The short Blue Horizon episode titled "The Easter Bunny" that coincided with the events of "Up From the Ashes" is no longer a separate tale of its own. I've had in mind for years to go back and merge that short passage into its parent episode and I have finally done so. All this has done is to put the context into its proper chronological place within the series where it belonged.
With this action, I have made the change to the website itself, but I have not yet had time to rework this in the ebook or the Lulu book. There's no need to fear that I've "messed things up" for the series. Nothing's been deleted, everything is still there, although the number of episode numbers have changed. As time allows, I will be updating the ebooks and books in print as well.
Fred Patten, Furry fandom's historian and reviewer has given his thoughts on the second volume of the Blue Horizon series on the Dogpatch Press website.
Liz Jackson has created an awesome new cover for the second volume of the Blue Horizon tales. The new edition with this cover is now on sale through Lulu Press for those who prefer a printed book, and the ebook and online versions are also available on this website. There's even a new hardback edition for those who desire a copy.
Liz will be eventually replacing all of my book covers for me, including the remaining three books of the Blue Horizon series. If you click on the thumbnail image at the left, it will open up the full image on Liz's Tumblr site so you can see it in greater detail. (Be sure to look at the reflection in Samantha's eye...)
In a continuation of the revisions I began for the Blue Horizon series, I just finished the same with Hoenix, only there was very little to change in this novel to match what was altered in the main series. I did clean up a few mistakes here and there, but nothing major. With this done, I am now finished with the revisions for the Blue Horizon series universe.
Just a quick update here — I'm still working on Blue Horizon 43: Highland Feral, but there have been a few stops and starts along the way due to my hand/wrist issues. During one of those pauses, I read back through Blue Horizon 1261 and made appropriate changes to match the rest of the BH revisions. There weren't as many needed, so that project went quickly, but now I'm penning new material for the BH episode as planned that's currently up to twenty-seven pages.
With luck and a good tail wind, I may be able to finish up within another week and post it to the library.
With the exception of the two satellite novels, I've completed the "Blue Revisions" I've been working on for the existing 42 episodes in the series. Now that I've had a good tail wind behind me for the past month, I'm going see if this forward momentum will help me continue so that I can finish what I'd started on Episode 43, "Highland Feral". If I can manage this, I'm hoping to have an actual, tidy end to the series.
Once I've finished that, I'll continue my revisions with Blue Horizon 1261 and Hoenix to reflect the base changes to the overall points of the series that have been made (particularly the elements that have to do with the origin of the Furs, the lost colonies and the formation of the Planetary Alignment). With luck, I won't have to change much on those two stories and then I can get back to work on Second Chance.
Liz Jackson has created an awesome new cover for the first volume of the Blue Horizon tales, and just in time for a newly Revised edition of the book containing edits and corrections to the material within. The new edition with this cover is now on sale through Lulu Press for those who prefer a printed tome, and the ebook and online versions are also available on this website.
Liz will be eventually replacing all of my book covers for me, including the remaining four books of the Blue Horizon series. If you click on the thumbnail image at the left, it will open up the full image on Liz's FurAffininity site so you can see it in greater detail.
Despite my self-imposed medical retirement, sometime in the next month or so, I will start reading back through the whole Blue Horizon series, making much-needed revisions to the text. After looking through some of the old tales, I realized with horror that a number of un-edited versions of the stories were used instead of the finished and polished editions. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the spit-and-polished files on any of my backup discs, so I'm going to make the effort to go through that process once again to correct this oversight.
I am embarrassed at what I've seen released online and in the printed books, so I'm going to make this my priority for a while. I'll be cleaning up grammar mistakes, typos and while I'm at it, I think I'm going to make some changes to some of the background characters and also to one of the major running themes that's ongoing through the whole storyline that I was never really happy with.
Liz Jackson, the talented artist who created the cover art for Sunset of Furmankind, Second Chance, A Wilder West and Hoenix, will start work on each of the Blue Horizon covers soon. I've long wished for actual cover art instead of the generic color covers I've used for years, and I'm pleased that she's agreed to commission them for me. This will come just in time to coincide with the revisions, so when each cover is completed, a revised book will be released as a New Edition, both in printed and ebook formats, in addition to the website library.
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