Invitation to a Book Launch: The Con

How often does the Bureau get a shout-out in the acknowledgements of a novel?

The Con was released t Friday, November 13, 2020. The e-launch party will be streamed on Twitch-TV at 6:00 pm EST on November 14. Anyone can watch by clicking the link. If you create/have an account and log-in, you can participate. Has your favorite fan convention been canned due to COVID? Consider The Con: SF Fans meet the Jane Austen Society at a hotel that may also be hosting an actual alien presence. High tea, a robot battle, nerds gone wild, religious LARPERS, the Augur of Quaoar, and the quest to answer one of history’s great questions: does anything we do matter– or is it all just a con?

Snacks and beverages will be exactly what you want, since it’s a virtual event, and you’ll have to provide them.

The novel is available (among other places) at,,, and as a kindle.

Contains two bonus related stories, “Troll Bridge” and “Do You See What I See?”

Thank you for your hypothetical support.

2 replies on “Invitation to a Book Launch: The Con”

  1. It hasn’t been released yet, but I note that my rank on the bestseller’s list as of this moment is:


    I hope that’s a good sign.

  2. Don’t know if anyone from here stopped by, but we had a lot of people watching, and the feedback has been positive.

    Current ranking according to the Amazon algorithms:

    Small things amuse me. I hope some of you guys read the book and actually enjoy it.

    Check out Scalzi’s blog, “Whatever”…. well, any time, actually. He’s perceptive and entertaining. But my “Big Idea” guest-post will appear next week.

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