Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CassaStar Book Launch

At last it’s time for the Grand launch of the much anticipated science fiction,
CassaStar
by Alex J. Cavanaugh.

The story:

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?

I’ve heard great things about this novel. Below is just one quote:

…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.” - Library Journal
You can find more details about the book and the author on Alex's fantastic blog here

If you want to read a brilliant interview with the author go to Dezmond's awesome blog here

Find it, buy it, read it. I know I will.


CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh
October 19, 2010 Science fiction/adventure/space opera
ISBN 9780981621067 Dancing Lemur Press LLC

25 comments:

  1. I love the amount of positive feedback this is getting, and the exposure online today has been incredible. Can't wait to get my copy!

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  2. This book is getting SO much love yesterday and today! I'm so excited for it!

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  3. oh, thanks for the linky-dinky, Lyndylove :)

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  4. Alex, anytime.

    Jamie, I can't wait to get a copy as well!

    Melissa, same :)

    Dez, you always give me a smile

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  5. Alex has got one powerful cheering section behind him today! This is so great.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  6. Alee, yes, it's nice to see the blogging community in action :)

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  7. I'm excited for Alex! I've seen his book all over the blog world today. It's just great! =D

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  8. Carolyn, yes, everywhere I go it's there which is great!

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  9. Alex has a great cheering section!

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  10. All success to you, Alex! I will have to check it out. We share a genre.

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  11. Laura, he does indeed :)

    M Pax, it's nice to find fellow scifi writers :)

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  12. This book sounds wonderful. Would love to get my hands on it.

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  13. It looks like an interesting book. Congrats, Alex!!!

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  14. Wooo! Yay for Alex! I've started reading it now, and I'm really enjoying it!

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  15. I suddenly want to go Rocket Donut and start reading CASSASTAR. It's a retro place, but it gets me fired up for life in space. http://www.rocketdonuts.com/

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  16. Jemi, same :)

    Rachna, I like that it's about friendship.

    Pat, and three cheers :)

    Paul, it does

    Talli, that's great!

    Robert, ha! so cool. We don't get that in Australia.

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  17. Wow, that's high praise from Library Journal - how exciting!

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  18. Sharon, I'll second that

    Susan, it is indeed :)

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