Interview with Rhett Bruno, Author of From Ice to Ashes

March 30, 2017 Rob 0

Today I’m launching what I hope will be a recurring feature on BadNovelist: interviews with other sci-fi authors! I’m kicking it off with Rhett Bruno, author of Titanborn and From Ice to Ashes. You’ve written several sci-fi books. Your latest, From Ice to Ashes, just came out on Tuesday. Can you tell us about it? Sure. So, From Ice to Ashes is really about the birth of a rebellion on an offworld colony on Titan whose people have been constantly […]

4 free sci-fi books… and a chance to win 15 more!

March 28, 2017 Rob 0

A few weeks ago I launched a service called Book Laser, which lets subscribers know about great deals on Kindle sci-fi books. Book Laser has recently featured deals on books by Joe Haldeman, Ray Bradbury, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Hugh Howey, James S. A. Corey, Joe Hill, Nick Cole, Kim Stanley Robinson and many more. Rather than deluge you with a bunch of “deals” on cheesy books like Taken By the Space Vampire, I select only the best […]

My most ambitious project ever: Saga of the Iron Dragon!

March 23, 2017 Rob 0

What if you found yourself in medieval Scandinavia with nothing but a knowledge of modern science, mathematics and technology? Further, what if the future of humanity rested on you building a craft capable of reaching outer space? Would it be possible? How would you go about doing it? How long would it take? This is the premise of my ambitious new alternative history trilogy, Saga of the Iron Dragon. Clearly you wouldn’t be able to build a spaceship on your […]

Sale on paperbacks and posters!

March 15, 2017 Rob 0

For a very limited time, I’m offering signed copies of several of my books, as well as signed posters with the cover art from The Yanthus Prime Job and Aye, Robot! The books I’m offering for sale are Starship Grifters, Aye Robot (includes The Yanthus Prime Job), Mercury Falls and Disenchanted. To order an item, simply click the Add to Cart button below the product description. If you have special instructions for a book inscriptions, specify them in the text […]

Something for everybody!

March 13, 2017 Rob 0

I’m making progress on all the books I owe you people. :) First, the audiobook of Mercury Shrugs is now available on Amazon and Audible. Personally, I think this is the best Mercury book since Mercury Falls, and Rob Drex does an excellent job on the narration. Four years after the destruction of the planeport, Earth remains cut off from Heaven. The angels and demons are in disarray, lacking direction and leadership. Someone has to step up and take control, […]

Congrats, Johnny B.!

March 11, 2017 Rob 0

Johnny B. won the Aye, Robot Launch Giveaway and will receive the twelve Kindle sci-fi titles. Congrats, Johnny! If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry: I’ll be doing another giveaway soon. To make sure you don’t miss it, sign up for my Book Laser Kindle scifi book alerts! Just go here and click on the big blue button that says “SIGN UP TO GET ALERTS FROM BOOK LASER”. Book Laser is a free service to inform readers about great […]

Win a 12-title Kindle sci-fi book bundle!

March 7, 2017 Rob 0

Aye, Robot, the long-awaited sequel to Starship Grifters, is finally here! To celebrate, I’m giving away 12 Kindle sci-fi books. To enter, just go here. You’ll get my prequel short story “The Chicolini Incident” and my novella The Yanthus Prime Job just for entering! Starship Grifters, the book Hugh Howey called his favorite read of 2014, introduced readers to interstellar con man Rex Nihilo and his long-suffering robot companion Sasha. Now Rex and Sasha are back in Aye, Robot! After Rex hijacks […]

Kickstarting Your Novel

March 2, 2017 Rob 0

This post is part of a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. If you’d like to be alerted when the new version of Self Publish Your Novel is available, please click here.   Writing a novel is hard. Making money on a novel is even harder. If your book doesn’t find an audience, it may never happen. One way to minimize risk and accelerate the […]

Congrats to Paul for winning the Aye, Robot 10-book bundle!

March 1, 2017 Rob 0

Thanks, everybody who entered the Aye, Robot giveaway! The winner this time around is Paul Alan Piatt. Paul wins a bundle of Kindle sci-fi titles, including all four titles in the Starship Grifters universe (which I’m pretty sure he already has, but whatever). I’ll be doing another giveaway soon. To make sure you don’t miss out on a chance to win more awesome sci-fi books, make sure you are signed up for my interest list. I’ll give you some free […]