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New Sci-fi Serial

Ever wondered what happened when Flash Gordon got back to the office and had to fill in his expenses?

That thought started me on a long writing journey. The result is The Able Serial.

It’s is an ongoing sci-fi serial featuring the all-too-human Jim Able.

Jim works in outer space. Although he has returned to duty after a disastrous encounter on a previous assignment, he is determined to enjoy his work. His boss may be on his case, but he still manages to drink a little too much, to eat dubious food, and to smell the alien flora.

In the first episode, Jim is sent to Turcanis Major V to solve a mystery but with strict instructions not to start a war. Will he find the alien calling himself “Edward of Turcania”? Will he discover who has qualified for the First Contact fee? Will he accidentally foment a revolution?

With the help of a local female scientist, Madhar Nect, Jim investigates the religious minority of TMV’s main moon. He calls on all his patience, determination, and improvisation to finally secure an interview with a Regdenir. And then the trouble starts…

 

Episode One through Three are available.
Episode Four, A’NIR,  is on its way.

In the meantime there is some really neat bonus materials to go along with the series.

This series is only available on Kindle.

For more info click here.



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Coming to a Kindle near YOU (just in time for Christmas!)

Coming to a Kindle near YOU whichever holiday you celebrate!

The start of an adventure, the new eBook ABLE is the first episode of an open-ended serial. Follow the story of Jim Able as he encounters new civilizations, outmaneuvers his boss, and samples strange cuisines. Oh…and pays large sums of money to aliens.

Like all good sci-fi heroes, Jim Able works in outer space. Although he has returned to duty after a disastrous encounter on a previous assignment, he is determined to enjoy his work. His boss may be on his case, but he still manages to drink a little too much, to eat dubious food, and to smell the alien flora.able-sample-cover

In the first episode, Jim is sent to Turcanis Major V to solve a mystery but with strict instructions not to start a war. Will he find the alien calling himself “Edward of Turcania”? Will he discover who has qualified for the First Contact fee? Will he accidentally foment a revolution?

With the help of a local female scientist, Madhar Nect, Jim investigates the religious minority of TMV’s main moon. He calls on all his patience, determination, and improvisation to finally secure an interview with a Regdenir.

And then the trouble starts…

You can get a copy here:   Sure! Let’s give it a try!

There will be a fun file of bonus materials available at edcharlton.com related to this episode :
FREE DOWNLOAD! (also coming soon!)

The story will continue in SOPHA.

Now Available — For Your Reading Pleasure

The Problem With Uncle Teddy’s Memoir

 

The Problem With Uncle Teddy's Memoir
The Problem With Uncle Teddy’s Memoir

 

So, you’re thinking e-books have replaced print books… Here’s a book definitely read best in print; the look of every page is part of the story!

Technically, this is an epistolary novella–a story told through letters, notes, e-mails, and manuscript pages. And if you didn’t know it, the author is doing something rare, and, in sci-fi, even rarer.

The characters will stay with you in a different way, because they are always writing in their own voices. And you’ll remember the mysterious, magnificent, terrible place called Aleronde.

Physically, the book stands out from homogenized sci-fi stock because of its unusual format: 8.5×11 inches.

You’ll find this a memorable read and a tactile and visual experience, complete with coffee stains. You know…like reading used to be!

 

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The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir:
A Speculative Fiction Romantic Adventure Mystery

Theo Kingman inherited a problem: great-uncle Teddy’s unpublished memoir of an impossible life in the fabulous place called Aleronde.
Why is Theo sending only certain chapters to publisher and childhood friend, Curt?
Why does Curt find Teddy’s descriptions disturbingly familiar?

In copied letters, collected emails, office notes, and of course, the pages of Uncle Teddy’s own manuscript, Ed Charlton pieces together a tale of empire, conquest, slavery, betrayal, romance, adventure, and mystery. Is it speculative? Is it even fiction at all…?

 

“This witty experiment follows the correspondence surrounding an enigmatic manuscript. Deftly balancing the manners of the modern world with the towering revelations of great science fiction, Ed Charlton’s novel is an adventure for the mind and serious fun!”
Jason Ronstadt – The Odd Way Home

 

The Indie Author Primer – Manuscripts

The first article in Ed Charlton’s column for IndieReader.

What Indie Authors Need to Know About Their Manuscripts

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Before you have a printed book, you have a manuscript. These are different things, connected but distinct, like a butterfly and a caterpillar. Some indie authors get confused between the two. They have unrealistic expectations of their manuscript. They expect their caterpillar to fly.

– See more at: http://indiereader.com/2015/03/indie-author-needs-know-manuscrcipt/