Bill Quick

You can get the Kindle ebook version from Amazon right now.  A dead tree quality paperback version is in the works, and should be available within a week, if you don’t hold with those new-fangled ebook gadget things.

UPDATELIGHTNING FALL is now available as a quality paperback at Create Space.  The link is here:

Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster – Quality Paperback format

Here’s the link for the Amazon Kindle version:

Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster

For those of you who want the .epub format, which can be read on any Apple device as well as the Nook Reader, go to this link:

Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster (.epub version)

I tried to get everybody who contributed from this board into the acknowledgements, but at my age, I probably forgot a couple.  If so, my abject apologies – and if you think I missed you, let me know.  I can fix it in a new edition.

Hope you enjoy the book.  Lord knows, it took long enough!  And if you do enjoy it, please consider writing a short review at Amazon saying so.  Even a single sentence –  “Great book, loved it, five stars” – is valuable.  Reviews are a big deal in selling a book through Amazon, and I’d greatly appreciate the help.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


My New Book, LIGHTNING FALL: A NOVEL OF DISASTER, Is Out at Amazon! — 54 Comments

  1. Got it.

    Haven’t read the whole thing yet, (I’m a fast reader, but c’mon.), just flipped through it a bit. Nevertheless, I’m comfortable with writing a review. Question: would it look questionable if a glowing review was posted an hour after the book became available for sale? If yes, I’ll wait a day or two.

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    Oops, sorry – damn neighbor’s kids, hangin’ out on the lawn, makin’ a racket -

    Book bought, read the first three chapters via Look Inside while awaiting download to Kindle, went and posted review on Amazon (another “first”; ordinarily, I don’t “do” Amazon reviews, figure let the suckers buy and find out for themselves just like I have to do) – and I wasn’t the first at that, nor was SteveF, not unless he signs Amazon reviews with a girl’s name…

    I do hope you’ve got that next book, the sequel, well under way – this first one’s not going to last long…keep ‘em coming, we’ll be waiting…

    Later, dood – download just hit the Kindle, got readin’ to do…

    Update: BTW, you’ve probably already got this covered, but – have you given any thought to where you might go with a second trilogy, after you finish these first three? After all, the whole “Harry Potter” dealie ran on for a lot longer than three books, and that was for kids, mostly, y’know?…

  4. Purchased – now I need to find the time to read – as soon as I transfer to the kindle I’ll get started… Can’t wait.

    I’ll post a review as soon as I’ve read enough to at least appear to have read it…

    • Ha. Living proof that women can be misanthropists just as well as men can?

      Our Amazon account is currently attached to my wife’s email address and name* because she orders about 1000000X as much stuff as I do** and she wants to see the notifications of when things ship. It wasn’t worth the effort to change it just for leaving a review, and anyway the “Steve” on the review would probably go back to “paula” as soon as she changed the account info back.

      * Not her real name, her Americanized name. Because her English teacher when she first came to the US advised her to pick an American “use name”. Because Americans don’t like Chinese names, even one-syllable names with no difficult consonant clusters. And because Americans are morons and will be, like, totally fooled that she’s really an American despite the accent and the face.

      ** Which is a contributing factor to me being broke all the time. She doesn’t just waste money, like my first wife, but she buys a lot of things that we don’t really need.

      • Ah – so…”paula” is actually “Steve” – or Steve’s Chinese spouse – or, sometimes both (?)…

        Got it – I think -

        She doesn’t just waste money, like my first wife, but she buys a lot of things that we don’t really need.

        Well – even given the general principle that “need” is a relative* term, I find your apparent lack of fiscal good fortune in your choice of marital partners faintly…disturbing. Not necessarily surprising – overall genius is, in the end, just as vulnerable to the nip of the love-bug as are lesser mortals – but somewhat dismaying.

        Ah, well – always keep in mind, of course, “needs” are few, while “wants” are near-infinite…and it’s only money, y’know; it’s not as if it’s something having real value or anything like that…

        (*It invariably means something different to your relative[s] than it does to you)

  5. Thanks Bill, been watching for this. Got it on my Kindle last night.

    Oh and thanks for the mention in the forward. Never had the honor of being mentioned in a book before. Not sure what help I provided, but whatever it was I was happy to help.

    Hope the next volume isn’t too far behind.

  6. Bill, I do not know if you can still make changes or not. Chapter 5, page 1, 9 paragraphs in, I believe “they” should not be there. Also an extra “I” at the end of para 13.

    • It’s not perfect, Drach. There are still a handful of typos out of about a quarter million words. But after going through the ms half a dozen times, and SteveF’s excellent copyediting job, I put it to bed.

      There are typos in every single one of my dead tree NYC-pubbed books, too.

      • Should mention that I got mine the day you announced, but I’ve been at a client site immersed in work the last week.

        I noticed it rose a lot in the rankings overnight. It ought to do well. I’ve read perhaps a dozen indie published SF works on Amazon, and only a couple were even worth the time. Most seem to be from writers who are just starting their “million words” apprenticeship.

    • The loons that came out of the woodwork to comment under Insty’s post made for an entertaining lunchtime read.

      When I went to Amazon to get WTQ’s book, they offered me the ability to read it for free as an Amazon Prime customer, but there was also a purchase link, which I hit. Looking forward to reading more of it; I’m still in early chapters of the book.

  7. Bought it several days ago as I said above, and have been reading it nightly before going to sleep. Enjoying it quite a bit. I’m not usually much of a fiction guy, but I suspect if I didn’t have to get up for work I’d blast through a lot more of it in a sitting; it’s a great read.

    Pursuant to your back & forth with Drach and just in case you were looking for input on mistakes, one thing that had me a bit confused is what seems to be a character being variously referred to as the Sec’y of State/Sec’y of Defense, and Harold Miller/Harold Washington. I think the name switch began on page 148.