To Be Men


Tired of stories about men as bumbling idiots? Of fathers as incompetents? Of masculinity as “toxic”? Tired of misandry? Ready for some real masculine role models? Stories about heroes and men who do the right thing? Stories about real men? The kind that provide for their families, love their wives and children, and make sacrifices. And save the world. A collection of seventeen stories and two essays, To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity pays homage to men and masculinity. Fun. Action-packed. Thought-provoking. Whatever your tastes, you will find enjoyment in these pages. Each story embraces, in its own way, virtus—the concept of valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character, and worth. The sentient Colt 1911 destined for the smelter. A courageous werewolf who embodies virtus no matter his form. The wizard raising a family in the 21st century. Sherlock Holmes’ newfound respect for women. A future untamed frontier where “women and children first” proves itself a timeless maxim. The hero who identifies as a M1A2 Abrams tank. A Vietnam War sailor defending his gay crew mate, because when bullets are flying, only what you do matters. The police chief in a noir-style world where Fae, dragons, and humans live, love, and break the law. These stories will delight and entertain you.

To Be Men from Superversive Press is available in paperback, and can be pre-ordered on Kindle before its release date on the 16th of June.

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Music: Temple from soundscrate.com combinedf with Discovery Hit by Kevin McLeod, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300023
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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Planetary: Earth



Superversive’s Planetary Anthology series dares to take us home for high adventure.

Tales of explorers, lost worlds, strange and wondrous creatures, gods & goddesses of old, miraculous inventions, aliens, bots and post humans, brought together in this anthology of discovery and daring.

Come explore the legends and chronicles of planet Earth and the space beyond in the fourth volume in the Planetary series.

Sheik of Mars



http://bit.ly/SheikOfMars

Ben Wheeler’s outstanding debut novel will released by Superversive Press on June 1st, but is now available for preorder. The first part was serialized in Astounding Frontiers magazine as “In the Seraglio of the Sheik of Mars” and was one of the most popular stories among readers and critics. Combining the lyrical qualities and atmosphere of 1001 Nights with the action and spectacle of A Princess of Mars to produce a truly unique and engaging story in the pulp tradition. You’re in for a treat with this one, and I thoroughly enjoyed editing it (as well as making the above video).

https://bit.ly/RachelGriffin4http://bit.ly/SheikOfMars

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 🙂

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 🙂

The Awful Truth About Forgetting (Rachel Griffin Book 4) Available for Preorder

When otherworldly forces conspire against those she loves, Rachel Griffin must face her most desperate hour.

This on top of winter fairies, lost friends, undeniably attractive older boys, and, oh, a rampaging ogre.

https://bit.ly/RachelGriffin4

With the imminent launch of the latest book in L. Jagi Lamplighter’s excellent Books of Unexpected Enlightenment series coming up on November 21st, it is time to reveal a little something I put together, an upgraded version of an old promotional video the book used to have. I will be at the launch party on Tuesday, where an all-original promo video I made (including a vocal performance from myself in collaboration with Sarah Koolbeck) will be unveiled, so look forward to that and take this opportunity to introduce yourself to this wonderful series.

Astounding Frontiers Issue #4 Out Now

 

Astounding Frontiers Issue 4 is now available for purchase on Amazon, featuring stories by Brian Niemeier, Julie Frost, David Hallquist, Ben Wheeler and Corey McCleery and an article from the Professor of Pulp himself, Jeffro Johnson! Suit up and enjoy!