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The Genehunter Release Dates!

Monday, 8 October 2012

So, I've finally set a release date for the first of my SF noir Genehunter novellas. The Genehunter #1: The Wrong Tom Jacks will be released for the Kindle on October 25th.

Simms is a genehunter, paid by rich collectors to find the DNA of historical figures. He's employed to track down the genetic code of Tom Jacks. But not the Tom Jacks, just an unknown namesake.

The job bugs Simms. Something about it is wrong. Someone is playing him. Problem is he doesn't know who or why. And the last thing he needs is the Genetic Monitoring Agency interrogating him about someone he's never even heard of...

There are five novellas in the series. Each is self-contained, but also part of a greater story-arc that's resolved in part #5. My plan is to release one a month and, hopefully, build up interest as I go along. I have no idea if this is a good approach or not - we shall see!

The complete release schedule looks like this:
  • October 25th: The Genehunter #1 - The Wrong Tom Jacks
  • November 25th: The Genehunter #2 - The Zombies of Death
  • December 25th: The Genehunter #3 - The Clone Who Didn't Know
  • January 25th: The Genehunter #4 - A Soldier of Megiddo
  • February 25th: The Genehunter #5 - Boneyard

As regular readers will know, these stories were originally written as a setting for a computer game. That's something that may still come about, but meanwhile they've really taken on a life of their own. I've had great fun writing them. Hopefully others will enjoy reading them as much...


  1. The whole Genehunter concept is intriguing and I think this novella experiment is definitely interesting. Keep us posted as to how it goes. :)

  2. Oh the titles are fab! The Clone who didn't know...!!!

    Love it!! GOOD LUCK Simon!!!

    Take care

  3. Sounds like a cool series! Congrats on getting them out there, and good luck.

  4. Sounds awesome. I love the blurb for the first novella!

  5. Intriguing. I shall have to check it out Nov 1.


  6. This is awesome. How much will your novellas cost?

  7. Nicole - Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting them out there.

  8. Thanks, Golden Eagle - hopefully it strikes the right tone and is suitably intriguing!

  9. Donna - Excellent, I hope you do!

  10. Donna - I'm thinking of putting them at the KDP minimum, i.e. 99c (US). Then I may collect all five together into a single volume at some point and go for the $2.99 price point.

    Incidentally - the Nov. 1st date won't interfere with another book launch I'm contributing to on the same day...

  11. Love the blurb, sound really interesting! Definitely keep us up to date. (:

  12. Elise - I certainly will, thanks.

  13. I'm looking forward to reading the first one, and I'll have a review up on Amazon ASAP!


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