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July 14, 2018

Dear Friends,

It's been a busy and eventful year. First off, I finished a new War World novel, "Falkenberg's Regiment". This new book will be coming out in August of this year. I've been working on this novel, off and on, for about 5 years. A portion of this "Falkenberg's Regiment" appeared in War World: Jihad as the novella, "Peace at Any Price". It's the first new Falkenberg novel since Prince of Sparta in 1993.

Falkenberg's Regiment

I've also finished another long-time work in progress, "The Paratime Police Chronicles", which includes most of H. Beam Piper's Paratime stories and a number of new ones that I wrote as well as a new Kalvan yarn, "Sea of Grass". The only problem was the book came in at just under a quarter of a million words, some 900 pages long - more a doorstop than a book.

So, I decided to break the book into 2 volumes. "The Paratime Police Chronicles, Vol. I", will be coming out later this year, in November or December. "Volume II" will be published in 2019.

Unfortunately, our long-time cover artist Alan Gutierrez decided - after his latest computer went kaput - that it was time to retire. Alan's been the face of Pequod Books since its inception in 1998. I was having a problem finding a qualified replacement, when Editor Victoria Alexander took charge. She managed to locate a local artist, Sean Bodley who's very talented: I'd like to welcome Sean as the new face of Pequod Press! You can see some of his art at:

Sean's first cover will be for "The Paratime Chronicles, Volume I".

Currently, I'm working on a new collection: "The Best of Jerry Pournelle" for Baen Books, with the cooperation of the Pournelle Estate. This volume will contain many of Jerry's short stories and novelettes, including a few gems, with Larry Niven, that have been under the radar, such as "Spirals" and "Story Time at the Stronghold". In addition, the book will include several never-before published Pournelle short stories. It will also contain essays on Jerry's CoDominium/Empire of Man future history by Larry King (the webmaster of the Science Fiction Timeline dedicated to Jerry Pournelle and his works) and "The Science of the CoDominium" by Doug McElwain, as well as reminiscences by Larry Niven and several of Jerry's other collaborators.

I'm still waiting to hear from Baen Books regarding their acceptance of "Space Viking's Return". The book is finished and I'd very much like to see it published. When I have any news on its fate, I will post it here.

John F. Carr