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Ed Charlton, author
Ed Charlton

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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/

Coming Soon…

From Scribbulations’ own Ed Charlton:
978193751250-FrontWhat exactly is The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir?
And what is 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. What are Theo’s motives for selectively sending chapters to his childhood friend and publisher, Curt? Why does Curt find some of the descriptions so 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…?

The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir will be published later this year.
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R.I.P. to an inspiration

BrianClemens Brian Clemens died recently.
His work on The Avengers – the UK TV series with Patrick McNee and Diana Rigg and others – is still a source of inspiration to writers who aspire to use humor well, to be surreal when appropriate, and want to have fun with their drama.

More at the BBC

…The Avengers writer created some of TV’s most enduring shows. His secret? “There’s no mystery: arse to chair, pen to paper.”

(And I take comfort from his writing space looking a mess.)

SPBE 2014

Ed Charlton was a speaker at the “Distribution 101” panel at this year’s Self Publishing Book Expo in New York.

It’s great being in the company of interested and interesting writers. There is so much talent just waiting to get out.

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Ed Charlton

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Ed Charlton grew up in England and currently lives in a former colony.

After many years toiling in corporate data systems he branched out into writing and, subsequently, to providing publishing services to independent authors. Check out the rest of this site to learn more.

Ed owes a debt of gratitude to all in The Write Group based at the Montclair Public Library in Montclair, NJ. He is a member of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County and the founder of The Write Group: Kennett Square, PA.

He has a reputation for asking, in the middle of long BBC dramas, “When do the aliens land?”

Ed’s Books:

The Problem With Uncle Teddy’s Memoir
When Visitors Come to Tea
The Able Series