We’re voyaging into less familiar reaches of the galaxy this week. I’m making some changes to my back catalogue I want to tell you about, and I’m looking for some volunteers.
First, let me tell you about Dawn Falcon. When I first began writing with a view to making a career of it, I used to write fantasy as well as science fiction. I soon realised that I needed to specialise, so I bundled all my fantasy stories into one collection and published it. I can hardly believe it, but that was almost two years ago. I’ve written no pure fantasy since then.
Now things are coming full circle. I had a science fantasy story accepted into an awesome anthology (more about that next newsletter) and I’m going to write a new series in this cross-genre area. As a result, I’ve been reminded of Dawn Falcon, which has been languishing in Kindle Unlimited all this time.
So in a few days I’m removing the book from KU and making it available at Kobo, iTunes and other bookstores. If you’re in KU and would like to read my early writings, you should borrow the book soon. If you aren’t in KU, don’t worry, I made Dawn Falconfree for a short time.
Not interested in fantasy? Then take a look at Vincent Trigili’s The Enemy of an Enemy, which is also free at the moment.
Six fantastic fantasy shorts, including paranormal, urban fantasy, epic adventure, magic realism, time travel, weird fiction and dark fantasy.
When Keia finds a child’s skull in a well, she little suspects how it came to be there or who is responsible.
A sentient city cares for its lowliest inhabitant, but she may need more help than it can give.
Professor Michum’s Daughter
Professor Michum’s obsession with wasps turns sour when his daughter gets stung by an alien species.
Max’s genetically engineered dinosaur pet has extraordinary powers.
Meinir’s all washed up until Mamgu dies and leaves an unusual, magical legacy.
We Have the Stars
On a foggy night in an alternate Victorian London, Eleanor, a world-famous inventor, fulfills a decades-old pact. Three friends meet, and the revelation that follows shatters Eleanor’s perspective on humanity and herself.
Download your copy here.
Vydor is riding a wave of success, but now his ship, the Dragon Claw, is being sent to investigate a mysterious event deep within the Empire’s space. A secret research colony has fallen silent and the forces sent to investigate were never heard from again.
A new enemy has come to the Empire bringing with it dark powers that were abandoned long before the Empire was born. Powers that were thought to be legends and myths.
It’s up to Vydor to keep this force at bay and protect the Empire, but it may come at the cost of his faith and shake the foundations of the Empire itself.
The Lost Tales of Power is an open-ended series of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books set in a vast multiverse featuring a mixture of traditional fantasy and science fiction elements.
Pick up your copy here.
What’s Coming Up?
A Very Carrie Christmas is finished and I need your help! My Carrie Hatchett Christmas novelettes are standalone, so I’m looking for readers who haven’t read the series to give me feedback. It should only take a couple of hours to read the story. If you’re interested, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me if you’ve done beta reading before. I only need a handful people, so please don’t be disappointed if I don’t pick you.
You can read the final snippet of A Very Carrie Christmas here.
P.S. After an interesting reader discussion last week about Blade Runner 2049 and the changes in science fiction over the years, I began a new chat, this time about the accuracy of predictions of future technology in science fiction. Go here if you’d like to join in.