Forge of the Elders: Okay, Here's the Deal

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 17 Mar 2007 11:52:46 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at Random - Neil wants a new literary agent, to help him find a worthy home for his "Ngu Family Saga", a collection of four big novels, two written and two planned, that begins with Pallas, continues with Ares and Ceres, and concludes with Beautiful Dreamer. During the process of "reverting" the rights to some of his early work, he discovered that Baen still has 1,500 copies of Forge of the Elders. He's like us to help sell them. As a bonus, he'll write a short story in the Elders universe, and another if Baen does another print run. Baen's L. Neil Smith page offers the hardcover for $25, paperback for $8.00, and ebook for $4.00.

If you haven't read it, here's what it's about:

After most nations rejected Marxism in the late 1990s, the Berlin Wall came down, the Soviet Empire collapsed, the United States soon embraced Marxism wholeheartedly and eventually dragged the whole world backward, into the pit of collectivism. Now, as its "planned" economy inexorably disintegrates, the American Soviet Socialist Republic desperately lays claim to the newly-discovered asteroid 5023 Eris, and sends a ragtag expedition there, composed of the incompetent, the overly-competent, and a handful of obsolete heroes. But somebody (or something) is already there! The giant, molluscoid Elders are from Earth.

Sort of.

But they aren't human.

And they're individualists -- and capitalists!

The book also offers three love stories, a little sex, a whole lot of interesting weapons, and hints at a connection to some of my other works.

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