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One Piece at a Time: THE DRAGON BUSINESS now being offered as a Kindle Serial

This is an innovative way to read a story.  I was invited to be one of the authors in the new Amazon Kindle Serials program, where readers will get a new book of mine one piece at a time, each week for eight weeks.

Kindle Serials commissioned me to write THE DRAGON BUSINESS, which I blogged about as I produced it during the summer. This is a hilarious fantasy spoof about a group of medieval con men who travel from kingdom to kingdom selling their services as dragonslayers…even though there’s no dragon.  For fans of the Dan Shamble books, you’ll particularly love this.

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Teaser Tuesday: CLIMBING OLYMPUS

Another free sample of one of my SF novels, CLIMBING OLYMPUS, just reissued in trade paperback and all eBook formats by WordFire Press. As humans transform a planet, the planet transforms them…

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Things to Do

Writers portrayed in movies often have endless hours to sit alone, stare off toward the horizon, mulling over a poem (okay, or maybe a story or novel) they’ve been working on for the past couple of years.

Must be nice.

Most successful working writers I know have a number of different plates spinning on sticks, and I am spinning with the best of them.

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LIFEBOAT FOUNDATION—Inducted to the Advisory Board

Last June at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, I received the first-ever “Lifeboat to the Stars” Award for my book TAU CETI, with Steven Savile.   The Lifeboat to the Stars award is given by the Lifeboat Foundation for the best work of science fiction contributing to an understanding of the benefits, means, and difficulties of interstellar travel.

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MENTATS OF DUNE final cover and jacket text

As I’m busy proofreading the typeset galleys for MENTATS OF DUNE, I realized I haven’t officially posted the final cover and jacket text.  The book will be released in the US and UK in March 2014.

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MENTATS OF DUNE final cover and jacket text

As I’m busy proofreading the typeset galleys for MENTATS OF DUNE, I realized I haven’t officially posted the final cover and jacket text.  The book will be released in the US and UK in March 2014.

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Unveiling: full cover for THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS

I just came back from my week-long trip in Poland, signing books, meeting fans, touring the country…and lugging along the copy-edited manuscript for the first volume in the Saga of Shadows, THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS—a new “next generation” trilogy set in my Seven Suns universe. Over 900 pages long. I wanted to read it one more time, give the sentences a final polish, and also upload the story in my imagination again as I prepare to write Book 2 (which is not yet officially titled, but I *think* it’ll be BLOOD OF THE COSMOS).

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A Convention and Book Tour in Poland, Part 3

Next day, Sunday, I had another interview in the morning, then a two-hour author panel, this time with an interpreter (which I found much more difficult, trying to listen to the questions and the simultaneous translation), but we did just fine.  This time more than a hundred people were in the audience, and I had another lengthy autographing…complete with Star Trek Redshirts, Dune fans, Star Wars fans, even some who had copies of my old SF novel with Doug Beason, ASSEMBLERS OF INFINITY, which was my first Polish translation.

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A Convention and Book Tour in Poland

I was asked to be author guest of honor for Falkon, one of the largest SF conventions in Poland, held in the city of Lublin, and I gratefully accepted. I’ve never been to Poland (never even been to Eastern Europe before), and a writer needs to experience new places, cultures, people, traditions, all as ingredients for creating worlds.

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