For your listening pleasure. . .

A few awesome space-themed tunes to brighten your Sunday evening. I usually spin these up while reading, cleaning, or setting down to relax at the end of the day.

They’re great mood pieces that help make those bad days a little easier. I’ve been listening to them more and more, especially as something happened in my life (quite recently, actually) that made me so upset and so outraged that I went blind. I couldn’t see clearly for over five hours, and could barely stand up. Listening to these on repeat helped. A lot.

 

And, of course, one of the greatest pieces of music to accompany one of the greatest films ever made.

STORMBLOOD Cover Reveal!

The day has arrived. The good good people at Gollancz have revealed the cover art for my debut novel I’ve been jabbering on about for almost a full length of the Earth’s rotation. And it is gorgeous. Feast them eyes:

Stormblood

It’s very blue.

I had extensively input on crafting the cover. We agreed to go for the “Gotham in space” aesthetic. Dark and moody, but slick and adventurous. Containing a sense of noir mystery, underpinned by a sense of exuberance and widescreen exploration. And they knocked it out of the park and into orbit. I asked them to make it as screaming blue as possible, and they jumped the rail to outdo themselves. I mean, look at it! Those spaceships! Those buildings! That mist! All credit goes to Gollancz and Blacksheep for their stellar work.

I’ll do a write up on the finer details of crafting the cover, but for now, I’m going to bask in the blue glow of this very fine cover. Gollancz has a full proper write up, if you’re inclined to check it out.

Pre-orders have also opened! I cannot understate how disproportionately helpful they are for debut authors, and essential keeping us afloat. If you do pre-order, I’ll owe you a life debt (and by life debt, I mean buy you a drink or send you a bookplate). If you can, support your local bookstore, but you can also order it online:


Book Despoitry (free shipping worldwide): https://www.bookdepository.com/Stormblood-Jeremy-Szal/9781473227422?ref=grid-view&qid=1568803043304&sr=1-1
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stormblood-Jeremy-Szal/dp/1473227410
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Stormblood-Jeremy-Szal/dp/1473227410

In the meantime, I’m going to look into framing this thing on my wall.

I have a newsletter!

I’ve put this off for far too long, so naturally I do it a few hours before boarding my flight to Europe. I have a newsletter form now, which you can sign up to receive updates about my work, publication dates, writing advice, short stories, cover reveals, and juicy secrets about yours truly (the last may or may not be true). I promise not to sell your data to Russian bots.

I’m still wrestling with the HTML data, so this is the best I have for now until I get one embedded in my website.

Access the form here!