I am quite excited that Tantor Media (Tantor freaking media!) has recorded this audiobook of Junction.
"When Japanese nature show host Daisuke Matsumori finds himself on an alien world, he hopes to rekindle his passion for his work. Traveling through a newly discovered wormhole in the Papuan highlands, he joins biologist Anne Houlihan on Junction, a patchwork planet of competing alien ecosystems.
When their exploratory party crashes in the alien wilderness, Daisuke and Anne try to lead bickering soldiers and civilians back to civilization alive. As they trek across one unearthly biome after another and members of the party continue to die, however, Daisuke wonders whether human politics might be more deadly than alien biology. One of his companions might be a murderer.
Contains mature themes."
Yeah. There are some mature themes.
BTW: The reader, Joe Hempel, is great. His questions about the correct pronunciations of people's names led me to discover that actually I'd been pronouncing some of them wrong. This is why audiobooks are important.
240 pages, ~90,000 words, first line: Daisuke Matsumori faked a smile and held out a dead mouse. The little corpse dangled by its tail, its eyes closed, its toes clenched, observed by the cassowary.
Begun: late July 2015 at Belchin hosprings, Bulgaria
First draft done: February 3rd 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Second draft done: December 28th 2016 in Borovets, Bulgaria
Third draft done: February 28th 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Third draft picked up by Flame Tree: April 9th 2018
Fourth draft finished: late August 2018 in Mountain View, California
Copy edits finished: late September 2018 in Missoula, Montana
final edits on Advance Reader Copy: mid-October 2018 in Sofia
Launch: January 10th 2019 7pm at Fox Book Cafe ul. “William Gladstone” 32, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia (you’re invited!)
Thank you, everyone, for staying with me on this long and wild ride.
My daughter is also getting into the family specbio business
Just in time for the boredom of the vacation (ugh, right?) The Centuries Unlimited is a noir time travel/family saga with flying gangsters and hope.
Date: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Length: 109,000 words, 29 chapters
First line: “She came into my life like a train wreck. The kind of mistake you can’t look away from, even as it comes thundering down the line.”
And I want to know what you think of it! Tell me if you want to be a beta-reader and I’ll send you the whole damn thing.
Beta-readers also get a picture from me of the robot, gangster, or machine of their choice