I may have come around to the idea of ebooks, due to getting an iPad. So when Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian Press floated the idea of republishing my steampunk novel, Warring States, as an e-book, I agreed.
In fact, I agreed so much that I sent him some additional material to go in it. This includes:
- eight pages of notes on where ideas came from, historical snippets, and some of the pop culture gags
- a two page explanation of the jade casket and the paradox, which was written during the pitching process
- a preview originally published in the back of Lance Parkin’s Warlords of Utopia
- a short story originally published in the Mythmakers fanzine and set after the novel
I’d lost my original file of the last of those, and just had a scan from Philip Pursar-Hallard. The story is set in Phil’s City of the Saved. Lars has typed it back up so it can appear as an extra. It shows its age, as the Sherlock Holmes that appears in it is a TV version from before Sherlock started.
One of the benefits of e-books is that you can have links, so the eight pages of notes are filled with links to more information. So they form a slight insight into the sheer squirrelly way I work, grabbing mountains of information and creating links.
Faction Paradox: Warring States is available from today. I hope you enjoy it.
I understand it’ll appear on iBooks too at some point.
Mad Norwegian are also publishing the latest volumes of the About Time series on Doctor Who today. These are some of the most in-depth works on Doctor Who it is possible to find, and are written by someone I used to go drinking with. Recommended for any Who fan.