I did some investigative reporting today (okay, I went shopping), looking into the imminent arrival of Prophecy Gold. According to Electronic Boutique it should be in tommorow. Babbages says they should have it by next week, and CompUSA was, as usual, clueless. Anyway, I'm gonna be away for a day or two, but I'm hoping to have a brand new copy of Gold to talk about when I get back on Friday evening.
The man best known as HCl has released a WC3/4/Armada to WCP/SO converter, so as to allow other people to continue his work converting ships to the vision engine. HCl himself will unfortunatly be quite busy for the next several months, but was kind enough to leave us all this. The download includes the newest version of WCPEdit, the WC4 file format and ready-for-conversion models of the Vindicator and Longbow. Grab it here.
Baen has put up the 'back cover' text for False Colors... check it out below.
MORE WAR . . .
A desperate attack on the Kilrathi homeworld had succeeded in destroying the entire planet, including the Emperor and his warlords. The surviving Kilrathi, on warships and on their colony worlds were hopelessly demoralized and had sued for peace. The catlike warrior race was no longer a threat to Earth and its colonies. Thirty-five years of war had finally come to an end, bringing peace in our time. They thought....
The reality was more ominous. There were still plenty of independent Kilrathi warlords surviving, commanding a formidable array of warships and weaponry. Some wanted revenge on the apes who had destroyed the sacred homeworld, some wanted to set up their own new empires, and some were simply content to go pirate, raiding human colonies at will. But back on Earth, the war-weary people and their leaders turned a deaf ear to reports of Kilrathi belligerence, preferring to look forward to a peaceful and prosperous future.
But it was only the calm before a new storm....