I’ve known Jeff Carlson since he won the Writers of the Future Award in 2007 for his novella “The Frozen Sky.” I am not–nor have I ever been–a Writers of the Future Award winner, but in 2007 I was in the unique position to be a stowaway in LA during the WotF workshop. I short, I had a really terrible time. I tell everyone that Jeff was a knight who saved a damsel in distress because from the minute he showed up, he was. Plain and simple.
Since then, I’ve watched Jeff from my Ivory Tower, pleased as punch at the success of his sci-fi PLAGUE trilogy. (I’ve also enjoyed many an insane video of Jeff’s extreme ski stunts.) I am also singularly happy that he has expanded The Frozen Sky into a novel (available in both paperback and e-book form).
A little bit about The Frozen Sky:
BENEATH THE ICE
Something is alive inside Jupiter’s ice moon Europa. Robot probes find an ancient tunnel beneath the surface, its walls carved with strange hieroglyphics. Led by elite engineer Alexis Vonderach, a team of scientists descends into the dark… where they confront a savage race older than mankind…
“I’m hooked.” —Larry Niven
“A first-rate adventure.” —Allen Steele
Jeff recently did a really great guest post on SF Signal about The Frozen Sky, and why he chose to buck the traditional publishing route for this book — click here to check it out.
Congrats, Sir Jeff! This princess is honored to have you in her retinue.