Archive for May, 2010

The Year that Was

May 13, 2010

The fifth and final volume of the Jason Wander series.

It’s been almost a year since my last post here, and a lot has happened during that time.

The last two volumes of the Jason Wander series were published by Little Brown Orbit in US and UK editions, and books 3 and 4 were published in Czech by Fantom Print. 

In mid 2009 Baen books, the venerable giant of military SF, distributed by Simon & Shuster, bought the first three books of the follow-on Orphan’s Legacy series.  I turned in Book I of the new series, Overkill, in January, 2010 and Baen will release it in Spring, 2011.  The research involved the generous cooperation of the Office of Public Affairs of the US Army and a close encounter with an M1A2 Abrams tank that resulted in only minor damage.  To me, not the tank.  I’m now at work on Book II.

In March, 2010 Baen also released The Green Hills of Earth/The Menace from Earth, a collection of Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Heinlein’s golden age short stories, for which I was flattered to write the afterword.

Afterword by yours truly, cover art by Bob Eggleton, Foreword by Heinlein scholar Bill Patterson

I’ve also been busy with a general fiction project that I may someday actually show to my agent.

Next post:  I’ll try to answer some of your FAQs about writing, publishing, and the Jason  Wander series.