Cubicle 7 Fiction – Announcing Mindjammer!
Cubicle 7 Entertainment kicked off its new “Cubicle 7 Fiction” imprint today with the launch of my novel “Mindjammer“, a far future transhuman space opera tale. It’s available right now from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and DriveThru, and shortly via iBooks and in trade paperback via direct sales from the Cubicle 7 Webstore and in hobby and games stores everywhere.
“Mindjammer” and Cubicle 7 Fiction are two huge things for me. The first, my first published novel, has been a labour of love and a topic I’ve been passionate about for years – the implications of technologies already in development now for the future nature of humanity and identity, and how we’ll deal with them. I wanted to write a novel of ideas, but in the style of the great, action-packed sci-fi tales – something which would carry you through with tons of action and excitement, and at the same time hopefully provide food for thought. Only time and (hopefully) the people who read “Mindjammer” will let me know if I’ve got anywhere near succeeding!
Second, Cubicle 7 Fiction is a project I’m incredibly excited about, as well as being highly invested in emotionally. Cubicle 7 Entertainment is first and foremost a publisher of roleplaying games and supplements, including such well-known lines as Doctor Who, The One Ring, Charles Stross’ The Laundry, Victoriana, Legends of Anglerre, Starblazer (including my very own Mindjammer), and many more. There are so many cool ideas and talented writers working on these lines, it’s a no-brainer to look into producing some quality fiction to support the games. When Angus and Dom at Cubicle 7 mentioned the cross-media possibilites of working with other companies in the Rebellion Group some 18 months ago, my heart skipped a beat: here was the perfect convergence of possibilities, and a huge potential to leverage Cubicle 7’s intellectual property in some hugely exciting ways.
Cubicle 7 Fiction is our first venture in this direction. We’re working very closely with our colleagues in Solaris Books and Abaddon Books, and they’re providing us with the benefit of their enormous talent bank and wealth of experience in editing, proofing, layout, and producing novels and anthologies as we create the new imprint. It’s my hope that with their help, and the support of game and genre fiction lovers everywhere, we can make this new venture into something wonderful – not only a line of titles supporting our roleplaying games and providing some great gamer reading, but also a range of great quality books in their own right, introducing some of Cubicle 7’s cool settings and IP to an entirely new type of reader.
You don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy Cubicle 7 Fiction. But we hope, whoever you are, you’ll find something in our upcoming titles you’ll like. Let us know what you think – this new fiction imprint will stand or fall by the support it receives from you, the reader. We hope you’ll like what you see!
And so, without further ado, here’s Mindjammer. Spread the word!