My AnachroCon 2017 Literature Track Schedule

AnachroCon

Here is the literary programming I’ll be taking part in at this year’s AnachroCon convention at the end of February. (M stands for moderator.)

Saturday

1:00—Truth Is Stranger than Fiction
In which our panelists draw literary inspiration from history.
Panelists: James Palmer (M), Beth Dolgner, Bethany Kesler, Dacre Stoker, Leanna Renee Hieber

3:00—It’s a Cold, Cold War
In which our panelists expound on the literature of the Cold War era, from espionage novels to superhero comics.
Panelists: James Palmer (M), Bethany Kesler, Stephanie Osborn

8:00-10:00—The AnachroCon Salon
In which many of our author guests read from, sell, and sign their works.
Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Martindale, Christopher Stasheff, James Moore, Lev Butts, Charlotte Henley Babb, James Palmer, Stephanie Osborn, Jannaea Adams, Charles Rutledge, and More!

Sunday

12:00—Build-a-Character Workshop
In which our panelists and audience create a new steampunk hero—or villain!—and build a world around her or him.
Panelists: Arthur Hinds (M), Jannaea Adams, Lev Butts, Amanda DeWees, James Palmer, Cecilia Dominic

That’s probably not all, so stay tuned for more!

Star Swarm Now Available for Preorder

Star Swarm cover

My first space opera novel, STAR SWARM, is now available for preorder. It officially launches next Tuesday, but you can reserve your copy now.

About the book:

Man’s outer colonies are being destroyed one by one, leaving nothing behind. Suspecting an old enemy, Captain Henry Kuttner, of the Solar Navy rail-gun ship the Onslaught, wants to investigate.

But the Onslaught is scheduled to be decommissioned, and Captain Kuttner given mandatory retirement on one of the League’s pleasure worlds. But this old war dog isn’t going down without a fight.

Going against orders, Kuttner leads his crew in search of answers. That search leads straight into the territory of mankind’s former enemies, the deadly reptilian Draconi, whose colonies are also being destroyed, and they blame man.

Now the crew of the Onslaught must risk violating a fragile peace treaty and all out war to solve a cosmic mystery before more lives are lost. Only the ship’s maverick second in command and a disgraced Draconi scientist can unravel the secret of this enigmatic enemy and its sinister purpose before it’s too late. But there are certain factions who want the human-Draconi war to begin anew, and they’ll stop at nothing to make it happen.

And meanwhile, in the outer dark, an ancient enemy returns. An enemy known only in the songs of a long-dead alien race. An enemy that leaves chaos in its wake.

A maverick first officer, a misfit crew and an aging vessel are all that stand between humanity and total destruction.

If you like Peter F. Hamilton, David Weber, and Chris Fox’s Void Wraith series, you’ll love Star Swarm, the first volume in an exciting new space opera trilogy.

“Classic military science fiction in the vein of David Weber, with conspiracies and ancient threats throughout. I want the next book now.” –Joseph Cadotte, author of In the Land of Nod

Go and grab it here.

FREE Book Offer!

I’m still putting the finishing touches on my debut novel Star Swarm, which will be ready very soon. To get everyone warmed up for it, I’m offering the prequel story Chaos Conspiracy, absolutely free. All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list. That way you’ll be the first to know about new releases, my appearances, and get exclusive access to more free stuff as I think of it. Plus you get a free book! What could be easier? To get your free copy of Chaos Conspiracy in your choice of formats (sorry, no papyrus scrolls or clay tablets), go here.

About Chaos Conspiracy: A Starm Swarm Prequel:

The Prequel to the exciting events in Star Swarm.

Special Operations agent Lt. Noah Hamilton thought his mission was easy enough. Go and retrieve an undercover operative Leda Niles and bring her back to home base. But things get more complicated than he’d planned. Now he’s up to his neck in seedy gem merchants, criminals, and a shadowy group targeting remote scientific outposts for some sinister purpose. Now it will take all his training, all of his resourcefulness, to get the job done. That is if Lt. Niles doesn’t get him killed first. It’s interstellar action and intrigue in this short prequel that leads directly into the forthcoming novel Star Swarm: The Chaos Wave Book One.

Go here to get it now, so you’ll be ready when Star Swarm debuts.