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April 20, 2018

The Battle of Earth is coming

It’s done. The Battle of Earth will begin soon. I don’t normally type THE END, but it seemed fitting this afternoon, because today I finished writing the Human Legion. When you add in the spin off series, including the mighty Sleeping Legion from JR Handley, then once these final books are published, that will take it to 1.6 million published words in the Human Legion Universe. To put that in perspective, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files novels weigh in at just under 2 million words, Harry Potter is 1.1 million (with 260,000 for Order of the Phoenix alone … I knew that book went on a bit!), and 1.25 million for Iain M. Banks’ Culture books. Recon teams are on standby, and I’ll be building the recon editions and sending them on next Monday. I’m enormously excited to share the conclusion […]
March 5, 2018

Insurgency: Spartika audio out tomorrow. A free novel and more releases soon.

Mobilization News Update Attention listeners of the the Sleeping Legion in audio: the final chapter is out March 6th. That’s right, Insurgency: Spartika, narrated by the ever excellent Jeffrey Kafer is out via audible.com and amazon. If you have an audible subscription you can pre-order before the title comes live tomorrow with a spare Audible credit. If you buy or have already bought the Kindle edition, you will be able to add audio narration (which means you get the audiobook, basically — it’s called Whispersync for Voice) for a knock down price, although it sometimes takes a while before Amazon cranks all the handles to make that happen. If you haven’t tried the Sleeping Legion yet, head on over to the Sleeping Legion page for details on how you can get the prequel novella for free on Kindle and on […]
December 15, 2017

Insurgency: Spartika is launched today.

The story of the Sleeping Legion concludes today with the launch of Insurgency: Spartika, in which the Legion faces its toughest foe. No guesses who since you know the title. For those who don’t know her, Spartika is a former Marine novice busted down to be an Aux slave. We meet her in Human Legion: Marine Cadet. By the time of Human Legion: Renegade Legion, she’s a human resistance leader who hooks up with the fledgling Human Legion. But she’s been biding her time as she’s seethed in her bitterness. She’s smart, ruthless, and she knows how the good guys think because she’s been a part of the Legion almost since its creation. Spartika is bad news, but there’s plenty more going on in the new novel as a lot of threads are tied together as the series reaches its […]
December 11, 2017

Book Launch: The Final Sleeping Legion Novel

Fantastic news for Sleeping Legion fans: the final instalment of the series will be launched on Friday, 15th December. Author JR Handley — aided by the editing team of Lauren Moore, Thomas Weaver Spence, and Corey Truax – has delivered a corker of a conclusion. Alien allies with their own agenda, buried relics and ancient mysteries revealed, and the secrets of Cardamine island rooted out by the barrel of the Marines ordered in to take Kalino – even some surprises from the Rakasa system where Lance Scipio earned his stripes in The Demons of Kor-Lir: you’ll encounter all this and more in Insurgency: Spartika. And, as the title, suggests, the final instalment features the baddest bad-ass on Tranquility: Spartika. When we first met her, way back in Marine Cadet (the first Human Legion novel) she was bitter and beaten, but […]
November 22, 2017

Operation Breakout audio out now

Attention, Sleeping Legion audio fans! The third novel, produced by Podium Publishing and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer (Jay Allan’s Call to Arms, Daniel Arenson’s Earthrise, Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart… Ember War… you get the picture) is available from Audible now. If you have shiny Audible credits, this is where they need to go 🙂 You can get all  the Sleeping Legion audios from the same page on Amazon where you get the paperbacks and Kindle editions, and you can do so either by buying the audio outright, or by adding the reduced-price audio to a Kindle edition you’ve already bought. Sleeping Legion Amazon pages are here for USA,  UK,  CA,  AUS. If you’re into buying from Audible, the links are here: Operation Breakout on Audible.com Operation Breakout on Audible.co.uk We’re working hard to bring you the fourth and final novel, […]
October 9, 2017

Fortress Beta City audio ready to preorder

Attention, Sleeping Legion audio fans! The second novel, produced by Podium Publishing and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer (Jay Allan’s Call to Arms, Daniel Arenson’s Earthrise, Starship’s Mage by Glynn Stewart… Ember War… you get the picture) is available for pre-order from Audible now for release on 17th October. If you have shiny Audible credits, this is where they need to go 🙂 Here are links for: Fortress Beta City at Audible.com Fortress Beta City at Audible.co.uk The audio and whispersync for audio will be available soon directly from Amazon. The first Sleeping Legion novel, The Legion Awakes, is already out on audio. And if you want a taster, the prequel novella, The Demons of Kor-Lir, is available to stream (but not download) from Audfans.com. To grab that, first register for free at audfans.com and then access the audio novella from this […]
September 19, 2017

I’m writing a novel in the Four Horsemen Universe

September 15, 2017

Revenge Squad and Four Horsemen book launches today

We have bountiful science fiction goodness for you today. Second Strike is out today in paperback and Kindle editions, the latter at the special launch price of 99c or whatever not very much is in other stores. It was supposed to be just another job: trash the cargo of a shipping line that had been messing with a Revenge Squad client. Honestly, I hadn’t meant to blow the ship sky high. And when it transpired that the ship was owned by the most powerful man in Port Zahir, and that he blamed us for the damage he’d suffered, it was Revenge Squad’s turn to face revenge. My name is NJ McCall, and this is the story of how I helped to tear Port Zahir apart, and then tried to stitch it back together… with mixed results. It’s about dark obsessions, […]