Thank you for stopping by to hear more about The Rogue Retrieval, my debut sci-fi novel with Harper Voyager.
“The writing is crisp, the story moves quickly, and the characters are well drawn… This is a more than impressive first novel; it is a rollicking good read.”
–Galaxy’s Edge Magazine
“The fun of this story is watching the team dodge, lie and fight their way across a medieval world where their charade could cost them their lives.”
–Kay Kenyon, Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
“This is an adventure novel, and you’re going to get adventure, whether you like it or not. Quinn is the sort of character who you want to see win–or at least survive to run away another day.”
–J.C. Nelson, author of the Grimm Agency series.
“With a world that can offer both sci-fi and fantasy storytelling, Koboldt has a very large canvas to work with, and The Rogue Retrieval is an excellent first stroke. Recommended.”
–Mark Chitty, SFFworld
“A cool premise, a likeable hero, and suspenseful action make The Rogue Retrieval a fun read.”
–Eric James Stone, Nebula award winner and author of Unforgettable
“A great concept and lots of fun. One of those books you wish you thought of yourself and wonder why you haven’t read it before.”
–Auston Habershaw, Writers of the Future winner and author of The Iron Ring
You can read more reviews or leave one of your own at your book review site of choice:
Check out this 90-second trailer for The Rogue Retrieval, which was produced by Claribel Ortega:
The Rogue Retrieval is available in print or e-book form at all major online bookstores. You can also order it from your local bookshop. It might take a few days, but they’ll get it for you (and appreciate your business).
|Get an autographed copy from Left Bank Books in St. Louis. This is my local independent bookshop, and they’ve been kind enough to stock some signed copies for online ordering. They ship anywhere in the U.S. for 99 cents.|
|Buy it for your Kindle at Amazon. A good place to shop if you need… anything at all.|
|Buy it for your Nook at Barnes & Noble. Come on, support the underdog!|
|If you don’t have an e-reader, you can buy directly from the publisher and read it in their free app a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.|
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Here’s a fairly inclusive list of guest posts, interviews, reviews, and other media coverage for The Rogue Retrieval.
- Cover reveal challenge at Suvudu (November 19, 2015)
- What we’re looking forward to at The Writer Diaries (December 4, 2015)
- Added to alumni bookshelf at WashU School of Arts & Sciences (December 16, 2015)
- Exciting 2016 New Releases at Operation Awesome (January 1, 2016)
- 2016 Debut Author Challenge at The Qwillery (January 1, 2016) (update)
- Mogsy’s Bookshelf Roundup at Bibliosanctum (January 2, 2016)
- January SF/F Release Gallery at SF Signal (January 3, 2016)
January 19, 2016
- 5 Geeky Sci-fi Technologies at On Starships and Dragon Wings
- My Favorite Bit at Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog
- Awesomesauce Author Interview at Dannie Morin’s Left to Write
- Official on-sale announcement at Harper Voyager Books
- Impulse Buy of the Day, with Liana Brooks
- The Science in SF guest post at Pub Hub
January 20, 2016
January 21, 2016
- 5 Things I Learned at Chuck Wendig’s Terribleminds
- World-building: Seven wonders of Alissia at the Harper Voyager Books blog
- Disturbing Questions, an interview with A.F.E. Smith
- Writing Gender-Swapped SFF, a guest post at The Mary Sue
- Writing Standalones Sci-fi, at Michelle Hauck’s blog Michelle4laughs (January 26, 2016).
- Six Quirks of the Human Genome article in Clarkesworld Magazine (February 1, 2016)
- One Mentor’s Journey guest post at Brenda Drake’s blog (February 3rd, 2016).
- Author feature in St. Louis and St. Charles community newspapers (February 3rd, 2016).
- Virtual Book Tour at Pump Up Your Books (through Feb 5, 2016).
- March Fantasy Releases book blurb at Tor.com (February 23, 2016).
- Character feature in St. Louis Business Journal (February 26, 2016).
- The future of humanity and publishing on the Comcastro Show (podcast, TBD).
March 2016: The Print Release
- 5 Books About Snarky Magicians guest post on Tor.com (March 3, 2016).
- Author event blurb by Jane Henderson in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (March 5, 2016).
- Cage Match: Bean/Petra vs Alina/Mal at Suvudu (March 7, 2016).
- We Are All Allies, a post on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) blog.
- Ask Me Anything on Reddit Fantasy (March 15, 2016).
- Author appearance at Left Bank Books in St. Louis (March 16, 2016).
April 2016 and Beyond
- Interview with Mur Lafferty on the I Should Be Writing podcast.
- Book review in Galaxy’s Edge by Bill Fawcett and Jody Lynn Nye.
- Radio appearance: Max on Movies, on FM Newstalk 97.1 (and iTunes).
- Author interview on Beyond the Trope podcast.
- Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, by Kay Kenyon
- Mervi’s Book Reviews, by Mervi
- The Bibliosanctum, by Mogsy
- Deeply Shallow, by Anna Tan
- The Qwillery, by Melanie
- Reading Reality, by Marlene Harris
- Writing@Night by Keith Willis
- What I’m Reading by David Vonallmen
I don’t have a Kindle or Nook. Can I still read your book?
Yes, and you have a few options. You can download the free Kindle App and read e-books on your tablet, smart phone, or computer. Or, if you have an Apple device (iPod, iPad, iPhone, or Macbook) you can buy and read it through Apple iBooks. Or you can buy the paperback (see below).
What if I prefer to read physical books?
That’s easy: The Rogue Retrieval is now available in paperback. You can order it online at places like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound. Your local bookstore would also be to sell you a copy. It might take a day or two for them to stock it, but they’ll appreciate your business. So will I!