Monday, November 26, 2012

Now available:

No doubt you are wondering about that title. No, it's NOT an IP address, they only have four numbers between 0 and 255 separated by three periods. No, it's NOT an enzyme identifier, which look the same as IP addresses, though are not limited to 255 and I am not sure if they permit zero.

Actually, it's a date from one of the old Maya calendars, in what archaeologists call the Long Count, which indicate a continuous sequence of dates from some presumably mythical starting point somewhere around 3100 B.C. This particular date,, is the one which is supposedly coming up very shortly, at least according to one particular alignment of the Maya sequence with ours. Other historians give different correlations, and this particular book, the ninth installment of the Saga De Bellis Stellarum, uses a correlation which makes this end-of-the-baktun fall in December of 2015 - on the birthday of John Collins, no less!

So, if you are curious to hear how the world "ends"... you may wish to check it out. You can rest assured that there are four more installments to come, so you need not look so tragic... but do recall what Chesterton said:
Every short story does truly begin with creation and end with a last judgment.
[GKC The Everlasting Man CW2:379]
The Saga is, of course somewhat more lengthy than a short story... but we shall defer discussion of the other matters to a future time.

Oh yes, if you want to get the book, or find out more, go here.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Now Available: Os Olhos do Condor

Happy feast of St. Albert the Great, patron of Science!

To celebrate, we are releasing the eighth installment of the Saga De Bellis Stellarum today. It is called Os Olhos do Condor, which is Portuguese for "The Eyes of the Condor" - it tells of the adventures of our three heroes during the spring semester of 2015, when the great Espada plant in Brazil is threatened by industrial sabateurs. Meanwhile another sort of danger springs up in Stirling, PA...

But I don't want to reveal too much, of course! There are some very exciting parts... so visit here to learn more or to order the book.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Now Available; What More Do You Want?

Today, the feast of the martyr St. Josephat, part seven of the Saga is now available!Yes, half of the installments are now in print and ready for your enjoyment.

This one is titled What More Do You Want? - it covers the fall semester of 2014. You may order it here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Now Available: Three Things Which Go Well

The next part of the Saga, part six, entitled Three Things Which Go Well, is now available! See here for the "back cover" blurb or to order.
Don't forget to check out our new website for the Saga, wherein you will find a variety of stuff - a basic introduction, the list of the titles, and also some "background" information... the sort of thing Tolkien put into the appendices of his masterwork.
Remember, there are seven more volumes still to come. I have to be very careful not to reveal any of the secrets... and YES there are plenty of secrets awaiting you.