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!