NEWS : March, 2015
The Hos-Blethan Affair is now out in both e-book formats and available at the E-book Store, as well as the Book Store in hardcover. I am currently at work on "Down Styphon!" the final volume in the Kalvan versus Styphon's House saga. "Down Styphon!" will be available in a quality hardcover edition in 2016.
This year Pequod Press' new release will be "Typewriter Killer". The focus of this new volume about science-fiction author H. Beam Piper will be on his writing, the path of his career and the works he created, including his Paratime series and his Terro-Human Future History short stories and novels.
H. Beam Piper had a lifelong fascination with history and was more knowledgeable about historical events than most college history professors. He was a historian of the future and his Terro-Human Future History was his crowning creation, setting the bar the science-fiction future histories that followed.
The biographical material included in this text is only that which is necessary to explain his writing and to provide proper context for his work.
The hardback edition will be subscription only; that is, available only to those persons who have pre-ordered it, all of whom will be listed in the Acknowledgements. Later, there will be a paperback release, but there will only be one hardcover edition of Typewriter Killer. The book will include a special piece of Piper memorabilia. Please contact me at Otherwhen@aol.com for more information.
"Typewriter Killer" will be my last book on H. Beam Piper, barring a major discovery of new Piper material-which is highly unlikely. I had originally planned to release this new Piper book last year, on the 50th anniversary of his death; however, illness prevented that.
It's been over 50 years since Beam's death, but he still holds a special spot in our hearts. He will long be remembered.
John F. Carr