If you haven’t had the chance to check out Old Fool’s Errand, my short story about a crotchety failed astronaut latching on to a second chance at the stars – and a one-way trip to Mars, you may want to take a look, as things are getting pretty real:
Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, is now back to take a shot at being the first person on a foreign planet.
Now, to be clear, I am not by any stretch of the imagination calling Tereshkova a failed astronaut – far from it! – but it’s another, exciting chapter in the Mars saga, and another step towards a real-life Old Fool’s Errand.
Hard Drop and Old Fool’s Errand are now live on Kobo!
If you’re not a Kobo reader, never fear – both books are still available at Amazon (HD and OFE) and Barnes and Noble (HD and OFE) – take a look and let me (and others!) know what you think!
Old Fool’s Errand is now out for the Nook – find it here! Kobo editions of both Hard Drop (Amazon and Nook) and Old Fool’s Errand (Amazon) are processing and should be up within 24 hours.
It is a pleasure to bring both works to these new platforms, and it’s exciting to have the opportunity to connect with new readers. And, as ever, feel free to reach out, either here or at vandervaartwill on twitter!
For those of you on Nook, the wait is over (apologies!): Hard Drop has arrived in the Nook Store.
Kobo will follow shortly; given the slightly different formatting requirements it takes a little time to check and verify everything.
In the meantime, Nook owners, enjoy, and keep an eye out – Old Fool’s Errand will be coming to Nook and Kobo in short order.
…Bring you free science fiction.
As promised in the countdown banner, the day of free science fiction has arrived – and what a coincedence! It’s May the 4th.
For today only, grab your Hard Drop and Old Fool’s Errand completely free!
Enjoy, and do please leave reviews, either on Amazon or on Goodreads (or both!)
What’s that, a subject (or subjects) who won’t play ball with the audience back home?
It’s nice when it’s clear you’re thinking along the right lines.
In the meantime this whole ‘putting the duct tape over the lens’ concept sounds awfully like the premise of a horror film.
…Or rather, perhaps, the reverse – news cropping up recently that Dutch reality producers are cooking up a real life Old Fool’s Errand: Dutch reality show seeks one-way astronaut to Mars
Looking forward to the legal wranglings (not to mention production quality, plot similarities, and instagram photos) on this one…