#1 Amazon Best-Seller!

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Mar 272010

#1. Wow.

I am very excited to announce that Right Ascension has recently topped the charts as the #1 best-seller in Amazon’s Kindle Store “Technothriller” category.

The sequel, Declination, is also selling better and better, so I am gratified to see that people are enjoying my first novel enough to purchase and read the second one.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has read, bought, enjoyed, reviewed, or told a friend about my novels. None of this would be possible without you. Thank you!

– David

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  1. Congratulations! I’ve read Right Ascension and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve only recently acquired the audio book version of Declination and look forward to reading (listening) through it. Keep up the good work.

  2. Congratulations. I also thouroughly enjoyed Right Ascension and have recommended it to my oldest son who is in the army and stationed overseas in the middle east. When he was home on leave, he aquired a Sony eReader. I’m not sure how he goes about feeding it with eBooks, but I assume he has a method.

    After finishing Right Ascension, I went and read a couple other author’s books on Kindle before jumping into Declination. The books I read were Michael Crichton’s Pirate Latitudes and John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War. Both were very good reads. Pirate Latitudes was Crichton’s last book (published post humonously) and Old Man’s War was Scalzi’s first.

    I’m about 40% through Declination and so far am very pleased. I was worried that as a sequel it would just be the continuing adventures of Admiral Daniel Atgard but was happy to see that really wasn’t the case at all. This book looks like it can stand well on its own and at the rate I’m reading it, I will find soon find myself looking for more reading material.

    As far as the “hard science” goes, I think you have precisely the right amount. What you have is credible and works. I sometimes have problems with the scientist/authors wanting to explain things in too much detail. It doesn’t always work as fas as keeping my attention.

    As a big fan of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I’m really looking forward to Twiller. I saw that an author named Eoin Colfer wrote a book called, And Another Thing. This book is advertised as part six of the Hitchihiker’s Guide trilogy. The price for the ebook version of $14.29 seems a bit high for an electronic book Strangely enough the paperback price for this book is cheaper. This might be one that I look for in the used book stores.

  3. I appreciate your comments and am very glad that you enjoyed the novel and are enjoying Declination as well. Please do let me know any other thoughts you have when you’re finished with it!

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide series were my favorite books of all time, and I so badly wanted that story to continue that I did pick up And Another Thing when I found the hardcover in a discount bin for under $5. I have to say it was OK, but not great. There were some clever moments and it did allow me back into Adams’ universe a bit, but overall the story meandered after the first several chapters. To be fair, it was essentially an impossible act to follow, and Colfer DID manage some portions that were Douglas-esque, which is high praise indeed. I don’t know if I would pay $14 for it, but for under $5, I got my money’s worth.

    I’m very excited about The Twiller; I wrote about 10 more pages yesterday and have been cranking along pretty well. I’ve gotten some encouraging feedback from decidedly non-sci-fi readers, which makes me hopeful that it will appeal to a wide audience, and that Hitchhiker’s fans will really enjoy it.

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