Wednesday, May 9, 2012

M. Pax's The Backworlds


Is that a ring around Uranus?

M. Pax is a wonderful blogger, and a fantastic science fiction writer. She's also an astronomer who gives star tours at the Pine Mountain Observatory in Bend, Oregon. I'm so excited about her latest work, and I'm currently reading it. It's great, and I'm sure you will love it too.

And when I stare at the cover of The Backworlds, I swear I see the face of Jesus. Or Jimmy Smits.

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The Backworlds is here!

The first story in the Backworlds series by M. Pax. A vision of how humanity might colonize the galaxy some day in the distant future.

The Backworlds
After the war with Earth, bioengineered humans scatter across the Backworlds. Competition is fierce and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to hoard his fortune by destroying his son. Cut off from family and friends, with little money, and even less knowledge of the worlds beyond his own, Craze heads into an uncertain future. Boarding the transport to Elstwhere, he vows to make his father regret this day.

Available from: Amazon / AmazonUK / Smashwords / Feedbooks
Other links to more outlets can be found at either Wistful Nebulae or MPax

The Backworlds is an ebook and a free read. All formats can be found at Smashwords and Feedbooks.

It’ll take a few weeks to work its way down to free on Amazon Kindle. It will also be available on B&N and iTunes. Sign up for M. Pax’s mailing list to be notified the day it does go free on Amazon, and when the book becomes available at other outlets. You’ll also receive coupons for discounts on future publications. NEWSLETTER

M. Pax’s inspiration comes from the wilds of Oregon, especially the high desert where she shares her home with two cats and a husband unit. Creative sparks also come from Pine Mountain Observatory where she spend her summers working as a star guide. She writes mostly science fiction and fantasy, but confesses to an obsession with Jane Austen. She blogs at her website, www.mpaxauthor.com and at Wistful Nebuae. You’ll find links there to connect on Twitter, Goodread, FB and other sites.

The sequel, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, will be released in July 2012. It will be available in all ebook formats and paperback.

24 comments:

Jay Noel said...

I'll be traveling to Dallas for the next three days, so I hope to catch up with all of you. Promise!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You know, it does look like Jesus...
Safe travels, Jay!

Brinda said...

Gee, I saw that face initially and now I see a crown of thorns.

Julie Dao said...

I definitely see SOMEONE peeking out from the stars with impressive facial hair... a goatee perhaps?

Milo James Fowler said...

Sounds like a good one!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I like the face in the nebulae. I had no idea it was Jesus.

Peggy Eddleman said...

M is awesome. And Ive heard so many great things about her book!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Mary!

M Pax said...

Thanks for joining in the launch, Jay. You're awesome. And you've given much fodder for future stories here on your blog.

Samantha said...

Alright I'm the worst for only JUST NOW following you. I apologize :)

This book sounds really interesting! I'll need to put that on my Kindle!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Jimmy Smitts could be Jesus...

M Pax does have a great blog, I look forward to reading this book.

Rusty Webb said...

I'm a huge fan of Jimmy! This makes me want to read it even more.

nutschell said...

Wow! M. Pax is all over the blogosphere today. Hurray! Have fun in Dallas, Jay!
Happy weekend!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

nutschell said...

BTW, congrats! I just gave you an award. Check it out here
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Happy weekend!
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Ciara said...

I hope you had a safe trip, Jay. I hadn't noticed that before. I can't wait to read her book.

Mark Noce said...

Sounds very cool! Luv that she's an astronomer too:)

Mr. Shife said...

I see it too. Have fun in Dallas.

Jay Noel said...

Back in town (finally).

Hopefully a few of you picked up M. Pax's book. Just finished it yesterday and it was so much fun to read.

I'll be visiting you guys and catching up shortly!

DEZMOND said...

I think she needs a much better cover, fonts especially, but I do like Mary Pax and I'm happy that she has a new book.

Emily R. King said...

This is on my TBR list. I can't wait to read it and share it with my mom. She's a huge Sci-Fi fan.

Congrats to Mary!

Jay Noel said...

Dez: I like the cover! It shows up well online. Gets a little tricky when making a cover for an e-book, as you need it to be clear as a thumbnail.

Emily: Finished it, and it's great!

JennaQuentin said...

Can't wait to read it - love anything in space!
I'm dropping in a bit late from the A to Z challenge.

Jay Noel said...

Jenna: No problem, thanks for stopping by.

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