H. G. Wells, Secret Agent is FREE on Amazon for 3 days

August 4, 2015


You can now grab my steampunk humor novella H. G. Wells, Secret Agent for FREE. This promotion is set to last between today (Tuesday, August 4) and Thursday, August 7. Then it will reset back to $2.99

This is the first time I’m doing a free promotion like this on Amazon. The idea behind it is twofold: I’m hoping that enough people read the book and like it to then purchase my collection and perhaps even some of my anthologies. Also, the potentially large number of free downloads will increase the visibility of the book and will theoretically help its sales going forward. We shall see.

Here’s how you can help:

* Please download the book. Even if you already have a copy you received via Kickstarter or from me directly, each download will help that ranking/visibility I talked about above.

* Spread the word! Let others know the book is free so they might try it too.

* If you read and enjoyed it, please leave a review.




H. G. Wells, Secret Agent e-book now available!

July 4, 2015

If you’ve been waiting to pick up a copy of H. G. Wells, Secret Agent novella, it is now available in e-book format! I’m not sure how long it will take for the paperback to show up on Amazon, but it should be soon, and available through the same link. Meanwhile, here it is:


H. G. Wells is a Victorian-era James Bond who must defend England and the world against time travelers, alien incursions and interdimensional threats (if he can learn quickly on the job, and survive the human foes he encounters, that is!)

During his missions, Wells will team up with Anton Chekhov to foil an assassination plot against Prince Nicholas Romanov of Russia, oversee the construction of the giant antenna designed to detect alien invasion fleets (or, as we know it, the Eiffel Tower), rub shoulders with the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle, Marie Curie, Jules Verne and Annie Oakley, and risk everything to encourage cooperation among the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies.

This humorous steampunk novella is filled with Easter eggs and British pop-culture references, from The Beatles and Ian Fleming to Douglas Adams and Dr. Who.



H. G. Wells, Secret Agent Novella Update

July 3, 2015


I have the proofs of the physical book in hand and they sure look good! The e-book and paperback versions will be up on Amazon next week. I will post the link as soon as it’s up. If you really don’t want to wait, you can order your copy of the paperback from the CreateSpace store already:


If I’m very lucky, I might receive print copies in time for Readercon next week, but more likely they will show up the week after that. Also, those who backed the Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma kickstarter last year will get their e-copies today!