The Song of the Orphans
Yeah, it’s been a long wait, but the sequel to The Flight of the Silvers is finally here. And Kirkus Reviews has called it one of the best sci-fi/fantasy books of 2017!
If it’s been a while since you read The Flight of the Silvers, and you don’t know your aeris from a hole in the ground, don’t worry. You can go to the recap section and find a whole bunch of memory refreshers, including a badly-iillustrated plot summary, a character guide, and an Altamerican glossary. That way you can jump right into The Song of the Orphans without having to re-read the first book.
For those of you who already read the novel and have burning questions about it, the Song of the Orphans reader’s FAQ is now officially live.
For more general information about this big fat beast of a sequel, go to the info page.
The Flight of the Silvers
The first book in the Silvers series. Two sisters and four strangers, plucked from their world at the cusp of apocalypse and transported to an Earth they barely recognize. An unprecedented tragedy in 1912 has set history on a different path. Restaurants float through the air like flying saucers, while common household appliances bend the fabric of time. Afflicted with temporal powers they never wanted, and hunted by enemies they never knew they had, the six otherworldly refugees are forced to work together to stay alive. Their only hope: to cross a radically-changed United States and find the one man who can help them.
The Flight of the Silvers was released in 2014, and is widely available as a paperback, e-book, and audiobook. If you’ve read the novel and want to get into the nitty-gritty, see my Flight of the Silvers Reader’s FAQ for more information.
My debut novel, a comedic tale of lies, tricks, and public relations in the pre-social media age. There isn’t a shred of science fiction to be found in this book, but if you like stories about shrewd young publicists and out-of-control media hoaxes, then this one’s for you.
Slick was originally published by Random House/Villard in 2005, but I got the rights back and now I’m releasing it independently through Amazon.
December 10 – All is quiet here in Arizona as I continue to make progress on The War of the Givens. I’m getting to the part I’ve been dreading for years, where I’m forced to say goodbye to one of my favorite characters. Come on. You didn’t expect everyone to get out of this story alive.
For those of you who are waiting for the paperback release of The Song of the Orphans, I’m afraid to say that there won’t be one. The vast majority of Silvers book sales are skewed toward hardcover and e-book (mostly e-book), so Penguin Random House has decided to save some money by skipping the softcover. Sorry for anyone who’s inconvenienced by that. If it were up to me, the book would available in every known format and handed out for free to every literate person on Earth. Just one of the many reasons why Penguin doesn’t let me make their business decisions.