Monday, April 26, 2010

No gap between Worlds

The Fleet of Worlds series so far consists of Fleet of Worlds (#1), Juggler of Worlds (#2), and Destroyer of Worlds (#3). (If that's Greek to you, check out the Fleet series page on my website.)

Fleet and Destroyer were released for the Kindle almost concurrently with the hardback edition. Not so Juggler: I've gotten lots of frustrated emails about the nonavailability of Juggler as an ebook. (One irate Amazon customer even gave Destroyer a one-star review solely because he couldn't get JOW on his Kindle. As much as I sympathized, I thought that a bit unfair.) As for why books one and three, but not two -- truthfully, I simply don't know.

So: I am delighted to report that the Amazon Kindle Store now offers Juggler of Worlds for the Kindle. For all of you who have been waiting -- I appreciate your patience.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Random questions for the day

Did the Navi of Avatar have to be blue?  Really?  It's like having yellow aliens named the Canari.   

And now comes news from James Cameron that he's working on a sequel, which will take place in the oceans of Pandora. Navi in the navy?

I'm just saying ...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lost in my own head

Hmm .. I see it's been a while since I last posted. Been busy blogging elsewhere in conjunction with the release of InterstellarNet: Origins and working on a new novel, Energized.

The former is wrapping up, and as for the latter I just finished the first draft of a major section. It's time to try to get back to a routine.

Even in the throes of writing, I make time to surf (aka, take sanity breaks). Here are some recent finds in tune with this blog that I consider especially interesting:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Death of a genre

A genre is in trouble when the general public can't even define it. And that, I am convinced, is the current state of science fiction.

As an SF author I meet two types of people at book signings: committed SF fans and -- in much larger numbers -- passersby. Too many passersby make comments like: "Oh, like Harry Potter." (Or Superman. Or Lord of the Rings. Or Twilight. Or, or, or ... insert the non-SF media titan of your choice here.) Interestingly, not: Oh, like Star Wars, Star Trek, or Terminator, let alone any literary SF example.