I know this is a little out of the blue, but the fourth novel and the end to the series has arrived! I thought I’d have time to prep this space, but my cover art came back at the same time as edits and I put myself into overdrive to get it out and call the series done.
You guys have no idea (well, maybe some of y’all do) how it feels to have the whole story out there, all four books worth. I was blessed to be able to work with the incomparable Micaela Dawn as cover artist across all four novels, which added all sorts of big words like synchronicity, verisimilitude and uniformity to the whole set. And check out the back!
Normally, this is the part where I advertise the book but all of you who are up on the first three don’t really need me to sell it… it’s the dramatic conclusion that we’ve all been waiting for! And those of you have yet to check it out, what are you waiting for?!
The Pendulum Breaks is on sale in digital and paperback editions right now at Amazon here. For those of you who want an ebook from a different vendor, I’m afraid right now you can only preorder here. I set the publishing date for August 11th (my birthday) as an aspirational goal and it wound up being more future flung than the reality. But now that you know more of my vital stats, why not pick up a copy to celebrate my birthday?
Thanks to all of you who love the series and rock with it. I hope you enjoy the conclusion. The writer from the trenches is out!
I’ve been a bit busy promoting my fantasy novels because one was temporarily free, the other had just come out, and both by most folks accounts are pretty awesome, so I’ve been a bit behind on my sci-fi. But NO MORE!! You guys remember my steampunk cyborg attack monkey story, “A Song of Home, the Organ Grinds?” Well it’s been included in Baen Books’ Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 5. For those of you who don’t remember because you never read it, here’s what the discerning folks over at Tangent had to say about it:
Even among the more restricted form of military SF there are some unconventional pieces. I thought James Beamon‘s “A Song of Home, the Organ Grinds” was one of the best stories of the year and was amazed that this “year’s best” was the only one to select it. No one should miss this alternate history tale of the Crimean War with a street urchin press-ganged into combat aboard an airship crewed in part by vampire attack monkeys.
No one should miss this, their words not mine, meaning you, meaning definitely check out the book. The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 5 is available directly on the Baen site and other online retailers (Personally I’d go to Amazon. There’s a crazy amount of price disparity among sites, which I find both strange and perplexing). You’ll not only get a chance to check out my story but eleven other stories such as the widely acclaimed “Thirty-three Percent Joe” by Suzanne Palmer.
Plus there’s a VOTE! Readers get to decide which of these stories is the best of this year’s best. The BESTIEST! Once you check out the book, head over to the Baen site to vote on your favorite. I’m hoping it involves killer steampunk attack monkeys…
But, uh, for those of you who enjoy the feel of paper pages turning in your hands, there’s gonna be a slight delay for the print edition. Amazon flagged it for slight format errors, small things I won’t bother you with here, but which once again made me pine for the yesteryear of CreateSpace. Those errors are fixed but resubmitting for publication takes me back to the bottom of the queue.
Rest assured, sometime this weekend the print edition will LIVE! And as an added bonus for those who are willing to endure the wait, I’ve set up a Matchbook price to where if you get the print edition you can download the Kindle edition for free.
Back cover of the print edition. Not showing the words for those who want a completely spoiler free read of Pendulum Heroes.
Meanwhile, those of you who signed up for the newsletter know I was running a contest to give away an ARC paperback of Pendulum Shift. The winner is a Goodreads user named Phil. I was supposed to announce this yesterday but I was dealing with Amazon and waiting for him to get back to me. Everything in its own time I guess. Or is it can’t rush the slow taste? Either way, things are happening as we speak. Sorry for the delay… I didn’t realize Pendulum Shift was going to be this shifty!
You know, I was envisioning a pretty amped up post on this day, but now that it’s here I don’t have much to say beyond what’s already in the title. I gotta say something right? Ok, here goes… extra exclamation caps mode activate!
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Seriously though, you all enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend. If you’d like to support this vet here, it’d mean the world to me if you gave my fun fantasy adventure a try. Here’s the link to get it for FREE.