NEWS : December, 2020
The Paratime Police Chronicles, Vol. II is now available in both hardcover and e-book formats in the Book Store, as is Paratime Chronicles, Vol. I, which contains all of H. Beam Piper's Paratime Police Stories, except for "Time Crime", as well as 4 new Paratime Police stories.
Paratime was one of H. Beam Piper's most inspired creations and this collection contains all three of Piper's Paratime Police novelettes featuring Lord Kalvan: "Gunpowder God", "Down Styphon!" and the never-before published "Hos-Hostigos" (the long-lost novelette). New stories include "The Alexander Affair", a story about what happens when an ambitious Paratimer decides to raise his con game to a new level and "The Sea of Grass", a new story about the infiltration of Kalvan's Time-Line by First Level gangster and one of the Wizard Traders. Plus, the Kalvan yarns "Kalvan Kingmaker" and "Siege of Tarr-Hostigos" by John F. Carr and Roland Green. And, finally, "The Wizard Trader War", the story that answers the questions raised in the novels, Gunpowder God and Down Styphon!, as to why Verkan Vall, the Paratime Police and the Kalvan Study Teams suddenly vacated Kalvan's Time Line. In "The Wizard Trader War", we learn that the First Level, Home Time Line civilization faces its greatest threat since the Mystic Wars! Will 10,000 years of civilization come to an end due to the evil machinations of a madman? And, if so, what will happen to Paratime Police Chief Verkan Vall and his wife, Dalla?
Mike Robertson (my collaborator on The Last Space Viking and Space Viking's Throne) and I have finished our latest Space Viking novel, The Way of the Sword-Worlds. This novel chronicles Otto Harkaman's Space Viking career of over 20 years, beginning when he started out as a ground crew commander up until he meets up with Lucas Trask. It will be published in the summer of 2021.
Last year, Pequod published War World: The Fall of the CoDominium. It is now available in the Book Store in both hardcover and e-book versions. Jumping ahead timewise, Pequod will be publishing a new War World novel, War World: Andromeda Flight, by Doug McElwain in the spring of 2021. This new novel takes place near the end of the First Empire, when His Most Royal and Imperial Highness and Majesty, Lysander V, comes to the conclusion that the war with Sauron may well be lost and the First Empire needs to prepare for the worst. Lysander V orders an expedition to discover if there are any Alderson Tramlines that will take a spaceship from the Milky Way to Andromeda. This is the story of that crew and the trials and dangers that accompany this audacious expedition.
Wolfgang Diehr has recently finished his latest Fuzzy novel, Fuzzy Logic, which follows The Fuzzy Conundrum and will be published in the summer of 2021. Unfortunately, for Zarathustra and the Fuzzies, bureaucrats from the Terran Federation have become interested in the Fuzzies and the Zarathustra Company. Suddenly, they want to make sure the Fuzzies are being protected and given all their rights under Federation Law, which means meddling in things that are none of their business. Meanwhile, a crew of bandits continues to kidnap Fuzzies and make trouble for Jack and his Fuzzy family.
For more information, please e-mail John Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org
John F. Carr