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In Munich. Got home and crashed for a couple hours. Already miss everyone.
I've been doing this project, supported by my awesome Patreon Patrons, called Recycled Comics. You may have seen me mention it. What I'm doing is taking old comic books, ones for which the copyrights have been lost or abandoned, and removing all the text, so that I can write new text for them. I've taken previously disconnected stories, and reworked them to function in a shared sci-fi universe, the same story universe that most of my sci-fi stories take place in. The third issue is wrapping up now, and you can read all of it over at the Recycled Comics site.
BUT the exciting thing I want to share today is that the first print volume is out today! It's a full-color, high-quality paperback containing the first three issues, and all the one-pagers that came in between. You can pick it up here, or on your country's Amazon site.
I will also have copies of the book (along with my other new book, Peacemaker) at EPIC next week if you are going to be there, and want to take a look! I'll be giving a reading from Peacemaker, and selling and signing books afterward as usual.
Stretchy fabric had bothered me previously as well, specifically not being very breathable, but I have recently discovered, after wearing basically the same kind of pants every day for the last 20 years, that it is possible to find slightly elastic (not really super stretchy - I find I like 1.5% elastic) pants for men these days, which are actually pretty comfy. I may finally be ditching my suspender's habit for pants that actually stay on my body all by themselves (something that, due to my body shape is very novel for me.) The pants Betsy is talking about are the Urban Classics men's pant with 2% spandex which I found to be almost as comfortable as pajama pants, but which look like stylish adult human pants. I still wear pajama pants for sitting around the house, but I ordered a couple more pairs of these Urban Classics also for to wear out of the house.
My latest book, Peacemaker and Other Stories is out today!
The new volume begins with "Peacemaker", a newly refinished novella that I originally wrote back in 2009. The story won the R.M. Miller Award for Outstanding Fiction in 2010, but the award did not include publication (it's a scholarship award for fiction writers), so this book is the first place this story has seen print. It's about a Prince in the clockwork kingdom of The Dominion who discovers a dark family secret, and must choose where his loyalties lay. (If you're familiar with the mythology of my fantasy stories, this takes place during the Clockwork Era, which is the era of relative peace that followed the turmoil of the Shadow Era.)
Following the novella is 31 (31!) SF/F flash fiction stories, a few of which have never before seen print.
I'll be reading from this book, and have copies available, at EPIC this year, if you want to pick one up. If you won't be there this time, there is always Amazon!
And stay tuned: I've got another book coming out in time for EPIC. I'll give you a hint: It's made almost entirely from recycled material.
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