ARCs!!

Isn’t it beautiful??

There’s nothing quite like being able to pick it up and hold it, and read that ending bit where <SPOILER REDACTED>.

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Descriptive copy for REMNANTS OF TRUST

Be fair, it may have been up for weeks. I never think to check for these things.🙂

It’s up on all the places the book is currently listed (it’s still not listed at Powell’s or some of the UK retail sites; I’ll keep checking and update the Books page as new listings appear).

I suppose the copy could be considered a spoiler, since it mentions two characters by name, so everybody knows they survive THE COLD BETWEEN. (Nobody who knows me would be surprised by this anyway.)

Here you go:

Six weeks ago, Commander Elena Shaw and Captain Greg Foster were court-martialed for their role in an event Central Gov denies ever happened. Yet instead of a dishonorable discharge or time in a military prison, Shaw and Foster and are now back together on Galileo. As punishment, they’ve been assigned to patrol the nearly empty space of the Third Sector.

But their mundane mission quickly turns treacherous when the Galileo picks up a distress call: Exeter, a sister ship, is under attack from raiders. A PSI generation ship—the same one that recently broke off negotiations with Foster—is also in the sector and joins in the desperate battle that leaves ninety-seven of Exeter’s crew dead.

An investigation of the disaster points to sabotage. And Exeter is only the beginning. When the PSI ship and Galileo suffer their own “accidents,” it becomes clear that someone is willing to set off a war in the Third Sector to keep their secrets, and the clues point to the highest echelons of power . . . and deep into Shaw’s past.

I’m curious, in a lot of ways, about how it’s going to go for this book. It’s a different animal than the first one. In my own mind, it follows quite logically. I’ve no idea if anybody else is going to feel the same.

 

Blog post at Fantasy Cafe

I blogged for Fantasy Cafe’s Women in SF&F Month.

And as I read it over, I find I have more thoughts on the subject, and I’ve oversimplified a lot there. There are stories that call for a lot more introspection than I’ve indicated here. But when I write my own stuff? Yeah, that’s mostly how my thought process goes.