New Releases, Publishing News

The Luna Missile Crisis is Now Available (An Audible Original )

Today marks the biggest release of my career! Audible Originals has released THE LUNA MISSILE CRISIS, written by myself and Jaime Castle, and narrated by the award-winning Ray Porter. That means it’s available exclusively to Audible Listeners for six months.

The book is an Alt-history Sci-Fi adventure, about two brothers struggling to come together after Aliens interrupt the Cold War. The fate of the world hangs in the balance. It’s perfect for fans of District 9The Expanse, and Artemis.

The great Dennis E. Taylor (Bobiverse) had this to say about the book: “Aliens, agents, and espionage abound…This is classic SF in the golden-age tradition. A wild ride!”

Grab your copy today.  Exclusively on Audible.

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Publishing News

I’m Publishing an Audio Original!

It finally happened! After a long time of waiting, me and my co-author for the Buried Goddess Saga, Jaime Castle, have found a home for our newest project together, THE LUNA MISSILE CRISIS. We’ve just signed a deal to publish it as an Audible Original later this year.

We finished writing this book together about a year and a half ago, so it’s been a long road. It’s a pulpy, sci-fi adventure set in an alternate 60’s when the arrival of aliens has interrupted the Cold War and shifted the balance of power.  Thank you to Audible and my agent Evan Gregory for making this happen. We couldn’t be more excited to see this book entering the world.

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Publishing News, Short Stories

I’m a Nebula Award Finalist!

What a crazy week it’s been. On Wednesday, it was announced that a story of mine was named a finalist for the 2018 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. I’m completely floored, and none of this would be possible without the incredible Sci-Fi Reader & Author Community.

INTERVIEW FOR THE END OF THE WORLD is a prequel to my Children of Titan Series, telling the tale of how the Ringers first got to Titan. You can read the award-nominated edition for free by signing up for my Newsletter, or grab it in the BRIDGE ACROSS THE STARS ANTHOLOGY it was featured in or now on Amazon all on it’s own Here

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Publishing News

Titanborn is coming to Audio with RC Bray!

So excited to announce that Audible Studios has snagged the great RC Bray, yeah the guy who narrated The fricken Martian, to narrate my BASTARDS OF THE RING SERIES when it is relaunched / launched as the full, proper series I always wanted it to be in early 2019. This story of a corporate bounty hunter and a rebel offworlder was made for RC. I can’t wait to hear what he does with it.

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Publishing News

The Circuit is out on Audio, narrated by Jefferson Mays!

Today is my biggest release yet as an author. My Complete Circuit Trilogy comes to audio in one epic volume thanks to Podium Publishing! Performed by the award-winning Jefferson Mays, who narrates The Expanse by James S. A. Corey, a series I love, I couldn’t be more thrilled to finally have this out in the wild.

So check it out if you’re interested! It’s definitely worth the audible credit at 30 Hours long, and with a free audible trial you could even get it free if you’re new to audio. I’m just starting to get into the medium myself. And please make sure to leave a rating on audible if you do!

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Publishing News

I have a New Agent!

Thrilled to announce that my work will now be represented by Evan Gregory of The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency! So thrilled to be working with him as I look to take my career to the next level. I’ll be joining authors like John Scalzi and Dennis E. Taylor on their roster, so this is almost a dream come true for me.

Check them out here!

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Publishing News

The Circuit Trilogy is Coming to Audio!

It’s official now so I can announce that my Circuit Trilogy has been picked up by Podium Publishing! They’ll be producing an Audio Version of the series some time later this year. I couldn’t be more excited to join the ranks of a publisher who produced the likes of The Martian and books by R.A. Salvatore.

So keep a lookout on Audible. Soon you won’t just be able to read my debut sci-fi series… you can listen to it! Who wants to read anyway?

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Review of “Starship Grifters,” by Robert Kroese

Starship Grifters  by Robert Kroese

Publisher: 47North
Genre: Sci-fi/Comedy
Length: Novel (215 pages)
Rating: 5/5 stars

This book opened me up to an entire sub-genre I didn’t think I would enjoy. Sci-fi farce/comedy. I’ve never been one to enjoy comedic fiction as I’ve always found the genre is better suited for TV or Movies. Boy was I wrong.

This book is a hilarious romp through a far-future galaxy that exposes some of the ridiculous throughout the Star Wars Saga and in science fiction in genre. That’s not to say this is dumb, however, If anything it’s quite the opposite. Mr. Kroese is a brilliant writer. Even when he isn’t being funny every line of this book crackles with energy. And for every witty reference there is a smart creation of his own such as their form of Rationalizing Interstellar Travel. And as much as I was laughing throughout, I never felt disconnected from the silly universe created in this book.

At the heart of the story is the relationship between sarcastic, self-centered and self-proclaimed legend, Rex Nihilo, and his robot partner Sasha. He’s a conman always on the lookout for a pay day and she is a semi-sentient robot unable to tell a lie or develop an have original original thought. Their banter and antics hold the entire story together. Every time she has to get him out of a mess of his own design or pour him a margarita while he watches others do his bidding.

The story here isn’t going too win any awards, but it’s almost secondary to me. This is a parody of science fiction through and through, and an adventure filled with mishaps and accidental victories. Every member in the supporting cast is great and will keep you laughing, but nobody does it like Rex. Any time he opens his mouth it’s gold, obnoxious gold, but gold nonetheless. I highly recommend this novel, especially for those who haven’t tried this sub-genre before and are looking for something fresh

This book can be purchased for kindle here.

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