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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Help out a Sci-Fi brother

Today I want to talk about a book that's available for purchase today.  It's CassaStar by my blogger friend Alex J. Cavanaugh.  It should be enough for you to shell out the money for a copy just because Alex is a cool guy, but I have to say even for a reluctant sci-fi fan like myself, it has me intrigued.  Here's the break down:

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal

Fighting, space, and a main character named Byron--what's not to get excited about.  If you need a little bit more of a nudge, check out the trailer:

You can buy a copy at Amazon for 11.48 or if you're one of those fancy people with a Kindle for 4.95. 

Help Alex out and give all of us unpublished writers a bit of hope that we can make it.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks so much! Nice to hear my book may have enticed you.

KK Brees said...

Alex is all over the web right now! Great book and great post!

Unknown said...

I usually don't dig sci-fi as much as I do fantasy but, this sounds like a lot more blended approach then I've commonly seen in sci-fi novels.

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