Not quite dancing in the streets yet…

…but we’re getting there.  The Sanctum of the Sphere is still free at Amazon until late tonight!  Download it while you still can!

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: How are you? edition


If we were having coffee… I think maybe today I let you do as much of the talking as I can.  You may have noticed it’s been a little on the stressful side around Casa Siler lately; hell, my friends have noticed– people I don’t typically see in person during a normal week have been contacting me and asking if I’m okay just based on the blog posts from this week.

I dunno.  Probably.  No.  Maybe.  I’ll be fine, let’s stick with that.  I mean, hell, I had a car accident this week, even if it wasn’t a bad one.  I got a right to be hostile.

Hm.  What else is going on?  I’m really excited about The Martian coming out soon.  It was my favorite book of 2014 by a pretty good margin and I’ve really been looking forward to the movie.  I am, as many of you know, a huge astronomy nerd, so anything set on Mars is going to catch my attention anyway, and this is a superb Mars book that I’m hoping is also a superb Mars movie.  Plus I do have a vested interest in people searching Amazon for books about Mars, so, y’know.

I’m also thinking about audiobooks.  Much in the way that I only barely read ebooks but spend a lot of time and energy trying to get people to buy and read mine, I don’t listen to audiobooks at all but am looking into moving into either recording my own books or having someone else do it.  I’m going to do a couple Benevolence Archives stories this weekend as a test and see how it works out.

Not much else… or at least, not much else I want to talk about right now.

Let’s talk about you.

Because my accountant says I have to: It’s #SilerSaturday again, and this week’s free book is The Sanctum of the Sphere.  No risk!  It’s free!  Go forth and download!

Here we go here we go here we go it’s #SILERSATURDAY!

What’s the free book this week?  THE SANCTUM OF THE SPHERE, the novel-length sequel to THE BENEVOLENCE ARCHIVES!  This book has never been free before!  Check it out!

51yHchbYJTL._SX373_BO1,204,203,200_“Go rob that train.” Nice, normal. An everyday heist.

But nothing is ever normal for Brazel, Grond and Rhundi.

A simple act of motorized larceny quickly explodes into a galaxy-spanning adventure for the two thieves. Blade-wielding elves, a fast-moving global war, a secret outlaw space city, incomprehensible insectoids and one impossibly lucky human are just the start of their problems. And that’s before they learn that someone from Grond’s past has gotten the Benevolence involved…

What is happening on the ogrespace moon Khkk?

Who are the Noble Opposition?

And what is the secret of THE SANCTUM OF THE SPHERE?

Some words about some stuff


I got some stuff I probably ought to talk about soon, except right now I don’t really know how.  In the meantime, I’ve spent most of the last couple of days teaching astronomy– hands down, my favorite topic to talk about– and thinking and talking about cardboard miniature golf.  Bits of the last couple of days have actually been fairly pleasant.  We’ve been watching a lot of Chris Hadfield videos. Which reminds me, I haven’t reviewed his book yet, and I probably ought to get on that soon.  This weekend, maybe.

Speaking of books: It’s almost #SilerSaturday again, and this week’s free book is The Sanctum of the Sphere.  I was hugely happy with how Skylights did last weekend, and I’m hoping Sanctum does even better, if only because I kinda feel like it’s the red-headed stepchild of my books.  It’s my only sequel (until the Skylights sequel comes out next spring sometime) and I really haven’t figured out how to market it yet.  That said, a lot of people have downloaded The Benevolence Archives– it’s had nearly three times as many downloads as Skylights has.  Hopefully I can convince a bunch of them to grab Sanctum tomorrow.  I expect the book to at least triple its number of copies out in the wild tomorrow; hopefully I’ll get even more than that.  Spread the word, if you don’t mind!

Choose my adventure!

Right now I’m rolling out of bed and checking my bank account to see how much I got paid today.  It is a virtual impossibility that my check is correct.

You get to vote on how it will be wrong!

  • Too high!  They’re still paying me last year’s salary.
  • Too low!  They deducted the overage from last paycheck, but they appear to have done it wrong.
  • Too high, but differently!  They gave me the correct salary and forgot to correct it for the overpayment I got last paycheck.
  • Some other mistake.  Specify in comments!

Competence is awesome.