you like your epic fantasy in a historical vein, we have Blood of Akhilles by R.M. Meluch, Joanna Crusader by Hilary Benford, and Obstacles by Ryan English. For outside-the-box fantasy, the ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-31
  • DRAGONCON schedule
    My Dragoncon schedule. Exact rooms in the program book. Be sure to come to my reading of the new Dan Shamble story on Saturday!   FRIDAY 1 PM X-Files panel 4-6:30 at Bard’s Tower booth 817, America’s Mart bldg 2, floor 3 7 PM Masculinity in Star Wars   SATURDAY 10-12 at Bard’s Tower booth 817, America’s Mart bldg 2, floor 3 1 PM Reading NEW Dan Shamble Story! 2:30 NYT Bestsellers Tell All 4-5 at Bard’s Tower booth 817, America’s Mart bldg 2, floor 3 5:30 Star Wars authors   ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-30
  • Totality
    It took me completely by surprise. Rebecca and I made plans to drive three hours out of Colorado into the foothills of Wyoming to find a place where we could watch the total solar eclipse. It was a bucket-list item for both of us. I’ve been to six of the seven continents, seen the Grand Canyon and the Sahara Desert, Inca ruins in the Andes, Mayan pyramids in the Yucatan. My undergrad degree was in astronomy, and a total eclipse was something I didn’t want to miss. We found an isolated reservoir, open water, sparse crowds compared to the traffic jams elsewhere on the path of totality. We set up our lawn chairs at the water’s edge, donned our eclipse ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-29
  • LAST CITIES OF EARTH
    My friend Jeff Sturgeon is an amazing artist with an amazing imagination. I have watched him exhibit at science fiction conventions with his gorgeous and innovative paintings on burnished metal, but over the past several years Jeff has been possessed by a very energetic and demanding muse. He’s developed a breathtaking science fiction concept, THE LAST CITIES OF EARTH, a future after the explosion of the great Yellowstone caldera makes the surface of the world uninhabitable, but with enough forewarning, the major cities have used new technology to levitate themselves above the clouds. Now, centuries have passed, and each city has developed its own culture, its own airships, and a new trading network is evolving. The ideas abound, and ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-27
  • The Highest High—Reaching the Summit of Mount Sherman
    “It’s a test of ultimate will, a heartbreak climb uphill”—Rush, “Marathon” Yesterday, I led a group of dedicated Rush fans up to the summit of Mount Sherman (14,036 ft) in Colorado. It was a hard climb, especially for the flatlanders—members of our group came from all across the country, from Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, California, and Colorado. This was our second year in a row, reaching the top of the world. In 2011, I climbed a mountain with my long-time friend, Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for legendary rock group Rush, when they were in Denver for their Time Machine Tour. During that climb to the summit of Mount Evans (14,265 ft), Neil and I plotted the characters ... read more
    Published on 2017-08-06
  • Chills in the Heat of Summer: the Bump in the Night Thriller bundle
    If you’re ready for summer thrills and chills (ones that don’t even require air conditioning), I’m happy to show off the brand new “Bump in the Night Thrillers” storybundle, which just launched today. Sixteen suspenseful, fun, and entertaining reads. http://storybundle.com You name your own price, get the eBooks via instant download in your preferred format. You support indie authors, and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to charity, to support the worthy cause of the Challenger Learning Centers for Space Science Education. The bundle books include compelling urban fantasy reads with some of the strangest detectives you’ve ever met, including Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. in my own Unnatural Acts, as well as ghosts, elves, vampires, sorceresses, modern-day dragon ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-26
  • The Doomsday Cascade
    I’m thrilled to announce the sale of THE DOOMSDAY CASCADE, a new high-tech thriller with my frequent coauthor Doug Beason, which deals with the growing international crisis of nuclear waste storage. Bob Gleason, editor at Tor/Forge Books acquired the book via John Silbersack at Trident Media Group. Film and TV rights are being shopped by Eric Williams of Zero Gravity Management. THE DOOMSDAY CASCADE is a gritty survival story of people trapped inside a high-security nuclear waste storage facility deep inside a mountain, trying to escape as security systems break down, possibly leading to a nuclear disaster. The novel is meticulously researched and extremely plausible. Both Doug and Ihave direct first-hand experience with government bureaucracy, the military, and the nuclear industry.  ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-24

 


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