Micheal Cobley

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Humanity’s Fire, From Orbit US!

All 3 Covers Of The US Editions
Seeds, Orphans, Stars

Here they are, all three covers from the Orbit US editions of the Humanity’s Fire trilogy, due to be published later this year, in September, October and November. Yes, its the old one-two-three!

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  1. Alex Says:

    June 11th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I’ve just finished Humanity’s Fire. Very enjoyable thanks Mr. Cobley. I find myself wondering how mass media within the tiernet went on to portray the Hemegon actions towards the end of ‘Stars… (no spoilers)

    I also wonder if I should be pondering whether the societies you have portrayed within ‘Fire have direct parallels with the activities of any specific states/Hegemonic Empires today (US, China, Israel…). I see the MSM there of course, and the deceit of attack as pro-active defense, but I wonder if there is more which I should be pondering given the commentary on your consuming interest in democracy in your bio ?

    I look forward to future works, and in particular was there a hint of a future foray into steampunk in there somewhere…? Many thanks. Alex

  2. rockitboy Says:

    June 11th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Alex, am very glad that you enjoyed the books, and well done for spotting certain similarities, shall we say, between the universe of Humanity’s Fire and our own woe-begotten times. I should say, however, that any such parallels were only employed as a jumping-off point for my epic, wide-screen baroque adventures. I don’t really expect any British island territories to become the focus of unspeakable horrors from the nether dimensions, at least not while we have to put up with the horrors of a (mostly) Tory government. As for future works, I am keen to write many different kinds of stories, steampunk, cyberpunk, capers, heroic fantasy, and back to HFire (because I have quite a few stories still to tell there as well).

  3. habilis Says:

    December 18th, 2012 at 4:24 am

    I think the closest analog to your style in Humanity’s Fire is actually that of E.E. “Doc” Smith, whom you did not include in your acknowledgements. Crude and full of energy, vast visions, and epic battles, with humorous moments intermixed. I find your tale-telling to be much smoother, but the underlying joy of invention seems the same.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. rockitboy Says:

    March 1st, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Wow, er…eh? Well, comparisons to EE Doc Smith are fair enough – he was a favourite back in the very early day. Am definitely glad that you enjoy the books though ;-)

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