If you like mech-flavored military SF, then I expect you will already be enjoying For a Few Credits More, the anthology of novelettes set in the hit Four Horsemen Universe (4HU), and written by eighteen of the top authors in today’s the space opera and military SF world. It came out last Friday, and if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, it’s free. If that’s not reason enough, then I wrote one of the novelettes, and the Sleeping Legion tag team, JR Handley and Corey Truax, co-authored another.
That’s more than enough reason to grab the books, but here’s one more motivation that I’m delighted to announce today. My story in the anthology, Contract Fulfilled, features the Midnight Sun Free Company, a mercenary outfit let by two human sisters with a shady past, and funded by a mysterious but filthy-rich alien. I had such fun writing them that I didn’t want the story to end there.
By using the subliminal message feature of my Surface Pro keyboard (which to an untrained victim looks indistinguishable from inept typing), I managed to persuade Chris Kennedy of Seventh Seal Press that he felt the same way when I pitched him a novel proposal that led on from Contract Fulfilled.
Midnight Sun (a working title) will be published by Seventh Seal Press in 2018. I want to thank Mark Wandrey and Chris Kennedy for developing a fictional universe that’s such a joy to play in for writers and readers alike.
4HU is set in the Twenty-Second Century. Humanity has taken its first steps into the galaxy, and we’ve found ourselves in a vast playground of alien races, environments, and cultures. As the newest players on the universal stage, though, our position is readily apparent—we’re at the bottom of the food chain.
For a Few Credits More is a great place to start exploring the 4HU. After that, I’d go back to Mark Wandrey’s excellent Cartwright’s Cavaliers, which was a finalist in the Dragon Awards a few weeks ago. You can read the first few books in any order, but the galaxy changes at the end of The Golden Horde by Chris Kennedy.
The novel I’m writing will make some references to Cartwright’s Cavaliers, and will be set after the events of The Golden Horde. File under: gruelling rearguard action | caught behind enemy lines | heist movies | thrill-addicts | alien ninjas | titan tanks.