An Almost Tangent eBook and Author’s Note

Well people, it’s official. The ebook for An Almost Tangent is live and available for purchase through Amazon. Now, before you start reading though, this is technically a beta version. I’m still waiting on the proof of the print edition, and when I get it, I’m going to read through the novel one more time and put in some last minute edits. I won’t change much, I’m sure, but there will certainly be at least some differences.

Still, if you can’t wait, go ahead and order your electronic copy through here. And in the meantime, here’s my author’s note for An Almost Tangent.

And so arrives book two of the Infinite Limits tetralogy, adding more points of view onto an already hefty cast of characters. I hope I’ve been able to properly communicate their development in such a way that you’ve enjoyed their company so far.

For book two, An Almost Tangent, I use the same basic structure that I used for book one–as suggested by China Miéville, which you can read about in my author’s note for The Asymptote’s Tail. I follow again seven points of view, all from different worlds, giving each POV character three five thousand word chapters with which to tell their story. And while this novel follows a similar three act structure for its individual story arc, one could also consider book two to be the first half of the second act of the tetralogy as a whole, an act which will give us time to further explore the worlds as they stand in the Infinite Limits universe.

In this book we follow six new points of view, those of characters we’ve already met in The Asymptote’s Tail and those of characters who have not yet been introduced alike. We also return to Ansel, still in search of her family, acting as the lynchpin between the various perspectives represented in Infinite Limits so far.

This novel in particular was fun to write because I was able to draw more from my real life experiences as an organizer for Occupy Baton Rouge. I have personally gone to parties with the sole intention of handing out flyers for political events. I was taught to yell tiny soundbites on repeat, creating the people’s mic that helped us be heard in places where megaphones were banned. I joined general assemblies, and I took to the streets with my fellow community members.

I very well could have been living in Outland Two, just like Tillie who goes through many of the same experiences in this novel. After all, that’s the point of literature in my opinion, and speculative fiction specifically: To illuminate the darkness in our present society so we can better find a method of fixing those problems together.

I hope I have illuminated some small part of our society for you at the same time that I have crafted believable characters and an enjoyable story. Thank you for giving me your time. Thank you for giving me a chance. I sincerely hope you join us again for book three.

We do nothing alone.

-Bryan Perkins 10/19/15

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About An Almost Tangent

Hello readers. I’m sorry to say that there will be no new chapters from Infinite Limits again this week. But that should all change next Saturday because I’m well on my way to publishing book two, An Almost Tangent. I have my proof copy for the print version ordered already, and I’m just left to format the eBook version. That should be published sometime this next week and the print version not long after that. If you want to keep up to date on when exactly they come out, sign up for my email newsletter right here.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with one last sneak peek of An Almost Tangent before full publication. This time it’s the back of the book blurb. Now, if you haven’t already read book one of Infinite Limits, The Asymptote’s Tail, there are some spoilers in this blurb, so don’t read on if you don’t want to read them. You’ve been warned. 🙂

An Almost Tangent

The walls between Outlands Five and Six have been destroyed, forcing the two to merge into a third, new world. In An Almost Tangent, book two of the Infinite Limits tetralogy, we follow six new points of view and one old as they each deal with unique consequences of that merger.

The owners of Inland face a choice. Would it be more profitable to resegregate Five and Six or to allow the two worlds to continue to intermingle? Lord Walker has his opinion on the matter, and the other members of the Fortune Five have theirs, but in the meantime, they all still have the chaos of riots and protests throughout all the Outlands to deal with.

In Outland One we experience firsthand the life of a protector in training. In Two we follow Tillie, a university student, as she unwittingly joins a protest movement on campus. In Three we meet a no name movie crew, attempting to become famous with their first independent film. While Five and Six bring us one never before introduced character’s point of view and that of an old friend, both to explore life in the poorest worlds—now world—of Outland.

Leaving us with none other than Ansel Server. Having lost her mother to the wrath of the protectors, she’s left only to fight for the life of her father—who was imprisoned by those very same protectors. The Scientist promised she’d help, Ansel’s dead set on making sure they get to him in time, and the only way to find out what happens is to join us for An Almost Tangent.

I hope you’re as excited about the release as I am, readers. Less than two weeks to wait. Until next time.

An Almost Tangent Cover and Table of Contents

If you’ve been following along on the blog, you probably already know that last Saturday the final chapter of The Asymptote’s Tail (book 1 of Infinite Limits) was made available here on the website. So as you might expect, I don’t have any new chapters to share today. Sorry.

I do, however, have some news to report about An Almost Tangent (book 2 of Infinite Limits). Not only have I been hard at work editing and formatting the print version, but I’ve also made some progress on designing a cover for the novel. If all goes to plan, I should be ordering my proof copy in the next week or so and publishing the print and eBook versions shortly after. Yay!

Until then, to tide you eager fans over (I’m sure there are tons of you, lol), I’ll share the table of contents for An Almost Tangent and my progress on the front cover so far. Enjoy, be intrigued, and let me know what y’all think in the comment section here.

An Almost Tangent

Table of Contents

22. Tillie
23. Huey
24. Rosa
25. Ansel
26. Jonah
27. Guy
28. Olsen
29. Tillie
30. Huey
31. Rosa
32. Ansel
33. Jonah
34. Guy
35. Olsen
36. Tillie
37. Huey
38. Rosa
39. Ansel
40. Jonah
41. Guy
42. Olsen

Thanks for stopping by, y’all. Have a great weekend.