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Can home be a place you’ve never been, a place no one has ever been?
The White Cloud is the most audacious experiment the human species has ever undertaken—to search for a new Earth. The ship and its crew exist for a solitary purpose—to reach a distant planet and establish a colony. However, the vast majority of people undertaking this journey will not live to see its result, nor were they part of the decision-making process to leave.
A novel-in-stories, following the many generations who make the journey, The Voyage of the White Cloud asks how can you find meaning as a slave to destiny, a mere stepping-stone in history?
These are the stories of the most ordinary people on a most extraordinary journey.
Patrons at the Short Stuff level will get the weekly text episodes and patrons at higher levels will get access to the audio as well. All Access patrons will receive the complete ebook before the wide release in December. Find out more about my Patreon here.
PS. Look at that gorgeous cover!! From the incredible Holly Heisey.
My short story collection Modern Love and other stories will be released in ebook and paperback worldwide on March 14, 2018. If you want it sooner, copies of the book will be available early to members at the $3/month level of my Patreon.
Two dozen tales of far away worlds, future Earths, a reality that lives beside our own.
From childhood dreams that haunt adulthood to alien creatures trapped in a never-ending cycle to visions of a future among the stars, the stories in this collection span the realms of the fantastic but with a core of humanity. You’ll find hope in dystopia, despair in perfection and one or two bug-eyed aliens.
Lock it in, Canada! Here are the dates for my events for The Home for Wayward Parrots in Canada this May/June:
- Victoria Launch – Bolen Books – May 22nd, 7 pm – with Sarah de Leeuw and David Griffin
- Vancouver Launch – Massy Books – May 29th, 7 pm
- Edmonton Launch – Audreys Books – June 14th, 7 pm
- Toronto Launch – Free Times Cafe – June 21st, 6:30 pm
I hope to see you there!
I am so excited to be able to share with you the absolutely gorgeous cover by Kate Hargreaves for The Home for Wayward Parrots! Here is the publisher’s blurb:
Accustomed to being an only child, adoptee Brian “Gumbo” Guillemot’s teenage hobby was searching for his birth parents. After years without a lead, when he finally finds his birth mother, Kim, he’s unprepared for the boisterous instant family that comes with her.
No one, besides Kim, knows anything about Gumbo’s birth father. With Kim refusing to answer any questions, Gumbo must choose whether to continue the search, even if it means alienating his few friends and both his families. And the more he learns, the more he wonders whether some things are better left unknown.
Captivating and playful, The Home For Wayward Parrots explores friendship, romance, modern families and geek pop culture with wit, compassion and extremely foul-mouthed birds.
Coming May 1, 2018!
It’s that time again… year in review time. I had two original and three reprint stories published this year, two poems, and book 4 in the Dex series just came out. Not bad!
Pixels and Flesh (out now!)
“Home Sick.” Escape Pod. December 2017 (R)
“War Profiteering.” Toasted Cake. October 2017 (R)
“Preventative Maintenance.” Little Blue Marble. July 2017
“Showing the Colours.” The Overcast. March 2017 (R)
“Force Nine” Liminality. September 2017 (poem)
“if ink could flow backward” Arsenika. April 2017 (poem)
For those who are interested in such things, the original publications are eligible for nomination for the following awards:
- Hugo (fiction)
- Nebula (fiction)
- Sir Julius Vogel (fiction)
- Aurora (fiction and poetry)
- Rhysling (poetry)
Stories marked (R) are reprints, and therefore ineligible for awards nominations this year.
And here it is! The first episode of the audiobook version of Pixels and Flesh! Have a listen for free over on my Patreon site.
The podcast is a Patreon exclusive, but I’ve made the first episode public, so everyone can get a taste of what’s to come. if you like what you hear, you can join the Patreon at the Audiophile level for as little as $2 a month. Expect new episodes each week.
The ebook will be available to patrons at the $3/month or higher level as soon as the podcast is complete, before the book becomes available worldwide at most ebook and online paperback retailers in mid-December.
I hope you enjoy the podcast and thanks for making this happen!
I am thrilled to share the cover and blurb for the forthcoming Andersson Dexter book, Pixels and Flesh.
After settling into a new job, new home and new living arrangements, Andersson Dexter has finally found a comfortable life in both the physical and virtual worlds. But that sense of security is blown apart when an explosion rocks Dex’s real-life Nice neighbourhood.
He and his colleagues begin an investigation into a string of seemingly senseless and random vandalism attacks, that remind them all of similar assaults in the simulated world Marionette City. While at first the attacks seem more like a nuisance than a threat, Dex discovers that there are more serious — even fatal — consequences.
As the trail leads Dex closer and closer to home, he is forced to confront the lengths he is willing to go for justice.
We are on track for a December 2017 release, but my supporters on Patreon will get it before anyone else, in ebook and audio formats!