Category Archives: Chris Howard

Seaborn Books Timeline

Several readers have asked for details on how the “seaborn books” are connected, and in what ways. Most of the books and stories I have written over the last ten years are tied together in one timeline, sharing characters, a couple of them extending over a generation. A few clearly share the same setting–our near-future world, with seaborn characters, but without Kassandra making much of an appearance–or not at all (Salvage).

You may have noticed that there’s a genre mix, from what would neatly fall into fantasy, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, etc. to stories that could legitimately be categorized as science fiction or tech-thriller (Nanowhere, Salvage), to stories that may not clearly fall into any bucket (Winterdim). Futuristic fantasy?

You may have noticed that most of these stories take place in the future. That’s on purpose. You could also look at the stories in this timeline and see the advance of technology from one to the next–especially when you get twenty or ninety years into the future, from Nanowhere to Teller and finally to Winterdim. I am a software engineer and technologist, so I am always interested in the progress of technology, where it will lead us, and where it will be applied in the fields of health, culture, military, and–very important to me–in or on the ocean, in support of preserving ocean wildlife as well as how we will continue to provide enough seafood for the world’s every growing market for it.

Want to print out the timeline, or get a closer look?

Let me know if you see typos, problems with the order or dates. I threw this together quickly, a lot of of it coming out of long email discussions with Georg (, Lorena (, and others. Also, I mention characters, plot direction for future books, and other details that you may consider spoilers, so read some of the longer blocks of fine print at your own risk!


First 3 Pages of Saltwater Witch Chapter 14 are Live!

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Saltwater Witch Comic Update

Want a sneak peek at the opening page of Saltwater Witch chapter 14? This will go live in a week and a half with a couple other pages–time permitting, everything goes well, and all that.  I’m drawing the first page with Kassandra doing a bit of daydreaming, in two panels, and doing them in the style of a spot the difference game. I have several more details/differences to work in, but I wanted to share what I’ve done so far. Hope you like it! Go check out the all new updated chapter 1: (also comes in downloadable epub and mobi).

About 6 hours, mostly Sketchbook Pro, some Art Rage, and a little CS6.