The Aeon 14 Universe

News and Updates


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Friday May 26th, 2017

I have a little surprise for you. I was going to put this novella into an anthology, but that book didn't happen, so I'm giving the novella to you FOR FREE....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Saturday May 20th, 2017

There's a TON of new Aeon 14 coming your way in the next few months. My rough estimate is around 10 new short stories, novellas, and full-length novels by October....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Sunday May 7th, 2017

Today, at long last, Destiny Rising is out! I'm running a sale for a few days at $0.99. I wasn't planning on doing that at first, and I didn't warn folks not to get it at the pre-order price of $6.99. So, if you want the lower price, I believe you can return it and then re-buy at $0.99....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Friday April 21st, 2017

Whew! What a few weeks. The release of New Canaan was a smashing success, it reached all the way up to number 425 out of all the books on Amazon. So far folks are loving it, giving it an average of 4.8 stars on Amazon, which really warms my heart. Whenever an author releases a new book there's always a day or so of worry that no one will like it--but not the case here!...


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Sunday April 2nd, 2017

Get it today (April 2nd, 2017) for just $0.99!...


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Tuesday March 28th, 2017

Today, book 2 of The Intrepid Saga, A Path in the Darkness, came out on Audible! It's narrated by Khristine Hvam who really nails Tanis and the cast of characters, and gets the subtle by-play between Tanis and Angela. 

Outsystem (book 1) is already out as well. Building Victoria and Destiny Lost are coming May 28th and June 28th respectively.

Outsystem on Audible ($2.99 if you already have the ebook).
A Path in the Darkness on Audbile ($2.99 if you already have the ebook).


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Monday March 27th, 2017

Three months after the Intrepid left the Bollam’s World System

<Bob, I need to talk to you.> The request came directly into his mind over a secure connection, one which would not be visible to any AIs on the ship other than the one who had just addressed him.

Read the full snippet

 


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Saturday March 25th, 2017

Back in February, I was contacted by Notch Publishing to do a short interview. I really enjoy introspecting my journey and what got me here, and the interview got me thinking about my early influences. I'm re-publishing the bulk of the interview below, but you can also view the original here. Note: I bought a new copy of Shadow Castle after writing this and read it to my daughter. She loves it....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Sunday March 19th, 2017

Snippet #3 of New Canaan is here for you to check out!...


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Wednesday March 15th, 2017

Something you fine folks may have noticed is that there's a book lurking (its a lurky type of book) on my Amazon author page. It's called Pew! Pew!...


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Tuesday March 14th, 2017

A second snippet of New Canaan coming your way. Remember, these are uneditied snippets for you to enjoy before the book comes out on April 2....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Tuesday March 14th, 2017

I thought I'd drop a note here too on this. I'm running an Amazon Giveaway for a free Kindle copy of Destiny Lost. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is tweet a message.

Here's the URL to enter: http://amzn.to/2n5QgVO

 


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Sunday March 12th, 2017

There's a lot coming your way in 2017. I've been on this journey creating the Aeon 14 universe since 2009, and its incredibly exciting to see it really taking shape.

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Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Sunday March 12th, 2017

If you follow me on Facebook, or subscribe to my newsletter, then this isn't news, but for any folks that happen by, I want to share some great news with you. A new science fiction author, named Chris J. Pike, is co-authoring a series of books in the Aeon 14 universe with me. This is pretty awesome and is just the start of a group of authors plying their pens in the deep black of Aeon 14. Chris has chosen to write a story about what happens in the Silstrand Alliance after Tanis trades her advanced nano-tech for weapons to S&H Defensive Armaments. Sera worried that the tech could des...


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Saturday December 17th, 2016

I've had a few questions about the reading order of the books that are out, and those that are on their way. I figured that it has been a bit since I blogged, so I thought this could be a good topic....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Sunday August 28th, 2016

If you have not read Building Victoria, you may want to do so before reading this post....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Saturday July 9th, 2016

The other star that occupies most of the sky during Building Victoria, is Kapteyn's Star. I find this start to be incredibly fascinating. From its unusual name, to its origins, it is a star like few in our neighborhood....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Saturday July 9th, 2016

In Building Victoria, the characters bring us to two new stars. The first we encounter is Sirius. Hot and young, Sirius is the brightest star (excepting Sol, aka our sun) in our skies....


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Tuesday September 15th, 2015

As my wife will certainly attest to, I'm a bit particular about details in my stories. For example, there's an opening scene in Outsystem where Tanis switches her rifle to fire a proton beam to destroy an enemy position. While it seems like a tiny bit of minutia, I did many hours of research to determine that most theoretical energy weapons deliver beams of either photons or electrons. These deliver their destructive power in the form of pure energy creating heat, or energy and a little bit of kinetic impact (in the case of electrons--though those mostly just emit more photons at the point...


Submitted by M. D. Cooper on Monday September 7th, 2015

One of the great things about writing science fiction is that it can contain most other genres. You can have romance, drama, horror, suspense, even fantasy and westerns can be wrapped up in sci-fi. Even better you have the option to explore diverse cultures and ideas within the genre because infinite worlds means that there are infinite scenarios....