My new Archonate novel, A Wizard’s Henchman is now listed as a forthcoming title from PS Publishing and is available for preorder.
It’s a science-fantasy novel originally serialized in Lightspeed Magazine under the title, The Kaslo Chronicles. Here’s the blurb:
Erm Kaslo is at the top of his game: a hardboiled confidential operative in the ultra-high-tech civilization of The Ten Thousand Worlds that spans the entire galactic arm known as The Spray. But the universe is about to arbitrarily change its fundamental operating premise from science to magic. Technology will cease to function and all of Kaslo’s hard-won skills and abilities will be useless.
As the change nears, a handful of would-be wizards are jockeying for position in the coming race for supremacy, squabbling over the few ancient books and paraphernalia that survive from the long-forgotten age when magic last ruled the cosmos. Kaslo goes to work for Diomedo Obron, a wealthy dilettante with more money than common sense who hopes to emerge as a powerful thaumaturge.
But there’s worse to come: an ancient evil has been biding its time for millennia, waiting for the age of science to end. Now, its moment finally arrived, it reaches out from another plane to strike with deadly force. And only Kaslo can stop it—if he can live long enough.
The novel is available in two editions: an unsigned, jacketed hardcover for £20 (US$27) and a signed, jacketed edition of 100 copies for £35 (US$46). Being PS editions, the quality will be first-rate.
A petite avian has told me that both books have arrived in the PS warehouse so any preorders ought to be filled fairly quickly. There will also be an ebook at some point, though I don’t know the price.