Not long ago I was in Poland for Falkon, that nation's second-largest science fiction convention, where I met David Weber for the first time and took an instant liking to the man. We were on a panel and somebody asked whether it's a good idea to post an excerpt from your novel on the Web.
"It depends entirely on the publisher," David said, turning a thumb upward. "Baen says always!"
I turned a thumb downward. "And Tor says never!"
So it hasn't taken me at all long to be proved absolutely one hundred percent wrong.
Tor has just put the first two chapters of Chasing the Phoenix -- debuting in less than a month -- online. You can read them now, if you wish, and decide whether the rousingly entertaining adventures of Postutopian confidence artists Darger and Surplus are to your liking or not.
The excerpt can be found here.
And coming soon . . .
I've decided to resurrect Unca Mike's Bad Advice. Watch these pages for further information.
If you wish to submit a question, you can write to AskUncaMike at gmail.com