Ben Flies Again

Just a reminder that tomorrow is my Reddit AMA starting at 7PM EST. For those who don’t know, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything and that’s what I’ll be doing. If you want to ask me something, just log onto the site and ask away. The site address is: http://www.reddit.com/r/books

Of course the question I’ve been asked most since the release of Falling Sky happens to be, “Will there be a sequel?” Now that contracts have been signed, I can say definitively that yes, there will be a sequel. Pyr has bought a follow-up to Falling Sky continuing the story of Ben and his companions in their post-apocalyptic future. The sequel is currently called Rising Tide and will hopefully throw readers some thrills and surprises.

I still have to turn in the completed manuscript so no release date yet but I will update here and on social media as soon as there is one.

I’m excited to continue the story of Ben Gold and I hope you’ll be excited to read it.

Ask Me Anything – February 19

In two weeks, on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 PM, I will be doing a Reddit AMA. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the AMA, it stands for Ask Me Anything. I’ll answer questions on any topic, but probably mostly about Falling Sky, writing, writing a first novel, airships, post-apocalypses, beer, writing groups, workshops and more. I hope you’ll tune in and ask me a question. Anything. It’s right there in the title. Do it.

 

My Eligible Work

As much as I hate doing this, the nominations are currently open for the Hugo Nominations. Members of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Worldcons (voting members) are eligible to nominate works published in 2014 (more details here).

I don’t have a lot of eligible works from 2014 as I was mostly working on Falling Sky but Falling Sky is eligible in the novel category.

Additionally, my short story, “Second Hand”, which appeared in the Dead Man’s Hand anthology is also eligible in the short story category. “Second Hand” can be read in its entirety (or listened to) on the Lightspeed Magazine website.

If you liked either or both of those and felt them worthy of being nominated for a Hugo (and can nominate works) please feel free to do so.

 

The Last of 2014

It’s a new year and yet I was remiss in not posting about some things that happened last year, particularly related to Falling Sky:

I love podcasts and hope to appear on more of them in the future. What’s better than talking with smart, talented, and interesting people? If you have any that you love and would recommend, leave them in the comments.

Falling Sky Launch Party!

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If you’re in or near New York City tomorrow night, I hope you’ll come join me for the Falling Sky Launch Party. It will be held at Professor Thom’s in the East Village from 7-10. A bookseller from Word bookstore in Greenpoint will be on hand to sell copies of the book. Come have a drink, say hello, and help me celebrate the release of the book.

Hope to see you there.

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Falling Sky, my first novel, came out October 7, 2014 from Pyr. It's an adventure story set in a post-apocalyptic future with airships. Publisher's Weekly called it a "solid and memorable debut" while Library Journal gave it a starred review and named it Debut of the Month. For more information, please click here.

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    02/18/2015 — Just a reminder that tomorrow is my Reddit AMA starting at 7PM EST. For those who don’t know, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything and that’s what I’ll be doing. If you want to ask me something, just log onto…Read more »
  • Ask Me Anything – February 19
    02/05/2015 — In two weeks, on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 PM, I will be doing a Reddit AMA. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the AMA, it stands for Ask Me Anything. I’ll answer questions on any topic, but…Read more »
  • My Eligible Work
    01/24/2015 — As much as I hate doing this, the nominations are currently open for the Hugo Nominations. Members of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Worldcons (voting members) are eligible to nominate works published in 2014 (more details here). I don’t have…Read more »
  • The Last of 2014
    01/08/2015 — It’s a new year and yet I was remiss in not posting about some things that happened last year, particularly related to Falling Sky: I appeared on the Functional Nerds podcast with John Anealio and Patrick Hester in December. If…Read more »
  • Falling Sky Launch Party!
    10/13/2014 — If you’re in or near New York City tomorrow night, I hope you’ll come join me for the Falling Sky Launch Party. It will be held at Professor Thom’s in the East Village from 7-10. A bookseller from Word bookstore…Read more »