News & Announcements

Machineries of Empire trilogy acquired by Solaris Books

My hexarchate books, now called the Machineries of Empire, have been acquired by Solaris Books [The Bookseller]. The first volume, Ninefox Gambit, was published in June 2016. The second volume, Raven Stratagem, is due out on June 13, 2017.

Ninefox Gambit cover reveal and synopsis [SF Signal]. Cover art by Chris Moore.

Also, by request, a hexarchate faction cheat sheet. Has been updated with a link to the write-ups I did on the Rahal and includes additional information plus Solaris’s rendition of the faction emblem; more factions to come!

Other stories in the world of the hexarchate, which can be read as stand-alones:


I now have a page up on Patreon. For those who haven’t heard of this before, it’s crowdfunding, but on a monthly basis for continuing support, rather than one-offs like most Kickstarters. In my case, I’m raising additional money for writing and other creative projects (music, art).

You can support at any level from $1 on up, and the site will charge you monthly. There are a few backer awards at various levels of support (two slots left for monthly writing critiques!), and I’m definitely open to hearing suggestions for other awards (you can reach me by email at

As a bonus, all patrons have patron-only sneak peeks at snippets of works in progress.

If you’d like to help out, please take a look, and thank you!

Latest short story

Extracurricular Activities

When Shuos Jedao walked into his temporary quarters on Station Muru 5 and spotted the box, he assumed someone was attempting to assassinate him. It had happened before. Considering his first career, there was even a certain justice to it.