Darkness Within, the third book of Tales of the Associated Worlds, is now officially released, in both paperback and Kindle e-book formats. It can be obtained here:
Primarily set after the Core War, this book returns to the style of “Vignettes of the Star Empire”, with more nanofiction from the Associated Worlds, including some of the events following the war in “Aftershocks”, and the multi-part story “Darkness Within”.
After a troubled period in its development, I am delighted to be able to announce that the third book in the Tales of the Associated Worlds series, Darkness Within and Other Stories, will be released on December 12th this year in Kindle e-book and paperback. Pre-orders will be open soon.
Additionally, to accompany this release, the previous two books in the series, Vignettes of the Star Empire and The Core War and Other Stories will be on sale starting December 1st, so if you haven’t already got them, that would be a good time.
(Or if you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a fellow SF reader, of course!)
So, now that the content is ready, what else is there to do:
Cover art: moving along nicely, should be ready soon.
Permissions: waiting for.
Blurb: need to write that.
Cover: can’t do that yet.
Submission to Amazon: can’t do that yet either.
E-book formatting: can do that next.
Submission of that to Amazon: can’t do that yet.
Set on-sale date and such: can’t do that yet.
Party like it’s 2015 and I just wrote a book: probably shouldn’t do that yet.
Write next one…
So, I’m having the obligatory sale! If you don’t yet have my first book – a second is expected to follow early in the new year – now’s your chance to pick up the Kindle e-book for just $0.99. If you do , on the other hand, you can still tell everyone else you know!
So, I’ve been having fun with dogecoin recently, the cryptocurrency, which has a really awesome community vibe to it, and I’d like to do something to help it along. And, of course, I’ve no objection at all to “doing well by doing good”. So here’s what I’m going to do – a special sale for this week, ending Sunday 19th. My first book usually costs $2.99 on Amazon Kindle – but if you pay in DOGE, I’m going to offer it to you at 1/3rd off – which at the time of writing, and for the duration of this sale, I’m going to say is 10,000 DOGE.
If you want to take advantage of this offer, here’s what to do:
E-mail me with the e-mail address you want the book to go to, and the dogecoin address that you’re sending payment from, so that I know it’s you;
Send the 10,000 DOGE to DKoZtfVXT6BAJMU1RwgpxLbQ2snL6VRfcG ;
I’ll send you the .mobi e-book file within 24 hours of confirmed payment.
(As you can see from the addition of the “My Books” tab up above, no doubt.)
And you can find it on Amazon here, for Kindle, right now – over 44,000 words of nanofiction and metafiction from the Associated Worlds SF universe for the modest price of $2.99.
Buy a copy! Buy ten copies! Tell your friends, and make them buy ten copies, too!
But, no, seriously. Vignettes of the Star Empire, the first collection of the nanofiction and metafiction which I’ve been writing (and including a couple of pieces not seen on t’blog) is now available as a Kindle e-book, all edited and polished and in its final canonical form. For those of you who would prefer a physical book, that one’s not quite ready yet, but should also be available soon. Not that you should let that stop you from buying an e-book copy too, of course. Ahem.