We canceled the online Q&A yesterday due to the events at hand and moved it forward. So today I will be returning to io9 today to answer questions you might have about The Apocalypse Ocean (or anything else you care to ask). Hope to see some questions from you all!
Read the book? Curious about it? Questions about crowd funding? Want to ask me questions about The Apocalypse Ocean? You’re in luck, all day today iO9 is taking questions about The Apocalypse Ocean which I will answer from 2-3pm Pacific Standard (5-6pm Eastern, if I have the time zone figured out just right).
Come poke me with a digital stick and see what happens!
addendum: Postponed until tomorrow due to the day’s horrible events. Thoughts to everyone in Boston, today.
“All in all, it’s a strong, engaging adventure, one that leaves me hoping for a fifth book in this universe.”
He also talks a little bit about how interesting he finds the Kickstarting of the book.
Con or Bust helps fans of color get to SF/F cons, and opens up our community. They hold a charity auction every year. I have a copy of The Apocalypse Ocean up for bid right here.
And there’s a whole lot of other cool stuff up there too. Look around.
14 copies of The Apocalypse Ocean limited edition are left for sale. Using GumRoad, so you get the eBook downloaded right as you pay for it.
Once those 14 copies are gone, there is just one, lonely box that I’m putting in storage and will no longer be selling any copies.
Over at BN Review, Paul Di Filippo looks at The Apocalypse Ocean… and likes what he sees:
The Apocalypse Ocean, I’m happy to say, starts off at a gallop, never slows down, and is completely up to the high caliber of its predecessors: a big, thought-provoking entertainment. It conducts a localized adventure with zip and zest, while also opening up the Xenowealth universe to larger consequences. Its appearance is a vindication of all of the faith of Buckell’s fans, and the author’s own determination.
I also liked this bit:
Buckell’s short, punchy chapters conspire with his fluid prose and deftly intruded speculative conceits to create a state-of-the-art SF narrative. He devotes equal amounts of time to the complicated human dynamics among his variously psychically damaged protagonists (the back-story detour for Kay is very well done), and to the kind of near-Singularity events (think Stephen Baxter or Greg Egan) beyond their immediate ken, but so dangerously relevant. Harking back to such illustrious predecessors as Jack Vance (The Dragon Masters) and Karl Schroeder (Ventus), Buckell builds both a microcosmically grounded planetary romance and a macrocosmically lofty galactic milieu.