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The publishing industry is very fickle. Editors buy what marketing departments tell them will sell. What they won't touch with a barge pole one year is hot property the next - like platform shoes. In the meantime, self-publishing sites like Lulu allow writers to print up copies as people want them, to get closure' for the novel so they can get on with something else. Keep sending it out; if it's good its time will come. And keep writing new material. Stephen King had to write four novels before he found a publisher, and then the editor wanted all his back catalogue. Each book you finish is one in the bank for the future.


What an inspiring story!

Shruti Chandra Gupta

I think non-fiction books do better on self-publishing sites. For literary fiction I have no hope.

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Some of My Books

  • : The Fall of the Republic

    The Fall of the Republic
    In a parallel timeline, 1990s America discovers the chronoplanes: parallel worlds at different points in history.

  • : Rogue Emperor

    Rogue Emperor
    The hijacking of the Roman Empire, 100 AD, by 21st-century Christian fundamentalists, in the second of the Chronoplane Wars novels.

  • : The Empire of Time

    The Empire of Time
    My first novel, published in 1978, but the last in the Chronoplane Wars trilogy.

  • : Gryphon

    "Write a space opera," my editor said. So I did, with some nanotech thrown in.

  • : Tsunami

    A companion novel to Icequake, set mostly in California.

  • : Icequake

    A disaster thriller (Antarctic ice sheet surges into ocean), dated but still fun.

  • : Eyas

    Originally published in 1982, and still the novel I'm most proud of.

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