Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Embrace update time.  I have spoken with my editor and I should have my first round of edits late next week.  Cover work has begun as well.  I am really excited to see what they design for it.  Based on the latest information I have received, the pub date for Embrace will be March 4, 2014.  I don't have any info on Crucible.

Now, I am steadily working on Echoes.  Even my best attempt at a descriptive outline hasn't survived this one.  I continue to go back to Stephen King's lessons in his book, On Writing.  I just put a group of characters into a situation and write what happens around them as you start the clock and time moves forward.  Its really fun to watch how fluid interactions with other characters can get, and how awkward. 

Wanted to post this in thanks to Parajukee and Alison Can Read for the Feature Follow Blog Hop.  Thanks for organizing this.

This week's question for this blog hop:

If you could only have ONE - one book - for the rest of your life.  Don't cheat...What would it be?


Truly a tough one for me.  The Bible would be my first choice.  That's just me.  But if I had a fictional book to take as a second, I would have to pick Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.  I have some really favorite authors I love to read.  Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Jim Butcher, R.A. Salvatore, Kevin J. Anderson, Robert Jordan, and the list goes on, but in college we took time to not only read, but study Mary Shelly's work.  The whole plot concept and interweaving of tragedy from both the doctor and the monster was terrific.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I know I haven't posted much lately about my book series, The Epherium Chronicles.  Well, there was a reason.  I recently pulled down my self-published novels from all the distributors and I have signed a three book deal for the series with Carina Press.  I am excited about this opportunity and I am sure many of you are excited to see this series really take off.  The plan is to have the sci-fi space opera released in early 2014.  I don't have an official pub date, but I believe it will be late January or early February.

I still plan to do at least five for this series and book three is in the works.  I wanted to start this novel, Echoes, off with a bang and, if the first chapter is any indication, I think I've done exactly that.

Anyway, here is the post on Publisher's Marketplace for the deal.

August 22, 2013
 Digital: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy T.D. Wilson's space opera trilogy THE EPHERIUM CHRONICLES, in which the Earth Defence Force must defeat alien menaces and dark agendas in order to protect legions of human colonists in faraway solar systems, to Angela James at Carina Press, for publication beginning in 2014, by Laura Wood atFinePrint Literary Management (World).

I will continue to update you all on the progress of things, including releases of new cover art.  I can't use the old covers, but I'm sure these new ones will really catch your eye.