Authors: I'm looking for a few good Science Fiction books.
I'm a science fiction author myself, and when it comes to book promotion, I find myself competing with Romance, Mystery, Thrillers, Urban Paranormal, and Erotica. I think science fiction deserves more publicity!
I am a bit selective in the kind of books I want to encourage. My preference is for self-contained novels. There are many "Book One's" which have no conclusion but are simply lead-ins to a series. This is one of my biggest turn-offs. A story always needs a satisfying ending, even if it is part of a larger story arc.
What do I call 'science fiction'? SF is often grouped together with fantasy and horror, but there are a subtle differences. It might have supernatural or fantasy elements, and plot strands of myth, murder mysteries, ghost stories etc. And Star-trek cliche space battles appear quite frequently. But the primary thing that distinguises SF is a kind of intelligent and visionary speculation about humans, sentient beings and the universe. I love stories about alien worlds and interesting human societies of an imaginary future. I have always loved stories of human evolution and people with unusual abilities. The main thing I look for in a book is an intelligent story--not a collection of cliches but something imaginative, food for the mind as well as the emotions.
If you have a novel that might fit this description, drop me a line. I would like to feature several of these on a weekly or monthly basis as a public service. What do I get out of it? Well, I have a SF novel myself which I'd like to shamelessly plug (who doesn't?) Also, maybe I'll find some good books to read. And if I really like a book, maybe I'll write a review!
Once I get this page up and running, I'll promote it on Twitter and Facebook. (I'm new to this!)
NOTE: I AM PUTTING THIS PROJECT ON HOLD FOR THE PRESENT, UNTIL I HAVE TIME TO BUILD A HUGE PLATFORM / AUDIENCE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INDULGENCE...
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by Carol van Natta
Someone is stealing the vaccine for a galaxy-wide pandemic. Forensic investigator Luka Foxe has a hidden mental talent that's out of control, and security specialist Mairwen Morganthur has hidden skills and enough secrets to drag a ship from orbit. To solve the case, they must follow a convoluted trail with corrupt pharma corporations, murderous mercenaries, sabotage, and deadly space battles. With a rising body count, their only hope for survival lies in trusting one another. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OHNCCYI
HEGIRA by Jim Cronin
His species became extinct decades before the aliens rescued and cloned him, but he still must do everything he can to save them all. Karm must travel back in time, create the most powerful financial empire ever seen on the planet Dyan’ta and assemble a team of experts who must be kept in the dark about his plans for fear of upsetting the timeline.
See "TESLA'S SIGNAL: a historical SF adventure" on main page