FROZEN DREAMS may be the first post-apocalyptic high urban fantasy pulp detective novel you will read today! There’s a sequel (TINSEL RAIN), which dives right back into the world, and more are planned. The sale is only for a week, so buy now!
Join Shamus Tom Vargas as he Clears a murder Case in Cin City, tinsel capital of the magical kingdom of New California. It’s his job; in fact, you might say it’s his calling. Doesn’t help that he already has the worst possible confession from the worst possible suspect. Then again, when does it ever?
Action! Adventure! Elf! Orc! Magic! Bad jokes! And a cover that just won’t quit:
It starts this Friday. I’m curious to see if there’ll be any synergistic effects from combining that with the (presumed) boost in visibility for FROZEN DREAMS, now that it has over fifty ratings*. It’s not that the algorithm is terrifying; it’s that Amazon doesn’t really explain how it works. Which I guess makes sense.
Anyway! Tell everybody the book goes on 99 cent Kindle sale on Friday!
*Don’t forget to review! There’s only twenty-one of those. For all I know, fifty actual reviews are the true critical threshold.
Just 99 cents this week! Tales From the Fermi Resolution: Vol. 1: Shadow of the Tower is set in the same world as FROZEN DREAMS and TINSEL RAIN, this sprawling anthology stretches over 900 years of future post-apocalyptic fantasy history! There are ten stories, including several never before published; and, for fans of FROZEN DREAMS, there’s a new novelette starring Tom Vargas. The book is also available in paperback for a couple of bucks off, but that’s Amazon’s doing, not mine.
It starts tomorrow: Tales From the Fermi Resolution will be on sale for 99 cents for the next week. Just in time for Christmas! Set in the same world as FROZEN DREAMS and TINSEL RAIN, this sprawling anthology stretches over 900 years of future post-apocalyptic fantasy history! There are ten stories, including several never before published; and, for fans of FROZEN DREAMS, there’s a new novelette starring Tom Vargas. Plus, an adventure from my sword-and-sorcery novel MORGAN BAROD! This is a great place to start your exploration of the world of the Fermi Resolution.
Set in the same world as FROZEN DREAMS, this sprawling anthology stretches over 900 years of future post-apocalyptic fantasy history! There are ten stories, including several never before published; and, for fans of FROZEN DREAMS, there’s a new novelette starring Tom Vargas.
Yes, I’m shouting into the wind. But this is my blog, so I’m exerting my privilege to do so.
The basic issue here is that, yes, most publishers want people buying physical books, presumably because they’ve spent a lot of money on the physical infrastructure necessary to make physical books. Unfortunately for them, we live in a time where adequate books can be published cheaply on-demand, and digital copies can be published more cheaply still. The publishing industry has been at war with Amazon for decades over this, and the best it’s been able to do is manage a slow, grinding retreat. And if Amazon goes away, I guarantee that smaller, more specialized e-publishing companies will rush in to fill the void*. The technology is here, and it will be used.
I don’t want to just abandon THE STARS ARE WRONG: it’s a fun Cthulhu Mythos story where I was trying to switch things up a little. I don’t think it deserves to just end up as an academic footnote somewhere. So I’m putting up the link again, in the hopes it’ll get more play this time. Or, you know, any play at all.
I dunno if this is going to work, but it’s worth an experiment, at least. THE STARS ARE WRONG is a novella (also, last month’s Patreon short story*) in a Cthulhu Mythos style… with a twist! And also provided in serial form. It’s functionally equivalent to the aforementioned Patreon offering, so if you’re a Patron there’s no need to check it out. Mostly I just want to see what happens.
*Interestingly, Kindle Vella does not care about reprints. More or less: you can’t put up anything that you don’t have the rights to, or anything that’s available for free. But apparently being behind a paywall is fine.
FROZEN DREAMS is my first novel (post-apocalyptic fantasy), and TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is a collection of short stories, set in the same universe. Starting October 13th the Kindle versions will both be on sale for a week. Tell your friends! Heck, tell your acquaintances, professional colleagues, and people you see on the subway.