Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Voyage to Voyager
Spotlight on Jim Doty’s The Thirteenth Man


Jim Doty has traveled a long way to get here, to his first book to be published by Harper Voyager. The Thirteenth Man is on sale at Amazon.

Jim Doty is a rising star.  That became apparent to me  as I watched him do all the right things, starting with write, write, write.  Since then, he has become a con staple that I look forward to seeing when I can attend. He wrote a  blog for Leasspell about his experiences early on has gone onto exciting things, including his first book to be published with Harper Voyager.  It’s the first time I’ve witnessed a friend going from indie to traditionally published author, and I could not be more pleased to share the press release from Harper Voyager.



After five years as a prisoner of war, Commander Charlie Cass-bastard son of the Duke de Maris-is finally home. But his arrival is cause for consternation as much as celebration, because when he was thought dead, he was considered a hero to the Empire.

Alive, he’s a political liability. Because the war with the Syndonese is not yet over, and while the King technically answers to the Nine-the Dukes of the various planets and moons of the Empire-there are others actually pulling his strings. And they certainly don’t need Charlie Cass messing up their delicate plans. Unfortunately for them, that’s what he’s best at. And when the next war always seems to begin as soon as the ink is dry on the peace treaty, only a true hero can set things right. Spanning the galaxy, The Thirteenth Man (ISBN: 9780062562081, on sale 08/23/2016, $3.99) blends the best traditions of space opera and military sci-fi into a non-stop adventure that’s as much Patrick O’Brien as it is John Scalzi.

 About the Author

jl-doty2Trained as a scientist with a PhD in Electrical Engineering (specializing in laser physics), J.L. DOTY has been writing science fiction and fantasy for over thirty years. He has nine published novels, including the three series: The Treasons Cycle, The Gods Within, and The Dead Among Us. Born in Seattle, he now lives in Arizona with his wife and three cats. He writes full-time now and continues to focus on speculative fiction, but never with lasers as a weapon, since most writers invariably get that wrong.

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-1-55-14-pmAbout Voyager

Harper Voyager is a thriving global imprint dedicated to science fiction and fantasy. The imprint was originally founded as Eos Books in 1999 and relaunched in 2011 as a global brand, in conjunction with HarperCollins Australia and HarperCollins UK. Harper Voyager publishes some of the most notable names in science fiction, epic fantasy, and urban fantasy, including worldwide bestselling authors Raymond E. Feist, Kim Harrison, Robin Hobb, and Sheri S. Tepper. For more information about the publisher and other Witness titles, please visit: