Tag: Novel

Finalist Awards with the Next Gen Indie Book Awards

Humanicide has been named Finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in Science Fiction for 2016.   Free U’tanse has been named Finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Young Adult section for 2016. Expect the covers to be adorned

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New Midwest Book Review for Humanicide

Midwest Book Reviews has just posted a featured review of Humanicide.  I thought I’d copy it here for reference: Humanicide Henry Melton Wire Rim Books www.wirerimbooks.com 9781935236634, $14.99, PB, 276pp, www.amazon.com Synopsis: Mars was terraformed, and the biotech engineers could

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Beneath the Amarillo Plains has Won the REBA Award

The Regional Excellence Book Awards has just given my book the Young Adult Fiction award for the Southwest Region. Now I’ve got to get the new stickers in to decorate the books.  Oh, and change several of my promotional fliers

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What’s Up Next

Today, I’m working on two very different books.  I can’t show you the covers yet, but I will soon. The next novel up is Free U’tanse and follows the events of Tales of the U’tanse which came out December 2012.  The

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My Favorite Book: Captain’s Memories

This part of the saga is something like an anthology of shorter works.  I’ve heard this structure called a ‘fix-up’ novel, where short fiction is blended into a novel-length story. I’ve been calling it ‘comb anthology’ where short stories are

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My Favorite Book: In the Time of Green Blimps

Back in Star Time, I planted a few seeds that meant little or nothing to that story, but provided the framework for this one. In one, the Australian scientist that was interested in genetic engineering, after a hundred years, has

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My Favorite Book: Tales of the U’tanse

It was plain from the very beginning in Star Time that this saga I was writing had two branches, and it wouldn’t work to combine them in one novel.  No matter that this was hardly the traditional way to write

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My Favorite Book: Kingdom of the Hill Country

As I was writing Star Time, I introduced a couple of young kids, with just a hint as to their future. (Hint was given by a prophet, so it was pretty reliable.) Kingdom of the Hill Country was my first

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My Favorite Book: Star Time

As a college student, I wrote a novel in long-hand, in three-ring binders.  There was a genius inventor who fought an aerial battle with aliens using his high-tech car to rescue the girl.  This was even before I could type,

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My Favorite Book: Beneath The Amarillo Plains

When it comes to blending my personal history into my fiction, I brought out a few extras this time.  I grew up in Amarillo Texas, from first grade through two years at Amarillo College.  When I finally gave in the

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