Winter Is Coming

The temps have taken a dive and the leaves are turning here on the Front Range. Things are percolating along out in the Deep Dark.

If you haven’t seen them, Podium is rolling out the Ishmael Wang stories on Audible. Jeffrey Kafer’s interpretations are different from mine, but they’re the same stories. They’ll release Captain’s Share this month (on the 11th I think). Owner’s Share drops in November and In Ashes Born in December.

I’m about 29,000 words into To Fire Called – the next Seeker’s Tale. I’m hoping to get it done this month for a November release and Podium has already reserved a block of Jeffrey’s time to record it for a January 2017 release to Podium.

I’m falling behind – again – on paperbacks, but the draw of new work is overwhelming.

That’s a good thing.

I’ll be at MileHighCon in Denver at the end of the month. If you’re in the area, it’s a fun little fan convention with a lot of sf/f authors to rub elbows with. Maybe I’ll see you there.

Until next time, safe voyage.

About The Captain

The Captain is Nathan Lowell -- Author and narrator of these Tales from the Golden Age. You can find out more about him at his main website.
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10 Responses to Winter Is Coming

  1. Carla Epstein says:

    Thanks so much for the thoroughly enjoyable books. The characters and stories are very engaging. I am surprised that the audible books are not being read by you. I purchased quarter share through Amazon and was disappointed with the reader whose style seems more suited to 1930s detective fiction. I much preferred your reading. Any chance for you to read your own work now that the new novels won’t be available on podiobooks?

  2. The Captain says:

    The purpose of contracting the audiobooks to Podium is so that I don’t have to spend the time to produce audiobooks when I should be writing new stories.

    There’s almost zero chance I’ll record my work myself any more. It takes a massive amount of time, is prone to interruption by factors I can’t control (like 18 months of non-stop sump pump noise), and requires too much effort that I need to be using on new bookw.

  3. Carla Epstein-Teliha says:

    Thanks so much for the reply. I understand your time constraints and would much rather have new solar clipper stories to read. You have given me so many hours of enjoyment. The tales are uplifting for me; a rare quality in modern works. All the podcasts are bookmarked in my favorite reads folder and I have the kindle version of Ashses. I intend to reread them all regularly.
    If Jeff is going to be the reader I’m afraid I’ll have to read future books myself. His reading style is simply not to my taste. I am looking forward to the upcoming release and will be purchasing the new book as soon as it comes out!

  4. You have completely ruined me for the usual run-of-the-mill sci-fi books that I used to chill with before I went to bed. Your books are so funny, so good, so well written, so well-thought out I just can’t go back.

    I absolutely love it that your characters aren’t at war, there’s little more than life-as-usual political BS, and that Ishmael is the BEST character I’ve ever read about.

    I love it that you have them eating and cooking real food instead of nasty dried up freeze-dried sawdust; that you have Ishmael help everyone he comes in contact with, whether or not they want it; I love HOW he helps them; that you talk about trade and how to succeed in a brilliant way that makes it super easy to understand and emulate; that high ethics reigns w/o BS rigidity; that good coffee rules; that there’s no droning on and on about this gun or that engine or the other violence against so-and-so –

    I could go on, but suffice it to say I wish you could write a hundred books a year instead of a few – you’re stuck with me for life as a fan!

  5. Robin says:

    As nice as your readings were (I should have all the podiobooks data saved somewhere), I look forward to new tales from the dark way too much!
    So please keep writing them!

  6. Michael Johnston says:

    I have enjoyed the Ishmail Wang books very much, and after the Light In The Dark book I am waiting impatiently for the next – To Fire Called. Any ballpark release date on it to Kindle?

  7. Dave Penney says:

    Just read the clipper series again and was wondering when we can expect book seven? Would tomorrow be too soon? 😀

  8. The Captain says:

    In Ashes Born – the sequel to Owner’s Share – was released last year.

    Milk Run – the first book in a spin off series was released in September.

  9. jonathan coish says:

    when will Milk Run be released in book or audio form? I only see it for the kindle and I only have the nook. I have read and listened to the complete series and need more!

  10. The Captain says:

    I’ve got Milk Run on my table for conversion to paperback sometime next year (which begins tomorrow).

    If you’ve got a smart phone, you don’t need to own a Kindle. The app works great. I only read on my phone these days because I just don’t have the spoons to lug around a dedicated reader.

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