Announcing A Special Illustrated Version of First Contact (The Last War Trilogy, Book 1)

In a bit of an unexpected twist that just happens to coincide with the upcoming holidays, I’ve secured the rights to use the illustrations originally intended for use in the Chinese version of First Contact for a special illustrated English edition of the book (note: this will be in addition to the existing text-only edition).

Now, there’s a bit of bad news to go along with the good. The Chinese publisher had planned to publish the book with one illustration per chapter, which unfortunately proved to be an overwhelming task for the illustrator, so we don’t have as many illustrations as we’d hoped. Also, some of them were in a draft phase when the illustration idea was dropped from the project, but I plan to include those in the English version. Even though they’re not complete, they still convey a great “feel” for the scenes and I hate to see them go to waste.

The book will be available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Books, and will be flagged with “special illustrated version” in the title. I don’t have any immediate plans to publish a print version unless I can get higher resolution copies of the images. I’m going to work on getting the ebook version formatted today, so it should be available for purchase within the next week.

Before you ask if there will be illustrated versions of the others books (especially those featuring Reza and Esah-Zhurah!), the honest answer is that I don’t know. I would love to have illustrated editions of all the books, including the Harvest series, but that’s a huge undertaking under the best of circumstances. So, we’ll see.

In the meantime, for those who want to get a little bit of eye candy of the In Her Name universe, keep your eyes out for the new edition of First Contact!

Aurora Being Boarded

Kreelan warriors boarding the starship Aurora

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8 comments on “Announcing A Special Illustrated Version of First Contact (The Last War Trilogy, Book 1)
  1. Kat says:

    Will we be purchasing the book again or is there an update for the version we have currently paid for?

  2. This will be a lovely Christmas gift to myself and others I would like to introduce First Contact to.

  3. Kirk Irthum says:

    So now we get to see what your guys look like…hmmm, vveerrryyy eeennnnteresting !!

  4. Jonathan Silverthorn says:

    Cool, you made a comic book!

    (for some reason I always seem to end up on everyone’s A-hole list. I don’t understand)

    Looks good, nice art.

  5. chris says:

    What’s the timeliness for mistress of the ages

  6. Larry says:

    Yes I would like to see some illustrations. Really helps to get a good picture of what you have in mind. Would like to see less foul language. Stories are a lot of fun. Thanks for the entertainment and keep it coming.

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