This will mostly be of interest to readers in the Czech Republic, but my first shipment of author copies of Beyond the Mist arrived yesterday, so those who wish to save on postage (or request a signed copy) can now order direct from the author for 200 Czech Crowns (plus postage of 56 CZK for cash on delivery within the Czech Republic, 183 CZK for Europe and 225 CZK for outside Europe). I also have a limited stock of paperbacks of Selected Verse: Faith and Family and Nobility Among Us, but bear in mind that Nobility Among Us is considerably heavier than the other two books, so will involve higher postage costs. Please use the contact form below to arrange this.
Beyond the Mist is the first in adventures of a man whom we think is nameless for a long time as we read — a traveler seeking to escape a mysterious Gravity Ring. But eventually, the traveler progresses beyond this stage, experiencing one adventure after another in allegorical locations and circumstances (his tribe is the Apples, for example). At all points, Zephyr, who eventually names himself, makes one choice after another, even if he doesn’t fully understand his situation, from a basic sense of good and decency. Zephyr is an “everyman” in some ways, but also an innocent, unspoiled man who takes everything as it comes. For those who enjoy imaginative, allegorical stories with action and ever-changing and shifting circumstances, Beyond the Mist is for you!
As the title says, I’ve had an article published over at the sci phi journal website as part of its free content. Long-term followers of this blog might recognize it as a (much improved imho) rewrite of an older post from here:
For access to all of the paid content, you can become a subscriber to the journal here.
In the interests of transparency, as a contributor (and also as an editor of the magazine), I receive a share of the proceeds from subscriptions, so the more people sign up for subscriptions, the more I (and the other fine contributors) will be paid.
A new more thumbnail-friendly cover image has been added to the kindle ebook version of Beyond the Mist, and the price of the ebook has been reduced from $3.99 to $2.99 (and by appropriate amounts in other amazon territories):
In addition, for followers of this blog looking to purchase the paperback version, a discount code has been created for the createspace site that takes $2 off the cover price, meaning a price of $5.99 plus delivery for the paperback from there.
To do this, simply go to the createspace site for the book:
And add a copy of the book in your cart and below the subtotal of your order there is a box where you can enter the discount code
and click on the ‘Apply Discount’ button.
Compare the price via this route with buying from amazon, and choose whichever arrangement is the best deal for you.
The paperback version of Beyond the Mist is now available for purchase in all amazon territories, and Kindle Matchbook has been activated, meaning that anyone purchasing a paperback through amazon can download the kindle version for free.
The option of buying directly from the author for readers in the Czech Republic is not yet available, but the first consignment of books should get to me withing the next couple of weeks.
Amazon link will be up in three to five business days. The amazon link will offer the possibility of free shipping to the same territory, and a free copy of the ebook to go with it, as well as boosting the book’s rating; the createspace link gives me a greater royalty per sale.
I leave it up to the discerning customer to decide which option they prefer.
There is going to be another superversiveSF roundtable discussion today, in just under four hours from now in fact, with special guest Milo Yiannopolis from Breitbart. With Milo and John C. Wright in the room, it’ll be interesting to see if anyone else gets a word in edgeways 🙂
You can grab the ebook version of Beyond the Mist at amazon right now.
The paperback version is being worked on, and the book’s dedicated page has been updated.
John C. Wright seems to like it over at his blog, you can read his foreword and almost the first three chapters (including one of Cat Leonard’s wonderful illustrations) via amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature.
This is a supremely exciting time for me, and a big relief to finally have it out there for you all to enjoy.
Spread the word!
(And this is the 200th post on this blog. Highly appropriate!)
The new format of Sci Phi Journal is about to begin, with the first article due within the next hour or two. I have an article that will appear in January, but to get access to all the top-quality content (and some other benefits), you’ll need to be a subscriber. Details can be found over at the Sci Phi Journal site