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It might be bitterly cold out, but at S&Co, some seriously hot things are going on. We are about to blast a hole in your winter blues. Thanks to you, Save the Adventure was a huge success, and we are a go! And we're kicking it off in the most awesome way possible.
We are over the moon over this news: techno-thriller superstar Payne Harrison has graciously allowed us the rights to publish all five of his books in eBook form! We’re thrilled to sign S&Co’s first living author, let alone one with his stature, and even more excited that we can now bring all of his works to you.
In addition to the fact that we all love these books, we are all incredibly happy to be working with an author who understands S&Co's purpose and joins us in our love of genre. From the man himself: “I am delighted to be the newest member of the Singularity family,” said Harrison. “Publishing has changed dramatically over the last few years and it’s refreshing to work with a young and nimble company that understands the electronic marketplace for literature— particularly in the adventure and scifi genres.”
Speaking of genre, that's... kind of hard to pin down here. While his work is most commonly referred to as "techno-thriller," and to an extent that is accurate, it all really goes far beyond that. If you're not familiar with it, think about what would happen if William Gibson, Tom Clancy and Tim Powers met up and decided to collaborate on a book or five. Yeah, it really is that good. It's difficult to get into the specifics without spoiling, of course, but here’s a taste: space shuttle hijackings. Cutting-edge genemod plagues. High-stakes conspiracies and secret governments. Nukes. Stuff that makes getting nuked look like a fun day at the beach. Spec Ops guys landing on the backs of flying helicopters. The daisychain.*
Because almost all five books blend scifi, adventure, techno thriller and spy novel, it's a bit hard to classify any of them as anything other than "amazing." However, we did have to decide what best fit where, and this is how it played out:
• Subscribers to our brand new Save the Adventure side will get free access to Storming Intrepid. The full Save the Adventure site will be launching in January, but all you supporters will be getting an early taste, as a thank you, when this heist-novel-to-end-all-heist-novels comes out in the next few days. We will be emailing all subscribers a link as soon as it's ready for download.
• Save the Scifi subscribers: you get free access to Forbidden Summit: download it now! This one is in the scifi category for reasons we don't want to spoil, but trust us. Oh, and all of you should know that you'll also be getting another scifi ebook before the end of December. We're keeping the title under wraps for now, but trust us: you won't be disappointed.
• Don't have a Save the Scifi or Adventure subscription? Fear not! All five Payne Harrison titles: Eurostorm, Black Cipher, Storming Intrepid, Forbidden Summit, and Thunder of Erebus are available for purchase by everyone, subscriber or not. Buy all five Payne Harrison eBooks now!
Watch this site, Facebook and Twitter over the following weeks: we’ll be having quite a few conversations with Mr. Harrison, answering fans’ questions and discussing the rather eerie way that recent events have been mirroring some of his more seemingly far-fetched plot points. (Not Eurostorm. Eurostorm is just crazy. Crazy AWESOME. )
Five incredible novels, all ready to be read on the go. That's enough to get you safely through the winter, if you take your time and savor each one. And you really should.
FIVE DAYS LEFT TO SAVE THE ADVENTURE!
Greetings, fellow adventurers and delvers into the unknown! We are just five days away from our kickstarter deadline! Your support has been overwhelming, and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. With time ticking away, we just need a few more of you to open your hearts (and, let's be honest, your wallets) in order to ensure that we can rescue the scores of hidden Adventure gems that are just waiting to be rediscovered. We are very close... and with your help we can still hit our goal.
Tell your family, tell your friends--tell your enemies! (Just cackle madly when you do, to disconcert them- they are your enemies, after all.)
...is Kickstarter time, because it means we're about to bring you a whole new line of vintage pulp, delivered straight to your newfangled mobile devices!
Because of the huge, incredible outflowing of support for our original SavetheScifi Kickstarter, and of all the subscribers since then, we're happy to announce that we're expanding our offerings into the realm of Adventure novels. So many amazing stories going woefully un-ebookified! Well, we're about to change all that.
Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us so far! You're what makes this all possible, and we can't wait to bring you the new line, which will include lifetime and yearly eBook subscriptions, just like its Scifi sister.
A word for our original SavetheScifi Kickstarter backers: if you choose to back SavetheAdventure too, we'll send you an awesomely pulpy vintage paperback Adventure book as a thank you.
Here's a list of some Adventure titles similar to those you might see coming your way soon, just to whet your appetites
- Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre’s crime adventure "Fantômas" (1911)
- Edgar Rice Burroughs’s atavistic adventure "Tarzan of the Apes" (1912)
- Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction adventure "The Lost World" (1912)
- Zane Grey’s Western adventure Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
- Edgar Rice Burroughs’s science fiction adventure A Princess of Mars (1912)
- Sax Rohmer’s espionage adventure "The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu" (1913)
- André Gide’s "Les caves du Vatican" ("Lafcadio's Adventures") (1914)
- John Buchan’s Richard Hannay adventure "The Thirty-Nine Steps" (1915)
- Rafael Sabatini’s sea-going historical adventure "The Sea Hawk" (1915)
- E. Phillips Oppenheim’s espionage adventure "The Great Impersonation" (1920)
Grab your guns and the hat of your choice, and back the SavetheAdventure Kickstarter now!