Call for ARC Readers

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Hey Space Cadets, I wanted to let you about a chance to get a free copy of one of the anthologies I’ll be in later this year. We’re looking for ARC readers to get advanced copies of the Aliens Anthology being put out by Castrum Press! I’ve mentioned that I was submitting one of my short stories, and it was accepted! Are you interested in reading this and sharing your opinions about it on launch day. If so, email me at jrhandley@jrhandleyinc.com and we’ll get you added to the list! Continue reading

Book Review: Knight Training

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Hey Space Cadets, here is another installment in my series of book reviews. This time I’m reviewing some short stories. Some of these will be outside of my normal reading genres, as I seek to broaden my horizons. However, I will also still review stories solidly in my wheelhouse, never fear! And I won’t Continue reading

Nebula Award – Say What?

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Nebula Picture

Hey Space Cadets, I wanted to share some amazing news with you! One of the authors, Richard Fox, in the military science fiction anthology I published, Backblast Area Clear: A Military Science Fiction Anthology, has made the official nomination list for the 2019 Nebula Award! That’s right, Bayonet Books, also known as the name of my press, has hit the big time. Sorta? I mean, sure I’m riding his coattails and stealing his thunder, but Continue reading

The SciFi Collective

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The SciFi CollectiveHey Space Cadets, just wanted to check in with you! I’m halfway through my re-write of The Reservist, I really think you’re going to love it. My publisher over at Galaxy’s Edge Press and Jason Anspach, my point of contact, are pushing me to do better. I’m liking the change, it really pops. Until then, I wanted to make you aware of another great source for Science Fiction books. Continue reading

New Release: Vacuums Suck Hard! Adventures of USS Big Stick

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Hey Space Cadets, how are you all doing? I’m doing great, especially since I can tell you about a new release! I’ve co-written a comedic space opera with Chris Winder, a project that was a lot of fun to write.

Vacuums Suck Hard! The Adventures of USS Big Stick

Vacuums Suck Hard!  Adventures of the USS Big Stick

What could possibly go wrong?

Gunnery Sergeant John Doe is frustrated. He didn’t join the Space Corps to be shuttled around in a ship. He joined to fight. The only real action he’s seen so far have been a few small skirmishes. Bad guys died. The good guys won. Just a typical day.

For years he’s been itching for a big fight. Something he can use to impress his junior Space Marines. Something that’ll help him pick-up chicks. Something that might put him in some real danger. He gets excited just thinking about the possibilities. He’s hoping this tour aboard his ship, The Big Stick, will be different.

After defeating a long-time enemy, the Space Federation decided another war was just what the people needed. One was intentional. Two were not. Either way, Gunny was excited.

Yet there he was, stuck on a ship performing patrols in a quiet area of space, and bored almost to tears. Until that is, the area became anything but quiet.

Now Gunny and the rest of the ship’s crew have to fight for their lives against an enemy none of them expected to see.

 

Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry.

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JR

–>As usual, all images came from Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are videos used by JR Handley for use under fair doctrine.