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Review: I, Cunningham by Benoit Goudreault-Emond

Posted by Gilbert Stack on August 11, 2020 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I, Cunningham by Benoit Goudreault-Emond

Gordon Cunningham died in a climbing accident in the twenty-second century, so he’s quite surprised to wake up five hundred years later in a robot body in a struggling colony in a distant solar system—only struggling is far too kind a word to describe the problems Gordon finds. The station AI and the station government are engaged in a sort of cold war with each other. At least two factions of the station population hate each o...

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Pre-Order Fog of War for 25% Off

Posted by Gilbert Stack on August 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It's not too late to get my new Legionnaire novel, Fog of War, 25% off as a pre-order. The sale ends when the book releases on Thursday, August 6. Here's the blurb:

 

Despite their impressive victories in the north, Prefect Marcus and the Black Hat Legion stand alone against the full might of Diamonte and Aquamarina. With their home city under siege and the cowardly Lord Totila refusing to lead his host out from behind the walls of Centinela, it falls once again to Marcus to ...

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Ten Thousand Sales

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 30, 2020 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Today I made my ten thousandth sale of a self-published book. It’s a milestone I dreamed about when I first ventured into self-publishing, but never really expected to reach and certainly not this quickly. So thank you to everyone who has bought one of my books and extra thanks to anyone who has gone that extra mile to review one of my stories, recommend it to a friend, or even to share one of my posts to help others discover my work. I have been blessed.

 

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The Jungles of Ekángá--A Legionnaire Prequel Now Available for Pre-Order

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 20, 2020 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

My new Legionnaire novel, The Jungles of Ekángá, is now available for pre-order. Jungles is part of what may become a prequel series, telling the story of Marcus’ first command, when he is fresh out of the lycee and lacking the critical experience that will make him the man he is in the main Legionnaire series. Like the main books, the focus is on the problems of command and the difference a well-trained, highly-disciplined military unit can make, but the tone is...

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Review: Camp Lenape by Timothy R. Baldwin

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 16, 2020 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Camp Lenape by Timothy R. Baldwin

The adults at Camp Lenape are hiding something, but they can’t get their lies straight. Now a little girl’s life just might depend on four young junior counselors having the brains and the courage to get to the bottom of what’s going on at Camp Lenape.

 

This is a short, fast moving, story, with a cast of credible teenagers doing believable things. The mystery is solid and the detection process worked for me. Ba...

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Review: Ribbonworld by Richard Dee

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 15, 2020 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Ribbonworld by Richard Dee

This book opens like a scene from Dashiell Hammett, and while hero Miles Goram is not a hard-boiled detective, the novel keeps that Hammett-like feel as it builds a mystery around themes that legendary author often wrote about. The opening scene sets the groundwork for the whole novel. Goram has arrived late in the domed city of Reevis and when he checks into his cheap hotel room, he finds a body in the bathroom—the body of the man he had tra...

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Review: Junk Magic and Guitar Dreams by T. James Logan

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 13, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Junk Magic and Guitar Dreams by T. James Logan

Otter is a teenager who lives in poverty with his dying mother. They have family, but because of years-old enmity, Otter’s mother forbids him to turn to them for help. She’s so opposed to contact that she arranges for Otter to be emancipated rather than ask for their aid in taking care of him after she passes. Unfortunately, Otter’s understandable rage at all the unfairness in his life undercuts the act of emancipat...

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Review: The Heisenberg Corollary by C. H. Duryea

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 12, 2020 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Heisenberg Corollary by C. H. Duryea

Interested in a light-hearted romp through the multiverse? Wants lots of action and plenty of movie and roleplaying game references? Want the feel of a hard sf backdrop without actually having to get bogged down in the math and incomprehensible theories? Well that’s what I found in The Heisenberg Corollary, an amazingly fun sf adventure which finds a simple solution to permitting the cast of heroes to discover just about anything you...

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Review: The Corpse Whisperer Sworn by H.R. Boldwood

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (1)

The Corpse Whisperer Sworn by H.R. Boldwood

The sequel to Boldwood’s excellent novel, The Corpse Whisperer, manages to simultaneously heat up the action, tangle heroine Allie Nighthawk into an even more complicated mystery, move the setting to zombie central in New Orleans, and, most importantly, ramp up the personal costs of the struggle to stop the spread of the undead for everyone involved. And in the midst of all of this, Boldwood also introduces a whole lot of g...

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The Fire Islands Passes 2500 Sales

Posted by Gilbert Stack on June 28, 2020 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This week, I sold my 2500th copy of The Fire Islands. Needless to say I am absolutely thrilled to reach this mile stone. It doesn't seem that long ago that I put the book up for pre-order in November 2017. Now the 11th book in the series is set for release in August and a prequel novel, The Jungles of Ekángá, will come out on October 1. Thank you to everyone who has tried the series, if you haven't taken a look yet, at just 99 cents, The Fire Islands is a great place to start.

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