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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Characters on Trial!

My fellow sci-fi author, Timothy S. Johnston, and I created a new blog entry on our publisher's website this week.  We decided to put our main characters on trial and allow them to be subjugated to some intense questions.  At the end, we want readers to submit questions and the characters will answer them.  Pretty cool, huh.  Our publisher,Carina Press, is also giving away free copies of the books to a few lucky people who submit questions.  Ask away and get your name in for the drawing.

Here is the link:  Characters on Trial

My interview on The Quillery

I've made it a priority to get interviews with fellow authors and post them here on https://wormholesandswords.blogspot.com, but today The Quillery did one about me!  Be sure to check out what I had to say and don't forget to get your copy of Echoes, the 3rd book of The Epherium Chronicles today.

The Quillery's Interview of T.D. Wilson

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The first review for Echoes

The first review for Echoes, the 3rd book of The Epherium Chronicles series, has been posted on SF Crowsnest.  To say I am pleased with what they had to say is an understatement.  They loved it!

Here is their post!  Review of Echoes (The Epherium Chronicles Book 3) by T.D. Wilson 

Echoes: Boosting the Signal

Angela Highland has a terrific blog and she supports many fellow authors with her Boosting the Signal series.  As part of this series, I have a guest post for Echoes!  Check it out and be sure to get your copy of Echoes on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Echoes: Boosting the Signal post

Monday, March 23, 2015

One Week Until The Release of Echoes

The official release of Echoes, the 3rd book of The Epherium Chronicles, is only 1 week away! Join the continued adventures of Captain James Hood and the crew of the EDF Armstrong.  Pre-order your copy today.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Epherium Chronicles: Echoes Chapter 4

March 30th is right around the corner. Echoes, the 3rd book in the thrilling sci-fi series, The Epherium Chronicles, will be released that day, but here is your chance to read Chapter 4 of this fantastic book before it's available.

The Epherium Chronicles: Embrace is on sale until March 16, 2015

Embrace, the first book of the sci-fi series, The Epherium Chronicles, is on sale now until March 16, 2015 for only $0.99. Get your copy today at these fine online retailers!


Barnes & Noble



Google Play

Carina Press  

Saturday, March 7, 2015

More Fantastic Reviews for The Epherium Chronicles

The release of Echoes, the 3rd book of The Epherium Chronicles, is only a few weeks away, but more stellar reviews are coming in from readers of the first two books, Embrace and Crucible.

Here are few of the more recent reviews posted on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 stars Corporate conspiracy, sabotage and murder on the road to a rescue missionMarch 4, 2015
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A thoroughly enjoyable read - the author has a nice, flowing and easy writing style as he moves from seamless descriptions of fold-space drives to crime scenes and much more. Wonderful and vivid characters walk the pages of this space opera from the quick-minded and intelligent Captain Hood, to the genetically altered Security Chief, Maya Greywalker. This book is a mixture of corporate conspiracy, sabotage, murder - with red herrings along the way - and a mission to see whether the colony ships that left 25 years ago are thriving. All in all a very good beginning.

5.0 out of 5 stars Non-stop action sequel March 7, 2015
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WOW!!!! Wilson really amped up the action in Crucible. I really enjoyed the first book, Embrace - it bubbled away nicely laying the groundwork for the story setting and the development of the main characters; in Crucible, Wilson has stepped up the action, character development and the under-lying conspiracy that stretches up through the Epherium hierarchy. The action sequences on the planet and in space are tense, dramatic and described in such away that it unfolds in your mind. The Cilik'ti Chi'tan Shi (clan) are vicious and give no quarter to the human marines and colonists on the planet nor do they in space and the death toll rises on all sides. What I loved about Wilson's story is the quality of the character development - just when you think the imperturbable Captain Hood always holds it together, the author takes you sideways and you realize he has his fair share of weaknesses and fears. The plotting is solid, the action brilliant - battle scenes on the planet and in space had me sitting on the edge of my seat. The under-lying conspiracy simmers along and I expect we will learn more as the story progresses into book 3. I highly recommend the Epherium Chronicles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Full of high-tech action and surprising plot twists February 22, 2015
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In this sequel to The Epherium Chronicles: Embrace, Earth Defense Forces dreadnaught Captain James Hood continues his mission to find and protect a nascent human colony in the Cygni system. The main threat is a brutal, insectoid race that kills humans with impunity but there are many unforeseen challenges awaiting the captain and his team.

The primary draw: military engagements both on the ground and in space that simply do not let up. The secondary draw: plot surprises you will never see coming.

Unlike some sequels this novel’s transition from Book 1 to Book 2 is pretty much seamless and readers would have no trouble picking up the tale as a standalone work (although I recommend reading the first book first.)

A small warning: don’t start this fast-paced book if you have something you need to do later because you will not want to put it down.

Note: The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Why We Need More Agent Carter

In our hiatus from episodes from Marvel: Agents of Shield, ABC and Marvel have treated us to a wonderful short series: Agent Carter. The teammate and love interest of Steve Rogers, Captain America, must find a way to move on with him lost and presumed dead in post WWII America.

This story captured the struggles of Peggy Carter as the lone woman in an office of Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) in New York City. Literally treated as a secretary, Peggy (played by Hayley Atwell) must find a way to clear Howard Stark's name after he is branded a traitor to the US for allegedly selling his inventions to the county's enemies. In truth, they were stolen from his private vault.

Peggy teams up with Edwin Jarvis, Stark's butler and the human model for Tony's Stark's Jarvis AI, to exonerate Howard and find those responsible.  All the while keeping her activities concealed from her boss and teammates in the SSR.

This series really shows us the depth of character in Peggy Carter. Tragedy strikes her repeatedly in this series as those close to Peggy get in the cross hairs of her adversaries. Not to mention, Mr. Stark hasn't exactly been truthful about all of his stolen technology.

This series continued to build until the final episode of the short season. Audiences were treated to a overview of what will become SHIELD, what kind of person Peggy and Howard Stark are, and new enemies after the defeat of Hydra. I was also happy to see Peggy reunite with members of the Howling Commandos, an episode that proved to many in the SSR that Peggy Carter has the skills and moxy to be an SSR agent.

There is so much of the early story of SHIELD to tell and Peggy Carter's role in it.  We've only scratched the surface of the Black Widow project run by the Russians that will eventually produce Natasha Rominov (The Black Widow from Avengers played by Scarlett Johannson) and its foster organization, Leviathan.

Hayley Atwell's performance as Peggy Carter was fantastic and not bringing this series back to complete more of the story would be a shame.  Marvel has given us the taste of another era for heroes. They've also shown us that evil will find a way to survive and is patiently looking for the opportunity to rise again.