Soleil, the scion of the royal family of the Pan-Galactic Imperium, is contacted by hidden enemies, revealing unpleasant information about her own dynasty. She is left facing this at home to deconstruct her illusions alone. The two relatively free agents Karma Ilacqua & Derringer, and their associates, get embroiled in the crossfire of private scientific subterfuge, whose stakes appear to be higher than they suspected, and they catch the attention of an authority that needs them. Unexplainable disasters of great magnitude begin to shake the foundations of the Imperium, affecting a rare material used for intergalactic travel and crippling the Aquari Sendsingers, people of special ability who enable those connections. The Starweavers, a group of warm-hearted ship pilots, make rescues from disaster while their underworld investigations also get them into trouble. Sorting out the information from her contact transmission, the Princess determines how to find the ones who sought her out, and disappears on a solo mission. Soon after, her mother, the Queen Ascendant Charlotte, falls to an unexpected attack from what appeared to be a scientific anomaly. This leaves the aged Queen Celeste and King Ascendant Vario, along with the three younger royal siblings, to assess matters as the Imperium’s reckoning comes to call.
(as appearing in the upcoming 11/11/18 hardcover release of Bones of Starlight 2: Abyss Surrounding)
>> Table of Contents for Book 1: Fire Within
[Center lines contributed by Dylan, age 5,
by the Last Word Press book corner at Barter Faire.]
I’ll be at the Okanogan Family Faire! In Tonasket now at a signal point. Holler if you know me or you want to. I’ve got my typewriter, a short story printing, a poem broadside, artwork, my nails kit, and the Millenium Phoenix. As well as an apology for zero advance copies of book two – previously reliable print timelines unexpectedly doubled when two events were hanging on them. Arrange for an Advance Proof by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “AP” in the subject.
Bones of Starlight 2: Abyss Surrounding WIDE RELEASE 11/11/2018
Bones of Starlight 2: Abyss Surrounding
WIDE RELEASE 11/11/2018
(for review advance proof copy, arrange with email@example.com with “AP” in subject)
Chance meeting of the censorship exhibit curators, incl. one Cory Doctorow
Seminar 2 on censorship at U of Chicago, incl. Ada Palmer, Cory Doctorow, Mary Anne Mohanraj
table neighbor Mark Kistler
I ran out of books here!
Sylvanas Windrunner @girlonfirecosplay
Find Waldo, has my book.
rainbow amazon in front of the Chris Evans line
Kadesh Flow matchmakes my book with Sharice Davids, congressional candidate.
Phil Ortiz, Simpsons character creator, does a version of me!
Tom Hiddleston starting a panel.
I also was able to hand Tom Hiddleston a copy of the new version of Bones of Starlight 1: Fire Within, which can offset his out-of-print paperback copy.
If you’d like to get an Advanced Proof hardback paper copy of Bones of Starlight 2: Abyss Surrounding, please arrange with firstname.lastname@example.org containing “AP” in the subject line. These will be provided, with request for reviews, at cost plus shipping (additional donation welcome), until the wide release date of 11/11.
The ship is the Windy.
A view of Chicago from Navy Pier’s loading dock.
partially-complete Ace Comic Con
Gumbo Fiction Salon @ The Galway Arms
Brain Pastor’s reading
John Weagley’s reading
introducing Eva L. Elasigue
‘Wisdom’ in the Ogham alphabet
stairwell in Freehand Chicago Hostel
securely balancing my laptop on an exercycle
Glimpses of life in Chicago.