From 4/19 till 5/5, Amazon Local is offering Gods of Earth for $0.99. You have to have the Amazon Local App to get the offer, at least initially. Obviously, this applies to Rochester, NY, folks only, since that’s what’s being called “local” in this case. Check out:
A trivia fact: In Gods of Earth, Rochester is called “The City by the Freshsea.”
What else you gonna do with them?
Evolution Commandos: Well of Furies and The Dark Forward are both now available, in their ePub versions, for purchase with Bitcoins. This might be temporary, since the digital content provider has a time clock on the rate of sales. So buy now, before your Bitcoins turn into Beenie Babies.
It took 9 months longer than I planned, but I finished Evolution Commandos: World Hammer. This is the second of my Tarkos and Bria books, and I intend to write at least 7 more of them. They are quite different from Gods of Earth (which is more broodingly numinous) or my short stories (which are mostly near future hard SF). These books (which I call the Predator Space Chronicles) are optimistic, straight up, unabashed space opera, but with a green theme: the protagonists belong to a special elite force that protects ecosystems.
The books are available on Kindle, Nook, or Kobo. A paperback version will be available this summer, when the three Evolution Commandos books will be combined into one huge novel.
I tell people considering buying one of the PSC books to start by listening to “Asteroid Monte,” on Escape Pod. It gives a sense of the world and protagonists.
A story I’ve sat on, revising slowly slowly, for a long while. One of my strangest. Appearing in one of the newest, most refreshing mags out there.
The Sadly Short Human Lifespan of the Eternal Primeval Fish
I have a story in the forthcoming collection, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS. I just saw the cover, which I think is great, don’t you?
And with a blurb from the great David Brin! It doesn’t get much better than that.
Hayden is a talented editor. I appreciated his help, and you’ll appreciate his selections. I’m confident anyone interested in SF or politics (and who isn’t interested in one or the other?) will love these stories. Not to mention, Bundoran is a small press that is keeping SF vibrant.
I’ve been a member of Audible for years, so I’m delighted that Gods of Earth is finally available as an Audible download here. It’s a great pleasure to see my novel there in what I consider one of my favorite bookstores.
Amazon is having a promotion of twenty ebooks available for just $2.00, good till the end of November. Gods of Earth is one of the twenty. See:
20 Kindle Books for $2 each
That’s cheaper than two donuts, or a comic, or most packs of gum nowadays. The siren call of literature, nearly free!
There’s still room at the October 22 reading at Fairport Brewing Company. It’s free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged because it helps the organizers plan for the free pizza. Register at:
It was fun to write “The Story Behind Gods of Earth” for upcoming4.me. It allowed me to reflect on the when-the-writing’s-done moments:
My good friends Joe and Tim are going to throw a book launch party for Gods of Earth October 22; everyone is invited, and it’s at artisanal brewery Fairport Brewing Company, so there will be great beer available. Here are the official details:
ENJOY LOCAL FICTION AND LOCAL BEER
Book Launch Party
Fairport novelist Craig DeLancey will read from his novel Gods of Earth, sign copies, and answer your questions.
Open to any and all book lovers.
Artisan Fairport Brewing Co beer and copies of Gods of Earth will be available for purchase.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22nd from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WHERE: Fairport Brewing Company, 99 South Main Street, Fairport, NY, 14450, at the corner of Main Street and Church Street. Parking available at the Village Landing.
Addendum: The organizers are hoping to get a rough head count so we know how much pizza (free to attendees!) to get. If you’re coming, and don’t mind spending a minute helping us get the head count, please register (it takes 2 seconds) at:
I’m delighted that Nick Podehl will be reading Gods of Earth for the Brilliance Audio edition. Nick has been the reader for bestselling authors like Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, and in fantasy, Patrick Rothfuss. His voice will be perfect for Chance Kyrien, and he has an astonishing range that’ll really bring alive characters like the Guardian and Sarah.
I do wonder how he’ll manage a stuttering coyote….