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.
A very nice review of To Honor You Call Us just appeared in this well-done blog. You guys might just want to hop on over there and check it out.
I have just discovered (through my own Googling) that the audiobook version of my first novel, To Honor You Call Us” can be purchased through iTunes. Here’s the link, which I will add to my “Buy the Man of War Books” page. https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/to-honor-you-call-us-man-war/id797869079
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.
Here at Honsinger Headquarters we occasionally give ourselves over to whimsy, and were recently thinking about what a film version of the “Man of War” books would look like. Here, presented in a totally off the top of our heads fashion, is the proposed opening credits for “To Honor You Call Us.” There are lots of important roles open, Chief LeBlanc, for example, and others where the choice of actor is not very firm. But, here’s our thinking. What are your thoughts on this? Any suggestions?
Jerry Bruckheimer Presents
A Paul Verhoeven Production of
A Christopher Columbus Film
H. Paul Honsinger’s To Honor You Call Us,
Episode I of the “Man of War” Trilogy
Armie Hammer as Lt. Commander Max Robichaux
and Gael Bernal as Dr. Ibrahim Sahin,
William Levy as Lt. Roger Garcia
Martin Freeman as Chief Engineer Lt. “Wehrner” Vaughn Brown
Kai Weisinger as Chief Petty Officer Heinz Wendt
Tommy Lee Jones as Vice Admiral Louis G. “Hit ‘Em Hard” Hornmeyer [R. Lee Ermey would be a great choice for this part, as well.]
And a special appearance by
Alexander Siddig as Ellington Wortham-Biggs
Music by James Horner
Special Effects by Industrial Light and Magic
To Honor You Call Us got a fabulous review today from an Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer. I don’t feature many reviews here (we’re getting close to 400 now, overwhelmingly positive) but I think that this one is worth highlighting.
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.