First set of edits for GHOST ON AN ALIEN WIND are in the can!

Queue the excited gibbering and meeping. I still have to go into the first chapter and punch it up considerably, which I will do… tomorrow. Tomorrow sounds good. Brain tired needs foods.

After that, I send GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND back to my editor for another quick pass-through, just to catch whatever typos we missed the first time. After that… crap, it’ll be time to publish another book. This will be my fourth novel. Fancy that.


So, Osprey Publishing is in the gaming business now.

I apologize in advance for the future state of your wallets. But it makes a good deal of sense, really. Lots of gamers buy Osprey’s military books. Lots of wargamers buy their books. Osprey has clearly decided that they should just eliminate the middleman and sell wargames to their existing clientele directly.

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Got some more chapters edited on GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND.

And I think I fixed a bit of a problem that the editor was flagging with it, in a way that neither bugged me, nor demanded an entire rewrite of a couple of chapters. One of the problems with writing a book is that you forget sometimes what you’ve written, or you change your mind about something halfway through and forget to revise everything to reflect that. Hopefully I’ve stamped on that particular issue.

PS: Buy my books! MORGAN BAROD and TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION are half off in paperback right now. I dunno why, either.

Patreon Microfiction: From The Saga Of Brad Just Brad.

I read somewhere ‘Hwaet!’ was basically the Old (Middle?) English equivalent of ‘Yo!’ or ‘Dude!’ I thus saw no reason why not to incorporate that into ‘From The Saga Of Brad Just Brad.’ It fits the aesthetic.

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My convention schedule for October and November.

Just as a reminder:

  • September 30 – October 1st: Fright Reads. Now two days! Two weeks away!
  • October 7-8: Stellar Con. Three weeks away! This is also being combined with a single-night vacation, because my wife feels I rather need one.
  • November 3-4: Doxacon. New! I might have GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND ready and in print for that one. Might.

I don’t expect many venues in December, if any, but I’ll be talking to bookstores and whatnot about doing book signings for GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND. If anybody knows of 1Q 2024 venues within reasonable driving distance of southern Maryland, now is the time to tell me…

Moe Lane

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Book of the Week: The Third Crown, and Other Weird Tales.

The Third Crown, and Other Weird Tales is a collection of short stories by Paul Leone. I picked it up to read the stories set in the same universe as his good, and grim, In And Out of the Reich, but I liked the other ones, too. Also: Paul has a good book cover game. Not pointing fingers, but you can kind of tell when somebody’s taken the ‘Oh, don’t spend money on real cover art’ argument seriously. That’s not a problem here.