August has been horrifying for book sales so far.  Let’s see if we can fix that.


The ebook versions of both of my full-length novels will be $2.99, a full 40% off the regular price, at least through the weekend.  Call it a combination of I-survived-the-first-week-of-school and a birthday sale for my son, who turns 4 on Sunday.  

They should be live by now, but if not, certainly by late this afternoon.  You can pick up The Sanctum of the Sphere here and Skylights here.  Some review highlights follow:

The Sanctum of the Sphere: The Benevolence Archives, Vol. 2:

Mr. Siler has a vision and portrays a fascinating multi-cultural purée in splendid fashion. I am definitely along for further journeys.

This novel is a great follow-up to the original short story collection. You don’t need to read BAv1 to enjoy this story, but you should read it because it’s great.

Sanctum of the Sphere is a fun, engaging book full of great characters.

The plot is well-paced, the humor works very well, and the protagonists are delightfully competent. Recommend for sci-fi and fantasy fans!


The narrator has a great voice; the other characters are all interesting and believable; the adventure is scary and exciting and fun, and the end leaves you wanting more. Everything you could want from a story about going to Mars.

Very believable concept, and engaging characters that were so well developed that you felt like you knew them and cared what happened to them.

Believable and likable characters, interesting plot, well-detailed setting. Good science that supports rather than overshadows the story. Engaging narrative voice. Satisfying resolution. Implied promise of a sequel.

If you’re looking for a futuristic, fun romp to Mars that includes a monkey and a secret mission, this is it.

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Luther M. Siler

Teacher, writer of words, and local curmudgeon. Enthusiastically profane. Occasionally hostile.