March 28, 2022

Titan’s Rising: a personal journey from 1937 to 2022

I posted the following on my personal blog last Friday (timctaylor.com). Although my new book is non-fiction, it occurs to me that readers of my stories might be interested in what I wrote in Titan’s Rising about my biography and my predictions for where publishing is going. If you’re in Kindle Unlimited, you can currently get the title for free and skip to the bits that interest you. Which probably means straight to Kevin J. Anderson. LOL. Anyway, here’s the post… My latest book, out today, has its genesis in books by other writers published 52 years apart (or perhaps 73, as we shall see). One is a personal improvement book written in 1937 that has sold 15 million copies […]
January 29, 2022

You Pay; We Slay

It’s anthologies week at Legion HQ. Three paperbacks arrived this week and I’m hugely proud that my name is on the cover of all three. You Pay; We Slay is the brand new one that was launched on Friday. This is set in the Hit World universe, which is similar to our own except that licensed assassination is legal. And there are aliens and magical creatures and much that is weird. In my effort for this anthology, Being Cassidy Dupuis, I deliberately avoided any science fiction and fantasy angles. Just human beings, albeit extreme ones. If you like it, let me know and maybe I’ll write some more Hit World. You can find more info on amazon.com here. As a […]
January 23, 2022

Listen to Conan the Space Monster?

Just a quick update to let you know that my latest release isn’t You Pay; We Slay as I had thought. Instead, it’s the audiobook edition of In The Wings.  That’s how it often works: the audiobook editions pop up at a random date a while after the eBook and paperback. For my story in this anthology, I bought a collection of Robert E. Howard Conan the Barbarian stories and read the lot. I wanted my alien space monster to play the role of Conan, you see. To be honest, I don’t think anyone will listen to the result and see any connection, but I don’t mind because I’m proud of my story and had a wonderful time doing my […]
December 4, 2021

Sleeping Legion Deluxe

Lance’s First and Last Mission Today is the launch of the Sleeping Legion Deluxe Box Set. You can grab it here: http://getbook.at/SL_Box After JR and I went to-and-fro, we settled on a launch price of 99 pennies for December. I called the box set deluxe not because of the smart picture of Lance Scipio on the front (courtesy of Vincent Sammy), nor even due to the bonus bits and bobs from JR and me. It earns the description deluxe because it includes a brand new story. Trial by Fire is Lance Scipio’s last mission but also his first from a story chronology. Either way, it’s a cracker: brutal, tense, and shot full of dark humor. Inside this Kindle book are […]
November 27, 2021

Didn’t he write those Dune books?

The Final Days I’m counting down the days for 2021. Hope it’s been a good year for you, though I know it hasn’t for a lot of people. As the clock’s ticking down, I’m racing to get finished the projects I had planned. I’m the anthology king Okay, so king is putting it far too strongly, but I am doing more novelettes for anthologies this year. It’s been a great way to mix things up from a writing perspective and try some new approaches. Keeps me fresh. Last week I sent in a story for a post-apocalyptic adventure set in the Last Brigade Universe. It’s my first story to feature a castle! Yesterday I finished a first draft of a […]
October 1, 2021

On Deadly Ground

It’s book launch day… and more! The latest anthology from Bayonet Books is out and my name is on the cover! (And what a great cover it is too, courtesy of Jamie Glover). On Deadly Ground: A Heroic Last Stand is out today and features Ten Tales of glorious (?) last stands. My story features Steve “Stiletto” Cauldwell, the anti-hero of the Time Dogz. Not entirely through choice, he is embroiled in humanity’s desperate last stand in the shadow of the beautiful rings of Saturn. This was a try out for a potential new books series. I’m about a third of the way through the first Time Dogz novel, so Stiletto must have done something right for me. It’s out […]
August 10, 2021

Time Travel Shenanigans in The Reality War

After beavering away for the last two months, I can now proudly announce that The Reality War is rewritten, polished, repainted, and now sports the words ‘2nd Edition’ on the copyright pages. For those who don’t know (and I wouldn’t blame you) the two novels in The Reality War were the first novels of mine to be published, back in 2011. Although they are set in the Human Legion Universe, they are a different style to later books, such as Marine Cadet. Consequently, I didn’t speak of them much, worrying that readers who enjoyed the Human Legion might not take to the earlier books. That, I decided, was unfair on The Reality War. It’s been bothering me for years, because […]
July 12, 2021

In the Wings

My latest book has just come out in Kindle and paperback editions from Seventh Seal Press. This is In the Wings, the latest Four Horsemen Universe anthology. The first anthology (A Fistful of Credits, 2017) was my introduction to the 4HU, and it excited me enough that I was soon writing 4HU stories myself. I hope this new 4HU anthology (the tenth!) will be a happy starting point for some more readers. In this book, fifteen of us have taken leading support characters from earlier stories and made them the stars they always were. My story was about how rogue trader, Captain Jenkins, fell foul of the Earth authorities and wound up plying the trade lanes of the Spine Nebula. […]
July 2, 2021

Are you willing to Hold the Line?

I have another book launch today! Hold the Line is the fifth and best Chimera Company novel and it’s published today by Theogony Books, featuring Vincent Sammy on the crayons. Audio will follow later with Steve Campbell on the voices. This is my 21st published novel, which means I have officially come of age and am now a writing adult. Or something. What I like most about this is that my writing has changed for the better since my first serious attempt at a novel, which was shipped around various publishers in the late naughties. A small press outfit called Solaris requested a full manuscript and sat on it for a year before declining. At the time that almost felt […]