Athena Setting is my latest novel. I had had an absolute ball writing it.
When I was a teen, knowing I wanted to be a writer, I would fantasize about the books I would write one day. I even drew covers for some of them. One was called Athena Setting. About a spaceship on a death plunge into Jupiter. You know, the kind of thing a teenage boy thinks about.
That cover sketch is long gone. But the idea still sat with me. And I guess some of that teenage boy is still with me because I went ahead and wrote the book. I had just the best fun writing it too. Kind of like I got to be that kid again.
The new cover is by ©Mik3812345 | Dreamstime, with a little tinkering by me.
Of course I don’t know if the novel is any good or not, but I like to think that the fun I had in the writing will come through for the reader.
Like my story Low Arc (free to read), Athena Setting is pretty hard sci-fi. No aliens, no distant star systems, just people going about the difficult business of exploring the solar system.
After Gretel and The Cly, this one marks my third standalone sci-fi novel in a row. Next I think I’ll be working on some series, both thriller and sci-fi. More new on that later.
With Athena Setting I’m doing the pre-order thing, in attempting to make it available on all platforms at the same time. Release date is 30th June. I set that date as part of wanting a tangible way to celebrate writing a novel during the month. More on June, the month of the novel here.
Athena Setting: eBook, $5.99, print $15.99
Available from Smashwords, Amazon and various other retailers. Check your favorite.
3 thoughts on “Athena Setting – publishing on June 30th”
Hey, great job Sean! Congratulations on the new addition! (Edition?)
Thanks Dane. Somehow I’m keeping on top of it. How’s your writing going these days?
Eh, it’s not, sad to say. I don’t deal well with stress, and stress I have in buckets due to day job things. But I’ve not given up. Not formally anyway.
Thanks for asking. 🙂