Welcome back home to the news-hub of the Consolidated Terran Republic.
Hello Everyone! This first announcement on the Caine Riordan/Terran Republic mailing list features the following five items:
- Raising Caine is on bookshelves staring October 6.
- Don’t worry if you’ve arrived at this party late: the first book in the series, Fire With Fire, is now a free ebook!
- For hard-core fans: Fire With Fire the second edition, with plenty of exclusive, extra material.
- Even more free fiction!
- The new website is up!
I promised I would keep these emails short, so without further ado…
- Raising Caine is on bookshelves starting today (October 6). It is the third book in the twice Nebula-nominated, twice national best-selling, and Compton Crook Award winning Caine Riordan/Terran Republic series. You can buy it here on Amazon or any other major outlets:
Raising Caine at Amazon.com
If you are on the fence about trying it, here are a bunch of free chapters (32!) for you to read. Where else can you take a book on such a loooong test drive?
Free ebook of Trial by Fire at Jiltanith
Here are two reviews from, ahem, pretty well-regarded sources: Publisher’s Weekly, FantasyLiterature.com.
–and here are two industry lists that name Raising Caine as one of the top-ten SF/F reads for October: Kirkus Reviews and a Review at Tor.com.
And as concerns the whole series, you may have seen these words by David Weber on the front cover of the mass market paperback edition of the immediately preceding book, Trial By Fire:
. . . “Chuck Gannon’s Fire with Fire and Trial by Fire blend ruthless political pragmatism, advanced aliens with subtle agendas, and human courage, determination, and sacrifice into an action-filled story that keeps readers up late. Very late, in my case. If you don’t have these novels on your shelves, rectify your oversight immediately!” . . .
- The first book in the series, Fire With Fire, is now a free ebook! Why? Well, to get you hooked, of course! At least that’s Baen publisher Toni Weisskopf’s belief about the series. See if she’s right:
- For hard-core fans, you can now get Fire With Fire the second edition, with plenty of exclusive, extra material including: canonical scenes that wound up on the cutting room floor; background information on the Terran Republic of c. 2118; engineering level blueprints of several of the ships that appear in the series, including a Commonwealth shift-carrier. If that’s your cup of tea you can find it at the link above: just look for the Kindle 2nd edition, dated May, 2015
- Even more free fiction! The novella “Not For Ourselves Alone” details the deeds of unsung heroes at a remote engagement that is nonetheless key to the outcome of events in Trial By Fire. It is available at www.baen.com ; just scroll down one page from the headline banner . But hurry: it will be gone in one or two weeks!
- My new website is up! Here you can find vast amounts of free content on the Caine Riordan/Terran Republic universe, as well as links to the many other series I have worked in, both past and present. Just go to: www.charlesegannon.com to start your broader journey among my worlds!
Tha’s all for now. Questions? Leave a message at my website, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or Facebook. I’m always glad to hear from fans.