Recent News and Upcoming Appearances
Fire with Fire: Contact & Convocation has been released as of April, 2013.
Hijacked and stuck in cold sleep by a shadowy intelligence agency, analyst Caine Riordan is reanimated after 13 years to carry out a simple, if clandestine, assignment: assess the first physical evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence.
However, arriving on-site in the Delta Pavonis system, Caine discovers that the job he's been given is anything but secret or safe. With assassins and saboteurs dogging his every step, it's clear that someone doesn't want his mission to succeed.
But when Caine does complete the mission, and first contact with exosapients seems imminent, an even more deadly threat arises: the onset of an immense interstellar war. The primary objective: to exterminate all of humanity.
And, for some reason, Caine is the first target.
Fire With Fire blends interstellar epic, intrigue, and military SF and is the lead-off novel of the Tales of the Terran Republic future history. Previously published works in this setting have appeared in Analog and the Defending the Future anthology series.
Coming in 2013: Fire with Fire; Honor Harrington novella; Steam, Aether, Empire
Three projects coming to a bookshelf near you next year:
Watch for my novella "By the Book" (set in the earliest days of the Diaspora) in the Honor Harrington 20th anniversary anthology
A Steampunk universe—Steam, Aether, Empire—will be unveiled through Arc Manor publishing as part of a series of "collaborative universes" collected and vetted by Mike Resnick. My offering, "Hearth of Darkness," is a prequel to the forthcoming first novel in the series. A shared world with Eric Flint, prepare for alternate history to meet steampunk head-on—and to shake your expectations regarding both.
Ship out for high adventure on the high seas of the New World in my next Ring of Fire novel, "Commander Cantrell in the West Indies", co-authored with Eric Flint. Set in the Caribbean, and returning Eddie Cantrell to center stage, stand ready for a cast of new and old characters to battle pirates, the elements, and the Spanish as they struggle to ensure a ready supply of essential resources from the Gulf region and the safety of the colonists living there.
1635: The Papal Stakes, with Eric Flint, was released October 2012.
This novel provides the long-awaited resolution to the situations--and answers the questions left hanging--in 1635: The Cannon Law. With Pope Urban VIII on the run with the renegade Uptime Embassy from Rome, and Frank and Giovanna in the clutches of Cardinal Borja, there's no shortage of crises and conflicts to be settled. See more details here
Going Interstellar, release date June, 2012.
See more details on this anthology about slower-than-light intersteallar travel here.
Man Kzin Wars XIII, release date May, 2012.
See more details on my two-part short novel appearing in this installment in Larry Niven's series here.
The paperback version of Extremis, w/ Steve White, release date May, 2012.
See more details on this Starfire novel here.