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The Hereafter Bytes is in the 2022 Pride StoryBundle!

Note: The Pride StoryBundle event is over. Thank you to everyone who bought a bundle or helped spread the word!

Happy Pride, friends! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

We’re so excited that this year’s Pride StoryBundle includes the funny sci-fi novel The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott, along with 14 other excellent queer SF/F books! You can also choose to donate part of your payment to Rainbow Railroad, which helps LGBTQ+ people escape persecution and violence.

Whether or not you’ve already read & enjoyed The Hereafter Bytes, now’s your chance to check out even more SF/F books with queer characters & themes, carefully curated by Catherine Lundoff and Melissa Scott.

The covers of the 15 SF/F novels featured in the 2022 Pride StoryBundle. Lord of the White Hell by Ginn Hale.We're Here edited by C.L. Clark & series editor Charles Payseur.The Adventure of the Incognita Countess by Cynthia Ward.Sanctuary by Andi C. Buchanan.The Language of Roses by Heather Rose Jones. Unfettered Hexes edited by dave ring.The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum by Cynthia Ward.It Gets Even Better edited by Isabela Oliveira and Jed Sabin.The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott.Water Horse by Melissa Scott.Friends For Robots by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.The Sea of Stars by Nicole Kimberling.Foxhunt by Rem Wigmore.Pangs by Jerry L. Wheeler.Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern.

Go to storybundle.com/pride to get them now

If you’re not familiar with how StoryBundle works, here’s a quick overview:

  1. Support five awesome authors by paying however much you think their work is worth.
  2. If you pay at least $20, you unlock another ten bonus books, including The Hereafter Bytes, for a total of fifteen books!
  3. Read on just about any tablet, ereader, laptop, or even your smartphone.

This StoryBundle will be available through the whole month of June in honor of Pride, and then it’ll be gone forever. Don’t miss out!

Later Series Steampunk ebook deal at Drive Thru Fiction

Our three Later series steampunk anthologies are now available as an ebook bundle at Drive Thru Fiction!

Save $3 and get all three anthologies in all three popular formats: epub, Kindle and PDF.

Visit Drive Thru Fiction for this deal: http://bit.ly/TheLaterAnthologies

 

Sci Fi Book Launch Party – Replay

In case you missed it, here’s the replay of our launch party for The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott and Luna’s Lament by David Colby.

You can get the books here:
The Hereafter Bytes
Luna’s Lament – The Lunar Cycle, Book 3

And case you wanted to start The Lunar Cycle from the beginning:
Debris Dreams – The Lunar Cycle, Book 1

Meet Izy–developing art for a new Flashcard

Every once in a while we get to work with an artist who is creating an illustration of a new character. This is a collaborative process involving the artist, the author, Thinking Ink, and a graphic designer. It’s fun and exciting to see a character come to life in this way.

Here’s a sneak peak at the initial sketch by Ivreese Tong for the character Izy from The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott. This sketch will become a full color illustration to go with a flash fiction story from Vincent that we’ll be publishing on a postcard. That’s our Flashcard format—flash fiction paired with art on a postcard that you can send in the mail.

This project started out as a stretch reward for our Kickstarter backers, but it’s turning out so well, that after the backers get their rewards, we’re going to keep stocking postcards and they’ll be available for purchase.

 

Coming Soon: Lunar Cycle Book 3, Luna’s Lament

We’re happy to announce that we will be publishing the science fiction novel Luna’s Lament by David Colby. Luna’s Lament is the third book in the Lunar Cycle trilogy. Here’s a look at the cover, with gorgeous original art created by Sandi Billingsly.

The year: 2068

The place: Luna, the colony that’s waging war against the Earth.

The objective: Revenge.

Drusilla Zhao has entered into the shadowy, dangerous world of the S3TA—the Space Special Service, Transhuman Arm. Equipped with hyperadvanced technology and cybernetic augmentations, the S3TA are the Chinese-American Alliance’s trump card. But will Dru’s desire for revenge on the enemies who took everything she ever cared about blind her to the true enemy that lurks closer than she could possibly imagine?

Author David Colby combines hard science details with page-turning action and a diverse cast of characters for a unique science fiction experience that you won’t soon forget.

Books in the Lunar Cycle Trilogy
Debris Dreams
Shattered Sky

New Charity Steampunk Anthology, Some Time Later

We are excited to announce our next charity steampunk anthology, Some Time Later: Fantastic Voyages in Alternate Worlds, available soon through booksellers in print and ebook editions and at Clockwork Alchemy 2017.

Created by returning anthology editors AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff, Some Time Later includes two new stories each from fifteen authors including Harry Turtledove, Kirsten Weiss, Anthony Francis, David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse, Sharon E. Cathcart, T.E. MacArthur, and more. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to public libraries.

Join us on a journey through time and genre:

  • Take a tour of Jolly Olde London, where madness may (or may not) prevail and things can get hairy after dark!
  • Take an airship to the ancient city of Atlantis!
  • Battle demons! Match wits with mystics! Try to resist the seductive power of chocolate or the magic of tiny mushrooms!
  • Maybe even steal a treasure from a dragon!

So put the kettle on, pour a strong cuppa, and curl up on the couch for a rollicking good read with Some Time Later.

To order a copy of Some Time Later that you can pick up at Clockwork Alchemy, contact anthony@ThinkingInkPress.com.

Thirty Days Later On Sale

Thirty Days Later 99¢ ebook sale

The ebook edition of our charity steampunk anthology Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time is on sale for 99 cents now through September 5! Fifty percent of the proceeds from this book benefit public libraries.

Thirty Days Later features Hugo award-winning alternate history author Harry Turtledove, along with 14 other new and established writers. So pick up some steampunk and alternate history this Labor Day weekend for 99 cents at your favorite ebook retailer!

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Thirty Days Later authors include T. E. MacArthur, AJ Sikes, Harry Turtledove, David L. Drake and Katherine Morse, Anthony Francis, Kirsten Weiss, Steve DeWinter, Michael Tierney, Janice Thompson, BJ Sikes, Emily Thompson, Sharon E. Cathcart, Justin Andrew Hoke, Lillian Csernica, and Dover Whitecliff.

Debris Dreams, Young Adult Science Fiction, Coming Soon

Lunar Cycle logo with title "Debris Dreams"

Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce that we will be publishing the young adult science fiction trilogy The Lunar Cycle by David Colby. We’re bringing Book 1, Debris Dreams, back into print and will subsequently publish Book 2, Shattered Sky , and Book 3, Luna’s Lament.

Debris Dreams begins in 2069 on a space station at the Earth-Sun Lagrange point L1.

Sixteen-year-old Drusilla Xao lives in the Hub, a space station used by the Chinese-American Alliance as a base to exploit the Moon’s resources. Desperate to break free of the Alliance, a separatist group from the Moon destroys Earth’s space elevator. In a flash, Dru’s parents are dead and she is cut off from her girlfriend Sarah on Earth.

The Alliance declares war against the Moon, conscripting Dru and all the youth of the Hub. Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space. Can she survive deadly space debris and terrorist attacks to find her way home to Sarah?

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