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I have decided to make The Invisible City, first volume in The Stolen Future trilogy, available at a great discount: free. (You can find it here and here.) That is 120,000 words of swashbuckling planetary romance, suitable for all ages, for the price of clicking a button.

Several years ago, I found an old manuscript in an attic. It told the story of my several-times-removed uncle Charles Clee, a lieutenant serving on the front lines in France in World War I. In escaping an enemy ambush, he finds himself an unwitting traveler–through time. Catapulted 800,000 years into the future, he discovers a very different Earth, where an alien race dominates humankind, the mutated products of 800 millennia of scientific experiments roam the landscape, and strange and dangerous sights await the unwary traveler.

Struggling to survive, Clee learns that a time machine may exist which could send him back to his own era, where he represents the only hope of rescue for the men of his command. But to do so would mean abandoning the people of the future, for whom he may represent their only chance for freedom.

Rescue the past, or save the future? Either way, he will lose.

 

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I received word today that Digital Fiction Publications wants to reprint my “werewolf walks into a bar” story, “Paying the Tab.” Okay, it’s not quite like that, but there is a werewolf and he’s in a bar. But who’s picking up the tab–and what’s the final bill?

To keep you busy until it comes out, you can always check out Digital’s publications of “Dead Guy Walking,” and “Grinpa,” as evidence that these folks have impeccable taste in fiction.

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Today is the day! The final book in the Stolen Future trilogy is on sale! The Cosmic City is available as an e-book for $3.99 on Amazon and Smashwords, and the paperback will soon be on sale for $9.99 at Createspace.

Keryl Clee may think he has defeated his foes and started the Earth on the path to unity, but his greatest challenge–and Earth’s greatest threat–await him.While he languishes in a prison of made of history, the clock moves inexorably to the moment when humanity will be destroyed and Time itself may be damaged beyond repair!

To celebrate the completion of the Stolen Future trilogy, the first volume, The Invisible City, is priced at $.99. What are you waiting for? As Keryl Clee will tell you, Time is of the essence!

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Hooray! “Grinpa,” the story of a little boy who’s more concerned with his dying grandfather than with the HUGE events occurring in the world outside of that little hospital room, is going to be reprinted by Digital Fiction. I am very proud of this story and excited to see it venturing out into the world once more.

This marks my seventh sale of the year (a record), and my 30th overall. When I think back on all those years I worked and dreamed (and despaired) about ever being published, having done so seven times in one year, let alone for the 30th time, is a little hard to process.

As always, I will post here when the story is available. (In the meantime, there is a rumor circulating that there may be more of these announcements in the near future…)

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I’m happy to announce that the podcast of my story, “Founding Principals,” revealing the shocking truth behind the Founding Fathers and the birth of our nation, is now live. Trust me, they didn’t teach you this in school.

 

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The Secret City, the second of the Stolen Future Trilogy, is now available as an e-book at all major retailers. And if you haven’t yet gotten your copy of the first installment, The Invisible City, it is on sale for the next week at a mere $0.99!

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What do you do if you’re the attorney appointed to defend an alien who helped exterminate a third of the human race?

My story “Rights and Wrongs” is now being podcast free of charge on StarShipSofa. The narrator is none other than my Taos Toolbox classmate, the Hugo-award winning author David D. Levine.

“Rights and Wrongs” examines the question: “Is it paranoia when somebody really is out to hurt you?” In this case, though, the question runs both ways. Five years ago, the shapeshifting Jani’i invaded Earth. After their defeat, one surviving Jani’i used his abilities to hide out here in search of a new life. Now he’s been exposed and put on trial for murder–but a murder he may not actually have committed. Is it right? Is it fair? And how do the ends justify the means?

Is it paranoia when the whole world really is out to get you? It depends on what you did…

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