Vex Vox: Buy My Book!

Long story short: Some very silly people with a number of rabid followers have recently called for a boycott of Tor Books starting Friday, June 19, 2015. Why? Because they manufactured a controversy over a Tor employee’s personal comments on her personal Facebook page and then failed to get her fired for it. I won’t dignify their stupid witch hunt by naming names, because anyone who needs or wants to know what I’m talking about already knows.

As a relatively new Tor author, I am asking everyone who sees this to buy or pre-order on Friday, June 19, a book published by Tor, Forge, or their parent company Macmillan.

If you’d like a suggestion, let me recommend you pre-order my new Jack Bauer action-thriller, 24: ROGUE, scheduled for publication on September 8, 2015.

Here’s the cover art and back-cover copy:

The time is 8:00 PM.

24rogue_largeJack Bauer is a man without a country, a fugitive hunted by the most powerful nations in the world. He lives on the run, survives by his wits, and finds purpose in his exile by waging a one-man war against those who profit from the death and suffering of others.

On a self-imposed crusade to destroy the criminal empire of international arms dealer Karl Rask, Jack has infiltrated the crew of one of Rask’s freighters. But his mission is disrupted when the ship is hijacked by a band of suspiciously well-informed pirates off the coast of Somalia.

As Jack fights to free the ship, he discovers a deadly secret hidden in its hold: a prize the pirates were hired to steal, and that could be used to ignite a world war — unless Jack captures it first.


Product Details
• Trade Paperback: 300 pages
• Publisher: Tor/Forge (September 8, 2015)
• ISBN-10: 0765377926
• ISBN-13: 978-0765377920

Again … just  suggestion. Order any Tor/Forge/Macmillan title. Thank you.

One Response to “Vex Vox: Buy My Book!”

  1. jsharbour

    I looked up the “incident”. Whew, what a hornet’s nest of controversy. These people keep throwing around buzzwords. As far as I can tell, the strangely-labeled Puppies groups are just trying to manipulate the Hugo awards. I can get behind that cause if the awards are dominated by a certain “ol’ boy’s club” cadre, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It seems to be about pushing controversial books. At that point in my research, my eyes begin to glaze over… TMI. This, along with the Amazon-Hachette battle, is very disturbing, and I don’t know what to make of it. A situation that moves too fast to comprehend is like a Blitzkrieg; does it also have fascist motives? By the time anyone can figure out what’s going on, Paris is occupied.

    As for the request to buy or pre-order a book today, I was thinking that, with people inappropriately taking this TOR employee’s personal comments to the corporate level, that reminds me of Jennifer Government by Max Berry. Looked it up.. different publisher. Would have been wonderfully appropriate if it were a Macmillan title. Are we already living in the precursor to that world? Is it impossible for any person to have an opinion outside of their employer? Scary thought. These Puppies believe an employee always represents their employer, no matter the occasion. That’s absolutely fascist. So, despite the convoluted arguments and confusion, I know which side I’m on.

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