This is fantastic news, so I’ll just get right to it. The sequel to PARTIALS, called FRAGMENTS, is coming along nicely and will be released next Spring. You’re going to love it. But just in case you didn’t want to wait an entire year for another Partials book, we have a treat for you: coming this fall is ISOLATION, a Partials novella that will be released as an ebook. Even if you don’t have an ereader, you can read ISOLATION on any computing device (so unless you’re an archeologist, reading this in transcription after the Break, you can read ISOLATION). (And maybe even then….)
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ISOLATION is a flashback to the time before the Break, and careful readers of PARTIALS can probably guess at least part of what it’s about. I’ll be revealing details slowly over the next few months, but for now here’s some teasers:
1) It’s about a minor character from PARTIALS, providing a lot of backstory for him/her (I’m not telling which).
2) You’ll get some hints about the state of the world leading up to the Break.
3) You’ll learn more about the Partials themselves than ever before.
If you’ve heard me talk recently about two secret projects I’ve been working on, this is one of them. The other just launched yesterday: a podcast I started with my brother, Robison Wells, called Do I Dare To Eat A Peach? Two brothers who both write science fiction, talking for an hour or so about their favorite books, movies, TV shows, music, comics, food, and everything else we love. The title comes from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, my favorite poem, in a repeated theme where Prufrock remains frozen in indecision. In a sense, our podcast is to help you eat peaches–to help you find something you may never have tried before, but that ends up being your favorite thing. The first episode is about comic book movies, but who knows what the future will bring? It’s completely free, of course, so check it out.