Posts Tagged ‘Wonder Publishing Group’

A Dead Blog, I Don’t Think So

Been awhile since I posted here which may make you think I don’t care anymore.  It’s more of a priority issue. When I’m working on so many new things, my blogging (and all social media) tends to fall off the table. From time to time I have to recommit myself to these aspects. For anybody with their own blogs I highly recommend you don’t do this. But I’m sure you already know that.

Another aspect I that I haven’t liked about this blog is that it became a series of new releases posting for my business, Wonder Publishing Group. Nothing is wrong with this except that I was duplicating the material that was over on the WPG. And once again, not much else. I plan I still announcing new releases here but in a briefer way with links to the WPG site for more information.

Let me tell you the eBooks are still being released and one of the new exciting things I’ve been working on is getting the a new eBook store up and running. My goal is to have it opened by the end of this month.

Another thing I’m working on is a new podcast that will also be out this month. So lots going on and I promise to be back soon.

New Releases – Philip K. Dick, Pohl, Kornbluth, del Rey & Harrison

Here some great new eBook releases. All awesome Science Fiction this time around.


SECOND-VARIETY---COVER
Second Variety
by Philip K. Dick

[Science Fiction, 15288 words] In futuristic America, Russia declares war on all of Terra, and this has left the American government no choice but to evacuate and move to a safer, secret location, the Moon Base. However, war still continues over on Terra. In defense and retaliation, “claws” were created, small machines built to search and destroy any living creature. Russia may have the upper hand, but America is determined to fight back. In their zeal they have created the ultimate weapon–robotic killing machines. But in a world of superior technology, it becomes difficult to determine exactly who is leading whom, man or automaton. And it becomes especially difficult when a boy with a teddy bear, some Russian soldiers, and an American soldier have to work together.

AMAZON | FICTIONWISE

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Search the Sky by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth

[Science Fiction, 52927 words] Earth Colonists’s voyage to settle the far planets beyond our universe. Spaceships have been unable to evoke responses from these planets, and in a novel that is as well-written as it is ingenious, one man starts out form Halsey’s Planet to find the answer. But is there an answer? By the co-authors of the SPACE MERCHANTS and WOLFBANE.

AMAZON | FICTIONWISE

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Thunder in Space and Other Stories by Lester del Rey

[Science Fiction, 77331 words] While Russia continues to remain wary of American attack, America has grown more suspicious of Russian activities. And the rest of the world is stricken with the painful knowledge that they shall inevitably be caught in the crossfire …

At the back of his mind, Goddard’s Acting Commander, Jerry Blane, knew it was bound to happen sooner or later, but he never expected he’d have to blast the enemy under these circumstances: the establishment of friendly–even helpful–relations with their Russian counterpart, the Tsiolkovsky. So when faced with the decision to save his life and his crew by demolishing the Russian spaceship, he made a choice that would foster revolutionary mindsets and alter global history.

Also contains the stories,

SPAWNING GROUND
MOON-BLIND
LET ‘EM BREATHE SPACE!
PURSUIT
THE BAND PLAYED ON

AMAZON | FICTIONWISE

H. B. Fyfe - D-99
D-99
by H.B. Fyfe

[Science Fiction, 57073 words] EARTHMEN IN TROUBLE Harris was caged in an underwater “zoo” by a pack of blue lobsters. Maria drew a five-year sentence on a puritanical planet for trying to buy a souvenir–and for being excessively feminine. Taranto & Meyers had committed the crime of being shipwrecked on a planet that didn’t like strangers. Gerson was simply kidnapped. And nobody had any idea why five citizens of Terra were being held on other worlds–and the ultra-secret Department 99 existed only to set them, and others like them, free. This tense novel is the story of one evening’s work for Department 99–their successes and failures–and of the strange crisis that almost wrecked D-99.

AMAZON | FICTIONWISE

Remaking a Vintage Romance Cover

There’s work and there’s fun. Doing covers for WPG (Wonder Publishing Group) is more the later. We’re publishing, as an eBook, a vintage romance novel by Vin Packer (AKA Marijane Meaker), called Look Back to Love. The book came out as a paperback original in 1953. Back when paperback originals were still a novelty. The cover wasn’t inspiring to me at first, but once I got it completed, I’m a bit more hip to it. Anywho, here’s the cover of the original; a photoshoped cleaned-up image; and the final cover (if I don’t tweak with it) for the WPG eBook, which will be out in two or three weeks.

The Original Gold Medal Paperback

The Original Gold Medal Paperback

The "cleaned" Photoshoped cover

The "cleaned" Photoshoped cover

Wonder Publishing Group eBook cover

Wonder Publishing Group eBook cover

It took me awhile to find the font I ended up using. I was thinking Romance should have something decorative (pretty, pretty). But I like this Balloon font. It reminds me of an old movie poster. Yes, me like retro!

Now available for the Kindle:

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