Paperback editions available from 31st January

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The paperback editions of The Perihelix (second edition) and Curved Space to Corsair, are now ready for distribution.

It sometimes takes a while for the distribution system to land the books in the online shops, but they are on their way.

Take a look at the previews for each of them in the links below.

If you want to order from a physical bookstore, you’ll need the ISBNs.  These are listed below.

By coincidence (more or less) each book is the same size, with 378 pages.  The Perihelix has shorter end-matter than Corsair, because Corsair includes the first chapter of Perihelix, in case you missed it.  Corsair also has a longer comments section because I talk about my research on Japanese and Korean things in order to come up with the whole dragonfly element.  That should intrigue you enough to buy it!

The chapters in the Perihelix must be longer, since there are only 24 in that, but 32 in Curved Space to Corsair!

The UK recommended price for each is £8.99

The Perihelix…

ISBN: 978-0-36-821665-7


and Curved Space to Corsair…

ISBN: 978-0-36-821704-3

The Perihelix, edition 2, is now LIVE!

the perihelix cover

the perihelix coverThe Perihelix (second edition) has been live on and Smashwords for a few hours now.  It will filter through the systems to other Amazon stores and to iTunes, B&N and Kobo (and others) over the next few days.

In the two years since I took it off sales after lukewarm reviews, I have revised the beginning several times, taken it to a new editor, lost that editor in tragic circumstances, and done my best to deliver the changes she suggested.

As you know, I’ve nearly given up on it several times.  I think if I hadn’t already written the second book Curved Space to Corsair, I might have done.  But now I’ve published the revised book, and I’m very happy that I’ve done so.

If you downloaded the old version, you should be able to download the second edition from your buying site free of charge.  Otherwise it’s now on sale for $2.99.

If you haven’t read it yet, it would be really kind of you to push it to the top of your list and review the new edition on your blog, Goodreads, Amazon or your buying site!  Thanks!


New Edition of the Viridian System Sampler out for Read an eBook Week!

viridian-system-samplerYes, it’s Read an eBook week, and as usual, we have discounts on all our titles.

It’s hard to discount a book that’s free, but the Viridian System Sampler (2017 edition) is now live on Smashwords, and soon on iTunes, B&N and Kobo, etc.  If you already have it, you can download the updated version free from your purchase site.

If not, it’ll be free during Read an eBook Week, 5th-11th March 2017, before reverting to 99c for a while.

To see what bargains are to be had on our other books, check the Smashwords publishers pages then link to the titles, or check our publishers listing on

Watch out for a new edition of the Sampler

viridian-system-samplerIt was always my intention to have the Viridian System Sampler change from time to time.

It has eight short stories in it, and is only available from Smashwords and its distribution partners (basically, everyone except Amazon).  I’ve updated it already when The Perihelix came out, mainly to add an offer coupon in the back of it.

The benefit of changing the edition rather than putting out a new book is that people with the current version can upgrade free of charge.  It’s my way of giving fans some of the additional stories on their reading devices (although to be fair, they’ll have already been on this website or Jemima’s blog).

So if you want to keep up to date, read the current version you’ve already downloaded – or download the current version in the format of your choice from Smashwords.  The new edition will be coming very soon!

At the moment the Sampler is on free sale – but that’s never guaranteed.

Perihelix Progress

perihelix_ed2I’ve completed the edit of my revisions to the Perihelix and sent it to my editor.

I’ve rewritten the first chapter, changing the start substantially (and will mean a lot of edits  to book 2 to take out reference/consequences of that), and introducing Dolores, Maggie and Aramintha more thoroughly, although I always intend them to have somewhat mysterious pasts. I’ve also made it slightly clearer (I hope) which direction the travels take them, but working in 3D space means that the reader either needs to imagine it more, or just accept that there’s a long way between places.  I must admit, I’ve never been concerned about the relationship of different planetary systems to each other in Star Trek or Star Wars.

Now to see what my new editor makes of it.