I’m thrilled to announce that right on the heels of Mercury’s final adventure, my latest project, Disenchanted, is now available for pre-order. The twist with Disenchanted is that it’s being released as part of Amazon’s new Kindle Serials program. You buy the book (for only $1.99!) and a new episode will be automatically downloaded to your Kindle every two weeks. There will be six episodes altogether, of around 10,000 words (40 pages) each. From the Amazon description: Robert Kroese’s Disenchanted comes fully […]
It goes like this: Falls, Rises, Rests. “Mercury Begins” takes place before Falls and “Mercury Swings” takes place in between Falls and Rises, but you can read the short stories in any order. Or not at all.
The epic conclusion to the series that Booklist calls a “hilarious romp” that has “cult favorite written all over it” is here! Get your Kindle or paperback copy of Mercury Rests today! “Earth is once again in peril in the final volume of Kroese’s Mercury trilogy. Lovable rogue angel Mercury saved the day in Mercury Rises (2011) at the expense of the moon, and now he finds himself thrust far into the future, stuck watching countless matches of ping-pong between eternal optimist […]
OK, so now that I’ve ruined Back to the Future for you, I’m going to do the same thing for Looper. (Spoilers ahead, in case that wasn’t clear enough.) In the future, time travel has been invented but it’s illegal. The only people who use it are wealthy crime bosses, and apparently the only thing they use it for is assassination. In the future, you see, it’s really hard to dispose of dead bodies. But there’s a solution for those […]
My Back to the Future post got quite a response. I’m going to try to respond here to some of the questions/criticisms it received. Why are you so worked up about this? Am I worked up? I don’t feel worked up. Unless by “so worked up about” you mean “really interested in.” I’m interested in fictional depictions of time travel because I’m a science fiction writer. In fact, I’m working on a book right now, tentatively titled Schrödinger’s Gat, which […]
Several people have asked if there’s a way for them to get signed copies of Mercury Rests. Well, there is now. I’ve set up a form that will let you order a signed copy of any of my books here. But don’t dawdle; the form will only be up until October 18. And make sure you select the correct book in the dropdown — it defaults to Mercury Falls. If you have any trouble with the form, please email me […]
This post started out as a review of the movie Looper. I was going to explain that I almost always find time travel movies to be a little disappointing because it usually isn’t very difficult to find a contradiction in the movie that reduces the whole thing to nonsense. I was going to use Back to the Future as an example of this, but I ended up writing six paragraphs on Back to the Future and, ironically, never getting around […]
Disclaimer: Bryan Berghoef is the husband of the cousin of a guy I went to college with. His kids swam in my pool and proclaimed it to be the best part of their California vacation. In exchange, Bryan gave me a copy of Pub Theology. As I was reading Pub Theology, my thoughts alternated between, “Wow, this is such a great idea,” and “Wow, this is so embarrassing.” Allow me to explain. Pub Theology is about an idea. The idea […]
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For a very limited time, I’m offering “Mercury Begins,” the first adventure of the irrepressible angel Mercury, as a free Kindle download. If you’ve never read any of the Mercury books, “Mercury Begins” is a good introduction to the character. And if you’ve already read Mercury Falls and Mercury Rises, “Mercury Begins” will tide you over until the final book, Mercury Rests, comes out on October 23. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. You can get the free Kindle app […]