“He’d Always Been an Environmental Writer…”

hand writingWho is “he”? Well, “he” is Harry, the subject of the Fimament prologues and epilogues.

“But wait,” you say, “I’ve read the two existing Firmament books, and there were no prologues before the beginning of the story.”

That’s true. But that’s because the prologues and epilogues aren’t in the books.

I wanted to have an overarching story around the story, told in brief prologues and epilogues, telling the story of how Andi’s son, Harry, discovered and wrote her stories. But I didn’t want it to distract from the actual stories by having them be the first thing you see when you open the book.

So my compromise was to put them online.

But there’s a catch! (Isn’t there always?)

While you can read any of the prologues any time you want, you can’t read the epilogues without a code at the very end of the book. That’s my handy way of making sure you actually read the whole thing (though in theory you could just skip to the end, but you wouldn’t do that… would you?).

So all that lengthly explanation to say — today is the day I release the Firmament: Machiavellian prologue!

You can find it by going to the Machiavellian page and clicking on “Read the prologue,” or you can just click right here.

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