I've completed the novella mentioned in my last email. It is now in the hands of beta readers. The novella is titled Grasping at Gravity and takes place in a new universe I've been working on for my next series. The writing process has been a great way to work out more of the worldbuilding details. I'm pretty excited about the possibilites. The novella is set in a remote and isolated corner of the world. So while it lives within the series, it stands on it's own. Readers will get a taste of the possibilities in this new universe, but the broader story delves much deeper into the politics, technologies and strife of a world divided by a catastrophic gravitational shift that affects 1/3 of the population. The series has a touch of steampunk, a consequence of the devastation having set civilization back a bit. To be clear, this is NOT a dystopian novel. The catastrophe took place 500 years in the past. Since then, the world has reinvented itself under a different set of physical laws. It's a world filled with unique international conflicts that arise when people are forced to adapt, forging new paths and alliances. Interesting forms of transportation and technology have developed to deal with a new reality. I'm having a lot of fun with the details.
I'll be looking for advance readers after I've heard from all of the beta-readers. Keep an eye out for an opportunity to grab an advanced copy in a future newsletter.