Rise of the Automated Empire

This website has been many things over the years, and now it is time for another transformation. Mozli.com has now become my personal space. I am hard at work on writing a series of science fiction novels. The first of this series, Final Assembly, is already in the hands of the test readers. Precipice, the second installment, is being edited. I have one more plot thread to flesh out, then it will be ready too.

Initially I wrote one story. I want to submit to Baen, and they are asking for 100,000 words minimum. So I kept adding to it until I hit that goal. Then I did the smart thing, and hired an editor. While she loved the work, she pointed to the 60% mark, where everything changes.

"That", said Persephone, "is the end of the first book. The rest is a whole new one."

So, I cut the one book into two. Of course, by this time I had already started on Broken Trust, and so that is now the third book, and the last book, Baron of Mars, will be book number four. That's not even mentioning a story idea that came to me using some of the secondary characters in an unrelated epic... enter Endurance, which is NOT a part of this series, but could represent a whole new one. Initially I thought this would be a one-off story. Then I wrote a tag scene, and the Mormon Catholics showed up. Suddenly I have this whole conflict brewing in my head. And that, my friends, is how I come up with a new story.

So yes. I am working on it.

I want to use this website as a place where I can easily post updates, and background material for people who actually like what I have written.

Of course, I haven't gotten published, yet. When that happens, I'll announce it here. Eventually, I'll install a message board, and start to build a community. Until then, I have something set up for early readers here:

Readers of the Automated Empire (Facebook Group)