Old Hickory Lane

While you’re waiting for me to get the next book out…

A colleague has released Old Hickory Lane on Amazon. (Sorry Kobo and B&N folks. It’s in Select for the moment.)

I had the opportunity to proof read this one a few weeks back and it’s top notch. It’s more fantasy than SF but it’s the same kind of coming of age story that I know many of you enjoy.

If you’ve a mind to, why don’t you grab a sample and see if it’s something you’d like?

Lemme know what you think – and whether you want me to keep recommending stuff that I think some of you will enjoy.

In the meantime, 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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11 Responses to Old Hickory Lane

  1. Esther E. Willson says:

    I trust your judgement regarding books worth considering. Thanks for all the quality time I’ve spent reading (and rereading) your books about Ishmael and Tanyth.

  2. The Captain says:

    Thanks, Esther 🙂

  3. Richard says:

    Captain, I know you have had a lot on your plate but I miss Ish and the crew of the Lois.

  4. The Captain says:

    We’re probably never going back to the Lois. Too much time has passed and the ship is probably decommissioned by now. It was nearly twenty stanyers old when Ish served on her. Another two decades have passed.

    That’s not to say we won’t find some of those folks again… 🙂

  5. Lance says:

    I might not ever have found Dan’s books if it wasn’t for your recommendation. So keep them coming!

    As to seeing some of those other folks, I sure would like to see what misadventures Pip has gotten himself into since the Academy. And as a reader I’d love to see Pip and Ish re-unite again somehow, even if only temporarily, closing that circle.

  6. Victor Chitwood says:


    Just discovered your series on Amazon. Please notify me when the next Solar Trader comes to life. I finished Owners Share and I am looking forward to more.



  7. Tara Li says:

    Just curious – but why would a ship like the Lois be decommissioned after only 40 years? I’m sure the tech has moved on, *possibly* to a level that it can’t be retrofitted to the Lois, but at some point, her mortgage is paid off. As long as increased maintenance costs don’t rise to the point of being higher than a mortgage note + maintenance costs on the new ship, why get a new ship? And I don’t expect the stresses and environment of space are anywhere near as nasty as those of the sea.

  8. The Captain says:

    The ship itself is probably still flying but not under the Federated Freight flag.

    I would imagine that a large company like FF has a policy of retiring older ships and purchasing new ones to take advantages of efficiencies from advancing technology.

    There’s also the issue of accounting. I’m sure there are accounting tricks–even in the Golden Age. 🙂

  9. Marc says:

    I really appreciate your recommendations…Debora Geary, Dan Thompson, the books in the 9-book compendium – all are really entertaining…and it gives me something to do until Tanyth or Ishmael come back.

  10. Tom Pencek says:

    Captain, Thanks for the recommendation on Old Hickory Lane. It was a great book.
    Sure would like to see a new one from you, though….

  11. Mike G. says:

    I’m glad to hear (based on your April 4, 2014 response to Richard) that we may see some of the characters from the Lois again in the next series of books about Ish. I kept hoping Ish would cross paths with some of his old friends and mentors in the last three books of the Solar Clipper series. But that never seemed to work out.

    I’m glad to hear of your return to good health and a more normal work routine since being diagnosed with ADD. I look forward to seeing a new story about Ish in the not-too-distant future.

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