Nothing beats jet lag like a great review.
We’re back from Japan after nine days in the land of the rising sun. It was definitely an amazing experience, and it came with the added bonus of catching up with one of my oldest friends, Andrew Logan Montgomery, who teaches English in Yokohama. If you’ve not read his writings, you should.
I was halfway into my second cup of coffee this morning to find the first major review of The Daedalus Incident had hit the Internet over on The Founding Fields, courtesy of Starhawk (a.k.a. Abhinav Jain). I won’t give it all away, but I will pull this snippet to whet your appetite.
“In a time of SFF that is often serious and cerebral, The Daedalus Incident takes a step back to focus on the most important reason any reader picks up a book – to read a story that is plain good fun and adventure and that does not get bogged down into complexities of the world. A highly recommended debut.”
The following best describes my reaction:
In all seriousness, it’s really gratifying to know folks actually like the book. I started sending out review ebooks a few weeks ago, and only then did it really sink in that folks would be looking critically at the writing and making judgments. I recognize there will be some who might disagree with this positive review, but I’ll readily admit that it was nice to see this one was first out of the gate.
Abhinav also makes mention of the pending acquisition of Night Shade assets by Skyhorse Publishing and Start Media, and recommends fans spread the word about their favorite authors in the interim in order to show support. I couldn’t agree more.
The Daedalus Incident is currently due out on May 7, but I’m expecting this may change in the coming days and weeks, depending on how the deal pans out and what happens from there. That’s pretty much all I can say about it right now, but I should know more later this week. I will be sure to keep you updated here as things progress.
With this kind of uncertainty surrounding my debut novel, reviews like this are doubly gratifying. Many thanks to Abhinav and The Founding Fields for the kind words and support!