Hard Moon by David Hallquist

This has been a long time coming, and I am happy to finally announce the launch of Hard Moon by David Hallquist.

It was a pleasure to edit this book (as well as the rest of the trilogy), and I’d like to think I made valuable contributions to making it as awesome as it is.

Injected with an alien monster, left for dead, and now hunted by the most powerful men in the solar system.

Surprised to find himself alive in a freezing medical waste dump on Luna, and with an alien creature trying to devour his body and mind from the inside, Brandt Wills slowly remembers who he was and how he got in this mess. He discovers he is not the only victim of a hellish secret laboratory performing vile experiments on humans. His only way forward is to fight for his life, his sanity, and his soul against the most powerful forces in the solar system.

Enjoy David Hallquist’s thrilling debut novel and book one of the outstanding Singularity Crisis trilogy

Books 2 and 3 are available for preorder, and will go on sale on the 13th of January and of February.

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Lyrics, melody and vocals by Ben Zwycky, musical accompaniment by Sean McCleery

Cover art by Corey McCleery

Selected images and colliding planets animation from pixabay

Stock effects from footagecrate.com

Jupiter image from NASA Juno Mission

Balcony figures by Lee Madison

3d modelling and animation in Daz Studio, audio editing in audacity, and video editing, animation, additional effects and post production in Hit Film Pro by Ben Zwycky.


Lyrics to the song:

There is No War That Can be Harder Fought

There is no prize more worthy to be sought,
There is no war that can be harder fought,
Than for the fate of your own very soul,
For eternal are the stakes and goals.

There is a beast that grows inside of me;
One of great strength and raw hostility.
I do not dare let it take full control,
For each time it takes an awful toll.

Its powers have saved my life so many times,
Down in these dank and deadly lunar mines.
The ones who forced this beast into my veins
Shall reap a vast and wrathful hurricane.

I must survive and tell of what I know,
And put an end to this great horror show;
To think that with this monstrous form they can
Improve upon a mortal man?

This is my goal, for now at least I live,
This is the sacrifice that I must give,
To fight for justice, stop those evil men,
And perchance, to find true life again?

So endure! And persist!
Against all expectations inhumanity resist!
Take control! Reach that goal!
Against all expectations work to purify your soul!
Win this war! Beat the odds!
Bring down those men who see themselves as mighty demigods!

Then at last, I’ll know who I am.

Planetary Anthology: Pluto

The Planetary Anthology series has been handed over to Tuscany Bay Books, and all of the existing Superversive Press publications in that series have been taken down, meaning those links in the Cinematic Superverse no longer work. They will be rereleased by Tuscany Bay in a few months’ time once the previously unpublished books in the series have been released.

The first of these, Pluto, has just gone on sale. I played no part in the production of this book or its trailer, but will have an epic poem entitled “Kronos’ Cradle” published in Saturn, when that comes out. If you’d like to take a look at tales of death and great wealth, click on the cover image below:

The Angels Roar

(to the tune of “You Raise Me Up” by Rolf Løvland/Brendan Graham)

The Angels Roar

The angels roar in triumph at Your victory,
They stand astounded at Your wondrous plan;
Your glory far outweighs all our sufferings,
Your beauty lifts our hearts with hope again.

Your promises are surer than the mountains,
The path to you is hard but worth each step;
You give us strength to walk on through the deepest pain
Your gift of life is mightier than death.

So when our days are full of heavy burdens,
When it seems the darkness never ends,
There’s one thing of which we can be certain:
We have in You the greatest of all friends.

The world is lost and drowning in its hubris,
Devoid of kindness, bitter to its core,
So deserving of consignment to the abyss,
And yet you came to offer so much more.

The angels roar in triumph at Your victory,
They stand astounded at Your wondrous plan;
Your glory far outweighs all our sufferings,
Your beauty lifts our hearts with hope again.


Image by <a href=”https://pixabay.com/users/Lancios-7858119/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=4361856″>Maurizio Lanciotti</a> from <a href=”https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=4361856″>Pixabay</a&gt;

The Cinematic Superverse

I invite you all to explore the Cinematic Superverse, available at the following link:

http://interactrapp.com/share/5d9796d43de5e

This is an interactive video project that I have been planning for about 2 years and finally put the finishing touches on last week. It incorporates every superversive book trailer I have ever made plus some additional extensions, enhancements, presentations and menus to transform the whole ensemble into an multi-world experience to explore and enjoy. Various elements and easter eggs within the initial video can be clicked on to take you to other videos and menus, or to the given book being overtly advertised or subtly hinted at. (If any of you remember the old easter-egg-filled homestar runner flash presentations, then this is a similar concept on a grander scale)

For those of you with slower connections, a lower-quality version can be found here:

http://interactrapp.com/share/5d9b6adb4a609

This presentation can be simply embedded into any web page that supports scripts (unfortunately, my hosting solution here does not, but it can be viewed over at superversivesf here):

The Superverse

If you would like to embed this presentation on a page at your own website, please contact me for the embed code.

 

Enjoy

7 days left to Up Your Writing Game

With seven days left on the campaign, it has reached its second stretch goal of 200% funding, so at least 8 educational videos will get made. Since no-one has yet taken it up, the perk to receive a specially commissioned poem by myself in addition to all educational videos has been reduced from $60 to $50. Take a look and invest in improving your craft, or help make more of these resources available for your favourite authors so they can improve theirs and in time you’ll get an even better product from them.

Up Your Writing Game – The Art and Craft of Writing

If you’re a writer looking to improve your storytelling craft, then renowned author and editor L. Jagi Lamplighter is ready to share the lessons she has learned over more than thirty years in the industry in the form of practical steps, principles and exercises to improve the quality and impact of your writing and increase the enjoyment and satisfaction that your readers will gain from it.

The best way to gain a core of fans is to write a good book. The best way to improve your books is to learn from one of the best in the business by supporting the campaign to produce this course.

All sorts of perks and rewards are available, including having a personally commissioned poem for a special occasion, or your own book trailer created by yours truly, having your own short story or novel turned into an audiobook or having your novel fully edited by Jagi herself.

Superversive Press – Hope is the New Genre

In the build up to Superversive Press’ presence at DragonCon again this year, I’ve put together a little promotional video showcasing what we’re about and all the titles we’ve released so far. Share it around and build the hype!

www.superversivepress.com

Be inspired, be uplifted, be entertained.

Superversive Press publishes stories that understand the power of hope, the difference between right and wrong, the value of truth, loyalty, honour, and heroic sacrifice.

Feed your mind, expand your horizons, and adventure with us to astonishing worlds.

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Music – The Call by Scott Buckley – http://www.scottbuckley.com.au
solar system animation from videvo.net
Public domain Jupiter image from NASA Juno mission
Explosion, electricity, fire, smoke, laser effects and rotating ship animation from footagecrate.com
Background images and exploding moon animation from pixabay.com
HDRI backgrounds from hdrihaven.com
3D rendering and animation in Daz Studio, additional 2D and 3D effects, animation and video editing in Hit Film Pro by Ben Zwycky