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 just named 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.
January 3 – Happy New Year. To the surprise of no one, I’ve fallen behind on my writing schedule for Book 3. I’m trying my damnedest not to let life and all its fuckery get in the way of my progress. Some months are better than others. December flat-out sucked.
On the plus side, I’m very happy with the pages I’ve written for The War of the Givens—so happy, in fact, that I’ve been dropping hints about it every month in this space. Here’s your tantalizing tidbit for January:
After all the rough beatings Zack took in The Song of the Orphans, you’d think I’d go easy on him in the next book. Nope. Something cruel and nasty happens to him in the very first chapter that will permanently change his life. But he’s stronger than ever in The War of the Givens. He’ll have a new position of authority, a new wife, and a brand new plan to take on the Pelletiers.