I am pleased to announce an agreement with Ray Gun Revival magazine to serialize my debut novel, The Worker Prince, starting later this month. Installments should run biweekly, a chapter at a time, carrying the novel over the next six months into 2012. The final chapter will post near the time my second novel, The Returning, a sequel to The Worker Prince, is published.
The Worker Prince is the story of Davi Rhii, a prince of the Boralian Alliance, who discovers he was secretly born of slaves and adopted by his mother, Princess Miri. When he’s assigned to Vertullis, the home planet of the slaves, called workers, he discovers that life for them is far worse than he’d ever imagined. And their humanity is far more like his own than he’d ever dreamed. When he raises objections to these conditions, he comes into conflict with his uncle, Xalivar, who leads the Borali Alliance, along with his coworkers and friends. Then a tragedy occurs involving a fellow officer and Davi finds himself on the run. When his birth family helps him escape, he soon finds himself aligned with the Vertullians in their fight for freedom.
An action packed space opera in the vein of Star Wars and other Golden Age Science Fiction stories, The Worker Prince debuted October 4th, 2011 from Diminished Media Group out of Pittsford, Michigan. It is available via online vendors such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and also through my author’s website store . More details, blurbs, etc. can be found on my site here. The Worker Prince has gotten 3 4-star and 5 4-star reviews to date and continues to achieve steady sales.
Ray Gun Revival (RGR) is a free web-based magazine founded in 2006 by Johne Cook, L.S. King, and Paul Christian Glenn and features space opera and golden age sci-fi short stories and some of the best cover art in the genre. The editors refer to themselves collectively as The Overlords and frequently threaten to ‘vaporize your puny planet’ for a wide variety of imaginary infractions.
RGR was hosted from 2006 to 2010 by Double-edged Publishing. During a short haitus, the editors were approached by author Jordan Ellinger, a winner of the Writers of the Future contest and co-founder of Every Day Fiction with Camille Gooderham Campbell. Starting in 2011, RGR has been hosted by Every Day Publishing and publishes four stories per month paying semi-pro rates.
RGR celebrated their the start of their sixth year of publication in July, 2011. Site: http://raygunrevival.com
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novel The Worker Prince, the collection The North Star Serial, and has several short stories forthcoming in anthologies and magazines. He’s also the host of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chatevery Wednesday at 9 pm EST on Twitter, where he interviews people like Mike Resnick, AC Crispin, Kevin J. Anderson and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. He can be found online as @BryanThomasS on Twitter or via his website. Excerpts from The Worker Prince can be found on his blog. His second novel, The Returning, sequel to The Worker Prince, is forthcoming in Summer 2012.