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Flight of the Vajra: Interview: Claude & Monet

The folks at the webcomic Claude & Monet -- one of them being my Muse Hack cohort Rob Barba -- have published an interview with yours truly. Subject: Flight of the Vajra, of course.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2013/09/07 12:30

The folks at the webcomic Claude & Monet -- one of them being my Muse Hack cohort Rob Barba -- have published an interview with yours truly. Subject: Flight of the Vajra, of course.

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Flight of the Vajra: Taking Flight Dept.

"Vajra" spreads its wings at last.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2013/09/06 11:00

Flight of the Vajra is now available in paperback and in the Kindle store. It's been well worth the wait, I think.

I'll be adding other formats gradually, but these are the big two that matter for now. I also have a CreateSpace/Kindle exclusive on the book for 90 days, as a way to take advantage of some promotions that are being offered, but once that's up I'll look into Smashwords, etc.

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Flight of the Vajra: SF > Tech + Soapbox Dept.

On hard sci-fi being more than just techno-porn interlarded with politics.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2013/09/04 10:00

A post worth sharing in toto (I hope Tim doesn't mind):

What is Hard SF? | Where Worlds Collide

My somewhat satirrical definition of Hard Science Fiction is “Anything that reads like a cross between an engineering textbook and a right-libertarian tract”. This might be one cause of the sexism in the SF world, in that few women are interested in writing that kind of stuff; they insist on having things like three-dimensional characters.

That was something that turned me off consistently with most of the "new hard SF" I kept coming across: it was a race between the techno-porn or the politico-porn to see which would constitute the bigger audience endurance test.

Now that I think about it, though, those two things seem to come joined at the head for a reason. The latter is the theory and the former is the practice.

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Flight of the Vajra: Good Timing, Bad Timing Dept.

"Flight of the Vajra" is almost out. Almost.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2013/09/03 10:00

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue taking amphetamines release a novel. Right now I've got major preparations under way not only for a new fulltime job (more on that after I sign the paperwork) but for having major and meaty chunks of my house ripped out and replaced.

That said -- if I'm lucky, Flight of the Vajra should premiere as a Kindle / CreateSpace exclusive sometime this week. I'm almost all the way there, I just have to make sure the formatting of the e-book version is up to snuff.

I have some other Vajra-related goodies to premiere as well, time permitting.

Plus: Later this month I might also start some blurbage related to the next book, which I'm betting won't take anywhere nearly as long to finish or release. Working title is still Welcome to the Fold.

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