For I have written a novel 9

I kept meaning to talk about this earlier, but thanks to the ongoing dumpster fire that is everything to do with America right now, I haven’t been able to get the necessary enthusiasm levels going. (And yes, it’s petty in the face of all other things, but thanks a fucking bunch, Trump voters, for ruining both my BFF Mike’s birthday and my book announcement day.)

So. DO OVER. The dumpster fire still burns, but I am carving out a place to be happy and excited about the fact that I have written a novel, and a publisher liked it so much that they bought said novel from me, with actual money, and will subsequently be printing it on thin sheets made from the corpses of trees and sending it out into the world.

And the cover? IS AWESOME.

hunger makes the wolf cover

(And yes, Alex Wells is me. Written under a pen name for reasons I shall explain some other time.)

It’s a book about underdogs fighting corporate greed in the place of a weak and absent government. It’s about a fledgling labor union. There’s also gunfights and space witches, so I’d like to think there’s something for everyone who wants to take down the man. And I wrote the rough draft of it many years ago.

If you regularly read my short stories, you’ve already met the woman on the cover. That’s Hob Ravani, and her origin story made an appearance in Mothership Zeta.

I’m so excited about this, and I can’t wait til you guys get a chance to read it!

9 thoughts on “For I have written a novel

  1. Reply Aphotic Ink Nov 18,2016 11:07

    This is awesome! Congrats, and I look forward to it. :D

  2. Reply Danette Nov 18,2016 11:11

    This is amazing! Congratulations, I’ll be keeping an eye out for it!

  3. Reply Mary Elle Neumann Nov 18,2016 12:39

    A very hearty congratulations Alex!!!!

  4. Reply Chaz Brenchley Nov 18,2016 13:30

    Okay, the cover’s cool and the title’s awesome. You neglected to say that the publisher is Angry Robot, but that’s cool too. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to this.

  5. Reply Dan Summers Nov 18,2016 16:58

    Eeeeeeeeeeeee. (tr. I am pleased and excited)

  6. Reply JohnD Nov 20,2016 12:23

    “It’s a book about underdogs fighting corporate greed in the place of a weak and absent government.”

    So basically it’s about the USA over the next four years?

    Congratulations. You are awesome and an amazing writer.

  7. Reply Joy Nov 21,2016 13:38

    Woohoo! So I will see it in B&N?? And you know, I was wondering would you go back to sci fi and space pirates/privateers at some point. Congratulations!

  8. Reply Peter E Sartucci Nov 21,2016 23:04

    Cool beans! Looking forward to it!

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