Update on The Reefs of Time

I haven’t been present here much lately, and that’s partly because I’ve been focusing on my other writing, specifically the next Chaos Chronicles book, The Reefs of Time. I am without doubt leaving in ruins any previous record for length of time spent writing a new book. But I hit a marker recently when I finished the major part of the rewrite on Part 1 of the book. That might not sound like a lot of progress to you. But to me, it was huge. (Actually, I only figured out a couple of weeks ago that the book needs to have major parts to it.)

I’ve worked my way through a lot of places where the first draft had hand-waving and confident notes to myself that something would happen here, or that chapter would get fixed in the second draft. So far, I think it’s actually working out pretty well.

In July, by the way, I’ll be attending a several-day workshop called The Schrödinger Sessions, which was conceived for the purpose of teaching science fiction writers as much about quantum theory as can be crammed into three days. I can’t wait. As it happens, I’m invoking elements of quantum theory, especially quantum entanglement, in an important subplot of The Reefs of Time. Won’t it be great if I can actually get it right?

Besides, I want to find out what happens to that cat!

Google doodle of Schrödinger’s cat, dead and alive

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  1. James
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    I am impatiently patiently waiting for the Reefs of Time. It's been a number of years since the last book in the series. 🙁

  2. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Me, too.

  3. Steven Ferrara
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    Is this the last book of the series, or will there be more books after this one?

  4. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    One more planned: The Masters of Shipworld.

  5. Kwizikle
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    I love the chaos chronicals series. I like them so much I have re-read them 4 times now… I have developed a lot of theories about shipworld and especially the Mindaru.

    Having started 40 years ago reading Asimov and PKD, amongst others, I find your books really well thought out. I can see why so much time is spent on rewrites and getting all to flow. Also a serious Star Trek fan who got married in first contact uniform, had ST vows and music. So far we have stayed together for as long as the space-time continuum remained stable…haha. Although wishing my wife could read my emotions like Antares!

    And how did you get me hooked – your free Neptune Crossing. I thought that it's free and I will probably give up by the third chapter. I read the whole book in one sitting and immediately downloaded the rest… Great storytelling Mr Carver.

    Whilst I am really hanging out for the final two books in the series, I shall just have to be patient…and if you want someone to proofread… ;).

    Again thanks again…

    Rob from down under.

  6. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Thanks very much, Rob! That kind of encouragement really helps!

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