Saturday, March 16, 2024

Upcoming Book Releases

We’re busting chops to hit deadlines right now, so I’ll try to make this brief.

FIRST: after a successful run as a serial on Kindle Vella, Henry Vogel’s latest standalone Terran Scout Corps adventure, THE PRINCESS SCOUT, releases next week on a plethora of e-book platforms, in trade paperback, and as you may have guessed from the above illustration, in a really nice hardcover edition, with a proper dust jacket and everything. It’s available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Smashwords, Tolino, Vivlio, Everand—I don’t even know what that is, but apparently we have distribution on Everand now—

Here’s the link to the Amazon pre-order page:

If you’d prefer to get it from a different bookseller, please search for it. We like it when people search for our books. It tells the bookseller that readers are interested in the book. That does help us.

SECOND: speaking of hardcovers, we in theory have released SCOUT: THE LOST COLONY ADVENTURES, a deluxe omnibus edition of the first three Scout novels in a special premium collectable hardcover edition. However, because there isn’t an associated e-book, Amazon seems to be ignoring it and I’m having trouble finding anyone else who’s stocking it. The ISBN is 978-1-958333-04-4. So far the only place I’ve found it is on Das KulturKaufhaus. If you find anyone else who’s selling it, please let me know.

As I said, this is a prestige project, and we don’t expect to sell a lot of copies. I believe I told Henry that “this is our De Tomaso Pantera.” If you’re an automotive history buff, you know what that means.*

THIRD: we are in the final stages of getting Guy Stewart’s YA novel, EMERALD OF EARTH, ready to release in two weeks, in both e-book and trade paperback. More info to come. Watch for it!


FOURTH: as if all that isn’t enough, we’re planning to finally finish and release the print editions of Stupefying Stories 26 and Stupefying Stories 24 by the end of this month.

And then, in April…

REMINDER: Stupefying Stories SHOWCASE closes to unsolicited submissions at the end of this month. Our next open reading period will be from June 1st to July 31st. 


The De Tomaso Pantera was a totally hot and sexy Italian GT coupe luxury sports car—with a Ford V-8 engine. De Tomaso cut a deal with Ford, who sold them through their Lincoln-Mercury division, although “sold” is an overstatement. What Ford did was put a Pantera in every major-market Lincoln-Mercury showroom... as bait. After a prospective buyer came in to drool over the Pantera, and then had a near-heart attack when they saw the price tag, the salesman admitted it was a bit pricey, steered them over to a much more affordable Cougar or Capri, and closed the sale while they were still swooning.

SCOUT: THE LOST PLANET ADVENTURES, is our Pantera. Go ahead. Check it out. Drool over it. And then buy the complete series in paperback, for yourself or for your young reader.