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!

Oh, also

The Sanctum of the Sphere picked up its third review at Amazon today, another five-star, and a pretty damn enthusiastic five-star at that.  This book hasn’t done as well online as I’d like, so be sure to check the review out if you haven’t read it yet.

Just FYI

If you follow me on Twitter or you pay attention to the feed on the right side of your screen there, you already know this, but check back early tomorrow morning for a little announcement about a quick one-day sale.

Also: AGE OF ULTRON was amazing.


Sanctum_72dpiMy third book, The Sanctum of the Sphere: The Benevolence Archives, Vol. 2 is finally officially available!

  • Digital version: $4.95
  • Omnibus print edition (Includes The Benevolence Archives, Vol. 1): $14.99

I’m pretty damn proud of this book– particularly of the print edition, as I’ve learned a lot about how to do layout for these things and, in my opinion at least, the book looks great.  As of this exact second (I’m administering an ISTEP test right now, so I’m actually writing this a couple of days early) the book already has one review on Goodreads, and it’s a 4.5 star review, so at least one person liked it other than me!  Hopefully by the time that link exists for you to click on there will be one or two more.

The back cover copy:

“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?

Hey, look what exists!

Those are my wife’s hands.  And camera.  I haven’t actually seen it yet.