Updates and a book blurb

So I probably won’t do a Trope Tuesday post this week, just because today is going to be kind of busy.  One of my coworkers in a neighboring village has a birthday, and Georgians tend to go all out with birthday parties.  I’m currently blogging from one of the government offices in the village center, which serves as a sort of free internet cafe for the locals.  Things get busy in the afternoon, though, and I’m teaching a class in a couple of hours, so this is going to be short.

I’ve worked out a tentative book description for Star Wanderers: Sacrifice (Part III).  It’s still about two weeks from publication, give or take a few days, so I’d appreciate any feedback that you can give.  This is the third book in the series, so hopefully most readers will already be hooked by this point, but I still want the description to be as solid as possible:


When Jeremiah found himself alone on his starship with an accidental bride, he had no idea how much his life would soon change. Now, with Noemi’s quiet confidence and a baby on the way, it’s hard to imagine life without her.

But life in the Outworlds isn’t so simple. Good men are hard to come by, and Noemi’s friends expect her to share. As part of a colony mission bound for an unsettled star, Jeremiah can’t say no without alienating them from the rest of the community. But if he says yes, his newfound happiness could soon fall apart.

There is another option, of course: leave the colony mission and strike out on their own. But with Noemi’s pregnancy rapidly approaching the third trimester, that may be too much to ask of her. One way or another, Jeremiah will have to make a sacrifice—one that could tear their starbound family apart.

In other news, I’ve more or less decided to come back to Utah in January, after my current teaching contract is over.  I like it here in Georgia, but I’ve accomplished pretty much all of the goals I had when I first came out, and I don’t think I’m going to get much more from staying.  It’s been a great experience, but things are wrapping up and it will soon be time to move on.

That’s about it for now.  I’ve got to go, but I’ll try to post more later.

Author: Joe Vasicek

Joe Vasicek is the author of more than twenty science fiction books, including the Star Wanderers and Sons of the Starfarers series. As a young man, he studied Arabic and traveled across the Middle East and the Caucasus. He claims Utah as his home.

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