Promotional giveaway of Recon: A War to the Knife

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If you or any of your friends who are readers are interested, I am running a promotional giveaway of the e-book version of my mil-sf novel Recon: A War to the Knife starting tomorrow, Saturday 9/23 and running through the 27th.

If you follow that link starting to tomorrow, the book will be free on Amazon for Kindle or the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

After the storm

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We survived basically intact, except for a tree branch that put a fist-sized hole in the roof over our garage. We did lose power for four days, but it came back on yesterday. Stores are a bit bare but gas is available and I’m very thankful it didn’t hit us worse. I basically fell behind by a day on Last Flight of the Acheron, but it’s past 60,000 words now and I expect to be finished writing by next week.

Hurricane Irma (or, real life interferes)

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Well, I am at the edge of the projected path of Hurricane Irma. Despite making preparations and worrying, I managed to write 2000 words yesterday. Can’t promise I’ll do the same today. I hope the storm doesn’t delay the release of Last Flight of the Acheron too much…if we get a lot of damage, I’ll probably need the money, to be brutally honest about it.
This is also my birthday weekend, which makes it even more of a giant middle finger.
Sorry, didn’t mean to whine. Well, maybe a little.
Anyway, I’ll make sure to let you guys know when the storm passes and I’m back online. That may take a few days as they expect widespread power outages for at least 3-4 days.
Ta-ta for now…

RIP Dr. Jerry Pournelle

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I just learned that Dr. Jerry Pournelle passed away. He lived a long and fruitful life, but his death is a loss for all fans of science fiction. He inspired me to write SF with his non-fiction articles especially, gathered in books such as “A Step Farther Out.” He gave me a vision of science fiction someday becoming a reality and made me want to imagine that reality for myself. RIP Dr. Pournelle. Ad astra per aspera.

Getting there…

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I passed the 50,000 word mark on my newest novel, Last Flight of the Acheron today. I probably have about 20,000 words to go, so it should be ready to go before the end of the month, barring interference from Hurricane Irma, which is bearing down on my state currently. I live in central Florida, about halfway between Tampa and Orlando, and there’s the very real possibility that the storm could pass right over my town. If that happens, I expect the power to be out for a few days, minimum, even if my house isn’t damaged.