Thursday, July 28, 2022

End of the Month Signal Boost!

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Once again we're back with a new signal boost post, and a pile of new books for you to check out! There's always something to look forward to these days. Today, we've got a few humdingers to talk about.

The first is the above Stellar Stories by adventure writer David Skinner! This is a collection featuring new stories as well as pieces published in places such as both StoryHack and Cirsova magazine, as well as the old PulpRev Sampler! It contains eight different tales for your reading pleasure, and there is even a physical edition available on Lulu. He truly went all out on this one!

The description is as follows:

Eight stories of rockets and robots, monsters and Martians, fistfights and beauties, wonders and awe...

A young man's blind date is kidnapped by Martians and he is drawn into her secrets. A brotherhood outside of time seeks to mend a Solar System devastated by lunatic machines. Men from a Plutonian research base confront metaphysical weirdness on Charon. Two runaway sisters resolve to rescue the implanted helper-sentience of a deceased warrior. And more!

You can find Stellar Stories here! It is listed as volume 1, and the author does have more published stories beyond what is included in this book, so there should hopefully be a new entry in the not too distant future. Until then, enjoy this release!

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For something a bit different, there is Yakov Merkin's second batch of Isekai light novels, Light Unto Another World, currently being kickstarted right now as we speak! This campaign is for volumes 6-10, following on from the first which covered the original 1-5.

For those interested in diving in, here is the description:

For returning readers, Light Unto Another World needs no introduction. For all newcomers, however, Light Unto Another World is my take on the isekai (portal fantasy genre). As enjoyable as many isekai anime & light novels are, they can get very same-y, especially in regard to the types of main characters, and the story setups.

So I decided to put a little spin on things, while not throwing out the fun stuff or subverting the genre.

Uriel Makkis is a very different sort of isekai/portal fantasy protagonist that what you'll usually find. Decisive, with a clear sense of what needs to be done, he very much charts his own course on this new world, while not forgetting where he's come from. Determined to shape this new world rather than become swept up in it.

There is much more to it than this, so be sure to check out the campaign page for yourself. This is not quite what you might think it is!

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Finally, let us take a look at a new series by PulpRev master Kit Sun Cheah, with Saga of the Swordbreakers. You should know to expect intense action from him by this point, plenty of martial arts and genre madness to go around. The second book is up for preorder, and out in a week, but the first entry is readily available right now.

Here is the description:

Li Ming is a small-town boy with big dreams.

In the era of the Five States and Ten Corporations, the immortals of the jianghu stand head and shoulders above the masses. Li Ming aspires to join their ranks.

But the world of the rivers and lakes is fraught with peril. Deception and danger lurk in the shadows. Bloodthirsty beasts roam the wilds. Martial cultivators constantly battle for wealth, glory and status.

Armed with his ancestral swordbreaker, Li Ming enters the jianghu as a biaohang, eager to deliver justice with steel and magic—and to chase the dream of immortality.

But first, he must prove himself worthy.

He is also quick to add this disclaimer for those who might be worried of being tricked by the contents within:

Author's Note: This series is not a power fantasy. There are no LitRPG / GameLit elements, no unconventional relationships, and no sexual content. It is, quite simply, a cultivation story—in the actual sense of the term.

So there will be no bait and switch for those who just want a straightforward adventure. This is more appreciated than you might think!

Once again, you can find both books in the Saga of the Swordbreaker series here. I'm sure he also has more on the way.

That is all for this time! Keep your head up: there's a new surprise just about every day in NewPub. We've got fresh experiences around ever corner. You just got to keep looking. Eventually you won't be able to turn around without finding something to your taste. At that point, NewPub will be all that remains.

Out of the dark age and into the forges to create a brand new start. I can hardly wait.

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