With the whole Thanksgiving thing going on, some Christmas shopping and assorted other things — including completing edits on The Enceladus Crisis — the upcoming launch of The Gravity of the Affair sort of sneaked up on me. But it’s coming, and it’s going to be cool.
By way of reminder, The Gravity of the Affair is a stand-alone novella set in the Known Worlds of The Daedalus Incident. It’s the tale of a very young post-captain named Horatio Nelson, who is destined to become England’s greatest naval hero. But here, in 1779, he’s a brash young officer in command of a veritable dinghy, the brig HMS Badger, assigned to the seas of Ganymede. When Nelson puts his ship and crew in peril, he must defend his actions in the face of a possible Court Martial.
There’s alchemy, sailing ships in space, feats of derring-do, and a courtroom drama on top of it all. Will Nelson’s career end before it begins? Will he learn to temper his brashness?
The Gravity of the Affair will be available in ebook on Dec. 6 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and as an ebook on Audlble.com. It’s also up for preorder today at Google Play, iTunes and Kobo. At roughly 52 pages, we’ve priced the ebook at $2.99. (No word on what Audible will charge yet.) If you enjoyed Daedalus, this gives you a bit more sailing-ships-in-space goodness before The Enceladus Crisis comes out in the spring. And if you’ve been on the fence about the Daedalus series, here’s your low-cost chance to give it a shot.
I’ll be doing some guest posts in the next week or two to help spread the word, and you’ll find links here as the posts go live. I’m excited about this little story, and I hope you enjoy it!