Immaculate Corpse by Hawkins Austin

Book 2 of the Purity Wellman series is out now.

Purity is back from the grave.

Now she must confront the man who tortured her. This little ol’ Appalachian girl feels lost in our strange futuristic world, but she must face her fears. For the devil’s work is never done, and neither is the Wellman family business.

There are worse things let loose in the world than mortal man can imagine, but Purity can take them and isn’t going to give up and die … again.

Available now from Superversive Press

 

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Tears of Elfland by Ben Wheeler

The author of the excellent Sheik of Mars is back with a new fantastical adventure into the depths of faerie.

Peter Briton’s father, John, has gone missing and Peter knows what took him.

One by one, Peter’s siblings are disappearing into the fairy-haunted woods. Something sinister is calling them to the court of the Elven King. Peter feels the call himself.

The children have struggled ever since their mother died in childbirth, and Peter has held the family together… until now. As his brothers and sisters vanish one by one, he knows that soon, he too shall submit to the call and follow. He must find his father, save his family and bring them all safely home. If he cannot, they will be playthings of the Elves forever.

Available now from Superversive Press

Nowhither by John C. Wright

The first of the recent Superversive Press releases I will be focusing on is Nowhither, sequel to the Dragon Award-winning Somewhither, which continues Ilya’s epic adventure across multiple insanely imaginitive worlds, featuring weaponised mobius coils, a planet of vampires and a world flooded to unimaginable depths. Both books are now available in both ebook and paperback from Superversive Press. Click on the cover image below to buy the book. Below that is a recording of Ben Wheeler’s interview with John about the book itself.

More of the Galaxy Ascendant Series by Yakov Merkin

Superversive Press has been busy lately getting multiple new releases out in time for DragonCon, and I will focus on each of those in separate posts over the coming week, but before I get to that, it was about time that I mention an indie space opera project that I’ve been editing for Israeli soldier and author Yakov Merkin.

I’ve recently handed over my final edits of Galaxy Ascendant book 4 to Yakov, and am working on my second editing pass of book 5, so those two will be coming out in the near future, and the crowdfunding campaign for them can be found by clicking on the image below:

Book 3 has been out for a while and is full of action, adventure, intrigue, espionage, and among other things features space and ground battles, secret missions, mystical energies, cool mind powers, blue-skinned seductresses, a race of sentient machines and an alien Space Trump in power armor. What more can you ask for?

 

 

Warrior of the Kizan, by Ann Margaret Lewis

Warrior of the Kizan, book 1 of the Kizan trilogy by Ann Margaret Lewis, launches in one week and is now available for preorder

http://bit.ly/WarriorKizan

To save a princess, he must first save himself

Star Wars meets Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars in this techno-magic tale of war and redemption!

Dakhar Talin, a member of a cursed, telepathic people, is the new head of security for the Royal House of Emun. When the princess, Tasia, is kidnapped, Dakhar’s investigation leads him to a sinister planet called Earth.

But inner demons from his military service torment him, threatening his sanity, integrity, and the success of his mission. Can he bring the princess home before he loses his soul to ever-corrupting madness?

Read Warrior of the Kizan, the new space opera adventure by former Star Wars author Ann Margaret Lewis!

Available now for preorder from Superversive Press.

http://bit.ly/WarriorKizan

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Music – Redemption from Soundscrate.com
land backgrounds from HDRI haven
stormy sea footage and space background from pixabay.com
vortex, wormhole, bird swarm, and spinning earth/hologram effects from productioncrate.com
3d modelling, animation, compositing, voiceover, video and audio editing in Daz Studio, Hit Film Pro and Audacity by Ben Zwycky.

Planetary: Jupiter

The planetary anthology series is back, with stories of fatherhood, leadership and the king of planets.

Revolution deep in the forgotten oceans of Europa, getting shipwrecked on Ganymede, an ode to Io, harvesting diamond snow from the Jovian poles, Arthurian intrigues played out across Jovian moons, a man torn between loyalty to his beloved and his werewolf pack, hiding from a robot coup on an abandoned station, betrayal at the siege of Troy, astrologers playing politics and far more.

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Jupiter images courtesy of NASA Juno Mission.
Lounge, balcony and bridge background images from pixabay.
Public domain recording of Holst’s The Planets – Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity by USAF Heritage of America Band.
Galactic Cruiser model by Herminio Nieves.
Cover Art by Lee Madison.

Animation, effects, video and audio editing in blender, Hit Film Pro and Audacity by Ben Zwycky.

The City of Brass and Judgement in Moscow

I recently reappeared on Zaklog the Great’s Book Club, to discuss Rudyard Kipling’s prophetic poem about the horrors of socialism, “The City of Brass”, which was written decades before the Soviet revolution in Russia and can be found here:

http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_cityofbrass.htm

Our discussion can be followed below:

On a related note, the book mentioned at the start and end of the discussion, Judgement in Moscow, is now available for sale in both kindle ebook and paperback format. My contribution to that massive project involving scores of people was merely to unify the style and polish the English of the various translations from the original Russian.

Written by legendary Russian dissident and human rights activist Vladimir Bukovsky with the help of thousands of top secret KGB and politburo documents smuggled out of their classified archives, Judgement in Moscow describes the various ways in which the Soviet elite manipulated, abused and deceived their own people, finding their propaganda to be far more successful with the international community than at home, with no shortage of willing collaborators in the West to spread and endorse their deceitful messages and knowingly or unknowingly work towards the Soviets’ foreign policy goals of total domination, as well as ensuring that billions of dollars of foreign aid would flow the Soviets’ way to prop up their regime, fund terrorist groups around the world and crush dissent at home. Filled with disturbing and sometimes amusing insights into the inner workings of the Soviet system and the insidious, bizarre mindset of party apparatchiks and members of the inner circle, it also follows the events that led to the downfall of the Soviet regime from their perspective as they clung to power tooth and nail, attempting deception on top of deception right to the end. There is a lot of information in this book that is not public knowledge, time and again many of my own misconceptions about the final years of the Soviet Union were shattered.

One major thrust of the book is about Nuremberg-style trials that were planned to take place, but through too much hesitation on the part of the immediate successor to the Supreme Soviet among other factors, they were reduced to a short-lived farce that didn’t resolve anything, and a supreme opportunity for Russia to heal properly was missed, with tragic consequences both for Russia and the wider world. In fact Bukovsky argues that this wasted chance to properly end the Cold War has resulted in it not ending at all, merely moving into a new phase, and when you see his reasoning, it’s hard to disagree. The many parallels to modern day events and movements will leave you uneasy.

Despite being a best seller in multiple languages, various major publishers succeeded in blocking the publication of this book in English for more than twenty years. One small human rights organization managed to gather together the people and resources to get it out there for the Anglosphere to see

Take a look for yourself to see what they were afraid you would find out, in paperback

or ebook format