Links To Recent Interviews/Q&As/Newsletters, etc.

Eric Flint and I participated in a couple of interviews as well as a Reddit AMA in September supporting the September 5th release of Iron Angels--the urban fantasy detective novel we co-wrote.

The Baen Free Radio Hour, September 15, 2017: Podcast-- Eric Flint and Alistair Kimble discuss their new urban fantasy novel Iron Angels, in which a team of FBI agents are hot on the trail of a mysterious cult that performs human sacrifices, a second cult that opposes the first, and an ancient evil from another dimension; and part seventeen of the complete audiobook serialization of Liaden Universe® novel Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.

Reddit Author AMA, September 28, 2017Eric Flint is a NY Times bestseller and former labor union activist. Alistair Kimble is an FBI Special Agent and prior enlisted U.S. Navy Aircrewman. Somehow they managed to write Iron Angels together. Ask us anything!

MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape, September 14, 2017Online interview of Alistair Kimble on Iron Angels and co-writing with Eric Flint.

Baen Books Monthly Newsletter for SeptemberBaen's monthly newsletter mentioning Iron Angels.

Iron Angels is available in most places books and ebooks are sold. Below are some links to purchase unsigned and signed copies of Iron Angels.  

Links for purchasing unsigned copies of Iron Angels.

Signed copies of Iron Angels:
The Missing Volume (signed by Eric Flint & Alistair Kimble)
The BookBar (signed by Alistair Kimble)

Publishers Weekly Top 10 SF, Fantasy & Horror for Fall of 2017

Publishers Weekly Top 10 SF, Fantasy & Horror for Fall of 2017

Iron Angels, the urban fantasy/police procedural I wrote with Eric Flint has been chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of its top 10 picks for fall 2017 in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror category! Iron Angels will be released as a hardcover on 9/5/2017 from Baen Books.

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MARCON & 1632 Mini-con

I began writing this post just before leaving MARCON on Monday, May 12th. However, due to some horrible travel conditions while connecting in Chicago that saw me miss a conference for my day job, well, I forgot to post on the convention.

I won't bore anyone with the travel details--I'd rather not relive the experience. Though, I'm still missing my luggage which contained all of my favorite dress shirts and some nice slacks. Okay...moving on.

MARCON was a lot of fun, and one of the things that struck me most was how young the convention was--as in they attract a lot of younger people. MARCON itself has been around for 49 years--that's pretty incredible for a regional con. But I think it survives because its organizers are not afraid to cater to all ages. Their programming was diverse and offered panels and events for everyone.

The Hyatt Regency in Columbus is the hotel, which is connected to the convention center. A huge plus. There were no death marches in intense heat (like at World Con in Reno or San Antonio). Also--the bar at the hotel is adequately stocked, 53 feet long, and well-staffed. World Fantasy in 2010 was held at this venue and to this day is my favorite convention that I've attended.

So, my role at the convention. I was there as a guest, which was a first for me and my room was comped by the convention. Very nice. I was scheduled to speak on 1632 panels (I have two novelettes published in the Grantville Gazette with a serial planned involving the Knights of Malta) as well as a panel on character battles (stuff like Rambo vs. James Bond, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. Sherlock Holmes or Dracula or Doc Savage) and another panel on Sherlock Holmes (what we like and don't like about the various incarnations).

I also taught a workshop with Griffin Barber (San Francisco Police Department) on Law Enforcement for Writers.

And I got to hang out with a bunch of friends and had dinner the last night of the con with Robert Waters and Chuck Gannon (Nebula Award nominee and ultra great guy).

Oh, and I suppose this is the biggest news for me at MARCON: I met up with Eric Flint to discuss our novel project which is moving forward quite nicely. For the curious: the novel is an urban fantasy set in the present and leans pretty heavily on my experience in law enforcement--until we get further along (contract and all that), I'm not going to say much more about it.

MARCON -- Updated Schedule

Here is my new schedule for MARCON (Multiple Alternate Realities Convention), being held this weekend, May 9-11 in Columbus, Ohio:

FRI 7:00PM  Peppercorn  Guest Meet and Greet
FRI 8:30PM  Regency Ballroom  Autograph Session with 1632 Mini-Con
FRI 10:00PM  Union C  Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy Character Battles 
SAT 10:00AM  Taft C-D  1632: Military Technology and Practice: New Timeline vs. Old Timeline
SAT 1:00PM Champaign  Writing Law Enforcement Workshop
SUN 10:00AM Taft C-D  1632:  Authors and Their 1632 Stories
SUN  1:00PM  Union C  Sherlock Holmes Blasphemy

A pretty busy schedule, but not too crazy.  It'll be a lot of fun hanging out with the 1632 crew as well as meeting a bunch of new people.

I'll be teaching a workshop on Law Enforcement for Writers with Griffin Barber, which will be a lot of fun and hopefully informative for the attendees.

A major bonus:  I'll be on a panel with Nebula Award nominee Chuck Gannon -- if you haven't read Fire With Fire yet, what are you waiting for? The e-arc for Trial By Fire is available now as well.