Thursday, April 28, 2022

One-Day! E-Book! Sale! Jack Faust! $1.99! Tomorrow (Friday) Only!!!!



Open Road Media, which publishes several e-book novels of mine and one e-collection, has announced a one-day sale of Jack Faust for only $1.99.

That's tomorrow, Friday, April 29 and this deal is available in the US only. And just for the one day.

So if you're an e-book reader who doesn't have this title, wants to read it, and can afford to drop two bucks... well, then this deal is for you.

 I believe this is wherever you can buy US e-books. But just in case, the entry for it is here.


And it occurs to me . . .

It's possible that you don't know much about Jack Faust.  Well... I could tell you that it's my revisionist science fiction retelling of the Faust legend. I could tell you that when I first read Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, I loved and was terrified by the opening and ending of the play as only a Catholic schoolboy could be, but regretted the middle acts where Faustus piddles away all that soul-bought power playing pranks on college students and the Pope. I wanted a Faust that was damned by the very knowledge he had lusted after. I could tell you that decades passed before I was a good enough writer to create that story.

But instead, I'll simply tell you that the demon Faust sells its soul to is actual an alien race in a parallel universe with a far higher ambient level of energy that wishes to destroy humanity and that its name is expressed in our universe as an equation:

me  h = i δ t0 Φ H  L Σ S

If that's not enough to whet your appetite, you may not want to read this book.



Paul Chadwick said...

Michael, I can't find the link!

Michael Swanwick said...

Here's the Amazon link.

I'll add it to the post above.