(PRWEB) October 31, 2011
Ray Bradbury says, "Steven Leiva not only promises, but delivers!"
"This is a perfect first novel for Bluroof," says Dave Doody, publisher. Dave continues,
"While I was preparing 'Basics of Space Fight' for print, Steven Paul Leiva sent me his manuscript for a science fiction novel, asking my opinion - as someone who works among scientists - whether his take on them in the book rang true; I confirmed it did. Plus, it was a fantastic read - satirically funny, philosophically and technically sound, and a hell of a good story. It's a unique first contact novel written from the point-of-view of the alien scientists who discover Otherlife on Earth. I asked Steven if I could publish it. He was interested, especially if we could add a few illustrations, something rarely done these days except for children's books. Steven loves genre books that included illustrations - Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne novels. I thought it was a great idea."
The result is truly delightful. Todd Cronin's three interior illustrations bring exactly the feel the author was after. And Cronin's cover is beautiful! Steven has lots more on his blog, which, along with interviews and a short introductory reading, are all linked from the Bluroof website (http://bluroof.us).
The title is now available for $4.95 in PDF format directly from the Bluroof website. PDFs are viewable on the new KindleFire, the iPad, and many other readers (as well as on any computer). The trade paperback is now available on Amazon for $16.95. Other other electronic versions, including audio, will follow. Potential reviewers should email press(at)bluroof(dot)us for a full-book preview PDF free of charge.
About the author: Steven Paul Leiva has toiled for many years in the hills and valleys of Hollywood as a producer and writer for film, stage, and special events. He writes the occasional essay for The Los Angeles Times and for the award-winning LAtimes.com blog, "The Hero Complex." Steven produced the animation for "Space Jam," pairing the witty Bugs Bunny with the sweaty Michael Jordan. His first two published novels, the satiric Hollywood-based thrillers "Blood is Pretty: The First Fixxer Adventure" and "Hollywood is an All-Volunteer Army: The Second Fixxer Adventure," featured his mysterious hero, The Fixxer. His stage play, "Made on the Moon," had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has been performed in America by such actors as Paul Provenza, Robert Picardo and John Billingsley. Steven directed a special reading of Ray Bradbury's one-act play, "The Better Part of Wisdom," starring James Cromwell, for Ray Bradbury Week in Los Angeles as part of the literary master's 90th birthday celebrations. Steven lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Amanda, and his daughter, Miranda. You can contact the author at Firstfixxer(at)aol(dot)com.
Illustrator Todd Cronin is an animator and illustrator who has worked on projects for Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Universal, and Disney. He illustrated the cover for Steven Paul Leiva's previous book, "Hollywood is an All-Volunteer Army." Todd lives in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Reese where he is writing and illustrating a children's graphic novel, Danforth. You can see more of Todd's work at: http://www.fishtoonzanimation.com
Bluroof Press represents a new product line from SCI Space Craft International, which was established in 1987 to readily make available high-accuracy scale models of space exploring machines. On the web since 1993. http://SpacecraftKits.com
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