Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Release day!

Today Song of Scarabaeus hits the bookstores - and my big box of author copies just arrived (yay!):


I'll be heading out to bookstores here in Tucson later this week just to see those books on the shelves for myself.

You can also buy the Kindle version from Amazon and various other e-book versions too. I confess I still haven't joined the e-book revolution myself...

Starting today and for the next couple of weeks, mega-bestselling author Robin Hobb and I (who may have sold two or three copies by now, maybe not - I know I sold one because I got my first fan mail [thanks, Maria]) are co-hosting Borders' blog, Babel Clash. We have a few topics of discussion to throw around, so drop by to join the fun.

Also, I've joined the SFR Brigade and have posted an introduction to celebrate my release day.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Browse inside

HarperCollins has a cool Browse Inside feature that I've added to my website as a widget. Or you can click below to read the first 5+ chapters. I don't even have the book yet, so this is my first look at the final pages.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fresh Fiction review

A review of Song of Scarabaeus on Fresh Fiction:

http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=25679

The reviewer makes some good observations about the social themes in the book - I like to put the characters and action first, but that doesn't mean I don't sometimes have "something to say" about the complexities of humans and the societies they form (or may form in the future). And it's nice to know readers who may not normally read "hard" sci-fi are enjoying the book.

My first interview

The Tucson Examiner just put up my (first ever!) interview:



Saturday, April 17, 2010

Song of Scarabaeus - in Australia

Looks like Emporium Books (an Australian online bookstore) will be carrying Song of Scarabaeus, for Aussies who want a copy.

EDIT: The book is also available at the Fishpond online Aussie store.

Review of Song

Woohoo! A nice review from SciFiChick.com today: "...a highly impressive science fiction novel from a promising new author." I particularly liked that she mentioned the ethics of the story, because I tried hard not to be black and white - whether the topic is bureaucracy, native culture, citizens' rights and responsibilities, piracy, or ecological conservation, it's never the case that everyone on one side is evil and everyone on the other is virtuous.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eos giveaway

Eos Books is giving away three copies of my May release, Song of Scarabaeus. Head over to their blog, Eos Books - The Next Chapter, for details.