After a vicious civil war,
The Seven Nations rule the new world. In the midst of them lie the Freelands, the last vestige of old world freedom.
Freelancers, bounty hunters of the Freelands, make their living on contracts, jobs too dangerous for just anyone.
A massive contract is placed on Falcon, a Freelancer on the run. The Seven Nations want him. Other Freelancers want him. Phoenix has him. But she’ll need his help to make it west. If they don’t kill eachother first.
It’s the all too near future, and eternal life is a commodity only available to the ultra-rich. Billionaires pay top dollar to exist forever in a virtual world once their bodies have failed them. But this first foray into immortality is not all it’s cracked up to be. The computerized afterlife leaves the immortal hollow and unfulfilled. Anyone who cheats death only wants to live again naturally, itching to interact with the real world.
Young and handsome Rhodes is a Husk whoring himself out to the wealthy who pay to inhabit his body, using his brain while his consciousness sleeps. During these sessions clients take hard drugs, have promiscuous sex, and participate in extreme dare-devil behaviors, all to feel the rush and pleasures of being alive. Husking is a highly illegal and well guarded secret, relegated to the black market. The penalties are severe, but the money and perks are lucrative.
After repeatedly Husking for one particularly demanding client, Rhodes begins to suffer the mental toll for losing himself in his work. When the strange schizophrenic visions and panic attacks start, he tries to get out of his cast-iron contract, but his employers won’t relinquish their asset. Disturbing questions arise, leading to discomforting clues about his whereabouts while on the job. Finding himself pursued by the police and shadowy operatives, Rhodes begins to search for answers. It isn’t long before he learns the true cost of Husking…
Release date: July 30 2015, from PENGUIN BOOKS. Available for order on Amazon here: http://ow.ly/PYoXr (shipping available to the U.S. and Canada)
I leave you here the link to my book trailer vídeo of EL SALTO CUANTICO.
(only spanish edition for now, but I hope to have the english one soon, if the circumstances allow it).
On my Goodread´s profile you can see my review, and of course, you have the first pages to read for free on AMAZON and B&N).
It is a science fiction story about a trip in a distant future to the edge of the Solar System, which ends unexpectedly in a flop that gives rise to a peculiar is happening series of revelations. The ship is rescued by a civilization that is the harbinger of humanity, responsible for seeding Earth with her. Once in the new world, the astronauts discovered for an unexpected event, that these beings are not only responsible for grounds higher up but several events that marked the history along its development on our planet.
I hope you´ll enjoy it.
I did this (engagingly amateur) book trailer for my social sci-fi novel ‘The Gods in the Jungle’. The book can be found in all the normal places and, until 31 Jan 2013, people can download a free eBook copy from the Smashwords website ( https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/11163 ) using the coupon code LU38U.
I hope you enjoy my trailer for Embarkment 2577, a romantic science fiction story by Maria Hammarblad written tongue in cheek 😉
Blurb: When Alexandra wakes up to an unknown environment, populated by a cat-like woman with a tail and a hologram of a rockstar, she knows she has to be hallucinating. Maybe she has hit her head, or finally suffered that nervous breakdown. It doesn’t get any better from finding out she died and was taken into the future by the elusive Adam, whom she can’t remember, or from people telling her she’s on a spaceship. The last year or so is gone from her memory, and she has no choice but to try to adapt. As days go by, her new environment becomes more and more unnerving. She finds herself helpless, and completely dependent on a man who isn’t even human.
Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure. For fans of Star Trek, Babylon 5, Torchwood, Doctor Who, or Lois McMaster Bujold. Winner of a StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Award. “Revenge,” by Plain White T’s, used by permission.
This isn’t really sci fi at all, it’s poetry! But there is no poetry category, and I’ve often performed twork his under the umbrella of science fiction poetry (and am the official poet at sci fi mag Escape Velocity), so maybe it will be okay!