In the Email: WE SHALL RISE (E-ARC, Black Tide Rising, Baen).

A bit of a mouthful, but I’ve been waiting for WE SHALL RISE to drop for a while. It’s a collection of short stories set in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series, and should be a bunch of fun. Do I want to write a story set in it? Maaaaaybe

They finally found a way to get me interested in THE WALKING DEAD.

They came up with an organization that, you know, came up with [expletive deleted] that could kill lots of zombies pretty fast and armor the zombies couldn’t bite through and now they’re off killing zombies. Don’t get me wrong: it’s probably an evil organization, from what I understand of THE WALKING DEAD series. But until we get a BLACK TIDE RISING show at least this will have some interesting gear to look at.

See… “See of Darkness,” by Mike Massa [Black Tide Rising].

Baen has made available ‘See of Darkness;’ it’s a short story set in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series.  It’s set in the Vatican, and… well.  Let’s just say that it’s appropriate to the Halloween season.  Not nihilistic, but sometimes in BTR the story can get a little strong in the ‘heavy [ordnance] used without guilt because they’re zombies’ department and not so much in the ‘horror’ aspects.  This story is just a bit more, ah, medieval.

But it’s good! Just, you know, horror and all that. If you read this series… well, you’re probably there.

Book of the Week: The Valley of Shadows (Black Tide Rising).

I picked John Ringo’s and Mike Massa’s The Valley of Shadows (set in Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series) not because it’s out.  It’s not out. It won’t be out until November.  But it is being published by Baen, which means that they will release the E-ARC sometime… soon? Maybe?  Maybe putting it out there now will remind somebody else to pull the trigger on the E-ARC, and then I can get it, and then maybe this twitch in my eye will go away.

Come on, Baen.  It’s been a while since the last Black Tide Rising book. Have a heart.  Release the E-ARC. Let me give you my money.

Oh, bless you Baen Ebooks…

…for your ARC drops today. Ring of Fire IV, a book short stories in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series, and a new Leary-Mundy book from David Drake.  It’s like the publisher knew that February was pure Hell on Earth for me. Or that I’m still going to be white-knuckling March.