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The Accuracy Requirement

A very interesting story emerged last week, when a Democratic Congressman from the state of Connecticut took issue with the recent Spielberg film Lincoln (which I’ve yet to see). His problem: in the film, two Connecticut Congressmen apparently voted against ending slavery, whereas in reality, all of Connecticut’s representatives supported the Thirteenth Amendment to the […]

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Soldiers By Reputation

Now that Firebox has been out for a week, some additional historical notes seem in order. But be suitably warned: these notes may contain spoilers about the story, so I’d advise against reading them until you’ve finished the novella. We last spent time with Colonel Robert Adams, Sergeant Eric Turner, and the storied 25th United […]

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Cold Snap

This week in Waterloo, Ontario, we’re in the midst of a cold snap, with wind chills dropping to –26 degrees Celsius (that’s around –8 Fahrenheit to our non-metric friends). It’s pretty brisk, reminding me of the weather from my years in Lethbridge, Alberta… a very dry and sharp cold can cut through to your bones, […]

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Location Scout – Cape Spear

I’ve already explained that the opening scene from Whitecoat was inspired by a place called Green Gardens, in Gros Morne National Park. However, given Lady Alex’s penchant for taking long swims around the island of Newfoundland, it seems appropriate to highlight a stretch of coast with particular significance: Cape Spear is the eastern-most point in […]

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Before U.S. Hegemony

Looking to the release of Firebox, I want to revive another discussion I first began in the historical notes for The Frontier –– in this case, a conversation about historic U.S. military power… or lack thereof. For many of us alive today, the military strength of the United States has been a consistent truism. As […]

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Races And Empire

Ahead of the release of Firebox, I think it’s wise for me to revive a discussion that I first began in the historical notes of The Frontier. As we grappled with questions of race in that book, I felt it important to set my own context when it came to ethnic ‘authenticity’… and indeed, to […]

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Sound Check – The Expedition

When Jacqui Tam was teaching me to write (my failings as a writer are my fault, not hers), one thing I learned was the value of music to the drafting process. I’ll elaborate more on that in future, but suffice to say I’ve had some sort of soundtrack for every book I’ve worked on. Lately […]

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Firebox release date

It’s official: the first installment of the Champions of 1941, Firebox, will be released exclusively as an ebook on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. An excerpt from the novella will go online early in January; here’s the teaser from the back of the book: When confronting a rogue Champion, an ordinary soldier’s best hope of survival […]

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Meet the Champions

A new adventure series debuts October 23, 2012, featuring international intrigue, other-worldly influence, and intense action –– all converging in Newfoundland. Whitecoat, the first novel in author Kenneth Tam’s new series, The Champions, is now available in print and ebook, and it brings the story of His Majesty’s New World home to Earth. “Champions is […]

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Our Story: Iceberg Celebrates Ten Years

On September 7, 2012, Iceberg Publishing hosted a very special Tenth Anniversary Gala reception at the Tannery Event Centre, in Kitchener, Ontario. Joined by approximately 80 of the company’s closest friends, Iceberg’s partners took the opportunity to reflect on the journey that had taken them to the start of their second decade of storytelling. When […]

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A New World – With Champions

This summer will mark the end of the six-book His Majesty’s New World series, but readers curious about the fate of Earth and its colonized planet won’t have long to wait to find out what comes next. Iceberg Publishing will be launching the next series set in that universe this fall, and preparations are already […]

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Iceberg Titles Featured in the Apple iBookstore

Two of Iceberg Publishing’s most popular books are now featured as New and Notable titles on the Apple US iBookstore. Jacqui Tam’s Standing Tall: A Daughter’s Gift and Kenneth Tam’s The Rogue Commodore, debuted in this position on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. “We’re very excited to start Iceberg’s ebook operations on this high note,” said […]

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The Reprisal Launches in Waterloo

First World War soldiers boarded a 1923 train car in uptown Waterloo on Friday night, taking part in the launch of Kenneth Tam’s latest novel. The Reprisal is the third book in the His Majesty’s New World alternate history series, the first two volumes of which were released at Sci-Fi on the Rock in Newfoundland […]

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WW1 Re-enactors Board Train for Book Launch

First world war re-enactors will board the Waterloo Central Railway’s 1923 CP train car in uptown Waterloo this Friday, to help launch local author Kenneth Tam’s latest novel. The Reprisal is the third book in Tam’s His Majesty’s New World series, the first two volumes of which were launched at events in Newfoundland in 2008 […]

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Iceberg International Editions Now Available

Iceberg Publishing is pleased to announce that the new international editions of Kenneth Tam’s Equations Novels, along with the special omnibus editions of the Defense Command series, are now available. The new special edition of Jacqui Tam’s Standing Tall: A Daughter’s Gift, will also be available soon. “We’re very excited to see the first new […]

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Iceberg Publishing Announces 2010 Plan

Iceberg Publishing enters a new phase of growth in 2010, with new distribution, new editions, new formats, and new series planned for launch. These evolutions will change the way Iceberg helps its readers look beneath the surface of everyday life, without altering the distinct and environmentally friendly approach the company has pursued for the past […]

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The Frontier Launches in Newfoundland

Last Friday, Iceberg Publishing released The Frontier, Kenneth Tam’s second novel of adventure set upon His Majesty’s New World, in front of a full-house in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The launch kicked off the Sci-Fi on the Rock III convention. “It was a pleasure to come home to release Frontier,” says Tam. “A lot of people […]

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RNR Continues Other-worldly Exploits

Newfoundland author Kenneth Tam is returning home this week to launch The Frontier, the second book in his alternate history series, His Majesty’s New World. The launch will take place on Friday night, April 24, 2009 and will kick off this year’s Sci-Fi on the Rock convention. “The Newfoundland Regiment is still at work, exploring […]

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Iceberg Announces Spring-Summer Schedule

Iceberg’s editing team has been hard at work through January, and is now ready to confirm the release plans for the next sixth months. “Despite the economic downturn, we’re still ready to go,” says Kenneth Tam. “Readers of His Majesty’s New World, the Equations and Defense Command will have new installments on schedule.” The first […]

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Polaris 22 Launches Three Iceberg Titles

The weekend of July 11-13 saw Kenneth Tam’s fifth straight appearance as a guest author at the Polaris science fiction convention in Toronto, Ontario. Formerly known as Toronto Trek, Polaris is the largest event of its kind in the country, gathering thousands of fans of science fiction to see their favorite actors and authors. This […]

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