Watching the Skies: Update October 2008

A few months ago opened a limited time offer of free eBooks, including the Kindle-edible format of Mobipocket, and I noted that I would be watching the skies for new books in the Kindle store by those authors. In particular, the second, third, etc. books of the various series whose first hit book was part of the original offer (now expired).

Well, now is the update, which is a bit late in coming. These are books in addition to what was mentioned in the previous watching the skies series.

Tobias S. Buckell

He brought you Crystal Rain, and now the third book of this loose series is available. Sly Mongoose and Crystal Rain, as well as the second book Ragamuffin, are set in the same world, but are otherwise stand-alone novels.

Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell

Buy: 16.01

Peter David

As previously mentioned, along with other books, also a zillion Star Trek books. Here’s a collection of the highest-rated ones, including the classic Imzadi.

And yes, there is a slight Star Trek nerd hidden inside me, though I’ve been out of touch since season 2 of Deep Space Nine, except for a random look at Voyager and then Enterprise, at which point I lost all hope.


Imzadi by Peter David

Buy: 3.60

The Next Generation classic.

The Captain’s Daughter by Peter David

Buy: 4.79

Star Trek movies II – VI, Captain Sulu!

The Siege by Peter David

Buy: 3.99

Deep Space Nine.

Dark Allies by Peter David

Buy: 4.74

Part of the hit series of adventures of the U.S.S. Excalibur.

Renaissance by Peter David

Buy: 5.59

Excaliber crew sent across the world; a focus on Dr. Selar, a female Vulcan. Now I want to buy this book to erase Enterprise‘s… hm… how shall I describe it… complete and utter violation of Vulcan biology.

David Drake

He brought you Lord of the Isles; another book in the long, long running series are available:

Servant of the Dragon by David Drake

Buy: 6.39

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

They brought you The Outstretched Shadow, and now book two of the Obsidian trilogy is available, as well as two books of the successive Enduring Flame trilogy (more of the latter are not yet available in any form):

To Light a Candle by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Buy: 7.19

Book 2 of the Obsidian trilogy.

The Phoenix Unchained by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Buy: 7.99

Book 1 of the Enduring Flame trilogy.

The Phoenix Endangered by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Buy: 9.99

Book 2 of the Enduring Flame trilogy.

Jane Lindskold

She brought you Through Wolf’s Eyes; books 3, 4, and 5 of that series are now available, with 4 and 5 mentioned before, leaving the third:

Wolf Hunting by Jane Lindskold

Buy: 7.19

L. E. Modesitt

I… do not know where to start with him, since he’s one of the super-prolific writers with several series to his name. He brought you Flash, so let’s begin with that and cover his stand-alone novels. There’s much more available, including entire series, in both fantasy and science fiction.

Archform: Beauty by L.E. Modesitt

Buy: 6.99

The sequel to Flash in the Archform duology.

The Eternity Artifact by L. E. Modesitt

Buy: 7.19

Stand-alone science fiction.

Adiamante by L. E. Modesitt

Buy: 5.59

Stand-alone science fiction.

The Elysium Commission by L. E. Modesitt

Buy: 7.99

Stand-alone science fiction.

Brandon Sanderson

He of Mistborn: The Final Empire fame. Now available is the rest of the trilogy:

The Well of Ascension: Book Two of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Buy: 9.99

The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Buy: 9.99

John Scalzi

He of Old Man’s War fame. All his books are now in the shop. The latest among them are:

The Last Colony by John Scalzi

Buy: 7.99

Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi

Buy: 9.99

Robert Charles Wilson

He brought you Spin (and others). Added to the list is now:

The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson

Buy: 9.99

I’ll try to keep a sharper eye out for updates when possible. There’s no way to sort by “just added” in the Kindle Store, only by publication date, and even so sometimes that’s very, very off.

Possibly messing around with AWS will have better results.

3 thoughts on “Watching the Skies: Update October 2008

  1. Robert, you are very right. Although apparently while they’re all set in the same world, they can be read independently.

    I’ll update the post (and add that note).

    On another note, I expect the odd ordering of series getting published in the Kindle Store is a combination of “What’s New is First” (which is nice, but means that book 5 is available before book 3 usually) and “Backlist is Slightly Random.”

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