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Publishing Schedule

March, 2018
The Halfhyde Line, book no.11 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

April, 2018
Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs, book no.12 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

May, 2018
Halfhyde Goes to War, book no.13 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

June, 2018
The King's Coat, book no.1 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

July, 2018
Halfhyde on the Amazon, book no.14 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

August, 2018
Halfhyde and the Admiral, book no.15 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

September, 2018
The King's Commission, book no.3 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

October, 2018
The King's Privateer, book no.4 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

November, 2018
The Black Ring, book no.2 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

November, 2018
The Bermuda Privateer (PB), book no.1 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

December, 2018
Halfhyde and the Fleet Review, book no.16 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

Tomorrow the World: In which Otto Prohaska carries the Habsburg Empire's civilizing mission to the entirely unreceptive peoples of Africa and Oceania Book 4:The Otto Prohaska Novels

In this prequel to the acclaimed series, the hapless Otto Prohaska begins his career in the Austro-Hungarian Navy with great expectations—and manages to capitalize on good luck turned bad as only an aspiring officer of the Hapsburg Empire can.

This time a fellow cadet breaks his leg, and Otto seizes the chance to take his place on a scientific expedition bound for disaster. Aboard the SMS Windischgrätz, in the last days of the great sailing ships, Otto learns the ropes as well as the latest scientific theories of European superiority. It’s touch and go on the high seas, but even sinister quack scientists, a failed colony in Africa, and angry South Sea cannibals bent on destruction cannot keep the resourceful cadet from his patriotic duty to spread Hapsburg civilization wherever he goes.

384 pages
ISBN-13: 9781590131107
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"Hilarious . . . devastatingly acute. It’s a book to cherish and reread." —The Historical Novels Review

“Stark realism and finely crafted humor. . . . compelling reading.” —Library Journal

“Biggins writes with a fine sense of the sea and a truly marvelous wit.”—Booklist


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