Mid-January 2023 - a collection of many things
Happy new year. This time around, I’m bristling with news.
A new shop
I realize I’ve had a bookshop for some time—but now I’ve teamed up with another author and made a fancier one. We plan on growing the shop to soon have physical books and some other things (I have ideas! So many ideas…).
Head over here and check it out. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% anything there, just use code SUBSCRIBE25.
Serialized Fiction is back
New, serialized fiction is back on the Armchair Alien Substack. Next week chapters of Hope is the Thing With Feathers will be going up. The first five chapters will be free and we’re running a 50% promotion for paid subscriptions until the end of the month. Head over and check it out.
And if serialized fiction isn’t your thing, I’ll have a pre-order link for my next book ready shortly (it’ll be coming out in March).
An AI writing poetry…
Everywhere I look, people are talking about how AI is going to take over our creative endeavours—I’m skeptical this is going to happen. I put together a few of my thoughts on this over on my blog (along with the results of my request to the ChatGPT to write some Haiku).
What I’ve been reading
One of the nice things about this time of year is that I can justify curling up and reading tons, here are the best of what I’ve read over the last few weeks:
Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines - this is my favourite kind of scifi humour, where the author takes the science seriously yet the premise is out there. This is about a group of space janitors who are using their cleaning skills, brilliantly, to save the day.
Persephone Station by Stina Leicht - a rag-tag mercenary crew on their latest job where it turns out they have morals after all.
The Book Eaters by Sunny Dean - a very different urban fantasy novel with a unique premise
Since it’s a new year and I need a new experiment, I’ll be turning on Substack’s, the newsletter provider, chat feature where I’m going to start tracking the books I’ve read worth sharing—you should get an email invite soon. And I’d love to hear what books you recommend there too, so chime in.
And if you aren’t already a subscriber, what’s stopping you (especially if you have read this far)?