At long last, it’s here!

My long-promised collection of essais, Style is the Rocket, is going live today, exclusively on Amazon. It contains nine pieces that have previously appeared on this blog:



Style is the rocket
The drudge and the architect
The immersive writer
Sturgeon’s law school
Heinlein’s rules vs Amazon’s game
Clock share: Writers vs the competition
Why I write

Plus ‘The Emperor’s new prose’, a revised and updated version of a piece from 2006, and the all-new and exclusive ‘Quality vs quality’.

Buy the ebook of Style is the Rocket on Amazon today!

Get yours for $2.99 U.S., or an equivalent amount in your go-to currency.

For those who prefer to eschew electrons, a handy paperback edition will be on sale within a few days.

In other news, The Worm of the Ages and Other Tails has been our most successful ebook launch so far, thanks partly to signal boosts by L. Jagi Lamplighter, John C. Wright, Ben Zwycky, Anthony Marchetta, Wendy S. Delmater, and others. Your help in spreading the word is deeply appreciated. Yr. Obt. Svt. is touched and honoured.

So what happens next? I have several projects on the go, including another essai collection, two pieces of short fiction, and (just possibly) a collection of pieces by our Evil Alter Blogger, H. Smiggy McStudge. Keep watching this space!


  1. Hmmm. Might want the paperback, the better to hand to family members….

    • If you do get the paperback, I’m enrolling the book in the Kindle Matchbook program, so you’ll be able to download the ebook as a free bonus. Win-win!

  2. Carbonel says

    Huzzah! Three cheers and a tiger!

    I just bought the kindle so I can have it right now, but I do want a hard copy for my library and to give to friends.

    I did not find on when I looked, however is it just not out yet?

  3. Cool. I compose my soul in patience for the paperback.

    Then, Worm is winging toward me as I type.

  4. I look forward to purchasing the tangible version!

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