Midsummer Sale!

by wjw on July 1, 2021

The ebook of Fleet Elements is on sale most everywhere for $1.99! Check it out!

The sale began on June 28— though I only found out today— and will run through August 2nd. Buy it while it’s hot!

John F. MacMichael July 5, 2021 at 1:11 pm

I see this is labelled as “Author’s Definitive Edition”. How does that differ from the copy I bought back in December?

wjw July 5, 2021 at 4:13 pm

There’s no difference at all. This is an early version of the cover, with a couple mistakes (including calling it Book 4 when it should be Book 5). I just didn’t have a good picture of the real cover.

John F. MacMichael July 5, 2021 at 9:41 pm

Thanks for clearing that up.

Colin July 7, 2021 at 11:29 am

Pursuant to Fleet Elements, I’ve been listening to it on Audible. Do you have any input on the choice of narrator/reader/performer on the audiobooks? Victor Bevine is not great. David Drummond did a much better job. Just started it, and the most glaring thing is the differing pronunciations of Harzapid. David had a better grip on the character voices. You could actually tell the members of clan Martinez had a “backwater” accent.

wjw July 7, 2021 at 2:04 pm

Colin, David Drummond was unavailable for Fleet Elements. I like his readings a great deal, though I don’t care for him giving Martinez such a hillbilly accent. He may be from a provincial world, but he’s an aristocrat on that world.

I’m not always given a choice of narrators on my works, and I don’t remember whether I had a choice on this one, but if I picked Victor Bevine, it was because he was the best of those I was offered.

Colin July 8, 2021 at 9:49 am

Thank you for responding! I’ve always interpreted Drummond’s version of Martinez accent as an audible reminder that the rest of the “non-backwater” peers could not bear his regional accent. I expected it to be exaggerated.

Also, if you ever want someone to read the Drake Magistral books, I’d happily do that for a discount off the going rate. 🙂

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