Space Opera With a Twist

Spring Sunday Blues

The calendar says that today, March 26th, is part of Spring, yet outside, it’s white, wet, damp and miserable.  Mrs Thomson and I went for a walk around the neighbourhood today instead of heading for the gym (a speed skating competition this weekend is making finding a parking spot at the recreational complex a tactical problem worthy of a special forces team), and it felt like one of the worst days of December in this fair town, where the humidity, Winter and Summer, amplifies the extremes.

You may have noticed that blogging has been light of late, but I have the best of excuses – finishing the revision of Victory’s Bright Dawn (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 4).  The manuscript is now with my editor and so far, she likes it.  I’ll be jumping  back into the fifth Decker’s War adventure in the coming weeks.  Its Act I is well along, and as I was chatting with Mrs Thomson over supper today, I realized that one of the plot twists I’m planning was inspired by the Peter Sellers Inspector Clouseau movies, which I’ve seen so many times, I can quote lines verbatim.  Funny how such things happen.  No, it doesn’t mean I’m turning Decker into a farce, but one of the leitmotifs of the movies seems to have infiltrated Decker’s universe.  I’ll let the readers figure it out once the novel is published later this year, but I can say that the foundations for said leitmotif were laid in the last two Decker’s War novels.

I hope those of you in the northern hemisphere are having a better Spring than we are, and to those in the southern hemisphere, may your Autumn not suck.


  1. Cort S

    I just finished the first 3 of your Siobhan series and really enjoyed them. I see book 4 is due in spring of 2017 – any further idea when? I have no clue what goes into publishing a book, so I am assuming it must be very easy, so please do hurry up. Spring is almost over here in Georgia.

    • Eric Thomson

      Hi Cort,
      It’s coming out in the next 3-4 weeks, if not a bit earlier. Right now, the manuscript is in the penultimate proofreading stage. There’s still a bit of work to be done beside that as well, such as finishing the cover design, preparing the print version, etc. But you’ll see it soon enough.

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