Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Release: Ionotatron

It's alive.

Here is the link to the Amazon e-book version of Book II of the Chronopticus Chronicles...Ionotatron.

And here is the paperback version if you're interested.

You can also sign up here to win a paperback copy of Fractal Standard Time AND Ionotatron while there is still time. The contest ends tomorrow.

On the horizon: Chronopticus Rising (Book III of the Chronopticus Chronicles), Race the Sky (a stormchasing novel), and a new science fiction short story collection that focuses on a single character.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Io Arriving

After a brief delay, Book II of the Chronopticus Chronicles (aka "Ionotatron") has been finished. The e-book version will be available on within a week or so and the paperback will follow after that.

I've already been working on the outline of Book III, Chronopticus Rising, where everything in the series finally comes together. More on that soon. And then, there's this stormchasing novel I've had lying around for some time...

With every book it seems, there is always something to learn and something unpredictable that happens. With this particular novel, I had to rewrite the opening chapter almost a dozen times before I was relatively happy with it. Initially, the rest of the book was fine, but in this instance the opening chapter was a mess of ideas. Eventually many of the ideas and lines from the opening chapter ended up elsewhere in the book...which is where they really belonged anyway.

Ionotatron is quick read and a short novel...which technically may make it a novella, depending on how you define your terms. Chronopticus Rising should be a longer book and I hope to have it done by the summer of this year.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Io Update

About for the lack of updates as of late...I've been typing in lots of edits to Ionotatron as well as preparing the groundwork for the third book in the series. I've moved the publication date of the second book back to the beginning of March, but I may move it back further if necessary. The Gravity of Dreams short story has also been delayed...for the same reason. This book is also turning out a little shorter than I hoped, so I don't know if I'll leave it alone or add another subplot. Whatever the case, I need to tell the story right in the second book in order for all three of the books to fit together.

Speaking of Mars news, there are new pictures coming out that show a new impact crater on Mars. The crater is about 100 feet across and was made within the past three years. Some may argue this is all the more reason to put a colony underground, but I'm not as convinced. I think a lack of sunlight might create new problems underground unless some means of transporting sunlight below the surface can be created.