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Edward M Lerner

Dec 12, 2023, 2:48:09 PM12/12/23
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Hello, Edward M. Lerner reader!

 A typical year sees this newsletter emailed once or twice with info about one of Ed's books. Indeed, earlier this year, we talked about the then-new novel On the Shoals of Space-Time.

The thing is, 2023 wasn't a typical year. Busy, however, would be an understatement. Because while all too often books go out of print and/or publishers out of business, Ed will have none of it. With not inconsiderable effort, the past twelve months have seen eight of Ed's earlier books returned to print and electrons. Once again available (showing the original publication dates in parentheses) are:

 Four collections via from ReAnimus Press

·        Creative Destruction (2006)

·        Countdown to Armageddon / A Stranger in Paradise (2010)

·        Frontiers of Space, Time, and Thought (2012)

·        The Sherlock Chronicles & The Paradise Quartet (2021)

A novel from Phoenix Pick:

 ·        The Company Man (2019)

 The complete InterstellarNet trilogy from Fantastic Books: 

  • InterstellarNet: Origins (2010)
  • InterstellarNet: New Order (2010)
  • InterstellarNet: Enigma (2015)

 More about these reissued titles – for that matter, about all of Ed's books – can be found on and (of course) Amazon, where his authorial page is

 Life and Death on Mars

We’re (beyond) delighted to announce the release today of a new novel. Ed calls Life and Death on Mars one of his most ambitious books yet.

As though landing people safely on Mars weren't daunting enough ...

The Space Race of the Sixties, at the height of the Cold War, had been nail-biting – until the Soviet Union forfeited.

In the thirties – amid a second Cold War – China is not about to lose the race to Mars. Nor is the United States. Nor, quite the wildcard, is a secretive cabal drawn from among the world's multi-billionaires. All of them scrambling to launch deep-space missions on a schedule to make the Sixties contest appear lackadaisical.

Competition that could only continue on the Red Planet.


More treacherous yet? The rivalries, resentments, and distrust that simmer just beneath the surface within each expedition.

More difficult still? Survival on that arid, radiation-drenched, all-but-airless planet.

These challenges have somehow fallen into the lap of NASA engineer – and reluctant astronaut – Xander Hopkins.


But the thorniest problem of all? The existential quandary for which neither training nor experience has in any way prepared Xander? Making sense of the seemingly unstoppable plague that has already killed. The plague that seems poised to devastate all life on Mars and another world.



This being a commercial announcement, we'll offer links to the print edition and Kindle edition to the new novel at Amazon. The book will also be available soon – if it isn't already by the time you read this – in other print and ebook venues. If your favorite brick-and-mortar store doesn't have it on the shelf, they'll be happy to place an order (to make it painless for the bookseller, here's the ISBN: 978-1647100889).

Too many choices?

 So many books and too little time? We feel your pain. Although the many options above may present a quandary, we have one more choice. That would be last year's career-spanning collection, The Best of Edward M. Lerner.

 Final thought

If you read, and like, any of Ed's books (or any other book, by any author!) consider posting a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Librarything, or the review venue of your choice. They all help.

And that (phew!) is that. We don't expect any more newsletters for a while.

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