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My Latest Sci-Fi Novel Has Been Released!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Devonai, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. JTHunter

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    Congrats on the new release Devonai.

    Skribs said:
    Air resistance is only half the equation. You still have to consider gravity as you still have that in orbit or near a star or planet even if not in orbit. They might also have artificial gravity due to centrifugal spin or if the spacecraft is under thrust. Even an asteroid has a "micro-gravity" environment.
    Or, depending on the tech level of Evangeline's companions, they may have true AG w/o spin or thrust.
     
  2. Devonai

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    Tricky, thank you for your business! I hope you like it.

    JT, artificial gravity is indeed a convenience technology in this book. As for stellar objects and ballistics, I go into more detail on this in the Reckless Faith trilogy than I do in The Fox and the Eagle, but all stellar objects exert gravitational forces on projectiles for which the targeting computer must compensate. The larger the projectile, and the greater the distance, the more pronounced the adjustments.

    Arguably more important, however, is whether or not your enemy is simply going to maneuver out of the way of non-guided projectiles before they even arrive. This is why my space battles happen at relatively short ranges. The ships have to be close enough to hit each other, and as long as their FTL drives are working, they can always outrun the engagement entirely. Keeping that in mind, my battles are almost always either mutual combat or between sub-light spacecraft. If a FTL ship is threatened and the crew wants to run, they either get away or I have to come up with a (hopefully not to hokey) reason why they can't run. I.E, "That first shot took out or FTL drive!" Kind of a trope, yes, but done right it can add to the drama and tension.
     
  3. homatok

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    I find it somewhat ---interesting---that this thread is still active when others that I would consider more "on topic" are closed after just a few posts, i.e. the thread on the release of a novel that is “science fiction”. Just saying---!
     
  4. Devonai

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    As a member of this board for almost ten years, I have had the privilege of discussing each of my novels as they've been released. I'm appreciative of the chance to talk about the different firearms I feature, and various forms of firearms-related technology as they relate to the whimsical scenario of space travel.

    It's up to the mods to decide whether or not a thread is close enough to the spirit of this forum to remain open. I have never been anything but willing to follow the rules of the forum and I accept any outcome that the mods deem appropriate. I conduct myself as a guest in someone's home.
     
  5. Skribs

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    This forum has been very kind to me as an aspiring sci-fi author, and I've seen the kindness the mods have bestowed on other authors. It's one of the reasons I like THR.
     
  6. homatok

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    Thank you for clarifying that. From your answering post(s) I can conclude there are rules within rules, and that is good to know.
     
  7. trickyasafox

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    I finished it today. Entertaining Sci-fi. I have a few questions, but I won't bog this thread down and will instead just send a PM.
     
  8. Devonai

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    Cool! I'd be glad to answer any questions you may have. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
     
  9. Skribs

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    Especially if it's plot-related, probably a good idea to prevent spoiler alerts.
     
  10. Devonai

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    Luke, Wedge, and Han destroy the Death Star and save the Rebel Alliance.
     
  11. Devonai

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    I now have a bunch of copies at home that I can sign, if anyone is interested. They are $12/each shipped to the CONUS.
     
  12. Devonai

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    I'm pleased to announce that my original trilogy is now available for the Kindle. Please check it out:

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Reckless-Faith-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00G3NV0HK/

    Yeah, but does it have guns, you ask? Here's just a sample of the firearms you'll see in the series:

    Beretta 92FS
    Colt M1911A1
    S&W 625
    M1 Garand
    SA M1A
    Colt M4A1 Carbine
    GE GAU 19/A .50
    GE GAU 8/A 30mm

    And much more! All of the firearms in this series are used in combat (or at least fired in the direction of the enemy). There should be something for everyone. :)

    If you liked The Fox and the Eagle, please check it out.
     
  13. rockhopper46038

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    Love science fiction, congratulations OP and I'll give it a go!
     
  14. Devonai

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    Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!
     
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    Thanks, Devonai. I just bought all four of your books for my Kindle. This should give me something fun to read while I'm out doing job interviews.
    I joined the ever-expanding ranks of the unemployed on Monday.
     
  16. Devonai

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    Thank you. If you want to get into the action immediately, start with The Fox and the Eagle. If you prefer more of a slow burn, start with Reckless Faith. Both stories have a lot of action, but the stuff doesn't really hit the fan in Reckless Faith until book two.

    Good luck with your job search. I got hit by the government shutdown and laid off earlier this month,which is one reason I had the time to do the Kindle conversion for the trilogy. Hopefully both of us will be back to work soon!
     
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    I read Beyond the horizon a few years back and liked it quite a bit. I will give yours a shot! Congratulations by the way!
     
  18. Devonai

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    Thank you, I hope you enjoy it. Heinlein was a great author even if his stuff got a little, uh, weird in his later years.
     
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    Good going. To be a published writer is a fine achievement.
     
  20. Devonai

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    Thank you, Red Wind. And thank you to everyone who bought a copy over the last two days, it was a very successful rollout.
     
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    Ordered te kindle version. Just about finished reading Harry Turtledove's World War series for about the 15th time so I'll give it a whirl.
     
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    I picked up the new one. It's next on my list to read.
     
  23. Devonai

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    Thank you, gentlemen, I hope you enjoy the books!

    The first twelve days have proven to be very successful. As a self-published author, every sale means a lot to me. This time dozens of people have decided to give the book a try, and it has been very encouraging. Please tell your friends, and if you really liked it, please post a review on Amazon.com. Every little bit helps!
     
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    Got all 4 on kindle. Good read(s). When does the 5th come out?
     
  25. Devonai

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    I'm very glad you like my work! A fifth novel is inevitable, but it is debatable as to whether it will be a continuation of the existing trilogy and companion novel, or something else entirely. Having done so much world-building already, it would be far more challenging to strike off with a wholly original work.

    Doing a fifth book in the Reckless Faith series is something I want to do, but the sales numbers haven't suggested that would be the best expenditure of my creative energy. We shall see.
     
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