I can't remember the last time I read a science fiction novel. Really, I can't. But when I heard my blog buddy Alex J. Cavanaugh was coming out with his new book, I thought I'd check back in with the genre and give it a go! CassaStar is out tomorrow and it's available on Kindle and in paperback.
Here's the blurb:
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?
“…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.” - Library Journal
Sounds cool, eh? So get on your space gear, get in the mood with Alex's killer trailer, and get reading!
Tomorrow, Tamara Hart Heiner comes by to talk about her new YA novel, Perilous, and on Wendesday I announce the winners of my September contest (finally)! All systems go!