That’s right, folks! Antimatter ePress, teaming up with Wizard’s Tower Press has brought to your wonder-seeking reading world, a novella from Juliet E. McKenna.
Turns and Chances was originally published in signed, limited hardback edition by PS Publishing (England) in 2004.
Now it’s in more accessible–for us across the pond–e-format.
Antimatter ePress is working on McKenna’s backlist to be published and marketed through Wizard’s Tower Press.
Ms. McKenna talks about this process from her point of view in three blog posts, which frankly make very interesting reading concerning the future of reading materials. I just do the schlogging technical stuff. In these three articles, she talks about the logistics of the rights to her own work, the impact of piracy, and the demise of the mass-market paperback.
Turns and Chances is an interesting read. Taking place between the first two series and the second two series of the McKenna World, it is written as relay-race of sorts: there’s a revolution about to happen, and the characters in the story carry the message of this revolution to where it needs to go. The chapters each feature a different protagonist along the path of this message. It’s a really neat mechanism.
Like all of Antimatter ePress’ projects, I wouldn’t have wasted my time doing this if I didn’t believe that this story is worth being preserved electronically. It is.