For those who did not hear the live broadcast, the third episode of Science Fiction Spotlight Radio is online and ready for you to listen to it as a podcast. The guest is Matt Mather, one of the world’s leading thriller writers who has turned his hand to writing Science Fiction with his new Nomad series.
The interview went very well and spanned subject ranging from the popularity of Apocalyptic fiction to the enduring legacy of Isaac Asimov. It’s a good listen and well worth your time.
Hear Paul’s interview of Matt Mather!
I just posted my first video on You Tube, discussing how I became an author. Be merciful.
Here’s a quick update as we approach what I’m calling “Publication Day.” Pre-orders have started to pick up today, with the 47North Edition of “To Honor You Call Us” right now posting at the #94 on the Amazon Bestseller for Kindle E-books, War and Military and in the top 40 on four Hot New Release Lists.
I also remind everyone who has read the self-published edition that the 47North Edition is MUCH improved over the original, with new scenes, new characters, and a tighter narrative. Not to mention fewer typos, etc. If you liked the previous edition, you should love this one.
In addition, folks should remember that this edition is available as an audio book, either on CD or as an Audible.com download. I haven’t heard the audio version, but the narrator (Ray Chase) and the audio publisher (Brilliance) are both outstanding. I think that this is going to be a good product.
Mack Meijers, host of the truly excellent “Science Fiction Spotlight” podcast program, gave a brief reading from the first volume of my “Man of War” series, To Honor You Call Us, on his show. If you will look at the right hand border of this page, you will see that I have cleverly installed a “widget” that will let you listen to that reading just by clicking on the play button. Or, if you prefer, you can navigate to the program’s page for the reading by clicking on the link below.
Maybe I’ll put a few readings up on this page sometime. Of course, if I do it, it won’t be with Mack’s truly posh English accent. Or, it could be, as I actually am pretty good with accents and do a passable Received English (also known as BBC English) accent. Naaaa. If I do it, I’ll do it with my normal voice, which is nothing to write home about. Anyway, here’s the link.
I’ve just posted a detailed discussion of the Systems Stations in the Cumberland CIC in the Inside the USS Cumberland Section. The direct link to the page is here: https://hpaulhonsinger.com/inside-the-uss-cumberland/the-cic-part-iv-the-systems-management-consoles/
I have previously reported here that the 47North version of my first novel, To Honor You Call Us, Book I of the “Man of War” Series, now available for advance purchase, is on various Amazon Kindle Hot New Release lists. Now, the second book in the series, “For Honor We Stand” has joined its companion volume on those lists.
Currently, Book I is # 32 on the Military Science Fiction list and # 29 on the Space Opera list.
Book II is # 33 on the Military Science Fiction list and # 30 on the Space Opera list.
I don’t know what the raw numbers are (that is, how many orders there are) but advance orders are always good–especially as they help convince the publisher that the book is marketable and worthy of more effort and funds devoted to publicity.
Thanks to everyone who is ordering in advance. It makes a difference.
If you are interested in making an advance purchase of these books or want to get your hands on the self-published versions so you can start reading right away, this page has links to where you can do that. https://hpaulhonsinger.com/buy-the-man-of-war-books/
Available for advance purchase, the 47North edition of my first novel, To Honor You Call Us, is now the #26 Hot New Release on the Amazon Kindle Military Science Fiction list. This bodes well for sales when the book is released on February 11, 2014. Thank you fans and readers!