Free Fiction Monday: The Rescue of the Renegat

This week’s Free Fiction Monday is something special. It is a way to sample my new Diving Universe novel, The Renegat, which was published last month. The novella “The Rescue of the Renegat,” which was first published in the January/February 2018 issue of Asimov’s, follows Captain Kim Dauber’s attempts to save the crew of a badly damaged ancient ship that suddenly appears out of foldspace. […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Joyride

This week’s Free Fiction Monday is something special. It is a way to sample the new Diving Universe novel, The Renegat, whose publication day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 17. The novella “Joyride,” which was first published in the November/December 2018 issue of Asimov’s, follows brilliant recruit Nadim Crowe as he leads a team of fellow students from the Fleet on a dare: they race see who can […]

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Good Diving News

I finally got word from Audible that the audio version of the long and mighty Renegat, the next book in the Diving series, has gone into production. Jennifer Van Dyck will be reading the book, which is good news, since she’s done most of the series. I’m told Audible will have the audio version done in time for the September 17 release date for The […]

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Kickstarter Joy!

The Diving Universe Kickstarter ended last night with a real bang. We ended up at 11x our ask, which amazed me. I had envisioned this Kickstarter as a fan-love project, one that only true fans would be interested in. I expected enough $5 and $15 backers to get us to $2000. Instead, people surprised me, right from the start. I was spot-on about where the […]

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Just A Few Hours Left…

…On the Diving Universe Kickstarter. I bring this up, not to nag you to join the Kickstarter, but to inform you of the incredible value hidden in the  middle of it. If you back the Kickstarter at the $5 level, you will get an ebook of the brand-new Diving novel, The Renegat. You will also get—thanks to stretch goals—three ebook novellas, seven ebook short stories, […]

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Good News

I’m so pleased to announce that “Lieutenant Tightass,” won the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for best novelette! I’m thrilled and honored. “Lieutenant Tightass” is a standalone part of my novel Searching For the Fleet, which is part of the Diving Universe. If you’re interested in sampling the Diving Universe, let me suggest that you back the Diving Kickstarter. For as little as $5, you can […]

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Business Musings: Kickstarter Stress

Within the first hour, Dean and I knew that the current Kickstarter would be a success. The Kickstarter had been live for about ten minutes when the first backer joined the campaign. That was fast. Still, we didn’t expect the Kickstarter to fund in less than 20 hours. That surprised us so much we only have one stretch goal listed. For those of you who […]

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We Met The Goal And Added A Stretch Goal

In case you’re not paying attention to the Kickstarter (and why would you, really?), I thought I would point out that we hit our initial goal within about 18 hours of the start. Which surprised the heck out of me. I figured it would take until the middle of the Kickstarter run to get there. But it only took a few hours. THANK YOU!!! What […]

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Get The New Diving Novel Early!

As I crawled (typed, sobbed) my way to the end of the latest Diving Universe novel—all 260,000 words of it—I used the thought of a Kickstarter to get me through that experience. Why a Kickstarter? Because I wanted to share the false starts with long-term readers, and I figured giving those false starts away in a single book as a Kickstarter reward was the way to do that.

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A New Short Story And A Reminder

Here’s a fun project, albeit a bit off the beaten path. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to get asked to be in a volume of tribute stories for Richard Matheson. I never met him (although I listened to him on panels), but I’ve adored his work forever. After much trepidation, I wrote the story, which came out in an unexpected way—rather like […]

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