Publishers and authors work on different time lines. And so, two books completed nine months apart can -- and in this case, will -- be published one month apart. Just a few days ago, covers for both new novels (covers that, with total objectivity, I think are keen) appeared on Amazon. The covers having gone public, I thought: why not show off them off here?
First up: Energized, a near-future technothriller about energy shortages, alternate-energy sources, and the assets available to us in space. The large foreground object -- if you weren't certain -- is a solar power satellite. (Aside to Analog-reading visitors: this novel is an updated version of the recently concluded serial of the same name.)
Look for Energized in July 2012. (I'll have more to say here about the novel as that date approaches.)
Next up (this time with friend and colleague, Larry Niven): Fate of Worlds. AKA -- if you have good eyes, or you enlarge the cover image -- as "The Explosive Finale to the Ringworld and the Fleet of Worlds Series."
(Very explosive, and very final.)
Fate of Worlds is due out in August 2012. Expect to hear more about it, too, next summer.
Analog has just released a (Kindle-only, at least for now) anthology that's entitled New Millennium: Trailblazing Tales From Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 2000 - 2010. The ebook collects stories by many of my favorite authors -- and also "The Night of the RFIDs," a novelette of my own.
If you enjoy hard SF -- and given that you're reading this blog, I'm guessing that you do -- this new antho is something to consider for your Kindle-owning friends and relations.