Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CassaStar

One of our blog colleagues is having his first book released today, October 19. I’m throwing my support behind him. This is Alex J. Cavanaugh, and the book is entitled: CassaStar. Alex describes it as Science fiction/ adventure/ space opera. The ISBN is 9780981621067, and it’s from Dancing Lemur Press LLC.

There’s a very cool trailer here.

Here’s a bit of description of the book:

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?


The Library Journal says: “…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.”

If you’re interested in purchasing CassaStar, the links are below:

AMAZON


BARNES & NOBLE - http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/9780981621067/?itm=1&USRI=cassastar

BAM - http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9780981621067?id=4581185563381#overview

The book is also available in eBook format for Kindle, iPad, Nook, and others

Alex has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He’s experienced in technical editing. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. He lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

Good luck to Alex!
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30 comments:

Ty Johnston said...

Loved the trailer, and the book sounds quite intriguing. Good luck to Alex.

sage said...

Congratulations Alex, always nice to hear of a Carolina boy that's done good and made up for the rest of us!

Rick said...

If he's good enough to get your recommendation, Charles, he's solid enough for me to buy a copy.

Ron Scheer said...

As someone experienced in technical editing and interested in horse operas, I wish him all the best.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Charles! It's been quite a day so far.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ty, yes, I'm looking forward to reading this one.

Sage, lol.

Rick, he's got style.

Ron Scheer, not quite horse opera, but space opera isn't that far away.

Alex, I set this up to post last night and had already gone to bed. I fixed the broken link to your website at top. Taken care of now.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Congrats to Alex. What a great feeling it must be.

BStearns said...

Yes, buy buy buy! It is a great book by a great guy. You should pick it up, it's worth it. There are reviews for it coming in all over the blogosphere, check em out then BUY BUY BUY! (And strangely enough no, I am not being paid to say this, but I should talk to Alex about that :P)

Charles Gramlich said...

Patty, indeed.

Bryan, yes, maybe an honorarium? lol.

Randy Johnson said...

Looks good. My order is in.

Carole said...

Love the trailer. Congrats to Alex and may you sell a million copies.

Charles Gramlich said...

Randy, it does look good.

Carole, indeed!

Deka Black said...

The military chase me! First, my brother gives me as a present the first Black Company book. Now this. is a sign. I must becomea Great general! but i'm too lazy for that. Better read the book.

Said this... The first book is always a daring step,good luck to your friend! ;D

Steve Malley said...

What Rick said-- I'm in. :)

Good luck, man!

Demon Hunter said...

Congratulations, Alex. Sounds like quite a read. :-D

Mary Witzl said...

Space opera sounds intriguing. I'll keep an eye out for this one too.

ivan said...

Outstanding achievement for Mr. Cavenaugh!

These things don't happen too frequently nowadays.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, everyone, thanks!!

Bryan, maybe we should talk....

Charles Gramlich said...

Deka Black, oh the Black Company books are excellent. you're in for a treat there as well.

Steve Malley, thumbs up.

Demon Hunter, looks to be good adventure.

Mary Witzl, I've long been a fan of Space opera. Poul Anderson used to write some great stuff in this vein.

ivan, it never gets easy it seems.

Alex J. Cavanaugh, hope the sales are going well.

laughingwolf said...

grats alex!

sounds like one for my tbr list...

Jodi MacArthur said...

This sounds like a neat, action packed adventure. Congrats to Mr. Cavanaugh on his book relaese! I'll be checking it out for sure.

Cloudia said...

Good luck Alex!





Aloha from Hawaii

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Charles Gramlich said...

laughingwolf, one of these days I'm gonna have to do one of those book trailers.

Jodi MacArthur, appreciate your kind words.

Cloudia, indeed.

Lana Gramlich said...

Sounds interesting, hon. Thanks for the heads up.

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana, no you.

Erik Donald France said...

Sounds cool -- nice plug!

North Carolina, South Carolina -- a world of difference between the two ~~ then and now.

Charles Gramlich said...

Eric, I saw a hilarious skit on John Stewart I think about North versus south, in like Maine.

Heff said...

That WAS a cool trailer,ESPECIALLY for a BOOK, lol !

jennifer said...

Congratulations and best wishes to Alex!

Charles Gramlich said...

Heff, yeah I thought it was pretty good. One of these days I'm going to do one.

Jennifer, yep!