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Paradox Effect

by Gabriel F.W. Koch

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $26.95

Gabriel F.W. Koch’s “Paradox Effect.” The world is coming to its end and Dannia, who has a nano-neural-net intravenously installed in her mind to repress her identity, is performing a mission 300 years in the past. While transported back in time, Dannia falls in love with Peter and becomes pregnant, which erodes a small section of the nano-chained network threatening her mission and the fate of the world.

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Finalist #3 for the 2014 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year

Congratulations to John Hudson, author of Dust to Dust, one of three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2014 Best Book of the Year Award.

The three finalists are being introduced throughout the week on this blog. Public voting will determine which of the three finalists should be awarded the Outskirts Press 2014 Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Voting is open to everyone and begins on this blog on Thursday, September 3.

John Hudson is a career banker with over 30 years of financial institution executive marketing experience. He also performs regularly as keyboardist and soloist with his Dixieland band Dixie Rhythm and is house soloist with the Clarke County Community Band and Yesterday Swing Orchestra. He is the author of two books commemorating his employer and his hometown; Dust to Dust is his first novel. John is married with two sons and a daughter-in-law and lives in Virginia.

Dust to Dust

The year is 1826 and Thomas Jefferson has just died. His beloved Monticello bustles with activity as funeral plans are swiftly organized for his burial in the family cemetery. Fast forward to 2026. A group of researchers specializing in regeneration technology have found success after years of work and significant investment. Dr. Pat Alexander, head researcher at BioGen, announces to the assembled group of board members/investors that the regeneration of a circus chimpanzee, which died in a runaway circus wagon accident in 1926, has met with success: The animal is alive and well. Discussion turns to the final step in the researchers’ plan—to bring back a human being—and after careful elimination, the candidates are whittled down to one name: Thomas Jefferson. So begins this powerful debut novel—a book that examines human ambition gone wrong and chronicles the miraculous “rebirth” of the nation’s third president, his struggles to assimilate, and the world’s collective amazement at the science behind this feat. The American government swiftly becomes part of the oversight of the technology, and the 48th president personally introduces Jefferson to the 21st century. But with a lethal flaw in the researchers’ technology, the world’s unbridled excitement quickly erodes, leading to a destructive conclusion for all involved. Fortunes evaporate, beliefs are challenged, careers are ruined, and lives are lost in Dust to Dust.

Every year, Outskirts Press recognizes the best book they publish with their annual Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award, which must not only win an EVVY Award from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association but must also be recognized as the best book among three finalists.

As one of three finalists, John Hudson and his book Dust to Dust will be competing head-to-head-to-head with the other two finalists in a public poll on this blog starting on Thursday. John has already demonstrated he has the writing chops to win this prestigious award, as evidenced by his EVVY Award win. Does he have the marketing prowess to make it as the Best Book of the Year author in this digital age? Stay tuned for information on the remaining finalists being announced this week, and then come back on Thursday to vote for the book you believe to be the best among the three.

The author of the winning book will receive a $1,500 credit to his or her Publishing Center, courtesy of Outskirts Press, and an exclusive 2014 Best Book of the Year award seal to apply to the cover of the book.

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Survival at Any Cost

by Nelson Regner

Price: $13.95

Nelson Regner’s “Survival at Any Cost.” Mind Transferring may be the future of mental infirmities. In a fictional experiment, one mind is transferred into another, trapping 2 diverse minds in one body. The mission becomes to intertwine the two into one in order to become a functional person. In this story however there is a catch, the two minds are of different sexes. The mishaps and adventures that follow are unprecedented.

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Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Takes Top Spot in ForeWord’s 2014 IndieFab Awards

Outskirts Press is fortunate to boast many award-winning authors and books over the years, and today we add one more to list. We’re proud to announce that Outskirts Press author J.M. Erickson has taken Gold in the Science Fiction category in ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards for Future Prometheus II, the second book in a series.

ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. The judges—working librarians and booksellers—review the entries based upon on their experiences with patrons and customers. The annual ForeWord IndieFab Awards has for the past 18 years recognized the best in independent/self-published books. Winners are awarded cash prizes, along with priceless industry recognition that helps indie authors continue to make connections with readers and publishing insiders. More than 1,300 entries in 63 categories were considered for the awards, which represent the best in small publishing offerings. Foreword Reviews announced the winners at the annual ALA Conference in June.

Congratulations to J.M. Erickson for the big win in the 2014 awards!

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Future Prometheus II

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The Shadow of Olympus

by E.M. Smith

Price: $15.95

E.M. Smith’s “The Shadow of Olympus.” Michael and his coworker/lover, Sophia, were thrilled to find the first crustacean fossil ever discovered on Mars. But an unexpected radio call from the little outpost settlement of Trailertown, a puzzling discovery and troubling events on Earth will change the course of human history. Could these events place heavy demands on the ingenuity of the settlers on Mars? Will their village become extinct if they do not innovate more quickly?

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The Obexlanders

by TES

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.95

The Obexlanders” is written by the Obexlander Historian, TES, is a secret and classified document chronicling the history of this group from the year 3138. This book is an exciting, provocative and fun deception; historical fiction on the cutting edge of imagination. The Obexlanders have come here to change history and save humanity from itself. They undertook dreadful actions for which they were not proud. However, is it possible that elements of the Obexlanders may appear in the reality of our own future?

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Starflower

by Thom Fillinger

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $16.95

Best Books of the Year – Amazon Editors’ Favorite Books of the Year
Thom Fillinger’s “Starflower.” As if a dim light had been switched on, the weird shapes suddenly were there. Turning and churning, they moved ever faster. Eventually they merged, becoming one indescribable impression. There were ethereal voices, within isomorphic structures. He had exceeded the threshold of sensory perception.

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The Land of Oz

by Timajin Ali

Price: $24.95

Timajin Ali’s “The Land of Oz.” The Land of OZ plunges the readers into a major battle between good and evil to save the Land of OZ and the city of New York from being destroyed by an evil powerful wizard. It’s the ultimate thriller with intense action and adventure.

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Author Poll: Writer Gary English wants help with his cover

Gary English is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

What if there were still living survivors from the sunken island of Atlantis, and what if they find themselves suddenly thrust back to the surface and into a world they know little about? Survival is the force which guides their actions, and humankind only a means to an end. What will happen? Who decides who lives and who dies? Between these pages lie the answers to these questions and more.

The Atlantian Chronicles is a story of survival, mystery, betrayal, and of two mismatched lovers whose accidental encounter becomes a means for humankind’s survival. The initial encounter puts the whole planet on edge, altering our concept of the world and the universe itself. What happens next may surprise you, yet one question still remains to be answered.

Would you make the same desperate choices these Atlantians made in order to survive?

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Gary.

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Author Poll: Collette Jackson-Fink wants your help with her cover

Collette Jackson-Fink is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

A quiet little city in the Midwest town of Waterloo, Iowa is about to come to life…with angels! When an earthquake measuring seven hits Waterloo, a huge black pyramid shaped tower pushes it’s way up through a corn field in Blackhawk County spinning the city into the national spot light. It’s thought that the ‘Black Tower” is dormant, but when special tactical teams are sent inside to investigate, special team member Dane Coles is confronted by the impossible…a beautiful creature that has been cursed and cast down into oblivion within the Garden of Eden, using the ‘Black Tower’ as a doorway to the surface….

About the Author

Collette Jackson-Fink has been writing stories since she was 13 years old. She’s written several short stories, poems, a screenplay with some published. A Persian Gulf veteran, Collette works as a Respiratory Therapist at a trauma medical center in her home state of Iowa with her husband of 31years, son Alex, daughter Ashley and four grand-children.

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Collette.

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