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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 […]
April 25, 2017

Operation Breakout is underway.

Bloodied yet defiant, the Legion survivors emerge from the Hardit onslaught. THE FIGHT BACK STARTS HERE… Lance Scipio and the defenders of Fortress Beta City have emerged from the Hardit onslaught, but to liberate an entire continent is a far greater challenge. Costly mistakes will be made, and to survive Lance must rely upon the most dangerous soldiers in the Sleeping Legion — impossible warriors who should not exist. But whose side are they really on…? If you’ve been waiting for the latest installment of the Sleeping Legion by JR Handley, then your wait is over. It’s available now. What’s more, for a brief period Operation Breakout will be at the special launch price of 99c to help get us some bestseller chart visibility. It’s also available to borrow through Kindle Unlimited. You can click on the cover image to launch […]
March 29, 2017

He writes! He talks! He has a new book out. It’s JR Handley!

Many readers of humanlegion.com have been in touch to ask whether JR Handley is a real person or a malevolent, alien gestalt intelligence from a hellish dimension intent on dominating our own. Others have inquired if the ‘author’ is really alive at all, suspecting he is really a rogue 1997 code branch of ‘Clippy’, the Microsoft Office Assistant. Fortunately for these concerned and possibly fictitious individuals, JR Handley has recently spent an hour chatting with Dead Robots Society hosts Paul E. Cooley and Terry Mixon, which you can hear here. Not content with this attempt to prove his existence, JR then proceeded to conduct an extensive interview with Sri Lankan techno-thriller author, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne. Alien intelligence or Clippy the Office Assistant, either way, one thing you can be sure of is that he writes great books. No Marine Left Behind, his […]
January 1, 2017

The 2016 Legion Campaign, and advancing into 2017

I want to thank everyone for their contribution to the Legion in 2016 and hope you join us for the 2017 campaign. It’s been a hard year, and with long gaps between releases, but we’ve both grown as a team, and delivered some books I’m truly proud of. And I keep saying ‘we’ rather than ‘I’, that’s because these book projects have all been team efforts. Our first release came out in February 2016. This was a multi-author box set called The Empire At War, featuring some British military science fiction authors: Chris Nuttall (Ark Royal etc.), PP Corcoran (Discovery of the Saiph etc), Phillip Richards (The Union Series). I’m in it too with Marine Cadet, an exclusive Human Legion short story called The President’s Son, an article on the state of British military Science Fiction, a suggested reading list, […]
December 17, 2015

The Sleeping Legion series

Time for more revelations about the Human Legion spin-off series: Sleeping Legion. I announced this a few weeks ago as a series of novellas that pick up the story of the war on Tranquility that we leave behind in Human Empire, the 4th book of the Human Legion series. As tales are wont to do, this beast has come alive and is now telling us its own story. The Sleeping Legion series will indeed pick up the events left in Human Empire, but will now start off many years before the Human Legion series, deep into the dark history of the Human Marine Corps. Nix the novellas too. The Sleeping Legion will be short novels. I’m working closely with author J.R. Handley to bring the series to life. I’m eager to show them to you but there’s a way to go yet […]