Apollo Update

I haven’t posted here for over a month, so I thought it about time I did so. The third book of the Apollo Quartet, Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above, was published at the end of November 2013. The ebook edition was made available in the last week of November, and the paperback in the first week of December; but a delay with the printers meant I didn’t receive copies of the limited hardback edition until after Christmas. But I have a box full of them now, and everyone who pre-ordered a copy has received one. It’s available for order here.

Several reviews have already appeared online – on SF Signal, Fantástica Ficción, Amazing Stories, Weirdmage’s Reviews and Tony’s Thoughts. Review copies are still available for those who want one.

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Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above has been selling well – especially on Kindle; and in fact seems to have done better in its first couple of months than The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself did (I still have hardback copies left of this, so get one now before they’re gone). Speaking of which… We’ve been redesigning the cover of The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself so it follows the same pattern as that of Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above. I’ll then publish a second edition with the new cover, using CreateSpace for the paperback – so at least I’ll no longer make a loss with every sale on Amazon. We’ll then do the same for Adrift on the Sea of Rains.

I’ll be starting the final book of the quartet, All That Outer Space Allows, soon. I plan to have copies available for Loncon 3 in August, but we’ll see how the research and writing goes. I suspect it may be the hardest of the four to write – and Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above was no picnic… Meanwhile, I have a bunch of other projects on the go.

Incidentally, Whippleshield Books is still open for submissions. Not just short stories for Aphrodite Terra – there’ll be an update on that later this week – but also individual novellas. I’m looking for literary hard sf/space fiction – see the guidelines here. There’s also a blog post on the guidelines here.

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