Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sovereign Summer

Want to be part of something big, something cool and end up with a book that you're going to love?

Be there on Sunday July 13th for the Swarm Press release of Matthew Wayne Selznick's novel Brave Men Run.

I listened to the podcast of this novel and then immediately went out and bought myself a copy of the first print version of it because it was simply THAT GOOD!

Book Description: April 18, 1985-Into a world already wound tight with the desperate tensions of the Cold War comes Dr. William Donner with a startling declaration: superhumans exist, they demand autonomy, and he has the reality-bending power to enforce their status. The traditional balance of power is thrown askew by the addition of not one super-powered human, but six thousand.

Before the Donner Declaration, high school sophomore Nate Charters was just an outsider and self-proclaimed freak. His unusual appearance, hair-trigger reflexes, and overactive metabolism should have made him something special, but his differences and low self-esteem have long since marked him as a target for the jocks and popular kids. Now, just as his unique nature brings him the attention of a self-assured older girl, Nate must find his place in the world.

Why is he the way he is? What really happened to his long dead father? Why is his biggest rival suddenly interested in a private meeting? Is he part of a remarkable, powerful new minority... or just a misfit among misfits? Nate must discover the answers to these questions quickly, because those in power know more about him than he could ever imagine. And they're closing in...

If you don't believe me, go check it out - you can listen to the entire novel for free via a podcast feed.

And as part of the celebration of the Swarm Press release of this fantastic novel that I like to describe as "The Breakfast Club meets The X-Men" or "John Hughes meets Stan Lee" Selznick will be live via streaming video all day in a web-a-thon as a way to show solidarity for everyone who buys the book from Amazon.com that day. Matt will be giving updates all day long and every hour for eight hours he will be presenting a BRAND NEW story set in the Sovereign Era universe written by the following authors:
Matt will be reading every story aloud on camera live and in random order.

Click here to go to the BOOK RELEASE WEB-A-THON site.

If you ever enjoyed the teen angst movies of John Hughes or enjoyed any of the great superhero stories that have been made into movies over the past ten years, you're sure to love Selznick's novel. And consider being part of the Soverign Summer campaign and purchasing Brave Men Run - A Novel of the Sovereign Era on Amazon.com on July 13th.

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