A significantly rewritten Final Assault is out as an Amazon Kindle: I enhanced some of the characterization—this after years of comments and reviews of the ilk “Well-written, non-stop action, light characterization.”
This being the last book of the Biofab Quartet, with Implacable back home, there was more wiggle room in the plot to flesh out one of the main characters than in the other books. (Which character? I hear you cry. ) Tor Books, the series original publisher, wanted them quickly with the ongoing expectation of intricate plots and heavy weapons fire. Then of course there was the day job.
I strove to avoid the stereotypical hero common to science fiction—and I succeeded; those who wished for this should recall the advice echoed by Admiral Sagan at the start of Final Assault: “Be careful what you wish for.”
A rewrite of The Biofab War is underway. I’m fond of this book—it was my first novel, unearthed from the slush pile at Ace Books. Though each of the four novels can stand nicely on its own, there’s been some reasonable grousing that publishing them first in, last out, is an irritant depriving the reader of background detail, at least in The Battle for Terra Two. I apologize; however, The Biofab War needed the most work—leaving it for last seemed the most productive use of my time. I hope to publish it in a few months. Then on to a sequel to of The Eldridge Conspiracy, first with a foray into the world of Amazon Singles.