Happy New Year… and thanks!

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Happy New Year… and thanks!

Happy New Year!

I hope 2015 brings success and satisfaction for everyone reading this.

In the closing hours of 2014, I also want to thank everyone’s support in making, reading, and, yes, buying the first Human Legion book. I’ve just checked the Amazon charts and still can’t quite believe the book is ends the year as the #1 bestselling space marine book in the US and #1 bestselling military science fiction book in Australia.

The second book, Indigo Squad, will be available to pre-order very soon, and I’m planning the third book to come out around Easter time.

Here’s to 2015. It’s going to be an exciting place to be.

 

9 Comments

  1. Connor Benson says:

    Hi Tim,

    I purchased your book a couple of days ago through Amazon for my iPhone Kindle app on one of my daily trawls through the site.

    I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting much for a number of reasons, of which I’ll state shortly, but due to the fact I am an extremely rapid reader, and I have an insatiatiable appetite for Sci-Fi, I thought I’d give it a shot.

    Firstly, the whole premise of Human slaves being subjuctated by, and having to fight for an alien empire isn’t exactly new, and there are countless pulp books, and larger series that focus on this; having read a couple of these, I tend to stay away from the genre due to previous disappointment.

    However, I was proven wrong by your book!

    I was gripped from the very first page and couldn’t put it down. Luckily, I managed to finish just in time to spend New Year’s Eve with the family.

    I have a good feeling about this series, as you have created a rich new universe in which there are many planets, species & possibilities, politics & romance to explore, and I expect great things from future books.

    I implore you to hurry up and release the second book in the series already!

    I’m, surprised the series doesn’t have a larger following already, as it does make exceptional reading. I must remember to leave a review on the purchase site, as i initially stumbled across your website on the hunt for the sequel.

    On a further note, if you require proof readers or beta readers, don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you for creating this for readers such as myself.

    Kind regards,

    Connor

    • timctaylor says:

      Thanks, Connnor, for taking the time to make my day. I hope to add a little freshness to some deservedly popular genre ideas. I know I won’t please every reader, and frankly don’t intend to, but I’m delighted it worked for you. I’m afraid there are no buy links for book 2 just yet, but the second book will be available in a few days’ time.
      Thanks again for commenting.
      Tim

      • timctaylor says:

        Oh, and I forgot to thank you, Connor, for offering to help out with beta and proof reading. I shall be in touch to take you up on your kind offer. Thanks.

        • Connor Benson says:

          Thanks for taking the time to get back to me, I appreciate your response & look forward to future material – Id be honoured to help!

          I’ve left a review on Amazon uk in the meantime.

          All the best,

          Connor.

  2. Hayden Waterson says:

    I must agree with what Connor said. I’m also an avid reader of sci-fi and a rapid reader (a book or two a day if I find enough to read), I bought your book this morning after putting it off for about a week because I didn’t exactly expect a lot from it given the setting, however I needed something to read (human slaves fighting for alien masters etc. is unfortunately a setting for far too many *bad* authors and it’s been done so many times). Your book was a pleasant surprise, such a pleasant surprise in fact that I didn’t put, er, the phone I was reading it on down until I had read it all. You have built a universe so unique without butchering the genre, I am so pleased I clicked that ‘click to buy’ button. Frankly, I think you’ve set the foundations for a universe that could easily surpass that of David Weber’s Honor Harrington and other successful sci-fi space opera authors/series. Keep up the good work, you and the other brilliant authors emerging from the kindle scene make all the bad and poorly edited books from bad authors worth it. I’m also glad this series and you as an author is/are gaining traction and publicity on Amazon, you deserve it- keep up the good work, and PLEASE release the sequels quickly! I’m glad to see you’re releasing them with only short intervals- I’m tired of this trend of successful authors increasingly widening the gap between sequels (Martin, Sanderson, Weber, Honsinger).

    • timctaylor says:

      Thanks, Hayden. It’s very kind of you to take the time to say that. Can’t stop to chat because I’m doing as you ask and readying the second book for publication.

  3. SGT Mike says:

    I disagree with the ideas of human slave/alien masters being overdone. I believe that there are little truly NEW ideas in literature, therefor it’s all about what you DO with the combination of these generic concepts. Much like there are a finite number of colors, and yet an INFINITE number of unique paintings.

    • timctaylor says:

      I like your analogy. Like it a lot. I got pretty heated over the weekend when I read a review. Not of my books but of one by Stephen Baxter and another by Al Reynolds. Great writers both, I think. The reviewer said he enjoyed both books, but was embarrassed to say so because even though both books told great stories, the authors had nothing new to say; they didn’t throw fresh perspectives onto the human condition. The reviewer actually said these writers, and the kind of science fiction they represented, no longer held any relevance. I’m too polite to say what I really feel about that, but I’ll stick to saying that I like your analogy 🙂

      • SGT Mike says:

        I worked at Starbucks as a barista to pay for grad school, and it was a great social experience for me. I met a lot of awesome people, but even more not so awesome ones. Many of these customers order drinks, not by taste, but by what ‘sounds’ sophisticated to their snobbish ears. Think of e-book commenters like you would these customers, their reviews reflect attempts at sophisticated ‘technobabble’ rather than true cogent arguments. If they truly felt as they did, why read so many of the books? Might we call this ‘sophistobabble’? Ok, that might need some work….

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