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(December 12. 2023) Capping a very busy year, Ed reports publication today of what he describes as “One of my most ambitious novels yet.” That’s Life and Death on Mars.

Ed will admit that he’s old enough to remember the space race of the Sixties, nail-biting until the USSR forfeited. The space race to Mars that he’s envisioned makes the first race seem, well, lackadaisical. This time it’s a three-wat race: the US, China, and — something of a wildcard — a cabal of the world’s aerospace billionaires. (Does that bring anyone to mind? What could they be after?) Nor will getting there first even the worst of the challenges. Not by a long shot …

As usual, you can read more about the new book here on the website in the bibliographic listing

Or check out Ed’s blog post of the day, “Life and Death on Mars.”

Can 2024 have news anywhere near as exciting? Stay tuned.

 


(September 12, 2023) Huzzah! Ed’s first new novel in two years has arrived.

That new book is On the Shoals of Space-Time —  and it has a lot going for it. Space opera? Check. Near-future expansion into the Solar System? Ditto. Intriguing aliens? Of course. With surprises along the way? We like to think so. 

On a personal note, Ed has commented that “with publication of this book, my 24th, I can in all honesty speak of my dozens of books.” Clearly, congratulations are in order 🙂

Read more about it here on the website in the bibliographic listing.

Or check out Ed’s blog post this morning, “On the Shoals of Space-Time.”

(BTW, Ed tells us to stand by for another update before year’s end.)


 

Best of Edward M. Lerner (cover)(May 23, 2022) It’s here! Ed’s career-spanning collection. Widely available online in print and ebook formats. 

The publisher’s take on The Best of Edward M. Lerner:

Faced with the common question of which of his books should someone read first, Ed has carefully selected these stories to cover his wide range. Now he can answer, “This one!”

Alternate history. Parallel worlds. Future crime. Alien invasion. Alien castaways. Time travel. Quantum intelligence (just don’t call him artificial). A (sort of) haunted robot. Deco punk. In this book, you’ll find these—and more—together with Ed’s reminiscences about each selection and its relationship to other stories, novels, and even series that span his writing career.

These are the best, as determined by awards, award nominations, and the selective tastes of eight top editors and choosy Analog readers.

Each excellent story stands alone—you won’t need to have read anything prior—but you’ll surely want to read more of Ed’s books afterwards.

Read all about it here on the website in the bibliographic listing.

Or Ed’s blog post this morning, “The Best of Edward M. Lerner.”


(July 2, 2021) On average it takes Ed about a year to write a book. Publishers take anywhere between a few months to two years to turn a delivered manuscript into a finished product. (Don’t ask us to explain the range. We can’t.) Some years that means Ed has no new book released, while other years he’s had two, or even three, books released — no matter that (as we’ve said) he doesn’t begin to write this quickly. And to publicize two books close together just short-changes both.

And so it happens we’re just now writing about The Sherlock Chronicles & The paradise Quartet, a collection (of two foursomes of related stories) even though it was first published in May.

The new book is available in print and (of course!) a slew of ebook formats.

For more about what’s apt to be Ed’s last new book for a while, check out:

On this website, in the bibliographic listing.
In Ed’s recent blog announcement, The Sherlock Chronicles / The Paradise Quartet.


(May 25, 2021) Ed’s first new novel in two years.

We are pleased today to announce the release of Ed’s latest, a near-future adventure set mostly on the Moon. Very briefly, our intrepid explorers find artifacts left behind by ancient alien visitors – and you just know nothing good can come of their poking around. Even if the novel’s title weren’t Déjà Doomed.

The new book is available in print and (of course!) a slew of ebook formats.

Care to learn more? You know you do. Then check out:

On this website, in the bibliographic listing.
In Ed’s recent blog announcement, DÉJÀ DOOMED is … finalement here 🙂
Or the still-growing blog post of recent interviews and reviews: Holy crap, this is a great book.


 

(April 1, 2020) Happy news of the day!

Ed’s two earliest novels, Probe (1991) and Moonstruck (2005) are newly re-released by ReAnimus Press.

(And that long gap between books? For most of it, Ed was busy working for NASA, serendipitously absorbing info useful for that second novel. And he wrote a fair amount of short fiction during that period.)

Ed writes: My debut novel was Probe — and it’s true what they say. You always remember your first time 😉

Both titles are available in print, ebook, and (in an Audible edition) audio formats.

Care to know more about either title (or both)? Then check out Ed’s blog post of the day, What’s old is new again. and/or the bibliography page, non-series book section, right here on this site.


 

(October 1, 2019) Ed’s first novel since 2016.

We are pleased to announce the release today of The Company Man.

In a few words? Dashiell Hammett meets Andy Weir. Okay, the Andy Weir similarity (near-future hard SF in a newly colonized Solar System) may not come as a surprise. But Dashiell Hammett? Ed also enjoys quite a few of the classic mysteries. Enough so that the book’s dedication is:

For that quintessential company man: “The Continental Op,” Dashiell Hammett’s great, nameless detective

Want to know more? Sure you do. Then check out:

On this website, in the bibliographic listing.
In Ed’s recent blog announcement.


 

(September 10, 2019) Ed’s first short-fiction collection since 2010.

We are pleased to announce the release of Muses & Musings: A Science Fiction Collection.

M&M (truth be told, Ed does have a sweet tooth) offers seventeen stories never before collected, at every length from flash fiction to novella. These works first appeared in four separate magazines and three original anthologies. The guest introduction is by Robert J. Sawyer, winner of pretty much every SF award there is.

Want to know more? Then check out:

On this website, in the bibliographic listing.

In Ed’s recent blog announcement.


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