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 before delivery. And like the Human Legion, to give readers a good start at the series, we’re intending to get the first two ready before publishing, which is going to be some months away.
The number of books and their titles is still fluid, and we’ll see the covers in a moment. First, though, let’s meet J.R. Handley.
J.R. Handley is a pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team. He is a veteran infantry sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division and the 28th Infantry Division. She is the kind of crazy that interprets his insanity into cogent English. He writes the sci-fi while she proofreads it. The sergeant is a two-time combat veteran of the late unpleasantness in Mesopotamia where he was wounded. He started writing military science fiction as part of a therapy program suggested by his doctor, and hopes to entertain you while he attempts to excise his demons through these creative endeavors. In addition to being just another dysfunctional veteran, he is a stay at home wife, avid reader and all around nerd. Luckily for him, his Queen joins him in his fandom nerdalitry.
I can tell you that working with J.R. Handley (both of them!) is a delight. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, diligent, and always with a tactical map sketched out or a 3D model built, I know you’re going to enjoy the Sleeping Legion books when they come out.