I usually steer clear of current affairs in the Starship JJ Green bulletins – we’re here to escape from earthly concerns for a little while, right? But this week’s news about Las Vegas struck home because I’m going there for a writers’ conference next month.
I was planning on telling you in a later newsletter about this wonderful opportunity to meet my writing heroes in the indie sci-fi world. Instead, I’m telling you today because I think it’s important to carry on despite what’s happened and not give into fear. I’m looking forward to showing you a happier side of that famous town in a few weeks’ time.
On a happier note, the results of my reader poll on naming a negative character in my space colonisation series are in! Montfort was a clear winner, followed by Harcourt, and Mayeux and Aubriot roughly tying for third choice. Thanks so much to everyone who voted and commented. I loved reading your reasoning and opinions.
Another thank you goes to Naniphy, who wrote my first review on my latest release, The Galactic Chronicles. Thank you so much!
This week I’m bringing you a couple of outstanding special offers. Patty Jansen is reducing the first three books in her Ambassador series, and Ken Lozito has released Genesis, the first book in a new series, at a special discount. Both offers are 99 cents.
The bundled edition of the first three books in the popular Ambassador series.
1: Seeing Red – Cory Wilson is about to start his new job as representative to gamra, the alien organisation that controls the network for wormhole travel, when a political murder may well end his career before it started. In Coldi society, you can get killed for looking a superior in the eye. Never mind accusing him of murder.
1A: The Sahara Conspiracy – Cory is asked to deal with the alien mafia on Earth, and stumbles across a plot that endangers Earth’s fragile peace. You did not hear me say “nuke from orbit”.
2: Raising Hell – the wormhole network goes down, and Cory’s friend and leader of the largest populated world Asto is caught off-world. Dangerous politics are afoot on Asto, and Cory decides to help his friend. Yeah. Famous last words.
This series will appeal to readers who like alien societies that are familiar and disturbingly different at the same time, dangerous political intrigue, edge-of-seat action and characters that are never entirely good or entirely bad.
Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop. There are eight books in the series, with more on the way.
Snap up this one here.
A mission gone wrong. Innocent lives have been lost.
Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn’t something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth’s first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn’t have prepared for.
For three hundred thousand colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start…a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he’s the right man to see that it survives what’s coming.
A new world with new challenges, but the mission has changed.
If you loved Old Man’s War and Ender’s Game, you’ll love Genesis – First Colony , a new military science fiction series. Take advantage of the special discount price for a limited time!
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What’s Coming Up?
I posted my final snippet of Space Colony One last Saturday. This week, I’m writing A Very Carrie Christmas, which will appear in November. I plan on making a tradition of writing a Carrie Hatchett story every Christmas, just like there’s always a Christmas Doctor Who. The stories have many parallels, plus I love writing about Christmas!
P.S. If you don’t already have your free copy of Carrie Hatchett’s Christmas, pick one up here.