From the “can’t stop the signal” department, I’ve got two bits of new publicity to share:

First, John Anealio and Patrick Hester of the Functional Nerds interviewed me last week and the episode went live on Tuesday. Close followers will hear some familiar riffs, but we talked a bit about audience building and philosophy.

Second, Erik Wecks of Wired’s The Geek Dad has been working on an in depth review of the Share series for the past few weeks. He published the column this morning and I’m chuffed to bits, as Tony C. Smith might say, to have a write up on

There’s more in the works with interviews on The Galley Table and Sci-Fi Diner coming up. I’ll post the links when they’re live.

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7 Responses to Publicity!

  1. Geoff says:

    Great review Nathan.

  2. reinharden says:

    The paragraph that began “The Solar Clipper series follows the coming of age of Ishmael Wang, who is forced to sign aboard the Lois McKendrick, a space freighter. Eighteen- year-old Ishmael had few choices. It was either the McKendrick or the marines. Deciding the marines were not for him, the newly orphaned Ishmael leaves home, such as it was, and enters adult life with little preparation and no understanding.” made me think…

    If Mr. Lowell ever gets sufficiently bored, he can go back and write the other six novels — the ones wherein Ishmael Wang decides the space marines *are* for him. 😉

    It’d be an interesting contrast…


  3. Thomas Bätzler says:

    I think the one word missing from the Wired review was “Bildungsroman” 😉
    Anyways, I sure hope it’ll get some new readers interested in your books, Nathan – so I made sure to share the link on the social networks that I’m on. Or to quote from one of the grandmasters of the SF genre, “I’m doing my part!” (which reminds me – the review misspelled “ichor”, if you can follow the leaps and bounds of my train of thought ;-))


  4. Captain, thank you again for a wonderfully informative podcast. Good to hear this stuff again.

  5. Anthony Metzen says:

    I just read the review from GeekDad and it’s got me interested, even though it’s pretty far away from my normal “blow something up every fifteen pages” cup of tea.
    I’m impressed that the books have impressed someone enough to write this earnest review that I hope you get a lot of mileage out of it.

  6. jd says:

    I think that would be very interesting. I love the story as is , but, i would not mind a new twist on the story. Keep up the great story telling Captain.
    Looking forward to anything new.


  7. Sean says:


    I’m currently re-reading the share series (in hopes the September date for CS pans out) and have a question. In DS, much is made of DST only calling between four ports. Yet once Ishmael takes command of the Agammemnon, he grabs cargo and travels all over the Western Annex… Any explanation for the apparent dichotomy?


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