Hutto, TX (PRWEB) August 23, 2008
Emperor Dad, the first title of the new science fiction series, Small Towns, Big Ideas by Henry Melton, awarded the 2008 Darrell Award for Best Novel is now one of the leading edge books making their way on to the iTunes App Store. Partnering with TouchTomes, iPhone App developer, the book is wrapped in a convenient, easy to use book reader application. With tap and download ease, millions of iPhone users can now buy this quality story on the go.
In Emperor Dad, James Hill's life as a high school athlete was upended in an auto accident that was much more than it seemed. But hacking the family computer led him to discover the mysterious and dangerous life hidden behind his father's 'consulting' business. Dad had invented teleportation, and was on a collision course with all the world's governments. Only James and his wristwatch had a chance to avert worldwide catastrophe and the destruction of his family.
The Darrell Awards were begun in 1996 by the Memphis Science Fiction Association (MSFA) and are now sponsored by the Mid-South Science Fiction & Fantasy Association (MSSFFA). They were named in honor of Dr. Darrell C. Richardson, a member of First Fandom and one of the founding members of MSFA. The focus of the award is on the work itself and not the author.
Henry Melton has been a contributor to premier science fiction magazines such as Analog, and well known anthologies such as Christmas Stars and There Will Be War since the 1970's. In recent years he has concentrated on science fiction novels inspired by the juveniles of Heinlein and Norton that brought him into the field in the first place.
TouchTomes, LLC publishes books and interactive fiction for the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. Books include "Battle of Waterloo", historical interactive fiction for younger readers based on Napoleon's final battle, with 27 different endings. TouchTomes, formed in 2008, is based in Round Rock, Texas. Contact: Graham Perks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emperor Dad can be purchased as an iPhone App at:
It and other books by Henry Melton are available at:
http://www.henrymelton.com/0/Webstore.html or all other major on-line bookstores.
Information about the Darrell Awards can be found at:
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