It’s been a while since I serialized my novella, The Gravity of the Affair, here on the blog. Over the summer, while I was waiting for The Daedalus Incident to get a release date, I started to release bits and pieces of Gravity to whet everyone’s appetite, and to say thanks to the SF/F community for all the support and patience.
Gravity started a few years ago as a short story that, over the course of the past year, eventually filled out into a novella. I really enjoyed writing it, and as it turned out, people seemed to enjoy reading it. With Daedalus finally coming out and doing well, the novella’s seen some increased interest and opportunities. I received a great offer from Audible to produce an audio book of Gravity, and when that happened, I decided to move forward with an e-book as well.
As a result of all this, The Gravity of the Affair will be released in e-book and Audible audio on Dec. 6!
The Gravity of the Affair is the story of a young Lt. Horatio Nelson, commander of the brig HMS Badger assigned to the seas of Ganymede. It’s set in the same universe as the Daedalus series, and I’d like to think it provides a great intro to the worlds there. You don’t have to have read Daedalus in order to enjoy Gravity, or vice versa, but if you liked one, I think you’d like the others. You can check out a couple of excerpts here and here; the rest, as you can imagine, no longer resides on the blog. The cover is by Arvin Concepcion, who did the excellent art elements and design on this very blog.
If you’ve read Daedalus, hopefully this will give you some nifty sailing-ships-in-space goodness while you wait for The Enceladus Crisis, due out this spring. And if you haven’t read Daedalus yet, you can download Gravity and, hopefully, enjoy an introduction to these worlds that encourages you to check out the novels.
Right now, you can expect Gravity to be available Dec. 6 for $2.99 or thereabouts on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBookstore, Google Play and most places where fine ebooks are sold. (Not everyone lets you do pre-orders, so that’s why there’s only a few links right now.) Likewise, we expect the audiobook version to hit around the same time on Audible.com or via Amazon.com. As links go live, I’ll blog and tweet accordingly.
In the meantime, I’m working hard on revising and editing The Enceladus Crisis for this spring’s release. My new Night Shade editor, Cory Allyn, has come back with some great ideas to make a good book into a great one, and I’m diving in with relish. The reaction to Daedalus has been nothing short of amazing, and I’m looking forward to getting Enceladus into your hands come springtime.
In the meantime, check out The Gravity of the Affair and enjoy!