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June 12, 2019

The coolest rogue in the Federation

Issue #7 of Chimera Company Season 1 came out yesterday. We’ve been on the ice world of Rho-Torkis so far, but we reach the spaceport and get a hint of the wider galaxy. And it’s a big one! It has smugglers and rogues too… That’s Captain Tavistock Fitzwilliam on the cover this week. Tap the image to find out more. I hope you’re enjoying the new series. How are you finding the weekly episodes? I know some people weren’t convinced and now are. Some weren’t and still aren’t, and a few (not many) get it from the off. Currently, I’m planning on running Season 2 the same way. For Season 3, I don’t know. It’s possible I could deliver all in one go as a conventional book, but with Chimera Company, it will always be episodic like a TV series, […]
May 29, 2019

Chimera Company is in print

“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 […]
May 1, 2019

Chimera Company launch issue

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 […]
April 14, 2019

The fix for Mount TBR

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.
April 10, 2019

Chimera Company is go…

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 […]
March 12, 2019

Audio. Audio. Audio.

It’s the hottest thing in publishing. It’s the savior of publishers seeing their eBook sales plummet. I’m talking, of course, about audiobooks. Personally, I’m something of a late convert, but recently, I’ve been running a lot more and when I’m not being chased by zombies (from the Zombies, Run! Game) I’ve started listening to audiobooks. At the moment I’m enjoying listening to Wraithkin by Jason Cordova. But let’s bring this back to the Human Legion and the Four Horsemen Universe (4HU), where I’m bursting with audio news for you today. And there will be more later in the week. First of all, I’ve been listening for some time now to a stream of Human Legion listeners asking when the later Legion novels will be coming out on audio. Well, I’m pleased to say the answer is very soon. I’ve signed […]
January 12, 2019

New Year. New books are here.

I hope you had a marvelous holiday season. We spent Christmas with my parents and it was great to see several generations getting on so well and relaxing after a hard year. I’m almost ready to release the season Chimera Company issues to Insiders (I’m hoping next week), but I wanted today to let you know about Legion alumnus JR Handley. First off, JR put together his first anthology a month ago, Backblast Area Clear. It’s got an Ember War story from Richard Fox, a Chimera Company universe story from me and plenty of other goodies. Anyway, I wanted to mention the book because in the US there’s a 99c Kindle deal that ends tonight (I think). It’s always good value, but if you were hesitating for some strange reason, then grab it now. Secondly, JR’s teamed up with his […]
December 10, 2018

The first Chimera Company story is out now, published by someone else!

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. […]