Wednesday, October 7, 2020

ROFCON -- come join me :-)

The first virtual Ring of Fire Con runs Thursday October 8 through Sunday October 11. W00t! You can still register online -- and for free -- but there are neat ebook bundles offered if you should choose to make a small donation to help defray costs.

Together with -- as you might imagine -- all matters related to Eric Flint's 1632-verse (aka, Ring of Fire-verse), the con covers much, much more.(*)

I am delighted to be taking part in the con, and I thought I'd share my schedule:

 Friday 10/9 4:30 p.m. CDT -- I'm interviewed about my career and recent and upcoming projects

Saturday 10/10 4:30 p.m. CDT -- I'm on the panel "Working with Editors"

Sunday 10/11 3:00 p.m. CDT -- I'm on the panel "The Challenge of Writing Hard SF"

The full con schedule is here.

 "See" you there.


(*) Why the broader scope? For one reason, The Grantville Gazette, bimonthly ezine of the 1632-verse, has long also had an independent "Universe Annex." That's the TGG department in which it's been my frequent honor to appear. In fact, I have a novelette running in the current, September/October 2020, issue. For another, Ring of Fire Press now publishes both 1632 and non-1632 books. My 2019 novel, The Company Man is in the latter category.

And maybe just because ... why not? SF fans have omnivoracious interests.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

It's alive. Alive! (Well, closer)

See what just appeared on Amazon ... for anyone who likes to plan (way) ahead

Déjà Doomed Paperback – May 25, 2021

There will be ebook editions, too (of course!) And well before release, spiffy cover art ... consider this image a placeholder.


Caezik is a new SF imprint, whose first two releases -- by Robert Heinlein (from a manuscript discovered postmortem) and Robert J. Sawyer -- were Locus bestsellers. It turns out you don't need to be named Robert

Friday, September 4, 2020

Old and new

I'm happy to have two of my novelettes in print (at least, electrons) this month. Both were issued a few days ago, on the 1st.

"A Case of Identity" was/is the opening novelette in a completed four-story arc -- for which a series name continues to elude me. Currently in contention are The Sherlock Chronicles and The AI PI. Whatever series name I settle upon, its opening -- and entirely standalone -- tale is reissued this month in Galaxy's Edge.

Side note: If "A Case of Identity" rings a bell (for reasons other than that you read mine first-run), that's understandable. Not coincidentally, Conan Doyle's Sherlock had an incident of that name.

But the bigger news is brand-new story, introducing a fresh narrative arc. "On the Shoals of Space-Time," also a novelette, is in this month's issue of The Grantville Gazette (in the Universe Annex department). And it's quite the adventure ...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Deja vu: Deja Doomed

Back on May 1st, in "Déjà Doomed (and it's *not* gloom involving COVID-19)", I was delighted to announce the sale of a new novel.

The only hint I'm giving this early

At that time, I made no forecast of the release date. I'm still not making a prediction (amid the pandemic, does anything proceed as planned?), but I am delighted to report progress. To wit: Déjà Doomed has completed its first round of editing. That's one small step ... ;-)

More news as it happens.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

This brought a smile to my face

 NOT your average, everyday comic

Pearls Before Swine Comic Strip for June 25, 2020

Though buying milk is a fraught activity these days ...

Friday, May 1, 2020

Déjà Doomed (and it's *not* gloom involving COVID-19)

With all that's been going on, I'm pleased to have a tidbit of *good* news to share with my friends and readers.

Only the doom is WAY worse than this ...
Which is to say, Phoenix Pick, publisher of several of my more recent books, lately sent over contracts for my newest novel. It's called -- you guessed it -- Déjà Doomed. Think: epic adventure for existential stakes.

I long ago lost my authorial amateur status, but as DD will be my 21st book, I guess I'm about to become an authorial pro adult :-)

More info (such as the release date) in due course ....

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

What's old is new again

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter-in-place rules in ever more places, and the economy more or less stopped, realistically my news of the day hardly rates a mention. All that said ... it pleases me. In particular, I'm happy to announce that ReAnimus Press has just reissued my earliest two novels. With classy new cover art, I hasten to add ....

Kindle link for Probe
My debut novel was Probe -- and it's true what they say. You always remember your first time ;-)

And what, you ask, is the probe of the title? The hero's own robotic spacecraft, prowling the Asteroid Belt for mineral wealth? The alien derelict that Prospector had the (mis)fortune to come upon? Something the military does not want found? Or is it something really out of the ordinary? 

"With a scientist's background and a novelist's eye, Ed Lerner has written a fast-paced thriller sure to please techno-junkies, sci-fi lovers, and anyone who simply enjoys an exciting yarn."

-- Pete Earley,
   NYT bestselling author of Family of Spies: 
   Inside the John Walker Spy Ring

And second, a quite different tale, Moonstruck.