Science Fiction

Asterion Noir - Now Available on Apple Books

Asterion Noir - Now Available on Apple Books

Apple and I have had a difficult couple of months, and I feel fairly confident saying “it’s not me, it’s them” applies here. First, they published the The Stars Like Gods audiobook without an ‘author’ field. It’s still not showing up on my Apple author page, but you can get the audiobook here.

Then, Apple took eleven days to publish ASTERION NOIR: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. I’ll spare you the sordid details, because now it’s available! And since you all missed out on the initial release discount, the Collection will be priced at $0.99 on Apple Books for the next two days - until October 3rd. GET IT HERE.

I apologize for the delay, and know that Apple and I will be having some conversations between now and Continuum’s release to hopefully ensure this doesn’t happen again.

ASTERION NOIR: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Is Now Available

ASTERION NOIR: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Is Now Available

ASTERION NOIR: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is now available on all major online retailers at a special release price of $0.99 for 2 days only. The Collection bundles together the three novels in the Asterion Noir trilogy (Exin Ex Machina, Of A Darker Void, The Stars Like Gods) in one ebook with a stunning new cover.

BUY IT HERE!

REVIEWS! If you've posted reviews for any of Exin Ex Machina, Of A Darker Void or The Stars Like Gods, please consider copying them over to Asterion Noir. If you’ve read the books but haven't posted a review, well, now's an excellent time to share your thoughts on the trilogy in one place! It's going to take a while for new readers to get through the whole trilogy, so a couple of early reviews will help a great deal in increasing visibility for Asterion Noir. You can review it on Goodreads, too! If you need help locating your already-posted reviews, just email me at gs@gsjennsen.com. You have my thanks.

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Anxious for CONTINUUM: Riven Worlds Book One? The first draft is complete (I posted about it on Facebook and Instagram) and I’m deep into the weeds of editing. There’s so much I can’t wait to share with you all, but instead I’ll finish the book and let it do the sharing ;). If you’re curious about Continuum, see the blog post: “The Universe of Amaranthe Awaits” (includes spoilers for Requiem (Aurora Resonant Book Three) and Asterion Noir!).

THE STARS LIKE GODS Audiobook Is Now Available

THE STARS LIKE GODS Audiobook Is Now Available

I'm excited to announce that the THE STARS LIKE GODS audiobook is now available on Audible and Amazon. Apple is lagging a bit behind, but it should be available on Apple Books here shortly.

Experience the thrilling finale to the ASTERION NOIR trilogy as brought to life by the amazing Pyper Down…and find out what comes next :). Once you’ve finished listening to TSLG, you’ll probably want to check out this blog post for more juicy details on future books.

New to audiobooks? You can find all the Aurora Rhapsody and Asterion Noir novels in audiobook format on AmazonAudible and Apple Books, and feel free to contact me at gs@gsjennsen.com if you have any questions.

The Universe of Amaranthe Awaits

The Universe of Amaranthe Awaits

At the end of Requiem, I said ‘the story of Aurora has come to an end, but the story of Amaranthe is just beginning.’ I hope you knew I meant it.

If you’ve finished reading The Stars Like Gods, you know some of what I’m going to talk about—but stick around anyway, because there’s yet more. If you haven’t finished The Stars Like Gods, there’s a big surprise at the end of the book, and you’re about to find out what it is unless you avert your eyes right now. The choice is yours.

I’ll wait.

Okay, done waiting.

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly--and the New Shiny!

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly--and the New Shiny!

Social media. Is it bringing the world together, or tearing us apart? I can’t say, and this post definitely isn’t about trying to figure out the answer; you can decide for yourselves.

The reasons why some of you may be considering leaving Facebook or Twitter (or have already done so) would take the rest of this post to list, so I’ll spare you. Google+ is dead come the end of April. Tumblr is in the middle of a cringe-worthy identity crisis that may well kill it. Instagram was comparatively unscathed by 2018, but it’s always one bad redesign away from disaster.

The point is, social media platforms come and go (raise your hand if you had a MySpace page). They change their design and their rules and inevitably rise and fall. As omnipresent as Facebook feels today, it’s transient like all the rest.

So, what to do? I plan to continue being present and active on the most popular sites of the day, whatever those are, so don’t worry - I’m not going anywhere. But if you are, it shouldn’t mean we have to stop sharing our enthusiasm about space and tech and sci-fi with each other. This is why I’m creating a place where I will always be sharing my enthusiasm about those topics - a place I will always control, and where you are always welcome.

I give you SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES: Breaking News & Random Musings On Space, Technology, Sci-Fi & The View From A Writer’s Window. At SMBH, I’ll be cross-posting all my Facebook posts, as well as notable posts of mine from Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. At SMBH, you can not just comment but join and follow the conversation, without worrying about Mark Zuckerberg mining your data for an army of ad bots or Twitter shadow-banning you. It’ll be fun!

Cross-Country Journeys, Chicken Scratch & Bossy Characters

Cross-Country Journeys, Chicken Scratch & Bossy Characters

The other day I was cleaning out my notebook collection (which is shockingly extensive, considering I use a PC/tablet/phone for nearly everything). In checking the contents of each notebook before sorting it into the “keep” or “toss” pile, I was surprised to discover pages and pages of handwritten notes in one innocuous looking little notebook. It took me a moment to realize that this was the notebook I took on our cross-country drive from Colorado to Georgia in 2014 for Thanksgiving.*

The drive where Aurora Renegades and Aurora Resonant came to life.

November 2014 places this drive two months after Vertigo was released, which means I was heavy into writing Transcendence. I’d had the broad brush-strokes of the full 9-book saga in place from the very beginning (yes, including the ending!), but up until this point I’d forced myself to focus on Aurora Rising—because if Rising wasn’t a success, there would likely be no 2nd and 3rd trilogies. But by November, Starshine had taken off and Vertigo was doing very well; I was collecting an enthusiastic fan base, and I had started to accept the notion that this writing gig was something I could do. As in, forever.

So it was time to get serious about the rest of the story.