My first novel, Containment, is no longer just Containment. It is now the first book in the "Children of Occam" series. And the second book, Equinox, launches today (not coincidentally, just before the spring equinox).
I took my time in writing a follow-up to Containment (publishing a second novel, Kingmaker, in the meantime) until I was confident that I knew what readers wanted to see in a sequel. Without giving anything away, this is what they will get:
- A much broader perspective on the Containment universe. Equinox pulls away from V1 and thoroughly explores the different worlds introduced in the first book.
- A continuation of the plot. Equinox picks up exactly where Containment leaves off. (Then goes far beyond.)
- A little less technical detail. Although there is still plenty of new and exotic science and technology in Equinox, I spend a little less time describing how it works, and a lot more time inside the heads of characters.
- Much more of everything. At 575 pages, Equinox is almost twice the length of Containment. The stories of all the characters from Containment are thoroughly explored, as are the lives of several new characters.
I really love Containment, and I wouldn't have released a sequel that I wasn't completely happy with. I put a huge amount of time and effort into Equinox, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed the writing.