Just got off the phone with Inkshares and we have a plan. We’re hoping for an autumn release. To do that I need edit notes back in a couple weeks then turn around revisions. So yay!  We’re making progress finally! Sorry for the long time between updates but as the progress continues I’ll keep you updated.

Userphoto9 original Shawn D Whale · Reader · added 7 months ago
Bravo! Excited for more of Pilot X


Thank you so much for having faith in the Pilot X sequel. I am BEYOND thrilled to get this going. Now I will begin the long process of asking for your patience as we get the book ship shape for publishing. 

As promised to tide you over, here’s a link to my next book coming out this summer called Gallium. It’s in the same universe as my book Lot Beta.

The link here will work for 7 days. Hope you enjoy!


And thanks again!!

Merrittnapaclose Tom Merritt · Author · added 8 months ago
90% !!! Less than 75 copies needed preordered to hit the mark and make Trigor a reality,

To thank you here’s the current paragraph of Trigor I’m editing

"She launched into a monologue describing Parthian Prime’s unique trading advantages that contributed to its position at the top of the trading universe. Pilot X tried very hard not to drift. The coffee was wearing off and the Legwas was quite strong. Or maybe that’s just what Legwas was supposed to be like. He entertained himself by noticing how elegantly the Matriarch skirted the issue of Parthian Prime’s claim as the original planet of the civilization. Certain omissions in her monologue implied there was only one answer to the origin of Parthians, but she was never so blunt as say it."

And don’t forget if, I mean WHEN, Trigor gets funded I’ll be posting a link to all backers for the PDF of my Lot Beta univers book Gallium.



75% there!

Thanks to your overwhelming support we passed the 3/4 mark and are barreling towards the 750 preorders we need to get Trigor published. THANK YOU!

With two weeks to go I feel pretty good about it but I think we’d all feel better if it was just, you know, 100% already. ;)

So to motivate folks I’m going to offer to give a link to a PDF of ANOTHER book I have coming out this summer called Gallium. If you ever read my book, Lot Beta, you’ll recognise the universe. It’s not a sequel but it’s set in the same world. MThis time it’s a woman in a salvage operation trying to make a go of it and having forces set against her when she discovers ancient history that powerful people don’t want discovered.

Anyway if we get Trigor funded I’ll send out a link to the PDF of Gallium to all backers.

So spread the word, and thanks to all who have been. Y’all are the best.


Merrittnapaclose Tom Merritt · Author · added 8 months ago
Hey Robyn, You can order Pilot X through Inkshares separately at https://www.inkshares.com/books/pilot-x. It would be cool to allow you to bundle. I’ll suggest it!
Robyn cheerleader Robyn Goldy · Reader · added 8 months ago
Hi Tom, I have a friendly suggestion for an order category.  I have not read Pilot X yet.  Would it be possible to have an option to order an e-copy of both Trigor and Pilot X? 

We have 60%! THANK YOU!

The Trigor funding is more than halfway there. We just need an average of about 7 orders a day for the rest of the period to make sure Pilot X’s further adventures can be shared with the world (including via audiobook!)

So here’s what I’d like you to do if you can and you’re willing to help.

Tell one person. Whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, in person, at the coffee shop on the radio, in the bathroo... strike that last one. Tell at least one person about Trigor and why you think they’d enjoy it and should pre-order to get it published.

Do that for me and I will be unendingly grateful and you will have done your good deed for the day. Plus you get to brag that you were there first.


Here’s the current line I’m editing

"Pilot X was trying to land on a civilized planet with decent traffic control. That meant he had to establish who he was and why he was there. This was difficult for him. He flew in a time ship which shouldn’t exist. "

Merrittnapaclose Tom Merritt · Author · added 9 months ago
Why yes I did say Audiobook. The catch is, you can’t pre-order the audiobook. We need to fund the print book, then we can make the audiobook. 
Userphoto8 original Daniel Cheddesingh · Reader · added 9 months ago
Did you say audiobook?

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