The Galactic Imperative
(Book Three of The Imperative Chronicles)

A work in progress. Approximate word count: 52,000 - 15 chapters so far.

I began writing the third book in the series back in 2005. I got halfway through the book when it suddenly dawned on me: what's the point of writing the third book in a trilogy until you've sold the first two books? So I stopped working on it.

After Sunrise Destiny, and while writing My Other Car is a Spaceship, I did indeed sell the first two books in the series (The Mars Imperative and The Tesserene Imperative).

As soon as the dust settles, I'll get back to writing and finish this book, tentatively named The Galactic Imperative.

As a general teaser, I'll just say that due to extreme circumstances, four years after the close of The Tesserene Imperative, James McKie (from The Mars Imperativehooks up with the crew of Shamu  in a new adventure. As you might expect, they all end up in ridiculously dangerous situations. 8^}

I also have an idea for a fourth book that would be a prequel to The Mars Imperative (Book Zero?), but I don't know if I'll ever get around to writing it. We'll see. Click here to see what I have in mind.