The Flying Cloud eBook Is Out!
His Majesty's Airship, the Flying Cloud, Seasons 1 and 2, is now
available as an eBook, complete with graphics. For less than the price of a
jar of Vegemite, you can download the adventures of Captain Everett and his
crew to enjoy on your e-reader or mobile device. Buy a copy, enjoy the saga,
spread the word to your friends, and write a glowing review so that the tale
of our favorite airmen (and airwomen) can take the world by storm, attract
the attention of some brilliant movie producer, and become a
wildly-successful motion picture. Think of it as modest but welcome
donation to help the Royal Navy Airship Service maintain standards.
His Majesty's Airship, The Flying Cloud
On a routine flight above the Coral Sea, Captain Everett and his men are
attacked by a mysterious cruiser. They pilot their crippled ship to an
island in New Caledonia, where they find the French governor involved in a
conspiracy with German arms smugglers.
They steal the smugglers' ship and fly it back to Australia.
Soon they're caught in a tangled plot involving renegade German
nationalists, White Russian scientists, a French jewel thief, a misplaced
Viking warrior queen, and at least one (1) sultry island maiden, if you
don't mind that bit about the spear.
Can they unravel this web before it's too late?
The Mesotech Wranglers
Nomads versus villagers, tribesmen versus townsfolk, marketing versus
development: some conflicts are as old as time. This time it's a band of
rapacious mesotech ranchers trying to drive peaceful nanotech farmers from
their land. Who will win? Who will lose? And what is a mesotech, anyway?
A Fistful of The Mesotechs
It's hard life, running self-replicating mesoscale automatons out on the
range. The work is tough, the hours are long, and you never know you know
when some wild robot might wander in from the suburbs to attack your
inventory. It gets even harder when rustlers are making off with your
units. Can Bob and his neighbors track down the culprits and put an end to
their thieving ways?
Travelling at nearly the speed of light, an interstellar ramship can carry
passengers and cargo between the stars in a subjective time of months rather
than decades. It can be used for other purposes as well. This intrusion of
relativistic physics into inter-world diplomacy has profound implications
for any would-be conquerors.
Fenris is a world dedicated to war. Its forces have never been defeated.
Agora is a world of peaceful merchants. Surely they could have no
chance against such a foe. A battle between a heavily-armed Fenring warship
and a defenseless Agoran trading vessel would seem be a one-sided affair.
But those Agorans are awfully clever...
It contained many novel and interesting things, until some
busybodies at the
Office of the UK Secretary of State for Defense
ordered Zazzle to remove them. They issued their demand in flagrant
defiance of a definitive
ruling by the British Patent Office in 2004 regarding the public's right
to display obsolete WWI-era rondels on articles of clothing.
Poor sportsmanship on their part, I'd say.