“The Cup” Has Arrived!

Big news today!!

For the past several weeks I have been working closely with the fine writers, editors, and developers at Cloud Imperium Games (CIG), who have themselves been working on a science fiction MMO set in Chris Roberts’ Wing Commander universe. This MMO, called STAR CITIZEN, is scheduled for release within the next 2-3 years, but as part of its development, they have been commissioning authors to write stories set in the Star Citizen universe. With the terrific help of author and friend, and professional rainmaker Chuck Gannon, who got me in touch with CIG, I have written for them a story titled “The Cup” which deals with an interstellar race called the Murray Cup Race (the MCR). The story features the on and off-curcuit activities of 4 prominent racers, as they jockey for power, fame and glory during the race. Episode one of the story has just been released in CIG’s magazine, Jump Point. Episodes 2 and 3 will follow in August and September.

Unfortunately, Jump Point is not available to the general public. It’s a publication that they offer their financial patrons through subscription, so unless you have a subscription, you cannot read the story. The good news is, I’m following in the footsteps of other great authors, such as lead writer for CIG David Haddock, and Douglas Niles, of Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms fame. So, it’s quite an honor to be working in this group of people. :)

Now, there is a website that I will refer you to. The Star Citizen Wiki page has this volume of Jump Point listed, and the TOC on the page shows my story. There are also pictures that you can look at inside this issue of JP. If you cycle through the pictures for issue 01-08, you will find one with a race craft blowing through a series of rings in an asteroid belt. That picture is the cover art for my story, and they did a great job on it. And at some point down the line, they intend on taking all the stories from the first year/volume of JP and creating a publication for purchase, and if so, I’ll announce that when it happens.

So I just wanted to make this announcement. Thanks to editor David Ladyman and all the other CIG guys who helped me out with this. It was a great experience and hopefully more stories for them will follow in the future.

Cloud Imperium Games Website

If you want to consider a subscription to Jump Point, go here… Jump Point subscription

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