Space Opera With a Twist

Author: Eric Thomson (Page 1 of 35)

On Stormy Seas

The newest Siobhan Dunmoore adventure will be released next Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in ebook format through all major retailers. The print versions (paperback, hardcover, and large print) will hopefully be available on the same day, but if not, it won’t be long after. You can pre-order the ebook from several retailers already by following this link or heading straight for your favorite online bookseller. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

And Off We Go

I just sent On Stormy Seas (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 8 ) to my editor. I’m curious to see how she enjoys it. Since Siobhan begins the story by taking up a very senior staff job, there is more intrigue and politics than outright action in this one, inevitably. The Commonwealth isn’t fighting any major wars and any combat action stemming from the dark and dirty little wars of peace involve a few ships here and there, not massive fleets. Now I must turn my attention to the fourth Ghost Squadron outing, where the first signs of the Commonwealth’s impending downfall become visible.

Stay safe and healthy, my friends.

Decker’s War in audio format

Though it’s been slowly percolating through the online ecosystem for the last 3-4 weeks, the audiobook version of Death Comes But Once has finally reached Amazon and Audible, the biggest retailers in the audiobook game, so consider this the official announcement. The following link will take you to the retailer selection page:

The narrator, Henry Jones, did a great job and he’s now working on the second Decker’s War book, Cold Comfort. Our plan is to have the entire series done by the autumn of 2023 by Henry.  I know some of you are thinking, what about the Siobhan Dunmoore stories that haven’t been produced in audio yet? We’re working on a plan to get those done over the next year or so as well.

A Quick Note

I just finished writing On Stormy Seas (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 8) which is the penultimate adventure in her saga and sets the stage for the as of yet unnamed Book 9. It will be the final entry in the series and will cover events of Dunmoore’s era mentioned in Decker’s War, Constabulary Casefiles and Ghost Squadron. I wrote On Stormy Seas in record time – only 54 days, which is the fastest I’ve ever put out a full-length novel. Of course, as I told my editor a few times, the closer one gets to the end of a saga, the easier it is to write because there are fewer and fewer possible paths to the conclusion.

And now that which every author dreads awaits me – the many rounds of revision. September is looking good for a release date.

Stay safe and healthy, my friends.


Welcome to August

It’s been a while since my last post, mostly because I was busy writing On Stormy Seas (Siobhan Dunmoore 8) and I’m pleased to say that I’m almost done. One more chapter to go as of writing this blog post, which puts it in a good place for a late September release.

In other news, I’m thrilled to announce that the first Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, No Honor in Death, is part of the Stars of Sci-Fi Summer Humble Bundle along with great stories by great science fiction authors. I encourage you to take a look. There will surely be books written by some of the best in the business you haven’t yet read and you can’t beat the price.


It’s Live!

My 25th novel, and the fifth installment in the Ashes of Empire series, Imperial Ghosts, is now available for immediate purchase in ebook format wherever books are sold. Those of you who pre-ordered,  should see it appear on your favorite ebook reader. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

It’s Almost Here!

Good news! Ashes of Empire: Imperial Ghosts is done, was blessed by my editor, and has gone through the pre-production process.  We’ve followed a more rigorous release plan this time around — as some of you may have noticed, I announced a July 5, 2022 release date last week. Well, that release date still holds, but the book is now available for pre-order pretty much everywhere ebooks are sold and will be released in a few days. Here’s the link:

The Amazon paperback version can be ordered from Amazon right now as well, although the other print versions (paperback from other than Amazon retailers, hardcover and large print) won’t be made available for order from your favorite book merchants until later this coming week.

And in other good news, I’m past the one-third mark writing the next Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, On Stormy Seas. So that’s something you can look forward to in late summer or early autumn.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

And It’s Off

Ashes of Empire: Imperial Ghosts is off to my editor. Provided she doesn’t raise major issues, a mid to late July release is almost certain. I’m contemplating putting it on pre-order with Amazon, Kobo, and Google Play (the three retailers where I can do so without major problems), so stay tuned. And with that, it’s on to the eighth Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, which I know many of you are eagerly anticipating.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

Preview Sunday

The upcoming books page on my official website has finally been update (sorry about the delay).

Yes, the next Dunmoore now has a cover and a brief description as well as a projected release timeframe. So far, the outlining is proceeding apace, although come Monday, I’ll be delving back into Imperial Ghosts for the next three weeks or so to clean and polish it. Once it’s off to my editor, the actual writing will begin.

Stay safe.

It’s A Wrap

I finished writing Ashes of Empire: Imperial Ghosts earlier this afternoon, and I’m quite satisfied with the story — it comes out to around 400 print pages and there’s a lot going on. Of course, now comes the hard part: revising and cleaning it up for my editor. I figure we’re looking at a mid to late July release date. Below is what I figure will be the final cover. There may be a few tweaks, but I quite like the image.

In other news, all three Constabulary Casefiles are now available in audiobook format from Google Play and will be available in audiobook from Kobo within the next week or so. I’m rather satisfied with the results. And for those who are waiting for the next Dunmoore, I’ll be starting when Imperial Ghosts is off to my editor. I already have the high level outline ready to go, but no title as yet, let alone a book cover design.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

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