The Archipelago Has Launched! (Part One)

Look at that! Two posts in less than thirty days! See how nice I treat you now? Real special!

Speaking of all the nice things I do for you, here’s some lovely news: a year after my writerly collaborators Charlotte Ashley and Kurt Hunt and I wrapped up the first season of our alternate history naval fantasy serial, ARCHIPELAGO, we are releasing the epic novel-length version of the same.

Archipelagothe-serial ended up at almost 150,000 words, so it was always going to become a book. But serial magazines and novels are different beasts, so we’ve polished and restructured the original material and added new content from the Kickstarter rewards. The result is a longer, smoother, more richly-flavoured blend that… mmm. Anyone else fancy a coffee all of a sudden?

You can check out our fancy new site at the link above, or skip the middle man and go directly to the ebook from any of the following links, where for a short time it is only 2.99 in your local currency:

USA | UK | Canada | Australia | Mexico | Brazil | Japan

Spain | France | Germany | Italy | Netherlands | India

And expect another post imminently — the glorious paperback version is coming out soon

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Blow the Stars Away

Hello blog, long time no see!

Sorry that this is my first post of 2019, but life has been pretty full in recent times. Early last year, I vigorously downsized my life, dividing it between two-and-a-half suitcases and a one-and-a-half square-metre storage locker in south-central Madrid. I had to give up so many books… I’m still coming to terms with the loss…

About six months after that, I washed up in Girona, seeking a new direction in life (and occasionally finding the filming locations of Game of Thrones instead), and then this March I relocated to Barcelona after landing a new day-job just outside the city. Now I get my writing done on the train twice a day, and it is making me productive.

It turns out that I’ll have quite a bit of news to share in the coming months, so it’s time for me to get back into the blogging mode. And, fortunately, I have a reason to do so right now: last month I was delighted to have a short story accepted for inclusion in Parsec Ink’s latest TRIANGULATION anthology, and I’m even more delighted to say that it’s out now:

Ebook — Paperback

DARK SKIES is a collection of stories celebrating the beauty of the night sky, and you’ll find me and mine somewhere in the middle – Blow the Stars Away is a science fiction drama about loss, regret, rebuilding, and hope. If you get the book, let me know what you think!

How to pre-order a Perfect Christmas

A few months ago, the WELCOME TO PACIFIC CITY Kickstarter campaign raced to success, and I’m now very happy to announce that it is soon to be published.

The release date is Christmas day, but the ebook is available for pre-order right now. Also, for the first time, an SFFWorld.com anthology will be available as a paperback too – so even if electronic books aren’t your thing we still have your holiday reading cover-to-covered!

We want to get W2PC in the hands of as many readers as fast as we can, so – in a bid to climb high on the Amazon rankings – we’re releasing both versions at the lowest prices possible to encourage early purchases:

  • the ebook will be out for $1, £1, €1 (or other roughly equivalent amounts)
  • the paperback will be out for $6.99, £5.99, €6.99, etc. (plus delivery costs)

However, those numbers will go up! After Boxing Day the ebook price will rise to $2.99, and after New Year’s Day they will hit their regular prices of $4.99 and $9.99 respectively – so now’s the time to get your Xmas bargains bought!

Select your preferred Amazon marketplace here:

Amz.COM | Amz.CAAmz.MXAmz.BRAmz.AUAmz.JPAmz.IN
Amz.UK | Amz.ES | Amz.FRAmz.DEAmz.ITAmz.NL

(the Amazon blurb is a giant mess right now - to be simplified as soon as possible!)

I’ll send one more message this year to announce when the paperback is available for purchase – and in the meantime, remember:

Pacific City welcomes visitors!