19 October, 2010

Release Date of CassaStar!

Finally, the day has arrived!

What am I talking about, you ask? The release date of CassaStar, written by Alex J. Cavanaugh! He is a great blogger, and while I have not (regrettably) had the chance to read his book (yet!) this post is dedicated the the release and why you should go out and get it. Anything to help a fellow blogger out. :)

If you haven't heard of CassaStar before (*gasp*--where have you BEEN?) or if you don't follow his blog (*hint*) then I suggest you click the link above and check it out!

(The cool cover)

Here is the synopsis 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?"

(Sounds epic.)

A review by Library Journal:

“…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

Reviews at Speculative Book Review, Edi's Book Lighthouse, The SFF Hub, and Scribbler to Scribe.

Here is the trailer:

(Wow. Whoever did that trailer knew what they were doing! It's awesome.)

Some things about the author:

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He’s experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Currently he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

Purchasing links (in case I've managed to convince you):

CassaStar is also available as an Ebook--Kindle, iBookstore, Nook, and others.

-----The Golden Eagle


Misha said...

Oh my word I WANT TO READ IT!


Arlee Bird said...

Alex deserves the support of the readers. He has been an ever faithful supporter of our blogs.

Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, thanks so much! That is an awesome post. Appreciate it!

The Golden Eagle said...

Misha: I guess living in SA would make it a whole lot harder to get a copy, wouldn't it?

Lee: Definitely! He has a strong presence in the blogosphere, and we should all support him in return.

Alex: You're very welcome! :)

DEZMOND said...

congrats to Alex! The trailer really is cool.

The Golden Eagle said...

Yup. :D