Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Big 5-0

I got my 50th follower today!  And guess who it is??

Alex J. Cavanaugh, whose debut novel CassaStar came out today!



Here is an excerpt from his blog:

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?
(Doesn't this book look totally awesome?  SO glad Sci Fi is making a comeback.  I don't know why, but it kinda reminds me of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card which is one of my FAVORITE books ever.)
I feel so special!  (Okay, so I followed him first, but dude, he totally didn't have to follow me back).  Thanks Alex!  Drop by his blog and wish him good luck on his release today!






7 comments:

Colene Murphy said...

He IS neat isn't he? What a fun coincidence that he was your 50th! Congrats on that.

And congrats to Alex!!

JEFritz said...

I'm glad sci-fi is making a comeback, too. I think people lost interest when they figured out there wouldn't be any cities on the moon:)

Congrats on the fifty followers!

Melissa said...

The blogger love for this book is incredible today! I'm totally enamored with the support its getting. That is why I love this community.

I'll have to contend myself with being number 49....hey! I was the very last stepping stone he climbed over to get to fifty... I feel like greatness has touched me.

Sorry, I'm in a strange mood.

Abby Minard said...

JEfritz- you are so right lol.

Melissa- I Totally was so excited when you were number 49!! And you are so right- you are what it took to get to 50, so thank you so much!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Abby, wow! Thank you so much! I feel honored. And I've heard the Ender's Game refrerence more than once, so I hope my book doesn't disappoint.
Ironically, while I was writing it, I kept hearing that science fiction was dead. I didn't give up though and eventually landed a book deal.
Long live science fiction!

Angela Darling said...

Congrats!.. to both of you. That's fantastic. Cheers to many more followers for you :)

Abby Minard said...

Alex- so glad to hear you pushed forward! Congrats again!

Angela- thanks!