One Week From Today

     …that is, on Saturday, August 7 in this Year of Our Lord 2021,

     …will be a free download at Amazon. Feel free to indulge yourself (and save a few bucks) in the paramount near-future Catholic science fiction novel of the year!

     Pope Clement XV, the first American to be raised to the papacy, is under attack from within the Vatican. Powerful cardinals, averse to his efforts to reform the Catholic clergy, are trying to force him to resign his office. To undermine him, they spread rumors of his involvement in financial and sexual improprieties. To retain the papacy he must discover their identities and defeat the rumors…but how?

     The foremost technology firm of the day, Todd Iverson’s Arcologics, is about to introduce an artificial, completely automated womb. The device is capable of protecting and nurturing a child from zygote state all the way to birth. It would make the destruction of unborn children utterly unnecessary…but there are forces determined to see that it never reaches the light of day.

     Fountain, a young futanari with unprecedented powers over food, is exploring wine: what it is, what it can do, and what it can be persuaded to do. Pope Clement has asked her if she can concoct a wine that elicits utter, perfectly candid truth from those who consume it. Her explorations lead her into realms never before penetrated by even the greatest of vintners…and a moral thicket that tests her understanding of right, wrong, and God’s will to its limits.

     One day only, so don’t miss it!


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    • SteveF on July 31, 2021 at 1:44 PM

    I already got it through KindleUnlimited, so you’re going to be paid when I read it whether you like it or not!

  1. “Futanari.”  Perhaps given my interest in anime & manga, that word does not mean what I think it means.

    1. Only one way to find out, Clayton. (:-) A reassurance: the series is rather Catholic, if not rigidly orthodox.

  2. I don’t know…  I’ve not read your other books and think starting this one in the middle of everything would be confusing to an old man like me… [insert Millennial eye roll emojie here]…
    PS  I could not Reply to your Reply.  I had to make a new comment.

    1. There’s a problem of some sort with the Reply function. It only works for blog authors or administrators, and I haven’t yet found the reason. WordPress has been no help (“We will fix no bug before its time.”)

    • bowman on August 1, 2021 at 1:08 AM

    I too already purchased and read the book as well as the rest of the series. While I was raised Catholic I drifted away about the time of Vatican II. I’ve got to say the entire Onteora Country corpus has led me to reexamine the Church because of the provocative questions that are raised. fwiw, Clayton is no slouch t throwing out interesting ideas either.

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