Archive for July 26th, 2012
Asyouknowbob, the mass market paperback edition of Ghost Ship will ship on July 31 (Hey, that’s Steve’s birthday! And also? Next Tuesday!).
Now, I know that lots of people read Ghost Ship a thousand years ago, internet-time, as an eArc, and still more snabbled it up in hardcover last August. However, there are some people who wait for the mass market, and my further remarks are mostly for them — though all you early adopters can listen in, if you want.
There is some prep work for Ghost Ship. It’s not necessary prep — if you’ve been following along the novels, you’ll do just fine moving from Saltation to Ghost Ship. However, there are a couple short stories that may deepen your enjoyment — or at least your understanding of certain events touched on in the novel. And, with a whole week left before your book ships, these morsels might soothe your hunger pangs.
The prep stories are: Hidden Resources, Moon on the Hill, Prodigal Son, and (to a lesser degree) Fighting Chance. These four stories are available, DRM-free, and in the format of your choice, in echapbooks Halfling Moon, and Allies.
Here are your links:
Edited to Add:
Steve points out that Intelligent Design may also be of interest. Your links are below:
And, here’s a link to Pinbeam Books, in case you’d like to check out the other chapbooks and audiobook on offer.
I’m sorry I’ve been a little scarce lately — lots to do on a bunch of different fronts.
I can report that all of the Archers Beach t-shirts are in the mail. Overseas orders were just mailed yesterday-Wednesday, rather than on Tuesday, as originally planned, and should arrive in 7-10 days.
I have heard from Various Geographical Locales Inside the US that tees are landing, so the Post Office is, indeed, on the case. Please do allow at least 7 days (from Monday, July 23) before assuming that your tee is AWOL.
Of the several projects in hand, one is near completion. I have just one more book to review with the narrator — that conversation set for tomorrow. As far as I can tell, things are moving ahead of schedule on the recording front. I’m amazed, and absolutely delighted to have such committed pros on the Liaden project(s).
Another project in hand is an echapbook that will reprint various writing-related essays from Eagles Over the Kennebec and The Blog With No Name. I’ve sort of slowed to a crawl there because I need to learn how to make a table of contents with internal links.
Also on the table is prep for my remove to
Archers Old Orchard Beach during September. Besides packing, I need to figure out how best to do the Archers Beach blog. I have a Pinterest account here, where I will post pictures, and I suppose I’ll blog at the Carousel Tides website. I don’t expect to become a performer, but keeping all of the on-site experience in one place seems to make sense.
Fans of Silversocks will be pleased to learn that he is gaining weight with no repeat of the Issues for which he was hospitalized last month. He’s still a little sniffly, but we’re working on that.
Carousel Sun — you thought I’d forgotten about Carousel Sun, didn’t you? — has broken 10,000 words. It’s really interesting to see the backbrain setting up the hooks for this one. I wish the work were going faster, naturally, but I’m pleased with the story-progress so far.
And! For those who have been patiently waiting, and those who have *not* been patiently waiting — “Landed Alien” will be published to the Baen front page on August 15, a Wednesday. It will be published on the front page, but below the fold, as we used to say back at the newspaper. That means you will have to scroll down the page a bit to find the story.
If you’re in doubt about this process, you can practice now: go here and scroll down until you come to “Conella and the Cyclops Sea Serpent of Doom,” by John Ringo.
. . .I believe that’s all the news that’s fit to print. Hope everybody has a lovely Thursday and that all projects in hand are progressing smoothly and with no unpleasant surprises.