Exciting News, Book Updates and Other Lies from the Fringe

Hey everyone!

I hope this post finds you well. I’ve got some fantastic news to share, and I’m super excited to connect with you all.

And some ennui about the state of the world I’ll try to bury in the lead. Let’s dive right in!

Coffee thoughts
Coffee thoughts

I absolutely detest social media, as it’s just echo-chamber-nonsense consumption with the rare exception of live streaming wars and breaking corporate media narratives once in a blue moon. However, I love meaningfully connecting with friends and fans.

Despite not posting much about my career and wasting more than a few hours arguing geopolitical wishes for peace, Facebook awarded me some nonsense called the Rising Creator Recognition and offered to pay me pennies for my valuable time if I kept wasting it on that platform.

Book News!

Amos the Amazing:

Books by Jorah Kai
Books by Jorah Kai

Amos the Amazing Audible

– Audiobook: I am thrilled to announce that the Amos the Amazing audiobook, ready by the outstanding, award-winning human voice actor Christian Neale on Audible, is being broadcast on radio stations around Thailand. Sawadika to all my Thai listeners! You can get the ebook and paperback book [here](, with a Thai version perhaps to come.

– Chinese Version: The Chinese version of Amos the Amazing is coming along beautifully. They’re producing over 40 new hand-drawn illustrations and putting a lot of care into the editing. I can’t wait for it to be released in China – it will be a lovely book. Chongqing Publishing Group (CQPG), which previously published Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem, is handling it, so I’m sure they’ll do a great job.

3 Body Problem in Chinese
3 Body Problem in Chinese

New Book Announcement

I’m thrilled to tease the cover of my upcoming book in the next blog post, which will be out later this summer. Mark your calendars because the release date is set for April 1, 2025. Early reviews are rolling in, and they’re very positive. This new project is a dive into literary horror, and I can’t wait for you all to read it!

New Book New Book New Book!
New Book, New Book, New Book! Cheers for beers with American author and lovely alpha reader and Hemingway-ologist Randy Greene.
Editing underway!
Editing underway!

I’ve had some excellent first reviews from my resident Hemingway expert and editor. I’m waiting for feedback from my horror expert and a few other alpha readers before 50 university students will study it and beta-read it for college credit in September. The tentative publication date for the English version is April 1, 2025. Multi-language and movie rights to follow; fingers crossed.

TV Show Update

Kai @ CQ Intl Auto Expo 24

Exciting news on the TV front – we’ve just finished filming the second season of my exploring Chongqing TV show with Xinhua. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m excited for you to see it soon. Keep an eye out for limited clips on YouTube!

Get to the Chopper!
Get to the Chopper!


I can’t believe it, but I’ve just completed 11 years at the Chongqing Foreign Language School and five years as an editor for the Chongqing Daily News Group, iChongqing. Time flies when you’re having an adventure! What an incredible journey it’s been.

Sports and Personal Updates

– Go Edmonton Go!: Currently, it’s 1-1 in game 7. Fingers crossed for a win!

Nope. But a darn good try. The come back from a 3-0 series to 3-3 and game 7 was one of legends, even if they barely lost in the end. It was a hell of a good game.

– Summer Holiday: I’m about to fly to Canada for a much-needed summer holiday. I’m looking forward to some downtime and catching up with family and friends. See you all soon!

Thank you all for your continued support and for being part of this journey. Stay tuned for more updates, and as always, feel free to reach out with any thoughts or comments. Until next time!

Meanwhile, brave college students around America, Canada, and Europe are protesting American imperialism and genocide in Palestine in protests very reminiscent of the Vietnam protests, South African protests, and the Iraq war. I’ve heard it said it’s not that the students of Cambridge, Harvard, NYU, McGill, and others are experts in local politics and history so much as the visual images of rich, developed countries with tanks and missiles bombing civilian populations, farmers, women, and children, resisted by teenagers with rocks and slingshots and other primitive weapons just evokes a fundamental feeling of anger. This sentiment has been fostered by a litany of movies from Dances with Wolves, Avatar, FernGully, Dune, and Star Wars that teach us to fight against powerful, crushing empires and root for plucky rebels fighting for peace. I wish for peace and love to spread across the galaxy. I want Star Trek futurism with solarpunk characteristics, even if it requires some Mad Max first!

Also, I have a beautiful, healthy, intelligent, and adorable granddaughter, Naomi, who is a month old. She will help me double down on fighting for her good future.

Baby Naomi!
Baby Naomi!

Oh, and I’m headed to Canada for a visit this summer! See you!

PEACE – live long, and prosper,

Jorah Kai

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