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Monday, November 28, 2016

Book Release: Scout's Law, by Henry Vogel

After two thousand years of isolation, the lost colony world of Aashla has reestablished contact with the rest of galactic civilization. Princess Callan of Mordan, and her royal consort, Terran Scout David Rice, were the people who made that happen. Now, they lead the mission to ensure that Aashla's unique culture is not overwhelmed by the galaxy-spanning Terran Federation.

But on a routine inspection tour of Federation scientific outposts, Callan and David are horrified to find an abandoned camp and a shallow mass grave. When an unnatural storm knocks their airship out of the sky, they're forced to confront their worst nightmare.

Someone has smuggled forbidden galactic technology onto Aashla—and whoever they are, their trail of murder and destruction has only just begun...

Scout's Law: Available now in trade paperback and for Amazon Kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/Scouts-Law-Henry-Vogel-ebook/dp/B01MSKV5MV/

Book Release: THE SCOUT TRILOGY, by Henry Vogel

Return to a future... 

Of bold galactic explorers and lost space colonies, where beautiful heroines and brave heroes battle treacherous villains with swords and airships!

Return to a future... 

Of planetary romance and high adventure, where action moves at the speed of light and danger lurks around every corner!

Return to the future... of The Scout Trilogy

Here, for the first time in one volume, are the adventures of David Rice, Terran Scout First Class, who crash-landed on the lost world of Aashla, rescued and befriended Princess Callan, heir to the throne of Mordan, and found himself thrown from the space age to the steam age in the blink of an eye.

Now, marooned without hope of rescue on a world of primitive airships, treacherous pirates, bloodthirsty monsters, and royal court intrigues, David struggles to learn the ways of his adopted home-world, at the same time as he struggles with his growing feelings for Callan, and his iron determination to change just one thing: Aashla will not remain lost!

Told in a relentlessly fast-paced style, The Scout Trilogy is an exciting modern homage to the classic tales of planetary romance made famous by writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett. If you like your heroes unabashedly heroic, your heroines feisty and true, and your plots filled with dangers, twists, and turns, you'll love The Scout Trilogy.

Available now for Amazon Kindle.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Book Release: THE FUGITIVE PAIR, by Henry Vogel

Matt Connaught wants nothing more than to enjoy life with his new wife, Michelle, and to catch up on lost time with his parents, who were held captive for seven years. As a member of one of the wealthiest families in the Terran Federation, this should be easy.

It's not.

Because Matt is psychic. If anyone outside of his family discovers his secret, he'll be taken from his family and forced to serve in Psi Corps. When Federation agents come looking for him, Matt and Michelle have only one choice—to go on the run.

But how can they hope to escape from Psi Corps, when the Corps has the full might of the Terran Federation behind it?

THE FUGITIVE PAIR
by Henry Vogel
Book 2 in the Matt & Michelle adventures

Available now in paperback, Kindle ebook, and Audio book editions!

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AUDIO BOOK now available on Amazon, Audible.com, and the Apple iTunes store!

Book Release: STUPEFYING STORIES 1.15 (August 2016)

Stupefying Stories emerges from long-term cryosleep with a great new lineup of science fiction, fantasy, political comedy and horror! (There is a difference between those last two. Trust us.) Featuring:

• MAKING MONSTERS, by Sarah Read
• AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD, by Edoardo Albert
• PLEASE PASS THE PURVIEW, by Conor Powers-Smith
• DESTROYER OF WORLDS, by Evan Dicken
• THE SEVENTEENTH MEETING CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF PATRICIA COTTON, by L Chan
• URSA MAJOR, by Lynne M. MacLean
• THE BOO HAG, by David Bowles
• RECKONING IN SPOTSYLVANIA, by Ambrose Stolliker
• ANTIMIRUS, by Mike Reeves-McMillan

Always fun and exciting, never predictable, Stupefying Stories is the terrific new reading you've been looking for!

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Book Release: THE COUNTERFEIT CAPTAIN (Audio Book)

Just released on Amazon, Audible.com, and in the Apple iTunes store!

THE COUNTERFEIT CAPTAIN
by Henry Vogel
(Unabridged audio book  edition)

Narrated by Heidi Cox, best known for her work both in front of and behind the camera in the hit web series, Stalking LeVar, The Counterfeit Captain is nearly six hours of exciting old-school space opera at its finest. Listen to it now on:

Amazon
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

This morning on SHOWCASE




I sat on a bench on one side of the small, battleship-gray drop bay of my patrol cutter, Oliveria. The last month and a half of the patrol had been mind-numbing, but taking a ship of wasters into custody would soon make it all worthwhile. ...read the rest...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Book Release: THE COUNTERFEIT CAPTAIN, by Henry Vogel


Captain Nancy Martin expects a lonely death.

Passing out as her battle-damaged starfighter bleeds the last of its air, she comes to in the cavernous and deserted docking bay of an unknown starship. Leaving her crippled fighter to seek help, she finds she’s been been scooped up by a gigantic generation ship inhabited by the descendants of the original crew and passengers—people whose entire universe is the ship!

Mistaken for the vast ship’s long-lost and near-mythical Captain, Nancy is welcomed as a savior and believes she’s found the allies she needs in her desperate fight for survival. But an even greater menace lurks in the shadows of the ship—one that controls every inch of the ship and every life aboard it—one that will stop at nothing to destroy—

The Counterfeit Captain.

Set in the same universe as Vogel’s best-selling novel, The Fugitive Heir, The Counterfeit Captain further expands the stage for Vogel’s exciting brand of star-spanning science fiction adventure!


Available now for Amazon Kindle and Kindle Reader apps! Print and audio book editions coming soon! Free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Stupefying Stories is currently closed to unsolicited submissions

After a great deal of debate, we have decided NOT to reopen to unsolicited submissions at this time. We underpublished in 2015, which means we're overstocked right now, and we've decided to take care of all the authors and stories already under contract before we begin to consider new submissions.

Thank you,
Bruce Bethke
Stupefying Stories | Rampant Loon Media LLC

Monday, February 15, 2016

Book Release: THE FUGITIVE HEIR, by Henry Vogel

“My parents are not dead!”

Everyone thinks I’m in denial, and have been ever since my parents vanished seven years ago. Everyone thinks I should just shut up, and accept the vast inheritance coming my way. Everyone thinks I should let it go, and get on with my life.

Everyone is wrong.

I know my parents are still alive—but if I reveal how I know, I’ll be drafted into Psi Corps. But my inheritance can fund my search for them.

I didn’t count on deadly opposition from the board of the very company I’m about to inherit. There are powerful people involved who will go to extreme lengths to protect their dark secrets and silence me forever.

[...read more...]
But those people don’t know about my three wildcards—my rebuilt spaceship, my best friend who doubles as my bodyguard, and the psychic powers I’ve kept secret my entire life.

My parents are alive, and I’m going to find them and save them—whatever it takes.

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