The "remastered" version of "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" is now available!
I'm pleased to announce the "remastered" version of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, with new cover art and tweaked innards, under the Infinimata Press brand, is now available in both recycled-tree and recycled-electron versions.
For those who don't know about it yet, here is The Blurb:
Aki was just a punk kid, but he had the Split—a flash of near-future insight that came only in moments of danger, and that let him see the way out of danger.
He wasn't alone, either. Yannick Seyrig had assembled a whole family, blood and otherwise, of Split-users like Aki. Under his wing, and with his guidance, they had the power to steal the world out from under everyone's feet.
Then one day the Seyrig family encountered the first disaster it didn't see coming. And when Aki found himself also facing dangers that even the Split couldn't ward off, he had to find a new family. One that could bring both his skills and theirs to a whole new level … and that could stop a heist where the score was nothing short of every possible future for the human race!
Of all my books, this is one of the two or three I'm most proud of right now. If you like it — or even if you don't! — say something on Goodreads about it and help spread word!
Buy five copies. Give them to friends this holiday season. But don't use them as stocking stuffers. They're a little too big for that. Unless your friends have, you know, really big stockings. And you know what they say about people with big stockings. They have ... a lot of stocking stuffers.
I found a nice surprise waiting for me on the doorstep today: the proof copy of the newly-remastered version of "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned."
I found a nice surprise waiting for me on the doorstep yesterday: the proof copy of the newly-remastered version of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.
After some puttering, I think I finally have a good new cover design for 'Summerworld'.
This past week I worked on new cover designs for Summerworld, one of the tougher books in my collection to create art for. After some scavenging, I settled on two images I wanted to use: the "cityscape" image, and the "portal" image. This was the first attempt at making use of them:
A look at the upcoming "remastered" editions of my books "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned", "Welcome To The Fold", and "Flight Of The Vajra".
I spent all of Saturday reworking covers and interiors for the last three (four, if you include the most recent) books in the Infinimata catalog. Once I got momentum going on one of them, I just forged ahead and did all of them in one sitting. I also found a site that lets you render 3D mockups of books using uploaded cover art, a way to get an idea of how they'll all look on a shelf next to each other. I think the results speak for themselves:
On the progress of the reissue program for all my earlier books under the new Infinimata Press label.
With Fall Of The Hammer off and out the gate, and Unmortal now in progress (although don't expect anything about that for a good long while), I'm now turning to reissuing all the earlier titles in the formerly Genji Press, now Infinimata Press catalog. This past week I started on new editions of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned and Welcome To The Fold. It's been alternately fun and frustrating.
The soundtrack for my new novel 'Fall Of The Hammer'.
With each book I write, there's almost always a soundtrack of some kind to go with it — music to match the mood and tempo of each scene. That said, I find I almost never listen to the music in question when writing or editing the scene in question, as I find that too distracting; there's other music I have specifically for the writing process.
Odds are you can find most, if not all, of these by way of your friendly neighborhood music streaming service.
Note that the scene descriptions may contain spoilers!
My new fantasy/adventure novel (well, it's a lot more than that, really) is now available on Kindle and in print.
The title should tell it, but in case it doesn't: My new novel The Fall Of The Hammer is now available in both print and digital editions!
(about time, man)
Addendum: The book now has a Goodreads entry as well.
Here's the blurb:
In the wake of a war that toppled nations and scarred the earth, a strange new element appeared in the world: aleaum. Those with vision and ambition found they could channel their will through it to remake their reality ... but remake it in only their image, and no other.
What little young Jotham knows of the world before aleaum, he knows through his father, who yearns to restore those lost times. And when Jotham comes into possession of his own aleaum fragment, his mission becomes clear: Become a master himself ... the better to destroy all the other masters.
But soon Jotham finds he isn’t alone. Others, with powers not given by aleaum, share his crusade: a “witch” from the forest near his home; her “sorcerer” husband; a woman of the criminal underworld and her ex-wrestler bodyguard; the inscrutable daughter of a mutual enemy; and a tamer of the bizarre beasts created by the aleaum masters and their powers.
Together, they set out to take back the world ... with the very power used to steal it from them!
For full details about the book, visit its product page here on this site.
May it give you some good times amidst all these bad ones.
I hope I passed the audition.
Proof edits on 'Fall Of The Hammer' almost done. It was worth it.
Earlier this evening I finished the page-by-page read-through and mark-up of my proof copy of The Fall Of The Hammer, and again I'm convinced there's something to be gained by doing this with a physical copy of the book that I can't obtain from a digital copy, even a read-only one. When you've grown up with physical books, it somehow feels like more is at stake with a physical book. Mistakes on paper are far more glaring than mistakes on a screen, and so you feel a greater motivation to find them and fix them.
In re the magic of editing on something other than a screen.
The proof copy for Fall Of The Hammer showed up Sunday. I spent most of today reading it slowly and spotting countless little things in it that didn't surface during all of my previous editing passes. To that end, I plan to push the release back by about a week, but for good reason: there's just so much you spot when you edit on paper that your eye simply glides past when you read on a screen. Or is that only something common to those of us who were weaned on dead trees?