Last week was pretty busy, both in terms of day-job and book stuff, so I apologize for not writing sooner. Both The Daedalus Incident and The Enceladus Crisis have done very well in the two-plus weeks since the second book launched — better, in fact, than Daedalus did when it launched last August. And the $1.99 ebook deal for The Enceladus Crisis was very cool, launching the book into the top 100 for SF/F on Amazon and elsewhere.
And so for that, thank you! A lot of people picked up both books over the past month or so, and I greatly appreciate it. I hope you’re enjoying them. And thanks, too, to everyone who posted on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, etc. Every bit helps. My daughter’s 529 thanks you, too.
Only one tidbit of book stuff to report, though a very nice one. On the group author blog Novelocity, author Beth Cato said her favorite opening line from a novel was from….The Daedalus Incident:
“Mars is supposed to be dead, just a big hunk of cold rock hanging in space.”
To be anybody’s favorite opening line is high praise indeed, especially in a blog post with so many other great openers, so thanks, Beth! By the way, Beth’s novel, The Clockwork Dagger, is out in September. Since it’s obvious she has great literary taste, I suggest checking it out.
I’ve spent my long weekend thus far making great strides on The Venusian Gambit, the third and (as far as I know) final book in the Daedalus series. Of course, it is indeed Memorial Day tomorrow, and it’s worth reflecting on the sacrifices others have made to keep us safe. So to those who have served, and to the families of those who were lost…thank you.