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Star Hounds Available at StoryBundle

infinite_amazon_storeStar Hounds Book 2Star Hounds Book 3We’re thrilled to announce that the first three books of the Star Hounds series are now available at StoryBundle as part of The Cyberpunk Bundle. This bundle is curated by bestselling author Steven Savile and spans thirteen total books, featuring such notable award-winning and bestselling authors as Melissa Scott, Kevin J. Anderson, Billy Dee Williams (Lando!), Frank Herbert and Michael Bunker. You can learn more about the bundle here, and click on each book cover to see reviews, a preview and more!




The Changeling Detective – New Release From Hotspur Publishing

changelingdetective2Hotspur Publishing is proud to announce the release of The Changeling Detective  by new Hotspur author, Phill Berrie.

Phill’s book is an urban fantasy / detective noir story, set in Australia with elements of crime, horror, witchcraft and deep-time science fiction. Sounds good? Read on:

The Australian Capital Territory has been pretty good for a runaway orphaned child with the strange ability of being able to change his face. Now, as the owner of his own detective agency, the Changeling Detective has few regrets about how his life has turned out.

However, when a foul-smelling crime boss takes lethal umbrage at some photographs taken while on a job and he gets to meet an actual witch, it’s time for the Changeling Detective to learn some nasty facts about his strange life and background.

Frank Herbert: The Works – New Release From Hotspur Publishing


Hotspur Publishing is proud to announce the release of Frank Herbert: The Works, a comprehensive critical biography of Frank Herbert by new Hotspur author, Bob Bogle.

This bountiful biography documents the literary achievements – and sometimes disheartening disappointments – which comprise the legacy of this colossal figure who has for so long dominated the science fiction stage. Herbert’s most famous and compelling works, including Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Whipping Star, Destination: Void and The Santaroga Barrier, are examined from a fresh perspective that establishes  hidden relationships and ideological connectivity woven throughout  Herbert’s oeuvre. A new understanding of his most well-known works emerges from the context of his lesser known fiction and non-fiction alike, as well as from consideration of the times and places in which he lived and worked. Answers to innumerable questions which Herbert’s legions of fans have been pondering for decades are offered here, along with extensive supporting arguments and documentation. What emerges is a new synthesis and appreciation for the expansive mind of a truly original American writer and artist.

Star Hounds Trade Paperback – New Release From Hotspur Publishing

Star Hounds: The Classic Space Adventure Series (Volume 1) [Paperback]

Hotspur Publishing is proud to announce release of Star Hounds, the classic space adventure series. Now in print once again as a trade paperback after more than 25 years. And for the first time, all three original novels in one single omnibus, plus a new forth book that continues the adventure into the new millennium!

Check out Hotspur’s Star Hounds Series main page. It contains information on this paperback, as well as other volumes available on Kindle.

The Infinite Battle – Woman Against Universe : (Book 1): Laura Shemzak. Irreverent, rebellious, beautiful. A woman with an impossible mission: to rescue her beloved brother, the most brilliant physicist of the Galactic Federation, from the clutches of alien invaders, the Jaxdron. To succeed, Laura must gain control of a top-secret Mark XT blip-ship. And to do that, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with the notorious space pirate, the bitter, cynical Captain Tars Northern.

Galactic Warriors – A Universe Torn By War : (Book 2): In the empty depths between the stars, ace-pilot Laura Shemzak struggles on to save her brother from the alien Jaxdron, all while managing her own problems with brooding Starship Captain Tars Northern. Is he just her captain, or is there more to their relation? And what of the moody and dangerous alien Shon’till’s search for his lost race, the Frin’ral? Clues emerge when a Frin?ral derelict is discovered floating adrift. The alien spacecraft may reveal what happened to the mysterious Frin’ral? that is, if the Starbow and its crew survive its deadly secrets.

The Macrocosmic Conflict – Duel Across the Galaxy : (Book 3): Laura Shemzak and Tars Northern continue their fight against an odious Federation, which succumbs to the vile machinations of its leader, Arnal Zarpfrin. Together Laura and Tars continue a crusade of justice against both the Federation and Jaxdron locked in a bizarre apocalyptic war. But as they fight on, a new ally is discovered. Strange beings, the Aspach, emerge from the ashes of Northern’s past and offer clues about the Starbow and the puzzle of its creation.

The Planet Killer – The Classic Series enters NOW Space : (Book4): Laura Shemzak is still hot and ready to party…. But with her handsome brother Calspar? Uhm, time to cool those rockets! And the Federation? Arnal Zarpfrin still schemes to capture that damned Tars Northern, his ship the Starbow and its crew. But there’s a joker in this new deck. One deathly serious — a brain that used to be a man named Dr. Harla Zox. And this Joker packs a sinister power, one capable of destroying entire planets. The cards have been dealt, and with the Jaxdron, Frin’ral and Aspach still in the game, the stakes are now higher than ever before.

Star Hounds Trilogy – The Planet Killer Released on Kindle

Book 4 in the Star Hounds Trilogy

Hotspur Publishing is proud to announce release of the Star Hounds Book 4: The Planet Killer, on Amazon Kindle.

Check out Hotspur’s Star Hounds Series main page. It contains information on all books in the series, and updates on the next novel scheduled to come out later this year.

Book 4: The Planet Killer – The Classic Series enters NOW Space.

When last we left our heroes they were trapped in a strange dimension with strange aliens and stranger relationships.

Laura Shemzak? Still hot and ready to party… But with her handsome brother Calspar? Um, time to cool those rockets!

And the Federation? Up to their dystopian mischief. If only that damned Tars Northern, his ship the STARBOW and their crew — including Laura and Cal Shemzak could — could be captured. But there’s a joker in this new deck. The joker is dead serious, though — a brain that used to be a man named Dr. Harla Zox, packing a new sinister power in his starship, fresh from destroying the planet that had once harbored him.

Cult favorite David Bischoff returns to the starways, aided and abetted by hot new science fiction talent Saul Garnell to bring you old fashioned space opera thrills enough to rattle any modern tractor beam!

New Hotspur Short Story on Kindle – Eat Fish And Die

Eat Fish And Die: New Hotspur Short Story on KindleHotspur Publishing is proud to announce release of Eat Fish And Die”, on Amazon Kindle.  This is a hilarious Mil SF by Saul Garnell, and the inspiration behind Saul’s next upcoming novel, VOODOO ROBOT CHILI.

Stuck on a small planetoid, we find Major Joachim Merlot. He’s the military equivalent of a street sweeper, defending Earth against an alien race of stinking fish-like creatures. Merlot wasn’t interested in being any kind of hero- he just wants to return home and see who won the office pool. His odds of making it back alive were only one in sixteen, but that didn’t matter. He was issued one handy dandy Battle Ready Android with the fire power of an entire platoon. The only problem? Don’t let that Android think too much. Too much thinking, you see, can upset it. But there’s the rub. Since everyone thinks most of the time, how can you figure out when it’s too much?

Feel free to leave comments or ask questions. And for more information, check out Hotspur’s Short Story page link. It contains information on this and other short stories available from Hotspur.

Star Hounds Trilogy – All Three Books Released on Kindle

Book 1 in the Star Hounds Trilogy

Hotspur Publishing is proud to announce release of the Star Hounds Trilogy on the Amazon Kindle

Star Hounds Book 2

Book 1 :The Infinite Battle – Woman Against Universe.

Book 2 : Galactic Warriors – A Universe Torn By War

Book 3: The Macrocosmic Conflict – Duel Across the Galaxy

All three books are now available for download.

Star Hounds Book 3

Check out Hotspur’s Star Hounds Series main page. It contains information on all three books in the series, and updates on the new novel scheduled to come out next year.

Adventures in Scifi Publishing – Susan Cartwright Interview

Adventures in SciFi PublishingThe host of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Shaun Farrell, interviewed Susan Cartwright during  episode 158 of the award winning podcast.

Wolf DawnSusan talked about her background, and explained how she came to writing her debut novel, Wolf Dawn. She also talked in depth about the mixed genres used within the book (SF, Fantasy, Romance), and how parts of the book are considered controversial by some readers.

For the entire podcast, go to episode 158 of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, or download it via iTunes.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day

Tomorrow and Tuesday Hotspur Publishing presents free Kindle Copies of

Space IS the Place!

David Bischoff

Click here to get YOUNG SUN RA on Amazon Kindle

Free Ebook this Weekend

Free Kindle ebook HERE!