The War of the Givens
At long last, the final book of the Silvers trilogy. This is another behemoth of a novel, which is one of the many reasons why it’s been taking so long.
You can pre-order it now at the usual places: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Google, iBooks, Kobo. Not for nothing, but pre-orders are good for us poor, struggling authors. The more we get, the more retailers pay attention to us. They also count toward first-week sales, which is a huge but silly metric for publishers.
For a non-spoliery mini-FAQ about The War of the Givens, go to the brand new info page. I’ll be updating this website with recap guides for those who want to brush up on the first two books without rereading them.
The Song of the Orphans
The second book of the Silvers trilogy, which Kirkus Reviews called one of the best sci-fi 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. I’ve created some helpful recap materials of the first book, including a badly-iillustrated plot summary, a character guide, and an Altamerican glossary.
For those of you who already read the book 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.
For more information on The Flight of the Silvers, go to the handy Reader’s FAQ. If you’re new to the series and want to learn more, go the Flight of the Silvers info page and the Silvers series general FAQ.
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.
September 16 – A reader just emailed me to check if I’m still alive, which suddenly made me realize that I haven’t posted here in a while. Yeah, I’m still breathing. Still working on The War of the Givens as much as I can, despite my persistent health issues (not COVID, thank Jeebus) and my busy freelance work schedule. I’m grateful to still have income in these dire times. Unfortunately, the people who pay me expect me to actually do things for the money, which takes up a lot of my waking hours.
But the Silvers series inches ever closer to completion. And despite my penchant for perfectionism and self-criticism, I’m actually pretty damn happy with how this last book has turned out. Be a little more patient, gentle readers. And for the Americans among you, please—for the love of God—vote blue down the line on November 3rd.