Frequently Asked Questions


Q: When will the next Admiral book come out?
A: Innocence officially releases on October 11. A print version will also be available, and anyone will be able to download a free Kindle version from this site.

Q: Why are you making the new books available for free?
A: It wasn’t fair to leave readers hanging for two years after Free Space, and it needs to be easy to pick up and continue the story. The new stuff probably won’t be free forever.

Q: Where can I download the free Kindle version of Innocence when it’s out?
A: Most likely on this page, but stay tuned.

Q: Why did it take so long for this new book if they’re all already written?
A: The first two books didn’t sell well enough for Penguin to want to publish the rest. It took a while to figure that out and decide what to do.

Q: What in the world is this Zone/Atrophy/The Way Home stuff that keeps getting mentioned?
A: It’s sprawling, cool but flawed fiction/books that I wrote between 2008-2012. It wasn’t a big deal, but it did attract an amazingly faithful following that have no problem guilting me (justly) over leaving it unfinished and actually taking down the fiction and pulling the books from print for various reasons. It still gets mentioned to this day because in 2020 I plan to begin the process of re-releasing it and ultimately finishing it. Details here.

Q: Will there be a print version of The Glory of the Empress?
A: Doubtful, but I guess it’s at least theoretically possible if sales picked up enough to make Penguin want to do it.

Q: Why was I able to pre-order a print copy of The Glory of the Empress, and then it never happened?
A: It seems like it was planned to have a paperback, then they cancelled it. It wasn’t me!

Q: Can’t you make one? I don’t like e-books.
A: No. Penguin has the rights.

Q: Will there be more books with the Glory characters?
A: There definitely could be if enough people were interested.

Q: Why do you take so long to make new videos?
A: My life is chaos and videos are hard.

Q: I remember that old Zone stuff you wrote and those Atrophy books. Are those ever coming back?
A: Got you covered.