NEWS & EVENTS

Want to meet C. S. Friedman? Hear her read excerpts from her newest works? Buy her latest book and get it signed by her? You’ll find all the latest on news and events for Celia here.


Starred Review

Starred Review

Check out this starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, for THIS VIRTUAL NIGHT:

Publisher’s Weekly
“The long-awaited second entry in Friedman’s Outworlds series (after 1998’s This Alien Shore) will only whet the appetites of hard sci-fi fans for more adventures set in Friedman’s expertly rendered vision of the future. Centuries prior, a major technological breakthrough, the Hausman Drive, enabled humans to colonize the universe, but the development came with a steep price, as the drive altered the DNA of all those who used it, leading them to have mutated offspring who appear inhuman. Earth cut off all contact with these Variant colonists, but now a new method of travel into deep space offers the possibility of reunification for humankind. Against this backdrop, a mysterious explosion on Harmony Station disables the station’s life support system and kills two players of Dragonslayer, a virtual reality game. Suspicions of sabotage lead two very different characters to investigate: Micah Bello, Dragonslayer’s designer, fears he will be falsely accused of planting malware within the game and seeks to clear his name, and mercenary Ru Gaya is hired to look into an abandoned research station which may be linked to the explosion. Friedman perfectly balances action and characterization while keeping up a page-turning pace. Readers won’t want to put this one down.”
Starred Review

New Covers

Just saw the cover for THIS VIRTUAL NIGHT.  Very modern and dramatic. As this is now turning into a series, DAW also designed a new cover for THIS ALIEN SHORE, in the same style.  I love them both!  Future books in the Outworlds universe will match.

THIS VIRTUAL NIGHT COMING IN 2020

THIS VIRTUAL NIGHT COMING IN 2020

ON ITS WAY….THIS VIRTUAL NIGHT, set in the same universe as her bestselling novel THIS ALIEN SHORE. The manuscript is about to be delivered to DAW, and the hardcover and Ebook are scheduled for release on October 2020. Updates will be posted here.

New Edition of THIS ALIEN SHORE

NEW EDITION OF THIS ALIEN SHORE

DAW is planning to release THIS ALIEN SHORE as a trade paperback. It will feature a new cover design and a sample chapter from her upcoming Outworlds novel, THIS VIRTUAL NIGHT. Watch for it!

CELIA IS TEACHING A WRITING CLASS!

CELIA IS TEACHING A WRITING CLASS!

This September Celia will be teaching an eight week class in speculative fiction for the Writer’s Center. It’s online, so anyone can join, and it will focus on the special skills needed to write fantasy and science fiction.

Students will get personal critiques from Celia on both short writing exercises and long term projects, as well as participating in peer critique discussions. By the end of the class each student will have written and polished a short story that is suitable for submission to a genre publication.

Check it out: https://www.writer.org/

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