Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CassaStar Book Launch

At last it’s time for the Grand launch of the much anticipated science fiction,
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


  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!

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

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

  4. Alex, anytime.

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

    Melissa, same :)

    Dez, you always give me a smile

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

    Tossing It Out

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

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

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

  9. Alex has a great cheering section!

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

  11. Laura, he does indeed :)

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  18. Sharon, I'll second that

    Susan, it is indeed :)


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