Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Releasing Today

Science Fiction was the genre I fell in love with when I was a teen, and even today, I find it hard to resist a 'classic' science fiction book. So, when a review says that a book, “…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.”, there is no way I am not going to pick it up as soon as I can.

The book is  Alex J. Cavanaugh's "CassaStar", which is releasing world-wide today.Though officially categorised as Science fiction/adventure/space opera, something tells me the book has enough 'coming of age' undercurrents to appeal to the reader of YA also.

Don't take my word for it. Check out the trailer-

and rush to pick up your copy of the book at -
Barnes & Noble
also available as an e-book - Kindle, IBookStore, Nook and others.


Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - Thanks for sharing this terrific trailer! Isn't it interesting how the genre that captures us as young readers holds a special place for us throughout our lives?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Rayna! And yes, it does have overtones of a coming of age story. I hope you really enjoy it!

Mason Canyon said...

Wonderful way to share the launch of Alex's book. His book trailer is awesome.

Thoughts in Progress

Saumya said...

I never got into science fiction but maybe now I'll give it a shot :) Also, LOVE your previous posts!!

Saumya said...

*I agree with your thoughts on Rama and Ravana. Very insightful.

Mary said...

Every time I read a snippet about CasaStar I know I have to read it.

slommler said...

Guess I will have to put this on my TBR list!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Margot - my misspent youth was spent with science fiction and mysteries- I could try to stray as much as I like, but eventually, I come back to just those two :-(

@ Mason - it is awesome, isn't it?

@ Soumya - I am sure you will like science fiction. But pick the science fiction of the Golden Age- today's fiction rarely matches up. And thanks for the comment on the other post.

@ Mary - I so agree

@ SueAnn - I am waiting to be able to order in India.

Laura Eno said...

Awesome, Rayna! I love sci/fi.

Anonymous said...

This is the second blog shout out on this book I've read today. Looks like there is a lot of excitement around it. I'm not normally a sci-fi reader, but I might just check it out. - G

Kittie Howard said...

An awesome book trailer! Thanks for sharing. I love happy moments like this.

A bit to add to your comment...Yes, I was very lucky. I worked in a bank for a bit (summer office job during college)and left feeling like I'd been where good and evil resided.

Holly Ruggiero said...

Good luck Alex.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yep! I've added it to my Amazon wish list! :-)

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love the sharpness of the pictures in this trailer. Good luck, Alex!

Trudy said...

Boy...Alex's book is just popping up all over the place today. I am going to have to check it out myself. Thanks for sharing the trailer here Rayna!

God bless!

Melissa said...

The love for this book is absolutely amazing!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm so excited for Alex! He deserves this :)

Ellie said...

Hi Rayna,
Can't wait to read Alex's book; Exciting to know someone is achieving the dream! Well Done~

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I know Alex has got to be thrilled! Such a big day...and a really cool-sounding release!

Faith said...

Everywhere I turn these last few days, I've seen posts for this book! I need to just give in and order it. :) Congrats to Alex, and thanks Rayna for posting about it and keeping the new release smack dab in the middle of our thoughts!

I've posted an award for you over on my blog today as well. Do with it what you will!


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