Space Opera With a Twist

A Year of Writing

Now that we have what is supposedly the saddest day of the year, Blue Monday, behind us, I suppose I can look forward to 2020 with a happier disposition.  I have many things to do over the coming months, including work on our property once winter fades away, and plan on publishing at least three new novels this year.

Ashes of Empire: Imperial Night is coming along, although not as fast as I’d hoped, but that is often the case when I’m writing the first part of a novel.  My pace tends to pick up along with the action.  I’m nearing the 20% completion mark and still hope for a late April or early May release date.

Once that one’s in my editor’s hands, I’ll start on Deadly Intent – Ghost Squadron No. 2 which I’m slowly outlining during my idle moments.  I’m looking at a mid to late summer release date for that one.

What my third book of 2020 will be is still up in the air.  Perhaps the third Ghost Squadron adventure, perhaps another Ashes of Empire, or perhaps I’ll surprise myself by coming up with something completely unexpected.  It happens.  I wasn’t intending to revisit Decker and Talyn after Hard Strike, which ended the Decker’s War series.  Yet they reappeared in Ghost Squadron, the story of the empire’s creation, because I’d already hinted they would be major players in overthrowing the tottering Commonwealth.

And now back to work.  Imperial Night won’t write itself.



  1. Ann

    Hi Eric, i loved your book Quis Custodiet. Will you continue into a series? It is a wonderful story, although i am not much into military scifi, this book was a great combination of mystery and government buracracy. I stumbled upon this book but it is now one of my favorites, your writing is wonderful, reminded me of the great scifi authors of the early 20th century. This particular novel was fabulous, please continue into a series? Thanks,

    • Eric Thomson

      Hello Ann,
      Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I will eventually write more stories featuring Chief Superintendent Morrow and her team. Depending on what inspires me, it could even be this year’s third book. Who knows?

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