Once upon a time, we travelled to other worlds. To paraphrase a great man, we did this not because it was easy, but because it was hard. Impossible in many ways, but we tried it anyway.
In my novel HOMEFRONT, I tried to honor that spirit of adventure. My characters attempt grand, impossible things, things they know will most likely result in their deaths. Not because they were easy, but because they were necessary.
It’s no coincidence that HOMEFRONT opens July 20, 2169. The main events take place hundreds of years later, but still durring the anniversary period of Apollo 11’s fantastic journey. And it’s only fitting that today, I announce my own impossible task.
It’s been just over 4 years since I handed over the final text for HOMEFRONT. I was in the middle of another impossible situation, moving out of our dream home into a cramped condo with no light and no room for all of our stuff. Most of it went into a storage container, and my partner and I had to camp out with two very angry kitties in my friend’s basement for a week while that condo was “cleaned.” (Another story long in the telling.)
It’s been just over a year since I completed the text of BEHIND THE LINES, a companion volume that helps fill in the gaps of that fateful mission, as well as introduce a few more impossible situations.
And it’s been just over a month since I received the rights back to my most ambitious project ever. It’s an amicable parting of the ways, made possible by a few other impossible things. I would never have written HOMEFRONT without Mark Teppo‘s guidance and support, nor would I have attempted to write a second book set in the same period.
So when I tell you that earlier this year, Mark suggested that instead of publishing hte second book, we should re-work both books into an even more ambitious trilogy, I hope you’re join with me in celebrating the art of the impossible.
I’m re-writing my favorite work of fiction. And it’s scaring the hell out of me.
I can’t give you a lot of details on my still-in-flux plans, other than to tell you that HOMEFRONT will be going out of print soon. I still have physical copies available at my online store, and we’re working to include the e-book in those offerings. The listing on amazon.com will remain active, and if you’ve read HOMEFRONT, please consider leaving a review there. It will help pave the way for future tales of the Transgenic Wars, and I’d really like to know what you think/thought about the story so far.
But what I can tell you is that there will be a new book out from me this year, with two more to follow in 2019. All I need are some final drafts, some book covers equal to the task, and a few attention-grabbing titles other than “Trilogy-A/B/C.”
Impossible? I think not.