Friday, June 28, 2024

*Start* of an era

I'm pleased to announce forthcoming new print and electronic editions of four of my earlier novels. (Why only forthcoming? These things take time, but expect the new editions to appear before summer is out.) 

The novels in questions are

  • (original cover)
    Fools' Experiments: “When the artificial intelligences … go maverick, they turn out to be the true weapons of mass destruction. A fast, fun read.” — Sci Fi Weekly
  • Small Miracles: “Suspense and action enough to fuel any thriller, and even to drive it to the big screen.” — SFrevu
  • Energized: “A taut near-future thriller about an energy-starved Earth held hostage by a power-mad international cartel … Lerner’s vision of the future is both topical and possible in this crisp, fast-paced hard SF adventure.” — Publishers Weekly
  • Dark Secret: “I heartily recommend Ed Lerner’s Dark Secret.” — Tangent Online

The new publisher is the aptly named ReAnimus Press. 

Lots of my other books remain available while you wait ;-)

Thursday, June 6, 2024

SciFi Thoughts (also random synapse misfirings)

Last updated July 3, 2024

Today begins my multipart appearance (if audio-only counts as an appearance) on genre podcast SciFi Thoughts. My conversation with fellow SF author Lancer Kind will continue in several weekly installments -- see updates below.

Curious? Of *course* you are. Here, as an intro to my writing and authorial career, is installment one:

https://lancerkind.com/podcast/278-edward-m-lerner-perpetrator-of-science-fiction-and-techno-thrillers/

First update: touching on my three-novel InterstellarNet series, on the nonfiction/popular-science book Trope-ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction, and on my latest novel, aka Life and Death on Mars, here is installment two:

https://lancerkind.com/podcast/279-life-and-death-on-mars-author-edward-m-lerners-new-novel-mp3/ 

Second update: in episode three, we dig (with a minimum of spoilers) into Life and Death on Mars. You can check it out herehttps://lancerkind.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/280-LIFE-AND-DEATH-ON-MARS%E2%80%94Billionaire-Cabal-a-Space-Race-with-China-and-a-NASA-Systems-Engineer.mp3 

And update the third: in installment four of our wide-ranging conversation, Lancer and I discussed my other 2023 novel. That's On the Shoals of Space-Time, and its wildly different than what we'd discussed earlier. At the end of the episode, we get a little into my InterstellarNet series. You can hear it all here: https://lancerkind.com/podcast/281-author-edward-m-lerner-introduces-on-the-shoals-of-space-time/ 

With a fourth update, we come to the end of this wide-ranging interview. Our focus in this segment is on the InterstellarNet trilogy. It's all here, at https://lancerkind.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/282-InterstellarNet-novel-series-by-Edward-M-Lerner.mp3 

With our discussion complete, it's time to thank host Lancer Kind for inviting me onto his SciFi Thoughts podcast.