Enjoy Valentine’s Day, Planetary Style

Today is Valentine’s Day, and the official launch date for the second of Superversive Press’ Planetary Anthologies, this time it’s Venus—twenty captivating stories of love, romance, the planet and the goddess (in various guises). It’s well worth a look, and not just at the video above 🙂

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Planetary Fiction: Mercury

Planetary Fiction from Superversive Press kicks off with Mercury: tales of wonder, mystery, trickery, illusion, alchemy, couriers desperate to get through against all odds, teasing promises of power and immortality, meetings with alien intelligences and explorations of weird alternate histories of the closest planet to our Sun.

Worlds of Wonder Await at your fingertips, take the plunge and explore Planetary Fiction: Mercury from Superversive Press


The livestream to accompany the book launch can be followed here


Solar system fly-through animation obtained from videvo.com
Lightning and tracer effects, Soaring Theme and soft whoosh sound effect from footagecrate.com
Music Holst’s The Planets- Mercury Public Domain recording by US Air Force Band
Public Domain Mercury Footage from NASA JPL Messenger Mission
Cover Artwork by Lee Madison
Rotating Earth and Particle effect obtained from pixabay.com
Other animation, audio and video editing by me 🙂

Now is the time to Buy For Steam and Country

The latest release from Superversive Press is now live and available for purchase. THe more people that buy the book today, the higher the book’s rank will go on Amazon, leading to more visibility on the site and more sales as more people are given the opportunity to discover its awesomeness.

 

Please also share around the book’s promotional video as widely as you can, so people can get an idea of what sort of adventures to expect:

A Greater Duty, by Yakov Merkin

Just yesterday a new space opera came out that I was the editor of. It is the debut novel of Yakov Merkin, a fellow member of CLFA:

It’s a book that I enjoyed editing, and one that builds into a fun action-packed romp filled with intriguing scenarios, high-stakes internal and external conflicts, cool technologies and powers, colourful alien races and a rich and varied galaxy.

There’s a corrupt and crumbling galactic republic, with ancient grievances flaring up into new bloodshed; a grave new threat to the old order, an uneasy alliance based on a lie, a seemingly impossible quest for vengeance, and an equally unlikely search for redemption.

If that sounds good to you, check it out!

Doctor to Dragons is Launched

A new hilarious collection of short stories by G.Scott Huggins (which I edited) has been released today by Superversive Press:

The Dark Lord’s favorite dragon is constipated. Dr. James DeGrande, veterinarian and orc-slayer, is going to have to deal with it.

This one could get messy.

“Everyone says it was better in the Good Old Days. Before the Dark Lord covered the land in His Second Darkness.

As far as I can tell, it wasn’t that much better. Even then, everyone cheered the heroes who rode unicorns into combat against dragons, but no one ever remembered who treated the unicorns’ phosphine burns afterward. Of course, that was when dragons were something to be killed. Today I have to save one. Know what fewmets are? No? Then make a sacrifice of thanks right now to whatever gods you worship, because today I have to figure a way to get them flowing back out of the Dark Lord’s favorite dragon. Yeah, from the other end. And that’s just my most illustrious client. I’ve got orcs and trolls who might eat me and dark elf barons who might sue me if their bloodhawks and chimeras don’t pull through. And that doesn’t even consider the possibility that the old bag with the basilisk might show up.

The only thing that’s gone right this evening is finding Harriet to be my veterinary assistant. She’s almost a witch, which just might save us both. If we don’t get each other killed first.”

If that wasn’t enough, here is a promotional video (thought up during a sleep-deprived creative frenzy) that inflicts my vocal stylings upon your ears, and I must warn you it shall not be the last such torture to accompany a book launch, so be afraid!

Click the image below to grab the book for yourself.

The paperback version can be found here

For those of you who want to subject yourself to the full song, see below:

Forbidden Thoughts Launch Party in 1 hour

The Forbidden Thoughts Launch party will begin at 2pm Eastern time, or just under an hour after this is posted, featuring a large number of guests and almost all the contributors to the anthology, who will be appearing and leaving in stages. I will be making my appearance at around 3pm Eastern Time, with the whole event lasting well past 6 pm.

Click on the image below to head over to SuperversiveSF and follow the livestream:

 

Forbidden Thoughts Front Cover

Selected Verse – Heroes and Wonders is Now on Sale!

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A collection of poems dealing with heroes and wonders of the grand type we see depicted in our favourite epics as well as inspiring everyday examples that only a few ever notice. Beauty to enjoy, courage to inspire, wisdom and folly to admire and avoid.

Highlights include a heartfelt celebration of a life well lived, the story of a survivor of China’s brutal one child policy, an uplifting appreciation of nature’s cycles, and a grand tale of a beast that haunts the hearts of men.

Awake the hero within you, and stand in awe of wonders that never cease.

Now available in kindle ebook form in the following Amazon territories:

A paperback version should become available soon from various outlets, and when it does, the same discount code for my other books will get you a modest discount on this volume from the createspace estore, and when purchasing the paperback from amazon, the kindle version will be free via the matchbook program.

The createspace estore page for the paperback is now live and can be found here

Like my first collection, this book contains poems that have been posted at this blog, although this time there are a couple of additional short works that haven’t at the time of publication.

Take a look, see if you think it will be worth the money, and please spread the word!

The ‘Selected Verse’ page linked to in the menu bar at the top of this page has been updated to cover both this book and the previous Selected Verse collection.