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We Chose to Go is written in the best tradition of science fiction--with the focus not on technology, but on the meaning of humanity, its foibles, and its triumphs."

     -IndieReader (5/5 Stars)

We Chose to Go just Received a 4.5/5 Star Rating from the Portland Book Review!

Some Excerpts:

"...a smart and original work of science fiction."

"...astounding and gripping..."

"...a perfect balance between unpredictability and plausibility."

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It's Here!
Charles B. Smith's new science fiction novel, We Chose to Go, is now for sale on Amazon. The digital version is also available for Kindle, Nook and Kobo eReaders

1914, an Award Nominee!

Thank you to the Historical Novel Society for shortlisting 1914: A Novel for their Indie Award 2015. It was an honor to receive the nomination.

1914, Now on Kobo and Nook eReaders!

1914: A Novel has been available for Kindle since its release, and is now for sale on both Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook eReaders. To get your digital copy of 1914, Kobo customers visit, and Nook customers head to

Like Ghost Stories?

A short ghost story, The Glove, is now for sale on Amazon for 99 cents, exclusively on Kindle. Don't have a Kindle? Amazon offers a
free reading app that allows you to read Kindle books on your devices.

1914 was Made an Editor's Choice Selection by the Historical Novel Review Online!

Some excerpts from that review...

"...Smith invests his actors with such fallible, three-dimensional (and more than occasionally maddening) personalities that they propel the narrative..."

"Smith’s ear for dialogue is extremely sharp, and his flair for pacing keeps this long novel from sagging at any point."

"...a heartfelt and truly memorable novel about the war’s horrific opening months. Very strongly recommended."

Quotations are from Steve Donoghue, Indie Reviews Editor for the Historical Novel Society, and are used with permission. See the full review
here or go to to learn more about the organization.

Charles B. Smith's books on Goodreads
1914: A Novel 1914: A Novel
reviews: 5
ratings: 23 (avg rating 4.35)

The Glove The Glove
ratings: 3 (avg rating 5.00)

1914: A Novel