Not a big secret, but this year marks a first for me, and a milestone.
If all proceeds as planned within the next four months, by the end of the summer I should have three new novels published. And all three of them will be science-fiction.
Up first, For Us Humans. It’s been edited and proofed, with a fantastic cover created by Kirk DouPonce. My target release date is May 1, which works nicely because the story takes place in an alternate version of June 2016. There will be some fun promotional stuff tied to it.
For Us Humans examines in light-hearted fashion the question C.S. Lewis posed in “Religion and Rocketry” about how humanity would react to the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life — and more to the point, such life that professed the same Christian faith. It’s different that my other books in that the main character is a decidedly ill-behaved lapsed believer, so I’m rating it PG-13, more for older teens and adults.
You can read more about it here.
This one is near and dear to me. Enclave Publishing, worthy successor to Marcher Lord Press, will publish The Word Endangered in July. It’s the follow up to my first ever published works, The Word Reclaimed and The Word Unleashed, and takes place 10 years after the events in those. Enclave is getting new covers for Reclaimed, Unleashed, and the ACFW Carol Award-winning Broken Sight. The series is getting renumbered, too: Reclaimed will be The Face of the Deep 1.0, Unleashed will be 2.0, and Broken Sight will be 2.5, since it follows a different set of characters than the first two. That makes the new Word Endangered 3.0.
Kirk DouPonce, the go-to cover guy, has already cooked up an excellent preliminary cover. More on that at a future date.
The Word Endangered brings in a new character, surveyor Zarco Thread, plus his wife and oddball crew, as they’re drawn into a threat that’s arisen in the galaxy.
This one has a question mark because the date of release is unknown at this point, though it may be early summer. The novel in question is the one I finished in February for the Takamo Universe game that’s in development. I’ve said before that I’d written a bunch of short fiction for Takamo last year, and then was offered the chance to write them a full-length book, which I started in December 2015.
There’s some big news attached to this one, but nothing I’m at liberty to divulge… yet. What a tease.