3 Space craft, 240 colonists, 25 trillion miles and a discovery that changes everything.
Everyone knows that a first novel is rarely going to be an author’s best work and, like most authors, Paul Vincent’s writing skills have improved with each novel. This isn’t usually a problem but as the 1st three books formed a series, the first book is an important introduction to that series. We can’t just forget the first one or two, leaving my future readers to just jump in part way through the overall story. That left only one solution – a revamp and repolish. So now, after many weeks of work, Paul has reworked the first two books (Voyage of the Elysian and The Discovery) and after a full editing and proofreading pass we are relaunching both of them in a shiny new single volume.
Both have been re-edited, enhanced and augmented before being merged and on top of all that there is a complete new design for the front cover art.
The result, Astronomicon: The Beginning, is a much more worthy start to the Astronomicon series and is even more enjoyable than before. Now available on Amazon.
We were never entirely happy with the original cover art for Astronomicon: Icarus. A few asteroids drifting before a nice starfield fitted the story but lacked impact. It certainly was not going to inspire readers to buy the book.
Now we are pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, we’ve bought in some external artwork and I believe you will agree that the results are excellent. Now Icarus will be adorned with our most eye-catching cover yet. It shows two space-suited asteroid miners in a dangerous situation drifting away from the asteroid they are mining.
Our first publication of 2013 is another science fiction novel from author Paul Vincent. This is his fourth novel to appear on the Shake-the-Tree label, and a fifth will be following very soon. The Astronomicon series keeps getting better and Icarus is another strong addition to the set.
Icarus is a fascinating example of classic science fiction. Three space craft; a mysterious top secret prototype vessel, a state-of-the-art military ship and a civilian deep space mining vessel, all meet up in the Trojan cluster, with potentially deadly results. Fans of thrillers and science fiction alike should love this one.
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