My new novel The Basilisk Murders is now out in hardback from Lulu, and in paperback and ebook from Amazon (UK ebook), (UK paperback), (US ebook), (US paperback). Those of you with Kindle Unlimited or the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library can read it for free — and if you *don’t* have those, you can sign up for a thirty-day free trial for Kindle Unlimited and read it for free anyway — and I’ll still get paid (though you’re more than welcome to buy a copy rather than read it free if you want to make sure you can keep it). Patreon backers should be receiving their free copies soon.
For those who haven’t seen me talk about this book, here’s the blurb:
“Was this going to be the end? I wondered as I sprinted down yet another flight of stairs. Was I going to get caught, and get killed, by a geek serial killer?”
When Sarah arrives at a tech conference she’s meant to be covering for her magazine, she thinks it’ll be a few days away from her marriage problems on a tropical island. Instead, she’s surrounded by sleazy men who want to build a computer God, thousands of miles from home and her wife. She hates where she is, and the people who are around her.
But when someone starts killing those people off, Sarah has to investigate. What is the Basilisk? Who is committing the murders? Why is everyone talking about blackmail? And why is everyone drinking fish?
Surrounded by Russian billionaires, gropey bloggers, alt-right computer scientists, and philosophy professors, can Sarah solve the murders and win back her wife before the Singularity? And can she do it without having to deal with her racist ex-girlfriend?
Part cozy mystery, part technothriller, part biting satire, The Basilisk Murders is a hilarious, gripping, story of irrational rationality, staying kind in a hostile world, and building a better sandcastle.
please post this to Tumblr so I can repost it from the source :-D
quickly plugged on Tumblr/Twitter/Facebook, and in the Dark Enlightenment and HPMOR threads on SomethingAwful
also bought it and looking forward to reading it tonight. If I can get a frickin word written on my own book on these matters I can even deduct it!
This is the Amazon paperback – if their system doesn’t join them in a coupla days on author/title match, contact Amazon to do so and they will. (e.g. mine were automatically joined.)
Ta. Have updated the post with that link. Quite surprised it hasn’t autolinked already actually — it usually does within a day even when the paperback is from another company.
also plugged in [Reddit /r/sneerclub](https://www.reddit.com/r/SneerClub/comments/77dxyo/just_out_the_basilisk_murders_by_andrew_hickey/) with a quote of most of the intro, because I knew they’d appreciate that. Can’t think of any other appropriate subreddits I frequent …
and added it to the Roko’s Basilisk article on RationalWiki ;-)
Borrowed it through KU. I have to say, the first sentence is pretty great.
I’m going to add it to the Goodreads database as well.