I'm sorry but there will not be any Alpha 8/9 release this month.
November has been a lazy one, for some reasons, in the development of FARC and I can't deliver on time as I said.
So I decided to release the 3 alphas (including the upcoming 10) at the same moment.
The alpha 10 will be released in the first semester of 2014; I don't give now any date until I'm really sure it will be released at the said date. I know that many of you follow the project and I don't want to lose you because of not respected schedule. It's perhaps nothing, it's just an incomplete game, but it's a question of respect more than about the game itself.
Of course until that I will continue to post reports of the development, with more meat about the game system itself when I will begin the alpha 10 (which include the research & development system), and I will keep you informed.
Sorry again and stay tuned.