Since the publication of The Digital Sea back in January, I’ve been rather busy. I finished the first draft of my alt-history novel The Fires of Alexandria, gotten my YA speculative fiction novel Gamers ready for publication (hopefully to be released in a week) and started on book two for The Digital Sea trilogy – The Godhead Machine. The second book in the series was actually half done from last year. I had switched to a different project to get ready for a workshop. But getting back to the TDS world reminds me how much I enjoy writing about Zel Aurora. And I’m sorry to say, as always, I’m putting her through hell.
Being so busy allows little time for promotion. But that’s okay as I’m a firm believer in the Dean Wesley Smith idea that writing more good books sells books. I have allowed myself to submit The Digital Sea to few review sites, but beyond that, I’ve been focused on writing the next novel. So far, the reviews have been quite nice and sales are exactly where I expected them to be, which pleases me greatly.
Here are the reviews I’ve received so far with the essence of the text repeated here for ease:
The New Podler Review of Books
“Besides Zel, there are several other characters that figure prominently in the story. I wondered how well Carpenter was going to tie their individual storylines together, but he pulled it off. Even though he shifts around a lot, at no point did I forget who any of them were. Carpenter deftly shapes and defines all of his characters, providing us with a diverse group. He deserves credit for writing a story where one major character is an amputee and another suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, yet neither falls prey to stereotypes.”
“From the beginning to the end, The Digital Sea dragged you into its depths and drowned you with a futuristic reality that threatened to overload your senses. With its action-packed storyline, it will keep the reader turning page after page until the end. I would recommend this story to anyone who appreciates future-based story lines mixed with surrealism.”
“In the Digital Sea, Thomas Carpenter has put together an extreme technological futuristic thriller. Fast paced, the action keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is important to follow the action closely because every part has a reason. The interplay is amazingly intricate. Because of the scope of the novel, the characters are numerous. Mr. Carpenter has put together an amazing group of characters, and tied them together with verve.”
If those reviews intrigued you, The Digital Sea is available for purchase at Amazon in ebook ($4.99) or paperback ($14.99).