GREETINGS FROM MADRID!
Tango Seven inbound, weapons free.
I am still in Madrid. This is downtime, which means work as usual but in a different place doing different things. Like the naval museum. They have models to end all models. The Spanish ruled the seas at one point with shipbuilding that was second to none. It was a great visit to the museum and only cost three euros each to get in.
My next event is 20Books Holland on June 20, and then I fly home to Alaska on June 21st. The boys are taking care of the yard so when I get back, everything should be neat and trim.
Stanley is still hanging out with Uncle Alex and having a great time. I hear he’s losing weight. That’s what daily three to five mile walks will do for you. Alex said Stanley is losing weight, too:)
Krimson Run – on sale for 99 cents (this week only)
The Federation will make you pay for your crimes, even the fake ones.
Tony, a spy from a rival star system who is the scion of a galactic crime family. Quinn, falsely accused former military betrayed by her husband. A conspiracy that intertwines their lives.
Where did the government go wrong? When they separated Quinn from her kids. She vowed to do whatever it would take to find them and rescue them.
They should have let her. Instead, they made her fight. Now Quinn and Tony will make the Federation wish it had taken the easy option.
Quinn’s escape starts today. Tomorrow will have to take care of itself.
Uplink Squadron – first book in a fantastic new series by Chris Kennedy and JN Chaney
Read at no additional cost as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription!
The ultimate pilot has arrived. An unprecedented connection between man and machine.
Five years ago, aliens destroyed a carrier and its airwing at Jupiter without warning.
Since then, the Earth’s nations have learned to work together, and they want to know more about the aliens who appeared, attacked, and vanished without a trace.
The Americans have provided a new carrier and a slew of space fighters. Chinese engine and gravity technology has made going after the invaders possible. And the Russians have developed a new control system for the American fighters that will give the craft never-before-seen capabilities.
Most importantly, this blend of technology has allowed for pilots to connect directly to their ships, amplifying their reflexes and giving them the ultimate edge in combat.
Mankind’s next war is upon us, and Uplink Squadron is the tip of the spear.
It’s time to plug in and save the world.
INCLUDES THE BONUS SHORT STORY “THE JUPITER INCIDENT”
The Dragon Award for Best Military Science Fiction Novel
Did you know that the Dragon Award voting is open? I usually don’t care about awards because too many tout their awards from their day job because readers aren’t reading their books. Most awards nowadays are labels of stuff you don’t want to read.
But this one is different. The Dragon Award for Best Military Science Fiction novel is usually populated with all-star titles of stuff that’s good entertainment in the way you expect. No lecturing, just downright good military action interspersed by banter that can only come from having seen it in real life. I expect you’ll have a bunch of veterans competing for it this year, as usual.
Like me – Battleship Leviathan by Craig Martelle for Best Military Science Fiction Novel of the Year (it won’t be competitive for best SF novel of the year – Andy Weir will probably get that, or the James SA Corey team 🙂
And while you’re there, I’d take it as a kindness if you could give a look at Best Horror Novel – Cold as Hell, by Rhett C Bruno and Jaime Castle. Even if you don’t read horror, you can read this. It’s not pure shock your socks off horror, but has some elements, like Aliens is also horror, as well as Mil SF. Cold as Hell – give it a read, then give it a nom.
What’s next? How about Battleship Leviathan 5 – Leviathan Rises! The first draft of this is finished at 93,000 words, about 10k words longer than the four previous titles in the series.. If you want to see it as it takes shape or any of my books that I’m working on before the general public sees them (usually a month or three before release), then join my Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/craigmartelle
And then JJE16 – Succession.
Rivka has to deal with a downloaded consciousness and his heirs in a murder mystery versus sentience where everyone has something to lose. Coming in September.
Succession is well over halfway finished. This one will be fast-paced with lots of action. And then on to Battleship Leviathan #6 – Leviathan’s Fear, the final book in the Battleship Leviathan series.
Stop by my website for more – immerse yourself in the fantastic worlds of Craig Martelle https://craigmartelle.com/series/
Dave Kent says
I’ve just finished reading the first three (as I understood it) books in the Cygnus Space Opera series. The third book was released in 2017. Does this mean that you’ve abandoned the Freetrader/Cygnus universe?
I’m a SciFi fan, almost 70 years old but have really enjoyed the books. I’d be sad if the story is left hanging!
I loved the Nomad series as well!
Craig Martelle says
Thanks Dave! There are two more stories coming in the Free Trader Universe. One is about G-War (that will be a novella) and the other is Cygnus Returns, where the team goes back to Earth once more. However, I don’t have time to write them this year. I think I’ll get to them in 2023.
Dave Kent says
Great … 🙂