Joe Vasicek made an impressive debut with Genesis Earth. Since that time he hasn't been resting on his laurels. No, apparently he's been typing like a mad fool. Bashing those keys like he's shaking down a bunch of fifth-graders for their lunch money. But in a good way, you understand.
He's just released Bringing Stella Home, and you could be the first on your block to read it. This is space opera the way we like it here at Fantastic Adventures. The body count is astronomical, if you'll pardon the pun. Those who aren't killed suffer fates worse than death. It's mayhem among the stars. Remember, in space, no one can hear you say "Wow, that's cool!"
It's not all action and adventure, of course. Not if it's going to get a recommendation at an upscale blog like this. No, there is a serious core to this tale, a teenage boy coming of age, facing his fears, becoming a man, and doing whatever it takes to save his sister.
Meanwhile, the book is crammed full of all the radical stuff I don't get to have in my real life. Shock troopers! Concubines! Spaceships! Daring rescues! Narrow escapes! Some adult content including sexual themes! Did I mention concubines?
Grab it. Enjoy it. Then come back here and leave me a comment thanking me for steering you straight.
Twenty-seven newly arrived ships showed up on the scanners, not fifty thousand kilometres from the night side of the planet. How many more were waiting in the blind spot opposite their current orbital position, he had no way of knowing--but he wouldn't be surprised if it was twice that number.
"James? Son? Can you hear me?"
A cold sweat broke out across the back of James's neck. The people of Kardunash IV didn't have a chance.
Everyone on that world was going to die.