The latest of my informal chats on YouTube with readers about the Man of War universe went up on YouTube last night. This episode discusses the Union home front during the Krag war and continues to explore the role of women in the Union in the year 2315.
Please, if are so inclined, like the video and subscribe to the channel. I wouldn’t be entirely displeased for some shares as well, but I know that’s asking a lot!
In comments, some readers have been asking for some kind of forum where people who are enthusiastic about my humble forays into the world of Military Science Fiction can discuss my work. After some poking around, and after consulting with a few people I know who are savvy about such things (do people still say “savvy”?), I have decided to set up (actually modify a pre-existing) Discussion Group on Goodreads dot com. Folks can navigate to this site: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/125889-h-paul-honsinger-s-man-of-war-series, become members, and discuss to their hearts’ content. Please abide by the group rules, which I consider entirely reasonable (as I wrote them, I suppose I would). So, if you are so disposed, go, join, and discuss. Have fun.
Yes, I know that’s a wretchedly long headline, but it is what it is. Give me a shorter one and I’ll use it!
Andrew Liptak, a BuzzFeed Community blogger, has a regular feature highlighting what he believes to be the best Science Fiction book recommendations for the coming month. He had 22 for this March and For Honor We Stand, to be released on March 11, 2014, was one of them. He says: “this one looks as though it’ll have the right balance of action and intelligence behind it.” Well, Andrew, that WAS the idea you know.
It’s good that these books are getting a little bit of attention in the SF community.
Here’s the link: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewliptak/22-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books-for-march-201-hclt
While sales of To Honor You Call Us continue to be encouraging, we are only ten days out from release of the second book in the “Man of War” saga, For Honor We Stand. Of course, you don’t have to wait–you can pre-order the paperback, Kindle eBook, CD audiobook, or Audible.com download on Amazon.com right now, if you are so inclined. Meanwhile progress continues to be rapid on the third book, Brothers in Valor which appears to be shaping up for a September 2014 release. Ideas are churning away, as well, for future books in the series. People who are interested in getting into a long, action-packed, testosterone-soaked, rip roaring Military Science Fiction series could do a lot worse than to pick up these books.
I’ve completely updated the page that explains where and how to buy and/or pre-order each edition and format of the “Man of War” Books with the best information I have as of 21:12Z 16 February 2014 (that’s 2:12 Mountain Standard Time for you lubbers and squeakers). So, get your ordering when the ordering is good. Pre-orders are especially good for impressing the publishers and booksellers with hoe popular the books are going to be.
Here’s the link to the page. You can also access it from the site’s top menu.
I’ve been in communication with my “Author Team” at 47North and am told that I need to remove the self-published editions of the first two “Man of War” books seven days before publication of the 47North editions of each volume. Accordingly, the self-published edition of To Honor You Call Us, in all versions, will be removed from availability on February 11, 2014–I can’t tell you what time of day the change will go through the computers at Amazon and Createspace and Barnes & Noble, so if you want to be sure to get your copies, you will want to buy them by February 10. Similarly, availability of the self-published edition of For Honor We Stand will end on March 4, 2014.
These editions will never be available again. If self-published versions of these novels are ever made available in the future, it is likely that the new editions will be based on the 47North versions, which I regard to be superior. It is certainly possible that, if the 47North versions become best-sellers, the self-published paperbacks will be rare collector’s items of considerable value.
But you never know . . . .
In any event, if you want them, now is the time to get them because, as the obnoxious TV commercials say, “when they’re gone, they’re gone!”
Here’s the links to the purchase pages on Amazon:
[Book I self published version withdrawn from sale. Link deleted.]