Debut Novel CassaStar Crosses the Sci-Fi Genre Boundaries

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Alex J. Cavanaugh's first novel has all the elements of an exciting space opera. However, the story goes beyond the standard science fiction setting. Available October 19, 2010, CassaStar is a tale of friendship, trust, and redemption.

…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein's early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.

Alex J. Cavanaugh's first novel has all the elements of an exciting space opera. However, the story goes beyond the standard science fiction setting. Available October 19, 2010, CassaStar is a tale of friendship, trust, and redemption. Tapping into an audience beyond the science fiction genre, readers seeking a character-driven adventure will find CassaStar a riveting and captivating book.

To pilot the fleet's finest ship… Few options remain for Byron, a talented young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude. Slated to train as a Cosbolt pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life. Much to his chagrin, Bassa, the toughest instructor in the fleet, takes notice of the young pilot. As war brews on the edge of space, Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive. Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

"…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein's early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars." - Library Journal

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Currently the author lives in the Carolinas with his wife. Visit Cavanaugh online at http://www.AlexJCavanaugh.blogspot.com

CassaStar is available October 19, 2010 online, retail, and in all eBook formats. Published by Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. Science fiction space opera/adventure. Trade paperback $15.95 ISBN 978-0-9816210-6-7, eBook $4.95 ISBN 978-0-9827139-3-8 http://www.DancingLemurPress.com

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