White Rocket Books proudly announces the release in trade paperback and Kindle e-book formats of I. A. Watson’s BLACKTHORN: DYNASTY OF MARS, a new novel that reveals the shocking secrets of Princess Aria while continuing the bold and exciting adventures of John Blackthorn, PulpArk Award winner for “Best New Character of the Year.”
Eldest child of her world’s ruling dynasty, Aria is also the daughter of the evil Black Sorcerer—one of the dreaded First Men of Mars—and has been imbued with his sorcerous might. Rebelling against her father’s tyranny, Princess Aria has joined forces with a human soldier and a savage Mock-Man, and now dares to challenge the First Men’s rule. Will Aria’s power be enough to tip the balance in John Blackthorn’s favor, and free her world—or will she betray the rebels to her father—or worse—and bring all they have fought for crashing down?
BLACKTHORN: DYNASTY OF MARS, by award-winning author I. A. Watson (Robin Hood; Sherlock Holmes) and with a spectacular cover painted by Adam Diller, takes the saga of John Blackthorn and his brave companions to the next level—and beyond—with a grand adventure stretching down the centuries and across the war-torn face of post-apocalyptic Mars!
Created by Van Allen Plexico (Sentinels, Lucian) in the spirit of “Thundarr the Barbarian” and “John Carter of Mars,” the Blackthorn Saga has already been nominated for seven PulpArk Awards and one Pulp Factory Award. Now, says Plexico, “ Ian Watson has pulled back the curtain and given readers the chance to dig into the rich history of future Mars, and to witness the rise of Princess Aria from pampered aristocrat to powerful leader of a planet-wide rebellion—along with a couple of guys named Blackthorn and Oglok. If you thought you knew the Blackthorn story, you ain’t seen nothing yet!”
White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats. White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 15-by-Genre and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Vice-President Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.
On sale as of July 28, 2012, BLACKTHORN: DYNASTY OF MARS is a $15.95, 6×9 format trade paperback from White Rocket Books, and a $2.99 e-book for Kindle.
ISBN-13: 978-0-61567-654-8 (paperback)
ASIN: B008NYCVLQ (Kindle)
Trade Paperback : http://www.amazon.com/Blackthorn-Dynasty-I-A-Watson/dp/0615676545
A ragtag band of mutants, aliens, androids, gods, and mere mortals all banded together against the most dreaded menaces of all–these are the SENTINELS!
In the days to come, their creator, Van Allen Plexico, will introduce us to the team (and their deadliest foes) one by one, here at Pulp Cosmic.
In the meantime, you can discover how the team first came together–and somehow avoided killing each other!–by picking up the first volume of the six-books-and-counting saga, WHEN STRIKES THE WARLORD!
Learn more about the Sentinels at their site: http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/sentinels
(Sentinels paperbacks are published by Swarm Press. Sentinels e-books are published by White Rocket Books.)
This week’s RevCast (RevolutionSF Podcast) features a discussion about small press & indy publishing, with host Deanna Toxopeus and co-hosts/guests Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books) and James Palmer (Giant Robot Books). Enjoy!
The critically-acclaimed LUCIAN: DARK GOD’S HOMECOMING by Van Allen Plexico is now available on Kindle for only $2.99!
The Power has returned. And now I, the exiled dark lord Lucian, race across the infinite planes of creation, a charge of mass murder upon my head, vicious foes dogging my every step.
My goals are simple: Justice for myself, vengeance upon my enemies, and conquest of the known universe if I get half a chance.
But events are conspiring to bring me together with some very unexpected allies, and to thrust me into the most unlikely role of all… Hero?!
LUCIAN: DARK GOD’S HOMECOMING combines exciting SF/Fantasy adventure with a puzzling murder mystery whodunit in the grand tradition of Roger Zelazny’s AMBER series and Jack Vance’s DYING EARTH.
“Great stuff. LUCIAN is an amazing book.” –James Palmer, Voices for the Cure
“Fans of Jack Vance and Roger Zelazny will eat this up. Good stuff start to finish.” –Pulp Fiction Reviews
Seven 5-star ratings ***** on Amazon.com–and growing!
GRAB IT FOR KINDLE HERE: http://www.amazon.com/Lucian-Dark-Gods-Homecoming-ebook/dp/B005DSAZAE
Also in trade paperback here: http://www.amazon.com/Lucian-Homecoming-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0615606423
Thomas Deja of the Nocturne Travel Agency (and creator of the Shadow Legion) interviews Van Allen Plexico (creator of the Sentinels and Hawk, among other superhero/cosmic characters and series), discussing superheroes in prose fiction, the role of e-books in superhero pulp publishing, how to write good action scenes, and much more: