Wednesday Weekly Roundup


One week left for the Heroines of Space Opera Bundle! Grab it now before it’s gone forever!

So last week I wrote the last 190 words in English for now, and started on the Italian story, throwing in 6380 words. Most were around the weekend again, since during the week I was busy wrapping the Immortaland Dragons.

Now I even formatted all the books, the only thing left to do is upload them! 🙂 Book 3 is coming, so stay tuned. And thank you for whoever already purchased Book 1, I hope you’ll enjoy the ride.

I’m currently writing near-future, non-space-opera sci-fi, and considering how things are going in the real world, it’s not the best place to explore, so I hope to get back to fantasy soon. Unless I come up with a new space opera saga with a space-faring Earth meeting aliens! 😉

In theory I have a couple of alternatives, but I’m sick of recycling old stories. Even re-reading them is painful, and I can still see the “movies” but I’m probably the only one who can, so… I guess I’ve changed, both in the way I write and in what I write!

There’s no going back, so onward! Have a great week!

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Wednesday Weekly Roundup


Book 2 is out as promised! Giving the final touches to Book 5 so it will be ready for the November release… The series page is growing everywhere there is a series page (publisher, Amazon, Smashwords)… but unfortunately the Kobo promo in certain regions for Book 1 is over.

Last week I wrote 415 words in English then started thinking about the next project that will for now be in Italian. But I’ve discovered I don’t really want to translate my own works anymore, so from now on I’ll probably have different titles availabe in the two languages.

Although I might write another book on the same topic in English, eventually. I’m back to sci-fi for a couple of months, also to honor the Heroines of Space Opera bundle of which I’m part. I haven’t had time to read any of these books, but I hope to catch up on some fiction reading in the coming months. If you like SF, don’t let this bundle slip away, though!

The newsletter with a free story is going out soon, and you still have time to subscribe on the publisher’s site. Just enter your email, it’s a two-step process, so if you don’t confirm, you won’t receive anything. It’s bi-monthly, so it won’t encumber your inbox very often! 🙂

More changes coming to FB Pages (and we came a long way since Fan Pages already), so maybe I should write about a world without disruptive tech, LOL! But I decided to be optimistic despite the apocalypse going on around us and to write about a technological future (since the untechnological post-pandemic Earth is already featured in the Future Earth Chronicles).

After 21 Lessons for the 21st Century and Homo Deus, I’m going through Enough – Staying Human in an Engineered Age which was published in 2003, and some things are already happening… so Human Beware! 🙂

That’s all for today! September is over already… Have a great week and read through the apocalypse! 😉

Wednesday Weekly Roundup


I had 4830 words written Friday night. By Sunday afternoon I had 17690. And I finished the book. So it will be done this week by Mighty Editor and by next week I’ll be able to move to the next project! 🙂 Which is good, because I got two more workshops from a Kickstarter that include writing a story! 😉

I also hope to catch up on some reading while I explore what to write next. I want to write something for the Italian market, so you probably won’t see any other title in English this year. But the Immortaland Dragons will keep you company until november, so unless I can put together another Themed Collection of Original Stories for the Holidays, it’s only a month left! 😉

If you have a Kobo reader you can still get Dragon Riders in the September 40% off eBook Sale in the following regions: Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand! 
Visit the following link to see the promotion: https://kobo.com/p/september-sale! It’s on until September 26!

And I have a book in another storybundle! Check out these Heroines of Sci-fi! My books is from the Star Minds Universe, and it’s the first of the Star Minds Lone Wolves, the story of Icy Aya who tackles her first missions with grim determination. Adventurer, hitwoman, mercenary, bounty hunter – a captivating space opera novel! Or, in the words of our Mighty Curator:

The Heroines of Space Opera Bundle – Curated by Robert Jeschonek

What is it about space opera that makes us love it so much? The action, the exotic settings, the colorful characters, the alien species? The promise of countless adventures in the face of the great unknown?

Or is it mostly just the incredible cool factor of all the ships…the technology…the planets…the ray guns and laser swords? In many ways, it’s the ultimate escapist genre, transporting us to places and situations that dwarf our everyday troubles. And yet, at its heart, space opera is all about us, what it means to be human, and how we can triumph over our human limitations.

Whatever your reason for loving the genre, this bundle has what you’re looking for in abundance. The eleven books I’ve selected—each written by a modern-day heroine of the genre—are packed with space opera goodness that will propel you to the furthest reaches of the known and unknown universe.

In this set of books—including three StoryBundle exclusives and three box sets—you will meet heroes and villains, all larger than life, all roaming myriad worlds and stations and outposts on quests for survival or freedom or love or redemption. You will find yourself with enough thrilling adventures to banish every doldrum, and every one of them will take you far in every way possible.

If you love space opera, science fiction, action-adventure, or great writing regardless of genre, this bundle will light up your universe in all the best ways. Grab your copy during the limited three-week sales window, load your e-reading device or app, and launch yourself into orbit for some breathtaking, soul-stirring, and thought-provoking reading. Robert Jeschonek

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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you’re feeling generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.

  • A Dead Ship in the Deep Black by Rene Astle
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  • Infiltration – Mindspace Book 1 by A.K. DuBoff

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus seven more books for a total of 11, including three StoryBundle exclusives!

  • Bubbles in Space – The Complete Series by S.C. Jensen
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  • Colonial Explorer Corps – Books 1-3 by Julia Huni
  • TwiceFar and Beyond by Cat Rambo (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Star Compass by Anthea Sharp
  • Lightwave: The Folding Space Series 1-3 by AM Scott

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And that’s all for today! Have a great week! 🙂

Wednesday Weekly Roundup


Last day – possibly last hours for the Visions of the Future bundle! 🙂 Get it now before it’s gone forever!

Last week I wrote over 12K, despite a couple of days during which I didn’t write at all and did all the other stuff. The vampires will soon get their new covers and blurbs, meanwhile Future Earth Chronicles is updated! 🙂

When I’m done with all the updating, I’ll also update the header of the publisher’s site, but it will have to wait until possibly after the summer! 🙂 At least I updated this very blog’s header, and you can have a sneak peek of the new cover of Rajveer the Vampire… that kind of matches Brainwaves… which is good since eventually the two series cross over at some point, LOL!

I sent the first three books of the new project to Mighty Editor while I give a last pass to book 4. I’ll either send it later in the year, or next week, if she can do all four in my two-week slot. It’s 40K novels, but it’s still a grand total of 170K approximately!

I still have to write a collection to go with these four. You can expect publication of these titles sometimes in the fall. I’ve experimented with craft and had a lot of fun, so hopefully you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I’m enjoying writing them and making covers for them! 😉

I’m still tinkering with the Silvery Earth covers, trying to find a template that I like. Hopefully next weekend I’ll update the Vampires Through the Centuries, then we’ll see.

I backed to artists’ Kickstarters and both will deliver the art book or comic book in January 2023, yay! On paper this time, since the PDFs are nice and cheaper, but not as good as the actual book. You can still back The Art of Pascal Campion (already funded and headed for the first stretch goal), while Pixie and Brutus Gnome Sweet Gnome is probably over by the time you read this.

Check them out, they’re both great artists, I follow them on Instagram and I’m very happy they committed their strips to paper! 😀 I guess that’s all for now! Have a great week! 😉

Sunday Surprise


Kalicalypse brings together recent stories of talented SF writers from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, widening the scope of the previous Future Fiction volume Avatar.

The stories deal with crucial issues for understanding the development of the subcontinent and therefore of a large slice of the world population: fascinating and disturbing visions at the same time, such as the ethics of mind-uploading in an aging population, the exploitation of mythic archetypes in VR by the powerful Shiva corporation, the biopolitics of fertility for which a daughter that bleeds becomes a valuable asset in The Fertile Market, the migration of climate change refugees to Edge-of-Space platforms, the terraforming by nanobots for the amelioration of the Earth, and the challenges facing those who are operating junk-ships in space.

“Speculative thinking underlies all gestures of critical thought. What lies at the other side of the Kalicalypse? Many new worlds? Kalicalypse is the plurality we inhabit.” – Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

Table of Contents

Introduction by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

The New Humans by Trishna Basak

Kali_Na by Indrapramit Das

The Art of Possible by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

The Daughter That Bleeds by Shweta Taneja

The New Migrants by Navin Weeraratne

Anamnesis by Rupsa Dey

The Architecture of Loss by Salik Shah

Tethered by Haris Durrani

Steeling Minds by Kehkashan Khalid

The Almighty by Zafar Iqbal

Afterword by Tarun Saint

Translations from Bengali by Arunava Sinha

Cover art by Paolo Castelluccio

Available from June 2022 in paperback and ebook in dual language English and Italian.

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