I’m currently 3/4ths of the way through Work Experience (Schooled In Magic IV). After that, I’m leaning towards several different possibilities. As always, comments are welcome.
Ark Royal features the crew of an old interstellar carrier as they find themselves on the frontlines against an enigmatic alien foe.
Learning Experience (may be renamed) starts when a group of aliens decide that abducted humans will make good slaves. They very rapidly learn the error of their ways, starting humanity’s expansion into the galaxy.
The Resistance (a rewrite of an older novel) features an alien race invading Earth, only to lose a handful of starships to humanity. It sounds similar to the book above, but it isn’t the same at all. Probably.
Thunder and Lightning is another rewrite; basically, in 2100, humanity has spread through the solar system and is building the first STL interstellar starship. But a fleet of STL alien ships is heading towards Earth with bad intentions … Generally, I want this to be hard-SF, rather than soft-SF.
Please cast a vote for which one you’d like to see first.
I’m also working out the plot for Retreat Hell (The Empire’s Corps VIII) and Necropolis (The Royal Sorceress III).
To some extent, I’m having problems thinking of suitable topics for Leo’s lectures and the afterwords. Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
I’m also planning some Christmas promotions so watch this space.
In other news, The Very Ugly Duckling (Bookworm II) will be out January 3rd.
Thanks for reading.