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Initial post: Aug 3, 2010 12:29:45 AM PDT
Hello everyone. I'm a fresh young author hoping to get my name out there. My new book just came out called "One Day, Forty Nights". It is a great addition to anyone's science fiction collection. It is full of action, suspense, and even romance. The best way to say what it is about is this: A disheartened rogue on a journey of self-retribution in a Clint Eastwood-style western set in the gutters of a Star Wars/Star Trek burlesque of blood.

Look the novel (or me for that matter) up on Facebook or myspace and you can get a glimpse at it and communicate with me directly. Hopefully I hear from many of you and I enjoy the thought of trying to get my book out there to you all.

Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2010 4:56:57 AM PST
I also have a new novel just recently published and hoping to get a few hits to my website and perhaps a few readers! The name of my novel is Space Punk: One

It is definitely space opera. The main character is definitely a drunk. As a bounty hunter, he sucks at his job, but he keeps trying unsuccessfully to capture the criminal Victor Motisi. Finally, the hunted catches him, and turns him into his little errand boy. Together, with his godfather, Victor Motisi forces them into an adventure that takes them across the galaxy, surviving an onslaught of attacks from hunting guilds to the military, only to crash land in a desert, on a planet that isn't even on the map.

Please, check it out! Thanks!
Space Punk

Posted on Nov 27, 2010 8:57:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2010 12:22:31 PM PST
I wish you both the best with your space opera books--not enough good clean space opera in this world. My big space opera is Star Chosen: A Science Fiction Space Opera for the Whole Family

Posted on Nov 28, 2010 12:35:27 PM PST
Congratulations, and best wishes from a fellow author! (For those of you keeping score at home, Robert's book is available in paperback as well as on the Kindle.

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 12:24:29 PM PST
Nice product description, Robert.

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 7:47:28 PM PST
It has been four months since my self-published novel hit the web, and I'm proud to say that word has slowly spread out. Hopefully this post will add to the growth. I'd love to hear from people who would like to know more so please look me up on facebook or twitter.

My elevator pitch:
A disheartened rogue is on a journey of self-retribution in a Clint Eastwood-style western set in the gutters of a Star Wars/Star Trek burlesque of blood.

And the back material for my novel:
What does a man do when his lover is murdered, his only friends abandon him, and the entire galaxy is against him? It seems like only yesterday that Wobert was the happiest man alive; now he must make a choice: sacrifice everything to save the friends that left him for dead, or track down and kill his lover's murderer. The galaxy is in turmoil around him, but the struggle he faces within his own hardened soul is even more perilous. For the last thirty-eight days, Wobert has been creeping closer to his demise while his ship slumbers in a swamp on Bactiwa, the only habitable planet in the Leckta System. As he journeys from bliss and peace to alcoholism and self-destruction, a skirmish flares up between the Bacts and the marine army. Fueled by rage and lust for bloodshed, Wobert slaughters several men on each side; now both sides view him as an untrustworthy rogue with a death wish. The Bacts want Wobert to lead them back to glory, but Wobert just wants to be left alone. Only time will tell if Wobert will fly off into the stars as a victorious hero or if he will fail, letting evil reign forever.

I hope to hear from any interested science fiction or fantasy fans. :)

One Day, Forty Nights

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 10:34:23 AM PST
Veterans of the Psychic Wars is an epic space opera, which should appeal to fans of Dune and Star Wars.

In a distant galaxy known as the Cosmic Sea, Baron Seti Aljyk has caused the Second Psychic War by seizing Najura, the last of the ancient swords of power, and usurping the imperial throne from Sakara Rey, the True Emperor.

On Earth, young schoolteacher Roman Doyle remains unaware he is Prince Armon Sakara, heir apparent of the True Emperor. That is, until he encounters Chi-Ro Jin, a Veteran of the Psychic Wars.

Chi-Ro's mission is to return Roman to the True Emperor, but Roman believes that Chi-Ro is crazy.

When Roman's wife, Soraya, is abducted by the Baron's assassins, Roman is forced to make the epic journey to the Cosmic Sea.

However he does not go alone. He is joined by his shamira Chi-Ro, Nuri Nemsys a beautiful secret agent, Anah Sadaka the mysterious captain of the Starglider Sanura and Roman's friend, Zachary Silverman, a quantum physicist.

With his dormant psychic and astral abilities awakened by an alien drug and pursued by the Baron's assassins, Roman, his friend, and the Veterans of the Psychic Wars face evil and danger in uncharted space and on alien worlds.

Roman must overcome his fears, master the martial art of Hatari Ikou, and learn the secrets of astral projection, in order to rescue his wife, retrieve the sword of power, and bring the Psychic Wars to an end.

Veterans of the Psychic Wars

Posted on Feb 11, 2011 6:54:40 AM PST
Pulpman says:
Hi I am telling you about a new space opera by M.R.Tighe it is called Judgement on Tartarus. It tells the story of Corona Scott and her first assingment on the space cruiser Astrella. The story quickly develops into murder and politacal intrigue.
It is a fun and quick read that once you pick it up you won't want to put down. It is available online,Judgment on Tartarus

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 1:17:26 PM PST
Blue Third - Citlalli and The Destroyer
Blue Third- The Cocoa War
The first in this series is Citlalli...a space adventure with a highly unique, unabashedly fun and exciting story. The novel is a coming of age adventure that takes seven teenagers from different cultures, one from 5,000 years ago, and throws them into unbelievable adventures on which the fate of Earth, our own galaxy and neighboring galaxies rests. The audience for Citlalli and the Destroyer is everyone from the age of 8-80 as the story is easy to read, fast-paced, while intellectually challenging and entertaining throughout. Its literary goal was to combine educational elements including history and modern social issues, within the kind of truly fun and entertaining novel I loved when growing up and still enjoy today. It brings fun to the often stodgy science fiction world, offering a refreshing new story free of vampires or wizards. The story begins by introducing Citlalli in her native Mexico of 5,000 years ago. After inadvertently becoming a stowaway on a cocoa trader's interstellar vessel, and for reasons the novel makes clear, she ends up being teamed with six every day teenagers of today. They come from different cultures and families, and along with Citlalli and a group of some of the strangest intelligent alien allies imaginable are thrust into journeys that will determine the fate of everyone's civilizations in battling a monstrously evil entity called The Destroyer. The adventurers include five girls and two boys, each arriving with their own personality and cultural background. The journey forces them to grow strong, learn to trust, and even learn to endure pain and horror. They learn about friendship, courage, strength, sacrifice and more. The novel's strengths are its unique ideas, original story, page-turning excitement and the kind of cinematic climax and surprise ending that leaves the reader happy and hoping for more.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 11:14:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 17, 2011 11:15:20 PM PDT
Wow a lot of good space opera competition! You can also check out my novel Nanomech here on amazon for Kindle (print coming soon).
Left behind by his childhood friend, Aiben ekes out his existence as a cybermancer acolyte and part-time starship mechanic on a backwater world. He leads an uncertain life, until one day, the Zenzani Protectorate invades his home and destroys everything he has ever known. Aiben soon learns that the molecule-sized machines, which augment his body and mind, have a centuries-old plan for him involving nanotechnology, genetic manipulation, and hyperspatial thought. Now, along with his companions, an old soldier and a sentient mechanoid, he takes his journey to a world of fabricated prophecies. There he navigates the treacheries of war and espionage to find an ancient weapon and a long-forgotten people that will bring his past crashing into his future and seal his destiny forever.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011 12:49:40 PM PDT
My new book, Clouds of Darkness is the third book in my "Guardians of Peace" series, and is currently available in Kindle as well as paperback versions.

The Guardians of Peace saga follows the adventures of Roscoe Cook and the Cosmic Guard shortly after humans encounter alien cultures and civilizations for the first time. Unfortunately, the humans of the 26th Century are little different from those we see around us today: while our technology and culture has made great strides over the years, many of us are as self-centered as ever. And since Outer Space in the year 2550 is not the exclusive province of philosophers and scientists, the best as well as the worst of Terran society has spread throughout the Frontier...and many are pressing their government to take a harder line against the aliens.

The first book-The Sirens Of Space-lays out the background for the rest of the series. Commander Cook, a gifted young officer, is promoted to captain and given command of his starship. But, military contractors having changed little over the years, his ship causes him nothing but grief - and it's all he can do to keep everyone's mind focused on getting their ship ready to sail. Meanwhile, politicians and commercial interests are scheming to bring about a change in the Terran Government, hoping for one more amenable to exploiting the riches to be found in the star clouds and planets of the Cosmic East, where the aliens are resisting Terran encroachment. As the book ends, the principals are taking to the skies...toward whatever fate awaits them among the stars.

The second book-The Star Dancers-is where the adventure begins. The reader learns about alien culture, which is suffering from internal divisions. We meet Gal'Shenga, an alien leader anxious to achieve his dream of reforming and modernizing his society, and his nephew Ga'Glish, commander of the alien fleet. But Terra's Cosmic Guard has problems of its own: pirates and privateers are still infesting their skies, as they have for hundreds of years...a vestige of their history that has led Terra to develop ever-better machines of destruction to protect their lanes of commerce. Meanwhile, a band of ne'er-do-wells, eager to recover riches hidden away deep inside alien skies, confronts an alien scientific outpost just as a peace conference is concluding on an alien world...setting the stage for conflict and tragedy, unless both sides are able to control the hotheads on either side of the border. The book ends with Captain Cook struggling to find his way back to Terra through uncharted skies, as the galaxy is descending into chaos.

The third book-the newly released Clouds of Darkness-confronts the age-old truth that the clash of civilizations has never been pretty, especially for the losers. Unfortunately, the 26th Century is no different...except that the conflicts are even uglier when the combatants belong to different species. And when the future of each race hangs in the balance, civilization itself can be among the first casualties. In this book, the war between the Terrans and their reptilian neighbors proves to as brutal as any conflict the human race has seen. And Commodore Roscoe Cook, the pride of Planet Isis, has his hands full with enemies of all kinds - human and reptilian alike.

The concluding book in the series-entitled The Guardians of Peace-is scheduled for publication in 2012.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011 1:25:42 PM PDT
Ed Robertson says:
I've got a book of near-Earth space opera that bounces between our planet, Mars, the asteroid belt, and Titan: The Roar of the Spheres

Thanks for taking a look.

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 10:25:19 AM PDT
Here's mine:
Citlalli is a 13 year old ancient Anahuac (pre Aztec) girl who ends up on an intergalatic adventure of unbelievable amazingness :-) Included are 4 more 13 year old girls and 2 13 year old boys of today (along with a cast of aliens...good and VERY bad). This is truly adventure SciFi the way I love it (no vampires or wizards in sight). Two books in the series and another in final editing right now before publishing. Also available on Kindle for $2.99.
Blue Third - Citlalli and The Destroyer
Blue Third- The Cocoa War

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 11:51:49 AM PDT
Thanks for the thread and here is a synopsis of my second book from my Space Opera Sudden Dearth. Book I and Book III are also now available for Kindle.

A Guiding Light (Sudden Dearth)

Seven sources of power, demons, unknown heroes and an all-powerful religion clash in a titanic struggle. The Fortress has been reduced to rubble, the Taurans swept aside and the snarling K'ran's head banner flies in secret pride. A strange signal is received, a vast Tauran Fleet assembled and Walters and his men must again stand against both religious intolerance and Dark Magic.

A Guiding Light (Sudden Dearth)

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 10:51:09 AM PDT
I also have a new SiFi novel out on Kindle. It is called "I Remember Gravity."
On the militaristic Homestead, Velcro lines the bottom of objects
and the soles of shoes to hold things down. The ten-thousand-manned
space ship has meandered on the far reaches of the empty universe for
thirty-five years. Nonetheless, the ship's shops, schools and
services attempts to recapture the amenities of suburban life in the
now long-gone earth.
A psychiatrist suddenly has a revolution on his hands. Entire
demographics of men, women and children are acting out in a sexual
compulsive manner. People are flocking to the space ship's boiler
rooms where they shed their clothes, float, and fluck anonymously.
This spins the shrink into a quandary, he tries to rein in his client's
impulses but he too is swept up in the ship's zeitgeist.
I think it is an awesome book!

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 8:48:55 AM PDT
David says:
TALES OF THE SCATTERED EARTH - the creation of veteran SF / Fantasy / Horror authors David Niall Wilson, Steven Savile, and Aaron Rosenberg (more to follow) has released its first three Kindle books. The first, The Birth of the Dread Remora and the second, Crossed Paths, are by Aaron Rosenberg. Just released, The Second Veil, by David Niall Wilson- many planets, many huge story arc. Join the fun.

The Birth of the Dread Remora (The Scattered Earth)

Crossed Paths - A Tale of the Dread Remora (Scattered Earth)

The Second Veil (The Scattered Earth)

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 12:51:18 PM PDT
S. Herberth says:
My co-author and I have just released the latest book in our Ylendrian Empire series, The Slipstream Con: A Ylendrian Empire Story. If you like your space opera with a dash of style, a hint of romance, and a side of capers, conspiracy, and nanotech, check it out.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 10:34:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2011 6:22:07 PM PDT
RJ Bernard says:
The Firestorm Conspiracy was released in mid-May from Lyrical Press, and the print version arrived on Amazon shelves June 1st, 2011.

"I'm done with the UESF. I'm done with ships, and space, and fighting wars! I'm done."

For John Thompson, space holds no mystique. The unforgiving void stole his wife, his daughter, his soul. Once a top UESF fleet commander, John is now living a life of self-imposed solitude as a university professor.

But when an old war buddy-turned-politician begs for help uncovering the truth behind disturbing rumours of an avian attack on Earth, John must choose: stand by as humanity is plunged into a war it can't possibly win, or take up the mantle he abandoned on the battlefield decades earlier.

Surrounded by hidden enemies--and unrecognized friends--John must find the alien agent who sent the warning before it is too late.

I read it the day it came out, and I'm thrilled to see it in paperback now too. I'm going to check out the other books listed in this thread!

The Firestorm Conspiracy (Kindle)

The Firestorm Conspiracy: Book One of the Firestorm Saga (trade paperback)

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 2:20:08 AM PDT
G. M. Curtis says:

I just published my first space opera, Dragon. Its the story of Christian Aaron Moody the Third, a man who lost his entire family ten years earlier as they simply dissappeared in the vastness of space while out exploring new systems to mine, and who has finally attained the means to find them. A huge, five century old, alien battleship, The Dragon, which he has modernised into a state of the art dreadnought.

Of course its lucky that he has such a ship since he's going to have to battle pirates, aliens, and quite possibly the entire Federation navy as he sets off on his epic journey.

Please do take a look see and I hope some of you enjoy what you find.

Cheers, Greg.


Posted on Jun 18, 2011 1:41:18 PM PDT
The Scribe says:
Hi I'm the author of The price of Freedom by J.L. Leclerc. i guess I have posted my ebook too many times that amazon won't let me place a link to it in the kindle store. I'd like to know if any one has downloaded the free sample and what they thought of it. i want honest brutal criticism.

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 6:20:12 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 21, 2011 5:36:35 PM PDT
My first book from several years ago is finally available in a kindle edition through a small indie press. The Harbinger and the Shepherd (Prophecy of the Third Age Trilogy) Dual hero's journeys are laid side-by-side in a space opera that mixes Japanese and Irish mythology with classic science fiction. I'm so happy to be able to offer a kindle version of what is a difficult read in paperback. I'm also very appreciative of for offering my book this second life and the home for the rest of the trilogy in the months to come. Science fiction isn't a dead genre, it has just found the apt home that is the technological marvel of ereaders. The kindle version also contains a few illustrations I completed during the writing process all those years ago.

Adam Griffith

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 6:21:01 PM PDT
Very pleased to see lots of other people enjoying space opera. Action, adventure, space ships, aliens... ahhhh.
I've written a couple but my latest, Morgan's Choice has just hit the shelves. Like everybody else, I'd love some reviews. And don't worry, it isn't a soppy space romance.

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 12:34:33 PM PDT
Try Prince of Tanith: A Space Viking Novel, Prince of Tanith, the new Space Viking sequel. You may have read the original Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper ("The Fuzzy Guy"), published just before the author's suicide in 1964. Prince of Tanith takes up two years after the conclusion of Space Viking, and details how a bright young man from the Sword Worlds and a beautiful princess from civilized Marduk take an eclectic collection of characters and forge them into a prosperous new world. Pure "AtomPunk" sci-fi -- think plutonium and submachine guns. The second book, Princess Valerie's War, will be released within the month.Prince of Tanith: A Space Viking Novel

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 8:20:28 PM PDT
Glad to see the market for this sort of work is strong. I've just published my first: Through Struggle, the Stars, for the Kindle (the CreateSpace paperback should be out before too long). Through Struggle, the Stars (The Human Reach)

Here's the blurb:
In 2139, a network of artificial wormholes has allowed humanity to reach nearby stars, where nations fiercely compete to settle new colony worlds. War is imminent between Earth's top powers, China and Japan, for reasons that no one entirely understands.

Neil Mercer, a freshly commissioned officer in the United States Space Force, is assigned to shepherd a senior spy on a covert mission that risks drawing America into the conflict. In a story featuring high adventure, interstellar intrigue and some of the most scientifically realistic space combat depicted in fiction, Neil and his comrades must face difficult questions about duty, citizenship and national interest as they struggle to discover why the war threatens to engulf every nation on Earth.

A hard science fiction novel by a former Pentagon and CIA reporter for the Associated Press. Recommended for fans of Tom Clancy, Patrick O'Brian, and Robert Heinlein.

Good luck to everyone.
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