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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Gift giving guide for the Comic-Con fan

With these amazing books, your sci-fi and fantasy loving friends will love you forever! Don't forget yourself as you plan out your holiday gifts. We're sure you'll fall in love with each of these fabulous books and their authors, and the delightful worlds in each.

The Neuromorphs
by Dennis Meredith
April 8, 2018
Genre: Hard Science Fiction
296 pages

Publisher: Glyphus LLC
The robots were good. The Russian thugs were evil. But then. . .

It's 2050, and self-learning Helper androids have proven invaluable servants to humans, making their lives easier, even saving them.

But to their horror, retired SEAL Patrick Jensen and his wife Leah discover that rogue programmers and Russian mobsters are reprogramming the trusted robots to murder their wealthy owners. The crooks then skillfully disguise the lifelike robots as their dead masters, directing the robot mimics to plunder the victims’ estates of billions of dollars.

But neither the corrupt engineers nor the greedy thugs realize what catastrophe they have wrought in giving the robots autonomous abilities.

They have created a new race of networked, “hive-minded” sentient creatures driven by a relentless survival instinct: the Neuromorphs.

Patrick must enlist his SEAL team to marshal their combat skills and futuristic firepower to thwart the seemingly unstoppable evolution of a new dominant species on the planet.

by Hank Quense
July 26, 2018
Genre: scifi, fantasy, short story, alien invasion
37 pages

Publisher: Strange Worlds Publishing
In the first book, Contact, when Captain Yunta, commander of a mining spacecraft on a mission to appropriate deposits of minerals, encounters a colorful planet inhabited by elves, dwarves, half-pints, yuks, and humans, she knows it might just be the key to an important promotion. And if her mission fails, her career is over. Will she succeed at any cost? And will she and her team keep their promises to the locals? The story continues in books 2-7, and we KNOW you'll want to keep reading!

by Christian Brown
Genre: dark fantasy, horror, scifi

The future of Geadhain, a world where magic and science from an unknown force called technomagik, is at stake in Brown's captivating Feast of Fates series. And it challenges the genre's standard of a damsel in distress, with strong female characters defying gender stereotypes at every turn. After meeting the wolf-man changeling Caenith, Morigan Lostarot, a handmaiden, discovers her hidden powers and is soon deemed a danger to the realm.

“…you will not put this book down once you pick it up...”—Huffington Post

"An unmissable dark fantasy tale,"--Kirkus (starred review)
"While you wait for Game of Thrones..."--ForeWord Clarion
In fact, we've reviewed Book 1 - Feast of FatesBook 2 - Feast of Dreams, and Book 3 - Feast of Chaos of the series already, and with Book 4 just out, watch for our review and a fabulous guest blog video from Christian soon!

About Dennis Meredith:
Dennis Meredith brings to his science thrillers an expertise in science from his career as a science communicator at some of the country's leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin.

He has served on the executive board of the National Association of Science Writers and has written numerous articles and guidebooks on science writing and science communication. He has also served as a judge and manager for the NASW Science-in-Society Awards and the AAAS Science Writing Awards.

He was a creator and developer of EurekAlert!, working with The American Association for the Advancement of Science to establish this international research news service, which now links more than 4,500 journalists to news from 800 subscribing research institutions.

In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow "for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication." In 2012 he was named the year's Honorary Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970).

Besides his writing, he conducts communication workshops for researchers seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.

Additionally, Dennis has a brand new book out that we know you'll love too: Mythicals - where legendary creatures are real, and you'll never guess their surprising origins. (You can get it here:

Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric scifi and fantasy stories. He also writes about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 18 books and 50 short stories along with a few dozen articles. He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject. He is currently working on a series of two humorous novels that take place in the Camelot era.
He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe. They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.

About Christian A. Brown:
Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates, Christian A. Brown received a Kirkus star in 2014 for the first novel in his genre-changing Four Feasts Till Darkness series. He has appeared on Newstalk 1010, AM640, Daytime Rogers, and Get Bold Today with LeGrande Green. He actively writes a blog about his mother’s journey with cancer and on gender issues in the media. A lover of the weird and wonderful, Brown considers himself an eccentric with a talent for cat-whispering.

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