Episode 4: Happy Birthday, Orna Sokol

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“Oh, no you don’t!” grunted Cordell as another volley of spells lanced out toward them from the hardened installation. He yanked the yoke to one side, pulling the ship’s bulk clear of the firing solution. “How the hell did they get the anti-air tower back up?”

They burned across the sands, flying low to preserve cover, and their target loomed before them. Glittering white bolts appeared across its surface, and more anti-ship lancers came blasting past the Capricious’s hull.

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Episode 3: Happy Birthday, Orna Sokol

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Cordell’s heart hammered in his chest as they brought him yet another tray of food and drink he wouldn’t touch. Armin fidgeted in his seat before reaching over and plucking one of the shrimps out of a nearby cocktail. He bit the tip, then scowled an put it back.

“Duraplast,” he said.

“I know,” Cordell replied. “Only real thing is the veal, and I’m not eating anything cooked here.”

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Episode 2: Happy Birthday, Orna Sokol

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A BIG SHIP currently has 102 reviews, compared to 23 for A BAD DEAL, so you can see why I’d love to see anyone leave a review for me! Amazon’s next big bump comes at 50 reviews, and I know we can do it.

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“Lamarr, I’ve got to admit,” said Bill as they turned down yet another passage to head deeper into the base, “I was surprised when I heard you stole your ship. You always seemed so… by the books.”

Cordell shrugged. “I fought for my country, and that’s gone. Not about to hand over what’s left to the enemy.”

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Episode 1: Happy Birthday, Orna Sokol

Ever wondered how Orna met the crew of the Capricious for the very first time? What were the fighting pits she spoke about on the dusty world of Clarkesfall, and how did the rescue operation really happen?

This story is really, actually free, but of course, I have an ulterior motive.

A BAD DEAL FOR THE WHOLE GALAXY is doing spectacularly, thanks in large part to readers like you! However, just like A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE, the story needs reviews to fly higher.

A BIG SHIP currently has 102 reviews, compared to 11 for A BAD DEAL, so you can see why I’d love to see anyone leave a review for me! Amazon’s next big bump comes at 50 reviews, and I know we can do it.

Reviewing is easy! You don’t have to write much. Heck, it could just be two words and a star rating. Your choice! Whatever you do is a huge help!

Click here to leave a review on Amazon.com!

Episode 1

Captain Cordell Lamarr’s eyes remained fixed on the clock at his bedside. Two bells thirty-seven blazed in the darkness like tiny gas flames, and despite having donned his pajamas, sleep was a distant speck on the horizon.

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Race for the Harrow: Music Inspired by A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE

I’m a composer, and I always enjoy writing little soundtracks to my books! Given how important A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE is to me, I figured I’d make a nice soundtrack for all of you. You can listen on almost any streaming service you’d like, or if you’re feeling generous, pick up a copy for yourself!

 Amazon MP3

 Google Play Music

 Spotify

 iTunes

 Pandora

 YouTube Music

Or purchase the soundtrack on CDBaby!

Buzz is Building Over A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE!

A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE may not be out yet, but the buzz is already starting!

If you haven’t got your copy preordered, you can grab it here!

Reviews

“This is fantastic stuff, in every sense of the word: characters, magic, tech, varied planetary settings, onboard ship life, the history of the galactic wars, and even a little sex and romance are woven in so seamlessly, there is never a dull moment. I’m in awe at the number of narrative balls White tosses into the air (some of them arcing pretty high) without dropping one.” (5/5 stars)

-Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog


“Injected with a forward thrusting narrative and exceptional worldbuilding, Big Ship is both fresh and familiar at the same time, mashing up the spellcasting of dark fantasy realms with the hardware and heroics of old fashioned military sci-fi. With infinite care and inspiration, White has created a fully formed outer-space destination detailed with sparkling Eidolon crystal dust, intoxicating elixir baths, futuristic race cars, interstellar combat, lesbian commandos, mysterious assassins, and one fabled lost starship.”

-SyFy.com


“[…] the bold start of a brand-new science fiction adventure”

June Pick for Kirkus Reviews


“White’s written a fast-paced novel, filled with action and incident, in an interesting and appealing setting.”

-Locus Magazine


“White’s assured debut is an entertaining throwback with some fun worldbuilding and two great lead characters.”
“Readers looking for a modern take on [space adventure], complete with many female and nonwhite characters, will be pleased.”

“White (Every Mountain Made Low, 2016) combines magic and space opera to create a fast-paced adventure with charismatic characters and formidable enemies in a realized universe of greed and power.”

-ALA Booklist Starred Review


 

“The world is incredible, the adventure engrossing, and the combat will have you on the edge of your seat. Big Ship is the strongest debut I have read in 2018 so far and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel as soon as I can.”

-The Quill to Live


“Space battles, magical duels, and whiplash filled racing keeps this novel going at rick-roaring speed. You really feel like you are in the midst of all of the action and are left bloody and sweating by the time the battles are over.”

-FanFi Addict



June Pick for The Verge

June Pick for Barnes & Noble

June Pick for The Nerd Daily

The Geekiverse Summer Reading Short List

Interviews

Alex on The Unreliable Narrators Podcast

Alex on SyFy.com

Rave Reviews for ALIEN: THE COLD FORGE!

Happy AlienDay, everyone! My latest novel, Alien: The Cold Forge, is out–and it’s getting rave reviews! Below, you can find a rundown of all the press so far.

Birth. Movies. Death

“[…] author Alex White has his head in the right place with The Cold Forge, crafting a story that could almost be entirely divorced from the Alien franchise but still tonally feels consistent with the films that inspired it.

 

 

Dread Central

“The character interplay is what makes the story feel fresh, and not just another boilerplate tale about aliens stalking victims and Weyland-Yutani once again conducting messy experiments.”

AvPGalaxy.net

Alien: The Cold Forge might include all the typical tropes of an Alien story but Alex White just turns them all on their head. All of them.”

Jamie Sawyer

“[The Cold Forge] probably stands as one of the best Alien stories currently in print: reflecting the older traditions of writing in this universe, and harkening back to such classics as Labyrinth, Stronghold and Rogue.”

Set The Tape

“The Cold Forge, now the tenth Alien tie-in novel, proves if anything how much of a goldmine publishers have previously missed in telling stories within the universe Ridley Scott created. Alex White’s story would make a damn fine movie in itself.”

High Fever Books

“White gives this particular Alien story a score of various and compelling layers that help set it apart from the more traditional franchise fare, and it’s all the stronger because of it.”

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“White clearly loves the Alien universe, and there are some well-thought through and described encounters between humans and Xenomorphs – including one of the best descriptions I’ve yet seen regarding the way that the aliens can fold themselves into the tightest of corners.”

MovieNooz.com

“If I haven’t convinced you yet to nab this book and grab a beach chair this summer, check your pulse.  Alien: The Cold Forge is an absolute must read for fans of the franchise.  Hidden shout outs to the movies that defined a generation of creature feature fans in the nineties are abundant, the characters are tight and dynamic, and the action drives this novel like a second mouth through a skull.”

AIPT! Comics

The Cold Forge probably represents the best prose novel regarding Alien shy of an Alan Dean Foster film novelization.”

“While [Prometheus and Alien: Covenant] served largely to polarize audiences, The Cold Forge is a story all Alien enthusiasts should champion.”

Interviews

SyFy.com

Bloody Disgusting

Yutani.blog

Set The Tape

AvPGalaxy.net