If you’ve been watching this site for a little while, you already know that A Shadow in the Flames, my cyberpunk novel (and the first novel I ever wrote) was re-published under Seattle publisher Booktrope’s label last December. The new version featured slight improvements to the self-published ebook I released in June 2013, and a paperback edition!
Next month, the sequel, A Memory in the Black, is getting the same treatment! I just finished going over the final proofread with my Booktrope editor, and now it’s on its way to layout. There is excitement! (FEEL THE EXCITEMENTING!!) I can’t wait for it to be available in paperback for the first time ever.
The thing I like most about A Memory in the Black is how I got to delve much deeper into the characters established in book one. Motivations and histories are explored, and their experiences in ASITF have all sorts of rammifications that where a pleasure to develop. Okay, so the characters themselves might prefer I leave them alone, but they can be thankful that I’m not George R. R. Martin.
Which is not to say they all live through this book…