Frequently Asked Questions


Q: When will the next Admiral book come out?
A: Very soon–Snowblind should release in or around July, 2020.

Q: What order do these books go in?
A: The release order is Admiral, Free Space, The Glory of the Empress, Innocence, and then Almayer Station and the books yet to be released.
In order with the story timeline: The Glory of the Empress, Admiral, Almayer Station, Free Space, Innocence, and then several more books to come. Snowblind takes place at the same time as Innocence.

Q: What am I hearing about free books?
A: It wasn’t fair to leave readers hanging for two years after Free Space, and it needed to be easy to pick up and continue the story. Innocence was free to download for several months after it came out, and Almayer Station is free to download now.

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. In the end, the best plan was to just make the available, which I’m doing now. I’ve release two so far, with at least three more on the way.

Q: I spotted a typo. What’s up with that? 
A: The books I release myself aren’t as polished. The Innocence initial release was particularly bad. I more or less fixed it and have better processes in place for current and upcoming books, but the bottom line is that anything I do myself will be rougher around the edges than what you’d get through a major house.

Q: What in the world is this Zone/Atrophy/The Way Home stuff that keeps getting mentioned?
A: It’s a contemporary sci fi series that I wrote between 2008-2012. It wasn’t a big deal, but it did attract an amazingly faithful following that have no problem shaming me (justly) over leaving it unfinished and assorted other things. 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. The Atrophy books tell the story of the earliest beginnings of Evagardian society, way back on contemporary Earth.

Q: Will there be a print version of The Glory of the Empress?
A: Doubtful, but I guess it’s 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 could be if enough people were interested. DM me or something and let me know what you think.

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