My next novel, Space Princess, is less than two weeks away from the market. Just to whet your appetite a bit, have a peek at a corner of the cover. Space Princess represents a return to the fast and fun sci-fi space operas that once dominated the genre. This novel has too much adventure, too much heroism, and too much unabashed masculine virtue to pass muster with the sacred guardians of the modern day publishing houses. The Church does not serve as a straw filled punching bag for modern secularist gobbledygook arguments. The villainous empire acts as villains should, is thoroughly vile, and their murderous leader threatens to place the chains of slavery upon the shoulders of good men across the galaxy. The hero gets the girl – two girls, in fact! (Though neither in the traditional manner.)
It’s everything you love about science-fiction and haven’t been able to find on the shelves of the box stores for far too long. If you don’t believe the hype, maybe you’ll believe your own eyes. Behold! A brief preview of Space Princess:
The biggest job of my life started on a Sunday.
Every man who owns a home knows that Sunday evenings are the worst time of the week to start a small project, because there are no small projects – only projects that look small until you are elbow deep inside of them and it’s too late to turn back. Then you find yourself short on tools, short on supplies, short on patience, and racing to get everything wrapped up before you run out of weekend.
Dinner was over, the wife was relaxing with a movie, and the boy was up in his room doing whatever it is teenagers do to escape from their parents these days. What I thought would be a simple job – removing a clog from the kitchen sink – spiraled so far out of control that I wound up saving the best parts of the galaxy from a fate worse than death. Telling you that right now kills some of the mystery, but let’s be honest, you’ve seen the title, and if this story didn’t have a happy ending, you wouldn’t even be here to enjoy it.
From the title you probably guessed that a space princess is involved in this tale. What you don’t know is how a regular guy from the suburbs saved the galaxy from a thousand years of blood and war, and saved his home planet from being subjugated, enslaved, and made to fight in that war on the side of the Bad Guys.
You probably guess that this book is science-fiction. That’s a good thing. Go with that. You’ll sleep better that way. If you ever really believed just how close Earth came to enslavement at the hands of a galaxy-spanning horde of religious psychopaths, you might never get a good night sleep again.
Space Princess provides 156 pages of fast paced action written in the rousing, plainspoken style of the old pulp masters. It might not be high literature, but it’s highly engaging and too much fun to pass up!