Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh

My friend and fellow blogger Alex Cavanaugh's latest book is being officially released to the public today.  I've already bought and read an early release. I'm a big fan of science fiction and I loved it! It's got a great pace and plenty of action.  Please check it out! The book trailer as well as information for purchase, is below.

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…
Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?
“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sc-fi, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh
October 19, 2010 Science fiction/adventure/space opera
ISBN 9780981621067 Dancing Lemur Press LLC
Links to purchase:AMAZON  - BARNES & NOBLE - BAM
Also available in eBook format for Kindle, iPad, Nook, and others

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He’s experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Currently he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

If you buy the book, or decide not to, Alex also has a great blog. Check him out at:

Alex J. Cavanaugh http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/


  1. Looks like a good book indeed.

  2. Thanks, Pat! Thrilled you enjoyed the book.

  3. All the best to Alex with the release of CassaStar!!

  4. Jesse - If you're at all a fan of sci-fi, you'll like it a lot!

    Alex - my pleasure! I did indeed enjoy it!

    Pearl - It is!

    Karen - my feelings exactly...

  5. Wooooo! Yay for Alex and CassStar! I'm excited to read my copy.

  6. Sounds like a great read.
    Thanks for sharing it, Pat. :)

  7. How nice of you to post about your friend's book release, Pat. Amazing video, too. Hope Alex is wildly successful with his book. I'm normally not a SciFi fan, sorry, but let me share with you that when I entered China for the first time in 1985 I was carrying Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. :-D

  8. Pat, I thought I had the wrong blog, I expected more terrifying creatures. It looks interesting, I'll look at the blog of your friend. A greeting.

  9. That was a great review and it was the second one I saw today. My Dad is a big scifi fan and will have to check it out. Besides, we live in the carolinas too!

  10. Jhon - thanks! I hope it helps. I also hope your book is doing well.

    Talli - It's pretty darn good!

    Betty - My pleasure!

    Francisca - Stranger in a Strange Land! I loved that book and totally "Grok" what you're saying!

    Leovi - More creatures coming soon Leovi!

    Brian - I hope you like it!

  11. Yay for Alex and CassaStar! :)

    And, dude, you tell me clowns are evil...the doll heads FREAK ME OUT. *shudder*
    I think they're pissed and their freaky little headless bodies are coming for you. They want their heads back...you better hope they don't want yours too.

  12. Now I have to read this. It's so cool to see that you and dez and alex all follow my blog and all were talking about this book this week. One degree of separation always freaks me out.

  13. Lola - Dolls are toys, clowns are evil! I hope they're not pissed at me, cause they are already in my house, mocking me...

    Cal - You are so right. I never really thought about it like that. that is freaky...

  14. Pat, I am so GLAD you are giving us a break from scary Halloween photos. I approach each of your posts with trepidation!
    Thanks for the book tip, too!

  15. I am so excited for Alex. Such a great guy.

  16. I've been seeing his name all over bloggy land today. How cool that you know him!!!

  17. I'm so excited for Alex! Can't wait to read CassaStar!!

  18. I think it is so great you are promoting the work of an author...and one who is a friend to boot. The written word is the finest form of imagination, communication and connection. Though science fiction is not really my thing, I am willing to give anything you give a thumbs up to a shot!

  19. I like the retro design and the colors.

  20. I like the retro design and the colors.

  21. I like the retro design and the colors.

  22. You a good ad man, Pat. He is lucky you like his book.

  23. I will certainly check it out as soon as funds are available. I'm a fan of "young Heinlein" so it should be enjoyable!

  24. I'm a big fan of science fiction literature..thank's for presentation!

  25. Brenda - Madame, it is my pleasure! However, more pics to come!

    Cheesboy - Me too! I read the book and liked it a lot...

    Marlene - Yes, we were next door neighbors growing up. JUST KIDDING! I should have said a "blogging friend."

    Nicole - It's good!

    Lynda - yahoo!

    Dr Soosie - I hope you like it! I sure did...

    Lucy - It's pretty darn good!

    tapirgal - I agree...

    Pam - thanks Pam...

    Megan - there are some similarities...I loved heinlein!

    Costea - that's great! you are welcome...thanks!


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