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A God in Chains Sale Continues

The 99-cent sale of A God in Chains continues.   An outfit called eBookDaily.com sent me an email to let me know the kindle version of my Dying Earth novel is still being offered on Amazon for the bargain price.

Not to be too own-horn-blowing, but AGiC is the first novel-length work I’ve set in my extrapolation of Jack Vance’s The Dying Earth.  Those who liked the stories about Baldemar the wizard’s henchman and Raffalon the thief, all set in that world, might want to return there to see what’s happening.

Here’s a link:  https://ebookdaily.com/bargain-kindle-books/2020-06-26/B07TK2GZT2

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A God in Chains ebook for 99 cents (US)

Tomorrow, my Dying Earth fantasy novel, A God in Chains, will be the object of a Bookbub promotion, with the price dropped to 99 cents (US).  The discount is already in effect and you don’t need to be on Bookbub’s email list to take advantage of the promo.

Here are links to the various platforms where you can snap up a copy:

KINDLE
KOBO
NOOK
i-BOOK
google PLAY
PRINT Amazon.com
PRINT Amazon.ca

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A God in Chains shortlisted for award

My Dying Earth-set novel, A God in Chains (Edge SF & Fantasy Publishing, 2019), is shortlisted as book of the year in the speculative fiction category for the Alberta Publishing Awards.

It’s a juried award that honors the publisher, not the author, but hey, a drive-by nomination is still pretty skookum.

By the way, the novel, set in the same milieu as the Raffalon and Baldemar stories, has racked up 33 five-star reviews on Amazon since it was released 11 months ago.

You can read the opening here:

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A God in Chains for 99 cents

Early warning: Brian Hades — yes, that’s his real name — the publisher at Edge SF and Fantasy Publishing, tells me that the ebook edition of A God In Chains will go on sale for 99 cents on June 25.


As we get closer to the date, I’ll post links to Amazon, Kobo, Nook, i-Book, and Google Play.

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New space opera novel

I’m 70,000 words into Passengers and Perils (working title), an episodic space-opera novel that continues the adventures of Conn Labro and Jenore Mordene, from my 2008 Vancean novel, Template.  I started out to write it as another series of short stories I could later cobble together into a “fix-up” novel, but decided to go whole hog after I sold the first episode, “Stopover at Meech’s World,” to Amazing Stories.

As the story has progressed, I’ve found myself bringing in characters from other books and stories.  So far, I’ve had Erm Kaslo and Henghis Hapthorn playing supporting roles, with cameos from Luff Imbry, Brustrum Warhanny, and Old Confustible.   We’ve had visits to the Terfel Connaissarium and Bolly’s Snug.  I think it is turning out to be good fun.

A British publisher has expressed interest in doing a limited edition as well as an unsigned trade hardcover.  I’m going to see if I can find a North American publisher to take the paperback, ebook, and audio rights.

I’m just writing the last episode now, and expect to have the manuscript ready to send by the end of the month.

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