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Author and creator of "The Deathworlders," a science fiction web serial in which the human race are visited by aliens only to discover that, far from being the underdogs surrounded by alien horrors, we may turn out to be the alien horrors ourselves...
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A tiny, explosively fragile purple ball of derp.

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Fragile, but sapient

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Still squishy, but good for a conversation at least.

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Life!

It isn 't always smooth sailing as we know, and this month has already delivered two big complications to me, though one of them is very welcome: as of this month, I am a homeowner! Got me a mortgage and everything! So, please let me begin by saying a huge thank-you to absolutely all of you my lovely patrons, without whom the very idea of ever becoming a man of property would likely have remained a lifelong fantasy.


But, as you may guess, this comes with a lot of work to do, not least of which is that the Internet at the new place doesn't get connected until the 30th, and I have furniture to buy, boxes to open, and an office that currently looks more like a cardboard recycling plant than a workspace. I'll share pictures when it's unpacked and ready, though!


The second complication was a disease that absolutely slammed into me about a week ago and had me take to my bed for basically five days straight. 1/10 experience, would not recommend to my friends.


So, overall, I've started writing chapter 88 really very late. And frankly that puts me in the position of having to choose between publishing it at the end of the month as per my usual schedule, meaning it will be short and rushed; or publishing it when it's good and ready, meaning I'll then be playing catch-up on the monthly release schedule next month.


There's also the question of the second Newhome Rangers book, sequel to Dandelion. Although this project already runs to a solid 63,000+ words, Justin and I set ourselves a deadline of having the first draft ready by August, and just as with the first book, we've had a late-game revelation about the story and setting which blew our minds and means we're going to have to do a lot of re-writing. If we're going to hit that deadline and deliver that book, it needs some time and attention!


To cut a long story short...I'm very sorry, but there won't be a chapter this month. 


I don't like doing this, and indeed the last time I missed a month was more than two and a half years ago in October 2019. But once again, I'm in the position (albeit for happier reasons this time) where quality must come at the cost of punctuality. I hope you agree with me that, whenever that conflict arises, quality should always be the winner.


Thank you for your understanding and your generosity, and if you want to scratch your reading itch this month and haven't yet read Dandelion (or maybe you want to read it again?) we've now published it completely for free in its entirety over on Royal Road. https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/37532/dandelion

Enjoy!

-H

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The Deathworlders chapter 71: "Sticks and Stones"The Grandmatriarch of House Henen is caught, but...

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The Deathworlders chapter 70: "Death Eye" part 3
Bruuk has seemingly lost his mind, and Ian is forced to hunt his friend through the halls of an alien ship. Short on answers, tight on time, and all the while, Great House Henen is closing in...
Read or download the thrilling climax of the Death Eye arc for free at https://deathworlders.com/books/deathworlders/chapter-70-death-eye-pt3/

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MORE BY THE AUTHOR
Dandelion
Amber Houston was born light-years from Earth, aboard the enormous colony starship Dandelion. By the age of fourteen, she has spent her entire life training as a “Ranger,” ready for the day when she will be among the first humans ever to set foot on an alien world & build a new civilization.
When Dandelion suffers an emergency toward the end of its journey, Amber & her fellow young rangers are evacuated & land on the planet Newhome years ahead of schedule. While the adults left behind on Dandelion slow the ship & turn it around to come back—in eight years—Amber & her friends must build lives for themselves amid revelations that will change Humankind’s destiny forever.
Meanwhile, aboard the ship, secrets that were buried over three hundred years ago finally come to light…
Co-authored alongside Justin C. Louis, Dandelion is my debut novel, and you can read it for free on Royal Road where we are publishing each chapter on a monthly basis.
If you get impatient and would like to read the whole thing, then you can purchase it in hardcover and paperback through your local book store or online wherever good books are sold. Alternatively, you can download it for free through Kindle Unlimited.
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The Deathworlders chapter 70: "Death Eye" part 2
After a tense standoff, Ian Wilde and the crew of the Light bulk freighter Krr’zkvik finally manage to extract from House Henen's space station with their prize aboard...but they're not being let go that easily. Heneneriwyth has laid her own plans, and deep in the anonymous dark of interstellar space, the game of spies soon turns deadly...
Read or download the latest chapter of "The Deathworlders" at https://deathworlders.com/books/deathworlders/chapter-70-death-eye-pt2/
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A “friend” of Clan Whitecrest has gone missing in the heart of Kwmbwrw space, and the Clan suspects foul play. Unable to act directly, they send more of their “friends” to investigate, including newly-hired JETS veteran Ian Wilde.
For Ian, the mission was already a daunting dive into a new life, but the new crew he’s flying with are very different to his former squad. From a chain-smoking Rrrrtk captain and a curiously standoffish Gaoian chef, to a proudly gay Robalin outcast and a polyreligious Mjrnhrm thief who may or may not be completely insane, he’s certainly landed an unusual cohort of new friends.
And he’d better learn how to rely on them quick.
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