Thursday, March 20, 2014

RELEASE: Wasteland Blues by Scott Christian Carr and Andrew Conry-Murray

BUY WASTELAND BLUES TODAY IN BOTH TRADE PAPERBACK AND E-BOOK!


Of Mice and Men Meets The Odyssey in a Post-Apocalyptic Future

Having only ever known the uncivilized wake of nuclear and biological apocalypse, three friends and their wheelchair-bound hostage set out on a perilous fool’s mission--to cross from one side of the devastated United States to the other, in the desperate, half-believed hope of finding a rumored haven. 

Spurred by a dark vision and the murder of their father, rageaholic Derek Cane and his over-sized, simple-minded brother, Teddy, flee the only home they've ever known, a struggling shantytown on the edge of the vast Wasteland. Heading ever eastward, they are accompanied by their friend, John, an orphan brought up by a fanatical religious order, and Leggy, a crippled old drunk who brags that, in his youth, he once traversed the Wasteland as a scavenger.

Cover Art by Bradley Sharp
 
 

Monday, March 10, 2014

COVER: The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes by Albert Wendland

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!


A science fiction novel that begins as a murder mystery and is taken over by an interstellar treasure hunt.

What could draw poet, explorer, loner and paranoid Mykol Ranglen away from the relative peace of his own ring-in-space habitat?
He has no choice in the matter as one by one acquaintances are murdered or disappear altogether. Propelled by ever changing and deepening mysteries Mykol embarks to uncover secrets which could make people rich beyond their wildest dreams…or tear apart human civilization.

The escalating quest takes him through worlds of many dangerous extremes, leading him to confront the deadly alien Fist of Thorns, extinct species refusing to give up their power over the future, and those racing against him to uncover the secret first. But in the course of his pursuit, he must also face his own secrets. And some of these are even more dangerous.

The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes by Albert Wendland

Cover Art by Bradley Sharp

Foreword by William H. Keith

Space Opera Paperback coming from Dog Star Books in June 2014

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What They’re Saying About The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes

"Mystery, heart-pounding adventure, and the dazzling wonders of far-flung space play significant roles in Wendland's breakout novel, all while gifting us with a mesmerizing tour of alien landscapes destined to get under your skin and remind you of the very reason science fiction exists: Not to escape to other worlds, but to find ourselves within them."
--Diana Dru Botsford, author of THE DRIFT and FOUR DRAGONS

Inside are alien worlds and titanic space habitats and a brilliant and paranoid hero, all skillfully blended together with long-vanished galactic secrets. Science fiction… good science fiction, by a college professor of literature who loves good SF."
--From the foreword by William H. Keith, New York Times Bestselling Science Fiction Author

Many thanks to our participating bloggers:
Albert Wendland
Caroline Gessner
Cary Caffrey
D A Bale
Deanna Sjolander
Heidi Ruby Miller
Hily's BeeHive
Jason Jack Miller
John Edward Lawson
K.Ceres Wright
Kit 'N Kabookle
Lyndi Alexander - winner of a paperback!
Liz Coley
Maria Hammarblad
Matt Betts
Mike Mehalek
Patrick Stutzman
Sally Bosco
Stephanie Wytovich
T. K. Toppin
Theodore Webb

Monday, January 27, 2014

COVER REVEAL AND PRE-ORDER: Ambasadora: Marked by Light by Heidi Ruby Miller

Finally, the much-anticipated re-release of the book that gave us the Ambasadora-verse, reworked with a new beginning, cover and foreword.


If everyone told you love wasn’t real, would you still be willing to die for it?

Sara Mendoza and Sean Cryer are.

In their multi-partner, caste-ruled society, love and jealousy are considered emotional fallacies, nothing more than fleeting moods and sentiments biased by hormones. Relationships and conceptions in this world obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power are based on DNA and lineages…or should be. But not everyone believes in the ruling traditions of the all-powerful Embassy. A quiet rebellion prowls the dark underground of this shiny world where techno-militants calling themselves fraggers grow in numbers and bravado. The Embassy intends to silence the fragger movement before the heresy of equality spreads throughout the system.

Sara Mendoza is part of the Embassy’s plan. Captured, tortured, and falsely accused of treason, she is given a chance to win back her freedom. She only needs to charm information from one of the fragger leaders, then kill him. But by the time she figures out the Embassy’s intel is flawed and that Sean Cryer is her true mark, she’s already in love with him.

Sean knows why Sara is on his ship from the start, but as a lonely, anti-social doser, he doesn’t value his life, only his ideology within the fragger organization. Against his better judgment, he becomes her protector, each day caring more about a future he was always afraid to hope for.

Ambasadora: Marked by Light by Heidi Ruby Miller

Cover Art by Bradley Sharp

Foreword by Jenna Bennett

Space Opera Paperback coming from Dog Star Books in April 2014

PRE-ORDER NOW FOR A SIGNED COPY, A FREE EBOOK, AND TO BE IN THE RUNNING FOR A BASKET FULL OF HEIDI'S FAVORITE THINGS


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What They’re Saying About Ambasadora: Marked by Light

"Ambasadora has a lot to say about the human spirit and it says it well."
—Mike Resnick, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author

"With an anthropologist’s eye for world building and an engaging fast-paced style, Heidi Ruby Miller hurtles her characters through a dystopian labyrinth in which hollow beauty is revered and love a virtual crime."
—Christopher Paul Carey, author of Exiles From Kho

"Beautifully vibrant and intricately textured, Heidi Ruby Miller’s Ambasadora explores the value of true humanity, the limitless power of desire and the triumph of the individual soul. Amidst edge-of-the-seat action, Miller effortlessly incorporates the conflicts of the modern woman inherent in upholding feminist sensibility. Ambasadora is a banquet of sumptuous words, a truly exciting adventure that fans of science fiction are sure to enjoy."
—Mary SanGiovanni, author of The Hollower series

"[Sara]’s a heroine for the ages, and living proof...that sacrifice for love is more honorable than sacrifice for duty. She risks it all, and wins it all, and in the process, helps to change her world for the better."
--Jenna Bennett, NYT Bestselling author of Fortune's Hero and lots of mysteries



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Also from The World of Ambasadora and Dog Star Books:
Greenshift
Starrie (coming July 2014)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

COVER: Wasteland Blues by Scott Christian Carr and Andrew Conry-Murray


Of Mice and Men Meets The Odyssey in a Post-Apocalyptic Future

Having only ever known the uncivilized wake of nuclear and biological apocalypse, three friends and their wheelchair-bound hostage set out on a perilous fool’s mission--to cross from one side of the devastated United States to the other, in the desperate, half-believed hope of finding a rumored haven. 

Spurred by a dark vision and the murder of their father, rageaholic Derek Cane and his over-sized, simple-minded brother, Teddy, flee the only home they've ever known, a struggling shantytown on the edge of the vast Wasteland. Heading ever eastward, they are accompanied by their friend, John, an orphan brought up by a fanatical religious order, and Leggy, a crippled old drunk who brags that, in his youth, he once traversed the Wasteland as a scavenger.
Cover Art by Bradley Sharp

Post-Apocalyptic novel  coming from Dog Star Books in March 2014

Monday, October 28, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Corpus Chrome, Inc. by S. Craig Zahler

COVERS
Who should be given a second chance at life? 

Decades in the future Corpus Chrome, Inc. develops a robotic body, dubbed a “mannequin,” that can revive, sustain and interface with a cryonically-preserved human brain. Like all new technology, it is copyrighted.

Hidden behind lawyers and a chrome facade, the inscrutable organization resurrects a variety of notable minds, pulling the deceased back from oblivion into a world of animated sculpture, foam rubber cars, dissolving waste and strange terrorism. Nobody knows how Corpus Chrome, Inc. determines which individuals should be given a second life, yet myriad people are affected. Among them are Lisanne Breutschen, the composer who invented sequentialism with her twin sister, and Champ Sappline, a garbage man who is entangled in a war between the third, fourth and fifth floors of a New York City apartment building.

In the Spring of 2058, Corpus Chrome, Inc. announces that they will revive Derek W.R. Dulande—a serial rapist and murderer who was executed thirty years ago for his crimes. The public is horrified by the decision, and before long, the company’s right to control the lone revolving door between life and death will be violently challenged….


Cover Art by Bradley Sharp

Cyberpunk/Transhumanism novel  coming from Dog Star Books in January 2014
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What They’re Saying About S. Craig Zahler

“Zahler’s a fabulous story teller whose style catapults his reader into the turn of the century West with a ferocious sense of authenticity.”
—Kurt Russell, star of Tombstone, Escape from New York, Dark Blue, and Death Proof

“If you’re looking for something similar to what you’ve read before, this ain’t it. If you want something comforting and predictable, this damn sure ain’t it.  But if you want something with storytelling guts and a weird point of view, an unforgettable voice, then you want what I want, and that is this.”
—Joe R. Lansdale author of Edge of Dark Water



 Many thanks to the supporters who participated in the Corpus Chrome, Inc. Cover Reveal:
Cary Caffrey
Heidi Ruby Miller
Jason Jack Miller
Johanna Gribble 
John Edward Lawson
K. Ceres Wright
Maria Hammarblad 
Mary DeSantis
Matt Betts
Mike Mehalek
RDSP
Stephanie Wytovich
T. K. Toppin
Theodore Webb -  winner of a Corpus Chrome, Inc. paperback!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

EVENT: Dog Star Books Author at Anthocon

Anthocon 

November 8-10, 2013 • Portsmouth, NH

Scott Christian Carr will be at Anthocon moderating the following panels and doing both an official reading and impromptu readings throughout the weekend. More information can be found at the official Anthocon site.

Writing From the Fringe: Voices from Beyond the Wall
Does an author need to walk the walk in order to talk the talk? We'll assemble a panel of writers who live in the bizarre worlds that they write about, who share the beliefs, behaviors and motivations of their characters - writers who are brave (or crazy) enough to live on the Fringe and report back.

There Used to Be a Moon: Exploring the Apocalypse
From blowing up the Moon to zombie epidemics, global warming, economic meltdown and disease to tried and true full-scale nuclear catastrophe, we'll explore the current trends in end-of-the world fiction. How do new mindsets and social paradigms, rapidly advancing technology and more sophisticated worldviews change the ways that it can all hit the fan?


    Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    EVENT: Dog Star Books Authors at Capclave 2013

    Capclave Schedule

    October 11-13, 2013 • Gaithersburg, MD
    BOOKS-GreenShift
    The Raw Dog gang will be at Capclave on panels, doing readings and taking pitches. We will also be launching a Dog Star Books release, Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller! More info can be found at the official Capclave site.
    Friday Schedule
    Saturday Schedule

    Sunday Schedule