Chimera Company faces impossible odds in the burning city of Bresca-Brevae. Will anyone make it through? Well… I guess the fact that I’m about to finish writing Season 2 over the next few days kind of gives the game away. But not everyone makes it through Season 1. You have to keep reading through to Issue #8 to find out, and that’s the issue that came out today. I’ve loved doing these weekly serials. There’s more coming soon (late summer), but it’s not quite over yet for this current burst of everything Chimera Company. If you’ve joined the Legion, then I’ll be doing an end of season round of Legion Bulletins with background details on the Muryani Expansion that drops a few hints about later seasons (and some red herrings to keep you guessing). And then I’ll be sharing the […]
“Chimera Company is the weekly sci-fi serial that won’t put your current read on hold. “ As you can see, it’s now got it’s own tagline, but with Issue #5 dropping earlier this week, where are we with Chimera Company? Well, not too brilliant so far, to be honest. I’m very grateful for those who had bought or Kindle Unlimited borrowed the issues, and even more grateful to those who had reviewed them. However, sales are very modest and reviews on Amazon almost non-existent. So it’s a fragile start, but it’s early days and sales are gradually building. An unexpected Chimera development is that, due to a legal complication involving the audiobook (which I’ll explain over a beer for anyone who really wants to know), the Season 1 eBook and paperback collections are available now. You can find out more […]
The latest chapter in the Human Legion Universe story is now live with the launch issue of Chimera Company available from Amazon. It’s a full-throttle science fiction adventure serial told in weekly episodes that will take roughly 60-90 minutes to read. And for those who would rather enjoy the story all in one go, there’s a season boxed set and audiobook on the way in the coming weeks. You can find out more on the Chimera Company page. Or watch the video. Or just go ahead and buy (or borrow for free in Kindle Unlimited) the first issue from the following Kindle Stores USA | UK | CA | AUS (and elsewhere by going to the USA site first). If you enjoy the story, it would be a great help if you left a review on Amazon or elsewhere. I […]
I made a video to explain in 31 seconds why Chimera Company’s weekly episodes are the solution to a To Be Read pile threatening to become Mount Doom. Of course, not everyone has a problem with this, which is why Chimera Company is also available as a boxed set. I had great fun making it. Hope you enjoy it too. Liking and sharing is always very helpful, thanks. The latest skinny on Chimera Company (including the free prequel download) is always here: https://humanlegion.com/books/chimera-company/ Tim.
My Star Wars-meets-2000AD weekly space opera serial is now available for pre-order* with the launch issue dropping April 30th. You can grab a look now* at this link. Scroll down at the Amazon book page and you’ll see an interview with me talking about the series. This is my first major new launch for a couple of years and I’m totally excited for Season 1, although I have to say at the moment, Season 2 is shaping up to be even better. I’ve been busy on other fronts too: we’re making progress on audio production for Human Legion and Chimera Company, I’ve pitched a book trilogy set in a popular science fiction franchise, and outlined my first post-apocalyptic story for an anthology due out later this year. The latter features orcs and real-life vampire deer, which look like the picture […]
I’m very proud to announce that I have a novelette in a military science fiction anthology that was released yesterday, and better still, it’s a standalone Chimera Company story. Backblast Area Clear was put together by no less than JR Handley and features stories from Richard Fox, MD Cooper, CJ Carella, JR Castle, Scott Moon, Josh Hayes, JR Handley, Chris Winder, Rick Partlow, Navin Weeraratne, and Logan Scott. With artwork from Jamie Glover, and Ellen Campbell pulling the editing levers. I haven’t read the other stories yet, but the pedigree is top notch and I’ll be doing so on the flight over to Canada tomorrow to see my brother get married. I’m going to be very quiet for a week while I’m overseas, but I’m so excited about this launch that I wanted to share the news before I left. […]
Breach Team breaches the top-100! I was so pleased last night to see Human Legion Universe alumnus, JR Handley, has broken into the top-100 science fiction bestsellers on amazon.com with a standalone novel collaboration with Chris Winder called Breach Team. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to typing this, the book’s slipped out again. That’s the way it goes, sometimes. Let’s hope it peaks once more. I’m about two-thirds through reading it myself and enjoying it very much. If you liked JR’s Sleeping Legion novels then you will like Breach Team. Reminds me of Demons of Kor-Lir. So, well done to Chris, but especially to JR because we know him so well from his Human Legion Universe stories. I’m proud of you. (Don’t make the mistake, by the way, of thinking JR has completely finished writing the adventures of […]
Legion Bulletin 47 dropped in the inboxes of signed-up legionaries last night. This brings to a conclusion the prequel micro-series featuring sapper of the Legion Osu Sybutu. I’ve invested a significant amount of time in the two prequel series and the prequel novelette I wrote for an anthology due in December. It’s paying off already, though. I’m most of the way through writing season one issue one, and I’m energized by this powerful backstory flooding around that I put in the prequels. For example, Osu Sybutu feels utterly wretched at the end of the issue that dropped last night. He feels like he’s betrayed his honor and that of the Legion. But in issue one, he gets the chance to make amends. You don’t need to read the prequels to enjoy the main seasons, but I feel the emotional depth that […]