Space Battles

Space Battles is the sixth anthology in the Full-Throttle Space Tales series. It is scheduled for release on April 18. Edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Space Battles brings to life 17 explosive tales of spaceship battles by such veterans of the series as Anna Paradox, Gene Mederos and C.J. Henderson. Also aboard for the ride are some newcomers, not the least of which is Mike Resnick.

My story in the anthology features pirate captain Ellison Firebrandt and the crew of the Legacy. This time they have a rematch with Captain William R. Stewart of the New New Jersey, who they first met in the story “Hijacking the Legacy” from Space Sirens. Several of these characters are also featured in my Old Star/New Earth series.

Editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt has been interviewing the contributing authors and sharing excerpts from the stories at his blog: http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/blog/. His interview with me and an excerpt from my story “Jump Point Blockade” is available at: http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/2012/04/12/space-battles-author-profile-meet-david-lee-summers/.

On release day, April 18, there will be a special edition of the Twitter chat SFFWRTCHT hosted by Bryan Thomas Schmidt focused on Space Battles. I’ll be on hand along with several of the other authors to discuss the book and answer questions about our stories. If you have a Twitter account, just look for #SFFWRTCHT to join in the conversation.

Space Battles is available to order from: Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

A few news updates:

Here are a few other items that might be of interest:

  • I’m laying out Tales of the Talisman volume 7, issue 4, our special steampunk issue. I hope to send that to press this coming week.
  • I was interviewed by Rick Novy last Wednesday. You can read the interview at: http://www.ricknovy.com/2012/04/writer-wednesday-novy-interviews-david-lee-summers/
  • I am getting ready for Gaslight Gathering II: The Expedition in San Diego, California, May 11-13. More information about the event is available at: http://www.gaslightgathering.org/
  • I have been making good progress on Wolf Posse, the sequel to Owl Dance. Thank goodness for the outline, which is helping to keep track of where I am in the story!
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