I’ve been sitting on this for a while now, which has been hard given that most interviews I’ve done for The Daedalus Incident have included that wonderful “what’s next for you/what are you writing now” question.
I’m writing…The Enceladus Crisis. And it’s coming out spring 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing, along with a third book due out late next year.
As Publishers Weekly reported over the weekend, I’ve “re-upped” with Skyhorse for the second and third books in what is now the Daedalus series. If you’ve read The Daedalus Incident (or just skipped to the very end), you know I ended the story therein quite affirmatively, but left open the possibility of much, much more. Now I get to keep playing in the odd little sandbox I’ve created, and that brings me a lot of joy.
Many thanks to my wonderful agent, Sara Megibow, for getting these next two books lined up, and to the great Night Shade team at Skyhorse — editors Jason Katzman and Cory Allyn, and publicist Ardi Alspach — for their enthusiasm and excitement. This is gonna be fun…which is pretty much the reason I’m doing all this, anyway.
And of course, my thanks goes out to my wife, Kate, who has been very patient and very encouraging with my new authorial career, and to my daughter Anna, who’s looking forward to taking her next author photo. (If you look in the back of Daedalus, you can see her work and her professional photo credit therein.)
Finally, I don’t think I’d get to write these books if it wasn’t for the really great response The Daedalus Incident has received. Despite all the publication snafus and general strangeness surrounding the Skyhorse acquisition of Night Shade, folks have been really supportive of Daedalus. So thanks, readers. You helped make these new books possible.
So…what’s The Enceladus Crisis about?
As a sequel to The Daedalus Incident, Enceladus will feature many of the same characters, along with some new ones, and it will deal with the fallout from the events of Daedalus, along with some new things. If you’re particularly interested, you can look up Enceladus, and perhaps check out the Battle of the Nile.
And that’s all I’m gonna say about it for now, because I want to encourage your rampant speculation. I’ve been working hard on Enceladus, and I’m really pretty happy with how it’s coming along. I hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.