A Place For War Completes My All-Time Favorite Zombie Series

Wow, high praise from H.P. @ Every Day Should Be Tuesday.

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Daniel Humphrey’s Z-Day now-complete trilogy is awesome.  I would say it is my favorite all-time zombie series, but I haven’t read all that many zombie series.  Buy, yes, it is my favorite all-time zombie series.  And I don’t have to tell you it’s awesome if you’ve read the first two books.  If you haven’t, start with my review of book one.

Like book 2, book 3 is as much military SF as it is a post-apocalyptic book.  Miles returns after being largely absent from book 2, but the action remains far away from the rechristened Hope.

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Quick updates

  • I’m at the halfway point of Come, Seeling Night, and on track to turn it into the publisher before the end of the year.
  • Author Vicki Wootton did an interview with me for her blog. That sort of thing is still surreal to me.
  • The first two books of the Z-Day series are on a Kindle Countdown deal to coincide with the launch of the third.
  • Fade and Night’s Black Agents are now available in hardback (!). The links in the sidebar will take you where you need to go.
  • ’nuff said.
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Review: Aliens (The Essential Comics Vol. 1)

The films Alien and Aliens have been two of my favorites since I saw the first in 4th or 5th grade. This was the dark era (before Blockbuster) when new-release movies cost well in excess of $100 and rentals from the mom-and-pop video stores required a credit card or a canceled check on file. Both of those were out of reach for my precocious self, and as far as my mom was concerned, if I couldn’t check it out of the library, I didn’t need to see it. Continue reading

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In case you missed it …

The trilogy is complete. Amazon’s secret squirrels haven’t dotted all their I’s and crossed all their T’s, so the paperback version isn’t linked up with the eBook, yet, but they are live and ready. Enjoy!

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Awesome review of ‘Fade’ and future plans

Declan Finn is much too kind here. Mainly because I suspect Jim Butcher has everything meticulously planned out up to books twenty-something through thirty-something. I’m doing well if I’ve got a trilogy nailed down.

Speaking of which, I’m circling around the halfway point of Come, Seeling Night, which ends Paxton’s adventures … for this arc, anyway. What, you didn’t think I was going to throw in the towel, did you? As CSN comes together, I’m assembling the blueprints for the next trilogy in my head. I hope to get book four out late next year. Once I’m done with book three, though, I’m switching gears a bit to work on Vigilance.

In between the Heroes Unlimited book and Pax 4 is a little something I like to call ‘Project X.’ Mostly because the title would be a huge spoiler of what’s to come … and who likes spoilers? Project X is a Pax universe book, but it does more to fill in the backstory of another character. Too say any more would spoil the fun, and it’ s going to be hard enough keeping it to myself when I actually start writing. Suffice to say that it’s the reason I tried to get A Place Outside The Wild out of my head as X was the book I really, really wanted to write.

If you want to get on the train before things get too wild, check out Fade and Night’s Black Agents!

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Update and snippets

My editor is hard at work on the manuscript for A Place for War, and we’re still on track for a release early next month. I’m excited to get it in your hands, the early feedback has been great.

I’m making steady progress on the third Pax book – which is what brings us here today. Read on, with the prerequisite spoiler warming if you haven’t read Night’s Black Agents.

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#FreeAwfulNovel Parts 14 and 15 – End of the Box

The epic I’ve been semi-jokingly calling my #FreeAwfulNovel is not my first book. That distinction belongs to another work that, as far as I know, I no longer have a copy of. My gut tells me that we should all be thankful for that.

In junior high and high school, we were a Commodore house. My dad and I both had 128 models. The summer I turned 16, I got my second job, and it was a dream come true for a teenage geek–I was working at Software City, a smaller chain that (surprise!) mainly sold software rather than hardware. There was a strong business focus. I would pitch in and help out in the shipping department from time to time, and I remember moving a lot of copies of Microsoft Bob for some reason.

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