About

Hi – welcome to my Writing Blog.  This blog is mainly for posting ideas, timelines, background details and snippets for general consumption.  I don’t want to sound like a hardass, but I need to make a point before going further.

A number of authors have found themsleves facing legal action after someone claimed that they stole an idea from someone else.  I don’t want that to happen to me – I don’t have the money to fight a court case – so please bear the following in mind.

By posting anything on this blog, you agree to transfer all rights regarding ownership to me.  I can use anything posted by you without recompense of any kind.  In short, if you give me an idea that I use to become the next JK Rowling…you don’t get to claim half my earnings.  Full stop.  In the event of any disagreement over these terms, my interpretation and decision is final.  I will try to recognise contributions, but no promises of any kind.

If you refuse to accept these terms, please don’t post anything to my blog.

I’m sorry to have to say this, but some assholes just spoil it for anyone else.

With all that in mind…welcome to the Chrishanger.

Chris

179 Responses to “About”

  1. Steven King March 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    I hate to be difficult but I found my way to this site after starting to read the Yeomen of England which I am enjoying a great deal and not I am interested in the book listed here
    Storming Heaven which you have for sell but I cannot find the information on where I can purchase it. I do not see a link on the page but it is very easy for me to miss things like that on web pages. I do think your work is very readable and plan on getting as much more of it as I can.

  2. Steven King March 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Correction to last post. ( I live in front of a keyboard and I cannot type) NOW I am interested in Storming heavon.

  3. chrishanger March 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi

    Welcome to my blog. Storming Heaven is on Amazon Kindle, at http://www.amazon.com/Storming-Heaven-ebook/dp/B007HOGMKO/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1331901087&sr=1-4

    Chris

  4. Maria Hammarblad June 2, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    Hello!

    Provided I found the right Chris Nuttall, funny coincidence how much your book Invasion looks like my book Invasion. (I’m glad mine is older, or I would feel bad. Now I just find it comical.) Yours seem to sell better, and at least we used different fonts. Lol!

    Anyway, just wanted to drop by and say hi…
    Maria Hammarblad

  5. John Engelman January 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    I have enjoyed several of your book and your political views are right on. I do wonder about the frequent malaprops – are some tongue in cheek? (‘diseased’ where the word should have been ‘deceased’, i.e.)

  6. Simon Sundaraj-Keun April 28, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Greetings,
    Thank you for the free online links to John Ringo’s Posleen Series. I enjoyed reading Yeomen of England and please continue writing because its very interesting. Hope more on other nations/countries within Posleen War will surface. I am currently enjoying the Invasion book. Have an awesome day 🙂

    • chrishanger April 29, 2013 at 8:54 am #

      Thank you! I certainly hope to return to that universe, if possible. I do have a vague plan for a rewritten version of the Posleen in Britain universe. We’ll just have to see what the future holds. Chris > Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:16:41 +0000 > To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com >

  7. SMUFARMER July 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Hello-
    I have searched amazon and google for Schooled in Magic, but I can’t find it. I was hoping you could provide a link. Thanks

    • chrishanger July 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

      It’s going to be published by Twilight Times Books. Soon, I hope.

      Chris

      Sent from my iPad

  8. Heinz Zwack (Munich, Germany) September 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    I suppose I’ll like your Empire Corps series once I start reading . I just wish you (or Amazon at that) would publish a list with the chronology of the series. I realize that there are some numbers, but I just can’t find No. 1. So, PLEASE…
    And thank you
    Heinz Zwack
    (see my own blog on utopiawelt.wordpress . I just published my own first book.. (alternate world..) and spent three days in Kuala Lumpur last week, had I but known…

    Regards
    Heinz

  9. Brian January 2, 2014 at 2:10 am #

    Greeting, i recently discovered your writings while searching the Fantastic Fiction website and look forward to reading some of your works. I am a fan of John Ringo, David Weber and David Drake, Jack Campbell, Dietz, McDevitt, Baxter, Sheffield, and others.

  10. Ken Smith January 5, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Love Ark Royal and enjoyed speed it came through.

    Looking forward to a sequel and further development of the characters.

    • chrishanger January 6, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

      Thank you!

      Ark royal will be online soon. Please review it when you have a chance.

      Chris

      Sent from my iPad

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  11. patdailey January 24, 2014 at 2:15 am #

    One pitiful vote for a sequel to Ark Royal. I am a sucker for space carrier books. OK, there are only two series on space carriers, but a sequel is in order.

  12. Ken Smith January 24, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    Looking forward to a sequel.

    Have been exploring your other offerings.

    Ken

  13. Dave Knight January 25, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    Just read Ark Royal and loved it- to answer your question please do write a sequel. I will no doubt be downloading some of your other books to my kindle in the near future

  14. Jeffrey Sue February 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    I also loved Ark Royal and couldn’t put it down. Here’s another vote for a sequel.

    • chrishanger February 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

      Thank you!

      One of them is on the way.

      Chris

      Sent from my iPad

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  15. David Matthewson February 14, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    and yet another vote for a sequel to Arc Royal – so good to have abRit angle on this type of book for a change…

  16. Aris February 14, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Hi Chris,

    I’ve read both “Democracy’s Right” & “Democracy’s Might” and loved them. Any idea when we can expect “Democracy’s Price”?

    Thank

    Ari

  17. Rob Hall February 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Had great fun with Ark Royal. I am already looking forward to AR2!!

    Best wishes, Rob

  18. Jeremy Savage February 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    Sequel to Ark Royal please.

  19. jim March 2, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    One more for a sequel please.

    • Martin March 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

      and another request for an Ark Royal sequel please, what a tonic for all who are weary of wall to wall American derring-do in space.

  20. Lindsay March 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Another vote for an Ark Royal sequel…..as long as it won’t leave Jasmine and co. hanging around too long. 🙂

  21. allan lindsey March 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    read empires corps a couple of weeks ago and just finished book 8 of the series.. As a retired Marine, I particularly enjoyed the way you captured much of the ethos of the Marines. Seems as though there are a lot of self appointed critics and proofreaders out there making a lot of snide comments about authors who actually write something, unlike themselves Don’t take em to seriously, and keep em coming , you tell great stories!
    Thank, Allan

    • chrishanger March 24, 2014 at 12:00 am #

      Thank you!

      Yes, there are a lot of critics out there. I just try to decide if they’re right then proceed,

      Chris

      Sent from my iPad

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  22. Dennis Keppner March 25, 2014 at 3:39 am #

    Please, I say again, Please, do not use the phrase “I say again” again. Ark was very good yet could have been excellent if that one phrase had been used more sparingly.

    • chrishanger March 25, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

      DOH! Thank you Chris Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:39:40 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

    • niksu April 12, 2014 at 8:27 am #

      Ummm. You do know that it is a practice in the navies of our beloved earth to use the phrase “I say again” and repeat the command? I say again: You do know that it is a practice in the navies of our beloved earth to use the phrase “I say again” and repeat the command?

  23. RedDwarfIV March 25, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    Out of interest, are most of your sci-fi series set in similar universes? I read both Ark Royal books, then read the Troll War timeline, and couldn’t help but notice a few familiar names (Washington, Britannia, Terra Nova) and technologies (cloudscoops, starfighters). They had to be in different universes though. Ark Royal’s Earth is as divided as the modern day’s, and the Troll War had a different form of FTL.

  24. Brian Lloyd April 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    I am about to download on my Kindle your two books in the ‘Ark Royal’ series. The problem is that I find it really difficult to find later books in these type of series. Can you suggest, or point me in the right direction in order that I can solve this problem. I have read the reviews on both your books which has convinced me that they are going to be enjoyable reads but I don’t want to miss any later publications. Best wishes, Brian

  25. Brian April 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    Thank you Christopher for the quick reply. I’m sure other authors would increase sales if they adopted your system. All the best.

  26. Geoff Shoun April 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    How can I purchase yours stories in RTF? As I don’t want, or can afford, a Kindle.

    Kindle: Another device to clutter life and watch 1984 being erased before yours eyes – Double Plus Ungood!

    • chrishanger April 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

      The files can be converted through Calibre as I have no DRM (you can get Kindle for PC from the amazon site). Failing that, email me and offer to pay directly. Chris Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:25:08 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  27. EagleAye April 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your books, Ark Royal and The Nelson Touch. I’m anxiously awaiting to see what happens with Prince Henry and what’s going on with Faction 2, if there is such a thing. It’s so good to read about space battles when so few authors like to tackle them. I’m hoping to see more SciFi from you soon!

  28. David Matthewson May 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

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  29. Mike May 13, 2014 at 3:03 am #

    I am slightly confused. I enjoyed Schooled in Magic, and look forward to more. But your blog mentions the School of Hard Knocks as SiM V. What happened to two thru four?

  30. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard May 13, 2014 at 4:56 am #

    He’s already written versions of two thru four. IIRC he said that SiM 2 is due out in June.

  31. Mark Davies (@rmd1965) May 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Bring on Arc III

  32. James Fifer May 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Chris, I really enjoy your writing and have a criticism and a suggestion for your Galactic Empire Wars series… My problem with this work is that it seems that you didn’t take time to fully flesh out your characters. What I mean by this is that while we know something about them, we don’t see their character flaws (like you demonstrated in the Ark Royal series). Also it seems that you were in a tremendous hurry in the last 50 pages or so to the extent it almost read like Cliff Notes or an epilogue. You are a good story teller, slow down and tell the story… the WHOLE story…lol.
    Now for my idea: in the end of the first book, the humans just won their first major battle against the Kleese and are looking at an extended intergalactic war… The Kleese have a tremendous weakness (an army of slaves). One raid that would cause a tremendous ripple would be to raid the world with the ant-like creatures (and presumably intelligent queens) free them and share advanced technology with them. They create gobs of new troops as well as space craft with which to smite their hated oppressors. Nothing fancy mind you, they suck at tactics preferring the old brute force frontal attack. This would be a rapidly expanding threat and would tie up the Kleese to a great extent dealing with this “infestation”. Now go tell this story please. Thanks for your stories I really enjoy them…
    Jim

    • James Fifer May 26, 2014 at 7:09 am #

      Chris, I have egg on my face…lol. Just had finished Ark Royal 2 and selected a if you read this you might like…(Galactic Empire Wars:Destruction) and the author is not you. My apologies. I have enjoyed The ark series and look forward to your third book (out in June?).

      • chrishanger May 26, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

        LOL – there are plenty of good kindle authors out there. Ark III is due early June, I hope. Chris Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 06:09:37 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • James Fifer May 30, 2014 at 5:15 am #

        Chris, just finished Science and Sorcery and really enjoyed it. A possible line to follow if you decide to write a follow up book is new and improved golems. These could mix technology and magic. In the fight against the other 12 sorcerers perhaps Predator drones mixed with magic or some type of PAC robots that can think independently… This would help humanity compete since their magic is new and untried… In the early days you referenced an entire army of casters that distracted them while Enchanter trapped them… Now they need to be defeated once and for all. They may even have willing human allies…

      • chrishanger May 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

        It’s a definite possibility Chris Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 04:15:48 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  33. Dale young June 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Have just finished the Ell Donsaii series and loved it. I look forward to seeing the next edition. I would compare this to Alan Dean Foster’s Flynx series as far as I’m concerned it reads similarly in the fact that the reader is captivated by the story.

  34. James Fifer June 16, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    Chris, I have heard that you are an alternate history buff. Perhaps an angle to explore would be the War in the Pacific in WW2 if Japan had followed up the attack on Pearl Harbor with an invasion of the Hawaiian islands. Since sea-to-sea refueling had not been invented yet, it would have been exceedingly difficult for the USA to take it back… How might this have impacted the war?

    • chrishanger June 16, 2014 at 8:22 am #

      The short answer is that the Japanese didn’t have the logistics to take Pearl Harbour convincingly, even assuming they landed troops right on the heels of the air attack. Adding a few troop transports to the fleet would have tested them to the limits, assuming that all other problems this caused were magically eliminated (for example, troops sent to Pearl Harbour wouldn’t be available anywhere else.)

      If they did succeed, this would be very embarrassing to the US. However, it would be far from fatal. IMHO, the US would build up in India and Australia, then either start island-hopping back to Japan or simply attack Japan itself directly. Perversely, if the occupation stalled the counter-offensive for a couple of years, instead of bloody island-by-island battles, the Japanese would be nuked on schedule. This would have all kinds of post-war implications.

      Hope that makes sense.

      Chris

      Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 03:32:28 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • James Fifer July 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

        Chris, have you ever read the book Pig Boats by Theodore Roscoe? It is the story of submarine warfare (American) in WW2. I found it to be a fascinating read. Incidentally a possible story idea for your Empire story line might be the equivalent of submarines in space. These would be ships used for scouting or secure transport which used high tech missiles and are extraordinary stealthy…

      • chrishanger July 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

        Might be an interesting prospect, but probably not in that universe. Maybe the Ark Royal one. Chris Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:50:20 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

    • Peter O July 30, 2014 at 10:40 am #

      Try John Birmingham world war 2.1 through to World war 2.3
      Australian Author

  35. TrekkerDad June 29, 2014 at 3:56 am #

    Chris,
    Your work is outstanding. I’ve gone through most of what you have on kindle and your site now. It’s been great to read my way through your books and see you mature as a writer. Keep up the good work, please! The Ark Royal series is your best yet, IMO.
    In sure I didn’t do you justice, but you’re the first writer I’ve ever recommended so frequently that I just had to point you out on my dad at http://expeditionfatherhood.blogspot.com/2014/06/favorite-readings.html?m=1
    And now the kids are finally asleep, so it’s time to get back to reading. Thanks for the adventures!

  36. John July 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    Chris – Just finished Empire book 8. Any idea when 9 will be out. Afterward said it was called Never Surrender but I couldn’t find it. Also noticed that the Democracy series ended with 2 books both of which I read. Is that it? Keep up the good writing I enjoy it immensely.

    • chrishanger July 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

      My plan is to write TEC9 next (due date in August) and then TEC10 – Never Surrender – at some later date. Hope that helps. Chris Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:30:19 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • David P. Graf July 23, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

        Thank you for being willing to not make your readers wait years and years for follow-on books unlike a certain other famous author aka GRRM.

      • chrishanger July 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

        I’ve never read GRRM, but I think his books are longer than mine . However, I believe in feeding my readers as much as I can. Chris Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:42:45 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  37. shavenwookiee July 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Hi Chris!
    I’m halfway through Ark Royal, and loving it so far! I love the concept of the old carrier being the only thing to stand between humanity and destruction! I’m a military sci-fi writer myself, and was thinking this was along my own style! It’s a great book! Also, how the hell did you get 561 reviews on Amazon??!! Lucky sod!

  38. David P. Graf July 23, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    I enjoy your books a great deal. In the epilogue to “A Learning Experience”, you talk about setting a sequel some fifty years in the future. Personally, I would be interested in seeing a follow-on book which covers the experience of the first set of troops sent out from earth to take part in the wars between the Galactics. I still can’t figure out how the appearance of a new force of human warriors in the conflict isn’t going to attract unwanted attention long before earth is ready to fully defend itself.

    • chrishanger July 24, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      Humans are good warriors . The war is also stalemated, so humans have a disproportionate impact on the fighting. I’m planning to have a book where the major interstellar power finally realises that the humans are upsetting the balance of power and decides to take action. Chris Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:37:19 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  39. David P. Graf July 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    I recently became a member of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited where for $10/month I can read for free any of one of several hundred thousand books. I noticed that several of yours were included. Here’s my concern and if you do not want to reply I understand. I really enjoy your books and want you to be able to make a good living as an author. By reading several of your books using KU instead of purchasing them for my Kindle, aren’t I severely reducing the amount of money you would receive instead? I love the idea of KU but do not want to take advantage of writers like yourself.

    • chrishanger July 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

      Yes, that’s something of a problem. (I’ve actually removed several of my books from KU because of it.) Basically, if you want to reward me, buy the books directly from Amazon. It’s the simplest way to send money in my direction. Chris Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:57:09 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • David P. Graf July 25, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

        Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me and for your honesty. I will dump from my Kindle all of your novels that I got under KU and will purchase them instead directly on Amazon. In fact, I’m going to cancel my Kindle Unlimited membership.

      • chrishanger July 25, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

        Thank you! KU is a great deal for readers, I think, but a pretty poor one for authors. Chris Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:48:24 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  40. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard July 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    IMO Kindle Unlimited may be useful (I haven’t gotten it yet) to decide if an author is worth purchasing. Now if I get KU, I won’t use it to “check out” Chris’s books. I’ll just purchase them. [Smile]

    • chrishanger July 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

      It’s probably worth it for checking out new authors, but it’s quite bad for older authors. Chris Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:04:21 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

    • Michael Misenheimer June 17, 2016 at 6:48 am #

      Don’t overlook one of the good things about KU. While it is true that KU is not all that great for the authors, it does present an advantage to folks such as myself. My wife (10 years older than myself) is retired and I, having lost the use of my legs and dealing with constant pain, am no longer able to work. Our only income is her SS and my disability. KU is a godsend for folks on severely tight budgets. I purchase books when I can, but not near as much as I would like. KU offers us both the ability to do one of the things we love most, read.

      I do wish that KU was better for and kinder to, the authors though. I know of one that I read that no longer places his books on Amazon because of KU. I would be willing to pay twice the KU price if they would pass that on to the authors.

  41. Brian July 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Do not know exactly what KU is but if it doesn’t reward the authors properly for their endeavours then I do not need to know anything further. I firmly believe in honest payment for honest work and congratulate David P. Graf for his decision.

  42. Peter O July 30, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    Thanks Chris,
    Just ripped through the Empire series and the Arc Royal books. Thankfully we had dodgy weather in Melbourne the last week or so leaving plenty of fire side reading. Looking forward to the sequels of both.
    Time to go back and read your notes at the back of the books now.
    Regards Peter O

  43. David P. Graf July 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    I just finished reading “Let Them Know” and what follows is the review that I posted on Amazon. If you want to make up to me the cost of $3.99 for an incomplete book, please use my name in one of your books. If I have a choice in the matter, I definitely prefer to be a villain. All joking aside, here’s what I wrote:

    “I think it’s a bit cheeky to charge people to read the thirty or so pages to get their opinion on whether Nuttall should complete this book. However, I enjoyed the setup where the members of a family receive a fabulous and expected bequest from their late Dad. In some ways, it reminded me of “The Greatest Gift” but I’m expecting something special in the way Nuttall has written other books that will keep my interest if he goes farther with this. My vote to continue with this book is a definite “Yes”!”

  44. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard July 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    “Let Them Know” is by Christopher Lee Nuttall. This is Christopher G. Nuttall’s place. [Smile]

  45. David P. Graf July 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    Aaarghhhhh!!!!! I still think it would be a good read.

    • chrishanger July 31, 2014 at 4:40 am #

      LOL – that caused me a minor panic attack for a few seconds. No, that book is nothing to do with me. All of my books are complete. Chris Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:27:18 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • David P. Graf July 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

        Even though I made a BIG mistake and appreciate your understanding, please feel free to still use my name if you run out of ideas when naming villains. 🙂 Just kidding.

      • chrishanger August 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

        No worries Chris Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:43:41 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  46. Michael W. Riley August 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    Hey, Chris. I have recently discovered your work, having read all the “Ark Royal” books, and all of the as yet written “Schooled in Magic” series. All are wonderful. Problem: I read “Work Experience” online, and would like to know where to buy it, or otherwise pay for it. Also, when will Emily’s fifth book be available. I read the first four in as many days, and now find myself a bit lost.

    • chrishanger August 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

      It will be coming out soon, I hope. If you buy it then, complete with all the (sigh) edits, it should be fine. The planned date for Emily 5 (The School of Hard Knocks) is May 2015, but it may be out sooner. The next few books have yet to be written (6 – Love’s Labour’s Won, 7 – Trial by Fire, 8 – The Parting of the Ways.) Chris Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:03:08 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • Michael W. Riley August 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

        Thanks. I’ll definitely buy it. By the way, do you want your readers to send editorial notes? I caught quite a few typos, “spell-checker ‘I’m smarter than you’ ” corrections(?), etc. I didn’t make a note, or send a message, but if you want that kind of input, I will do so going forward.

      • chrishanger August 8, 2014 at 11:34 am #

        Notes are always helpful . Yes, it’s very good for me. Chris Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:17:29 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • David P. Graf August 7, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

        I’m with Michael W. Riley in terms of being willing to catch typos and the like such as “Scarpa Flow” in the Second Chance series. However, most of my reading is done on a Kindle and so there’s not a page number that I can give you to say where I found an issue.

      • chrishanger August 8, 2014 at 11:32 am #

        Kindle locations aren’t that useful – they don’t correspond very well to the source documents. Just send me a copy of the sentence, so I can find it, and a note of what’s wrong. Chris Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 19:16:33 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  47. Michael W. Riley August 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    Hey, Chris. Quick question: I’ve been re-reading “Work Experience”, the online version, and in chapter 5, a but – but butted my sensitivity. The passage: “…but Lady Barb had recovered from that experience quicker than anyone else. But now she was unsure again…”. Do you want notes on those kinds of things, or is that too nit-picking.

    • chrishanger August 10, 2014 at 6:44 am #

      That’s very helpful. Can you email anything like that to me? Chris Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:10:33 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • Michael W. Riley August 10, 2014 at 8:09 am #

        I’ll send an email with all my notes from the online version, tomorrow or the next day.

  48. James Johnson September 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    Inverse Shadows book 2?

    • chrishanger September 23, 2014 at 12:09 am #

      Soon, I hope. I’m stuck on the planned denouncement.

      Chris

      Sent from my iPad

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  49. James Johnson September 23, 2014 at 12:50 am #

    Cool! I’m a stroke survivor. I don’t seem to have much to say anymore, but I love to read. You Sir are one of the best.

  50. Dan Gallagher October 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    You sir are an awesome writer and I am not shy about telling everyone ~ I first discovered your writings 2 weeks ago on Amazon starting with the Ark Royal series then moving on to every single thing I could find. I deal with a great deal of physical pain (spinal operation soon I hope but the VA is slow) and I am not a fan of pain meds ~ reading your novels worked better than the oxy they give me and I am in your debt for that. I have added you to my prayers as someone I wish only the best for. Chin up and keep writing as you do!! My best always
    Dan

  51. Al October 21, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    Just finished “Hard Lessons” Outstanding as usual! I am looking forward to whatever is coming next along with all the other great writing you come out with! Love your work.

  52. Mark November 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    Anxiously awaiting SiM V, Bookworm IV, …keep up the great work Chris!!!

  53. Erik Von Norden November 30, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    I very much enjoyed your blog, Chrishanger. I am working on a history book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word] theoryofirony.com, then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg brain asks with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Science. Commerce. Art. Literature. Military. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavor.

    P.S. It concerns Classical, Medieval and Modern eras.

  54. Larry Jeram-Croft December 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Chris – as a self published author myself I know how important reviews are so I am making comment here rather than in public on AMAZON. I am reading Warspite and as an ex RN officer there are several issues that are ruining the story for me. You seem to want your space service to follow the Royal Navy/Marines – fair enough – but you should therefore at least try to preserve the rank structure!! Corporals are not ‘Officer’s they are NCO’s (non Commissioned Officers) and are a rank junior to Sergeants. Chapter 7 just didn’t make sense to me (nor previous ones about the Marines) until I realised you had the ranks the wrong way around.
    Midshipwomen are officers of the most junior rank and normally still under training – one thing they are not is Stewards who serve at table and bring the Captain coffee!!
    Promoting a ‘Chief’ to Lieutenant Commander is totally unrealistic. I accept that the book is set in the future but it still reads really badly.
    I’m only 20% through the book but its such a shame to spend most of my time working out how this future navy works.
    One other point on formatting. I don’t know if its intentional but your paragraph breaks have a double line space – at least on my Kindle and this looks extremely odd. More than happy to discuss privately – by email.

  55. Jamie Manning January 24, 2015 at 3:45 am #

    Hi Chris, I have read and enjoyed a couple of your books now and would like to know if the next edition of their Darkest Hour is coming out any time soon.

    Also, is there a next edition for First Strike in the works or was it a stand alone?

    Thanks

    Jamie

    • chrishanger January 24, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

      First Strike is a stand-alone, but we will see. The Darkest Hour should have a sequel later this year. Chris Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:45:27 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • zoebrain February 21, 2016 at 10:09 am #

        Feb 2016 and still eagerly awaiting “Between a Rock and a Hard place” or whatever “Their Darkest Hour II” will be called.

  56. Jamie January 25, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    thanks Chris.

  57. CJ February 28, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    Hi,

    Just wanted to say I started your “Schooled in Magic” series not too long ago and I love it! I find it impressive that you somehow managed to mix historical, science and fantasy fiction in one story and still have it make sense. None of the other books I’ve read have managed to accomplish such a feat without the story turning out to be an unruly mess. So thanks for that – in the effort to stay away from anything remotely nonfiction, I got to learn a little about history and science anyway. Awesome. Haha

    P.S. I’m about to start “The School of Hard Knocks” and was wondering when the sixth book might be coming out? Is there a date for that yet?

    P.P.S. If Emily turns evil in “School of Hard Knocks” like you imply she might in the synopsis, that will really suck, and Disney would be vastly disappointed…though the Grimm Brothers…probably not. 🙂 lol

  58. Cressida Robson March 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    Hey – long days since Isis Medical – I’m so glad to see ArkRoyal has done so well – it’s a great book – and now I can read the rest Cressida

  59. Ian Staley May 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    Just wanted to say thanks for the empire corps series…it’s fun reading….I realize that you are already a very prolific writer. But I do have a request….more…..faster…..please…..Thanks!

  60. Allen Choate May 21, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    Hi Chris!

    I have read many of your books, both the free ones, and purchased from Amazon for the kindle and enjoyed then all!

    I would really love to see your ‘Vendetta: Final Conflict’ series completed!

    Thanks for your great books!

  61. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard May 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    Afraid so. Have you had a chance to read my comments on it? Oh, have you recovered for the illness?

  62. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard May 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    Take care. [Smile]

  63. Anarchymedes July 21, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    Thanks Chris, I enjoyed your Ark Royal series (all of them, to date). You managed to challenge my conviction that only people with some military background can write really good military sci-fi (Marko Kloos, your closest rival for my admiration, does seem to have some).😊
    Now I agree: if something I post on this blog makes you another JK Rowling, my congratulations, and godspeed. But what if it’s the other way around? What if some of your posts, especially those on the subjects like politics and/or history, give me an idea that makes me the next Roger Zelazny? Reigning in Amber, and all that?
    Just kidding, really: I know about copyright and intellectual property.
    Cheers.

  64. Larry August 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    Is there a date for “A Small Colonial War” being published in paperback?

  65. Veraenderer December 8, 2015 at 1:18 am #

    Hi,
    I enjoy your schholed in magic series really much, but I have a question:
    Why does Emily have magical powers?
    I mean IF magic doesn’t exist in her world why should anybody in her world develope the potential of having magic abilities?
    Or is magic in her world possible, but since everyone is a powerful magican they drew every mana and made it so impossible to use magic (which made magic a legend)?
    Or is more behind her father?

  66. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard December 8, 2015 at 1:37 am #

    I’m not Chris of course, but on the last part of your question (regarding Emily’s father), while some people have wondered if Void is Emily’s father, Chris has stated that he is not Emily’s father.

  67. SlimGrady December 31, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    Happy New Year! I am a fan of “The Empire Corps” especially on audiobook. Any idea of when the next installment is out for audiobook? I apologize if this was already answered somewhere else.

    • chrishanger January 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

      Hopefully, early this year, but the producers have slowed down a little.

      Chris

  68. Jdamora January 18, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    I first want to say how much I enjoy your books. I have personally read too many to count, and i keep finding new ones on amazon. thanks for all the hard work you put in. I especially enjoy reading your military related work. Your characters and situations are often extremely believable in the context of my understanding of contemporary militaries. For a while when I first picked up the Empire’s Corp I thought you had actually been in the marines.

    Now to my point. Nobody, that I have read at least, within the military sci fi world represents the reality of maneuvering in space. Everything works in orbits, there is no sitting still as you are always in free fall. It doesn’t actually change much of the nature of your novels beyond maybe a representation of the difficulty in rendezvousing in orbit and the constraints on fuel vs speed/timing. For example a battle could involve multiple passes on two elliptical orbits, near a low periapsis so they go super fast and have to deal with scraping the atmosphere and thus heating their hulls, interfering with mass based weapons, ripping apart damaged ships, confusing sensors, and changing their orbits for the next pass.

    Understanding orbital mechanics will be at the heart of strategy. It will also add to your characters’ ability to save the day with superior strategy.

    If you want to learn I would watch YouTube videos on orbital mechanics on YouTube or try one of the spaceflight simulations such as Kerbal Space Program or Orbiter. I personally learned from kerbal space program and I think that attempting to dock with something in orbit around the moon will show you how insanely difficult or relatively simple it can be depending on how fast you want to get there, when you wanna leave, and how much fuel you’re willing to burn.

    Thanks again for all your work. I really enjoyed Storm Front, excellent cold war adaptation and you are always good at giving us perspective of the “unrelatable” side.

    • chrishanger January 23, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

      Thank you!

      I have been considering a more realistic setting, but they would be less exciting than more advanced universes .

      Chris

  69. Scott A Joseph, MD February 11, 2016 at 5:55 am #

    It is just a pleasure to read your stuff, and to read how you think. Yes, civility would be nice, and if the Clintons didn’t hail from a place where people cheer for their University American Football team while wearing pig heads, they might be mire civil.

    (Further, I went to the same high school that Hillary did—their mascot is a demon. ‘Nuff said.)

    G-d Bless, Chris, and keep up the good work.

    Incidentally, regarding the Hugos—apparently my friend Tom Kratman lost out, and his work richly deserved it.

  70. David Norlund March 8, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

    Hello Chris
    I have just read ‘Their Darkest Hour’ and as a fan of military Sci-Fi I wish to congratulate you on a very readable book that kept me interested all the way through. I really enjoy the British view on military sci-fi it makes a refreshing change from the usual gung-ho American marine saves the world type of book. I am looking forward to the next in the series. Again congratulations on a very good book and I will be looking at ather series that you have written
    Thanks
    David Norlund

  71. Greg Wojak March 11, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    Hello Chris,
    I greatly enjoy your work, though I have to admit I’m a devourer of science fiction. Love the Empire’s Corps. There books are coming out less frequently – please don’t abandon the series. Just finished Falcone Strike (book 2) and looks to be a great new series. As to Admiral Morrison’s benefactor, I’d say it’s the king himself. It’s just too obvious. If I’m wrong I’m wrong, but I’ll still be entertained.
    Cheers

    Greg Wojak

    • chrishanger March 14, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

      I certainly intend to continue with both book series

      Chris

  72. Veraenderer March 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

    Do you plan to make another serie in the world of bookworm?

    I mean the world is left pretty unstable and for example a child of Elaine and Johan would be a powerhouse (from the bloodline of the Emperors, could get pretty powerful magic, could have good teachers (namly it parents) AND would be sitting in one of the most stable and safe Kingdoms in the region).

    Or a series about the rise of the Witch-King would be interessting too.

    • chrishanger March 15, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

      I have an idea in mind, but so far it hasn’t turned into more than the outline for the first book.

      Chris

  73. Bob Smith August 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Chris,
    I’ve been reading your books for a while now, but am enjoying your political posts …maybe even more.

  74. Michael Riley August 11, 2016 at 1:19 am #

    “So how can you tell me you’re lonely, say to me the sun don’t shine.
    Let me take you by the hand, I’ll walk you through the streets of London,
    I’ll show you something that’ll make you change your mind.” Found that in “The Royal Sorcererss”. Or a lot of it. Brilliant. Thank you.

  75. Dave August 22, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    Chris, I have discovered your books on Audible. My problem is not all your books are made into audiobooks. I do not have time to sit down and read. I drive for a living and I have found I can listen to your books which are as diverse in content and genre as can be.
    I will continue to read (LISTEN) to your books as long as your keep writing and publishing them in an audio form.
    Thanks for many reads

    • chrishanger August 28, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

      Thank you!

      I’m bringing as many books into audio as i can.

      Chris

  76. needanothertimmy October 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Five of the series/books authored by Mr. Nuttall are on the list of series with one book published in 2016 that could be considered for a Hugo in 2017.
    http://file770.com/?p=30940
    Sharon Lee on her blog has expressed her thoughts on the concept of Hugos for series:
    http://sharonleewriter.com/blog-without-a-name/
    “Sunday morning award rant”:

  77. Bob Wilson November 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    On a totally unrelated topic, will there ever be any additional ” A Learing Experience” books?? You’ve left some characters hanging out to dry and I was hoping for more..
    Please??

    • chrishanger November 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

      Yes, there will. ‘The Long Road Home’ is planned for early next year.

      Chris

  78. Michael Bandoian February 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    As an independent author, what are your thoughts about kindle unlimited? Wondering how much reduction in payment authors get if I join.

    Thanks. Michael Bandoian

    • chrishanger February 20, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

      It’s not that good for established authors, but it does help newcomers to the field.

      Chris

  79. Whitefish June 16, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    Just a quick thought. When will the schooled in magic book 13 the gordian knot be released

    • chrishanger June 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

      I think August at the earliest.

      Chris

      • Whitefish June 22, 2017 at 3:34 am #

        Thank you i cannot wait read the next book.

  80. Matt July 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    Hi Chris,
    I have just finished ‘We lead’ having read all, the other Ark Royal series. I have enjoyed the series, however i have one small comment which may be me being a pedant and a scientist ‘possibly boffin’ but most of the time when you refer to ‘Race’ when referring to aliens i wish you would put ‘Species’ as this is the correct scientific term. Races are variation within a species.
    Other than this all power to your elbow.
    Cheers
    Matt

    • chrishanger July 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

      To be honest, I always thought that ‘race’ was more understandable

      Chris

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