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New Releases — 5 Noir Masters, 1 Classic Western & 1 SF Short

Posted on | November 26, 2009 | No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! All of these new releases are available at Fictionwise.com. Most are also available for the Kindle at Amazon.

Mona by Lawrence Block

Mona by Lawrence Block

Also published as Grifter’s Game. The living was high and the pickings came easy–till my one wild love became my sweet, slow death. Clip artist, reamer, pigeon plucker–take your pick. They all spell confidence man. Hell–they all spell me, Joe Marlin. But then, by any other name I’d smell as sweet to bored women on the prowl–rich ladies with their baby blues tight shut and their pocketbooks wide open. That was my game–devil-may-care conning, fly-by-night living, skipped checks at plush hotels, fleeced suckers wherever I could make a touch, a well developed string of aliases. A great old life–the rolling stone gathering no moss, just the green stuff that counts. Then I met Mona–and fell like a ton of bricks, like some legendary lover ready to fight demons and dragons. Beautiful, wicked Mona–the girl who gave me a dream of a rose-covered cottage, and straight arrow living–and a nightmare involving the biggest clipping of them all–murder!
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A is for Android by Milton Lesser

A is for Android by Milton Lesser


The question is asked: Are the famous Dancing Girls of the Hyperion Club androids? Michael Carmody, Special Investigator for Android Service, especially wants to know, and his work takes him all the way to Saturn’s seventh moon just to find out. But will the answers be as important as his own life?

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Shave by Jack Shaefer

Shave by Jack Shaefer


Joe Starrett is a humble farmer, loving husband and father, and law-abiding citizen, but a rancher such as Luke Fletcher can get the worst out of even him. The Starrett family and others like them are having land conflicts with the notorious cattle owner, and they seem to be at the losing end. But then Shane comes into the picture–and their lives change forever. What seemed to be a simple political issue turns out to be a lesson in life.

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One Minute Past Eight by George Harmon Coxe

One Minute Past Eight by George Harmon Coxe

A suspense thriller from Mystery Grand Master, George Harmon Coxe. At approximately eight o’clock private detective Harry Baker stumbled onto something big. At exactly one minute past eight, Baker was dead. The local police had figured that out for themselves. Now they wanted to know the rest from Jeff Lane. But what could Jeff tell them? He had sent Baker to locate his missing step-brother in Caracas. When Baker cabled he had news, Jeff went to Venezuela himself. Now Baker was dead. And, a few days later, so was Lane’s step-brother. Jeff was struck b a sudden cold conviction. He was in a strange land, among strange people and up to his neck in murder. The search for a missing heir leads to two murders and too many suspects.

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Wake Up to Murder by Day Keene

Wake Up to Murder by Day Keene

What had he done? Jim took a quick shot of whiskey and stood eyeing the girl in the bed–She was all too real, too warm, and entirely too luscious–but last night was a blank–The answer came in 24 hours when Jim Charters, nice guy and home-loving type, went home to his wife to find himself the fugitive from a grisly game of death–a nightmare that had started with a “night on the town” and wound up with multiple murders!

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The Thrill Kids by Vin Packer

The Thrill Kids by Vin Packer


The Thrill Kids by Vin Packer A Classic Novel of Juvenile Delinquency from 1955. Four kids from decent homes, roaming the streets and looking for kicks. Four kids who–one lovely summer night–wandered into Central Park, first molested a girl, and then brutally murdered an old vagrant they found asleep in a gully there! Author of Spring Fire and Look Back to Love.

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The Hinges of Hell by Stewart Sterling

The Hinges of Hell by Stewart Sterling


Expect the unexpected? A hotel fire. A murdered million dollar heiress. A missing priceless sapphire. A pyromaniac newly-wed-husband-turned-widower. All the elements and the accompanying evidence point to an open-and-shut-case, but for some reason, seasoned Chief Fire Marshall Ben Pedley doesn’t think so. His investigation brings him in circles, but in the end he realizes the first place to go to is always the last place anyone ever looks!

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Free Science Fiction eBook – D-99 by H.B. Fyfe

Posted on | November 11, 2009 | No Comments

Free Science Fiction eBook

D-99 by H.B. Fyfe

D-99 by H.B. Fyfe


A Brain Plucker exclusive offer courtesy of Wonder Publishing Group in tandem with SFFaudio.com’s 4th Annual Audiobook Challenge. H.B Fyfe’s Vintage SF Novel D-99 This complete novel was originally printed in 1962.

D-99 by H. B. Fyfe —HTML | PDF

Here’s the back cover copy:

EARTHMEN IN TROUBLE

Harris was caged in an underwater “zoo” by a pack of blue lobsters.

Maria drew a five-year sentence on a puritanical planet for trying to buy a souvenir—and for being excessively feminine.

Taranto & Meyers had committed the crime of being shipwrecked on a planet that didn’t like strangers.

Gerson was simply kidnapped.

And nobody had any idea why five citizens of Terra were being held on other worlds—and the ultra-secret Department 99 existed only to set them, and others like them, free.

This tense novel is the story of one evening’s work for Department 99—their successes and failures—and of the strange crisis that almost wrecked D-99.

New Print Book Release – John D. MacDonald, A Bullet for Cinderella

Posted on | November 10, 2009 | No Comments

A Bullet For Cinderella6 X 9 Trade Paperback

6 X 9 Trade Paperback


Review for The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown

Posted on | August 25, 2009 | No Comments

One of the greatest websites, if not the best (IMHO), just posted a rave review of The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown. The review comes from my bud, Jesse Willis at SFFaudio.com. Here’s an excerpt:

…this is a truly awesome audiobook. I will stake my reputation on you loving it. If you’re twice as apt to like an old crime novel as a new one, then you’re three times as apt to love The Fabulous Clipjoint. The mystery is not hard to follow, the story is told in first person, but conversely it was devilishly hard to solve. I pride myself on being an excellent armchair detective, but I was happily baffled right up til the big reveal. That’s really saying something. William Coon sounds like a wise teenager. But then whenever he’s tasked with another character’s voice he switches: Falsetto, gruff, kindly, Coon does them all. Highly recommended.

You can get it today at: Audible.com/Wonderaudio

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And the review designated the title with the accolade SFFaudio Essential.

New Book Releases – Pohl & Kornbluth; Poul Anderson

Posted on | August 16, 2009 | No Comments

Wonder Publishing Books is officially a Book Publisher. Not just a audiobook and eBook publisher, but honest-to-gosh books. They’re available at Amazon.com. Amazon builds out their book pages over time. Which means you won’t see the book description listed yet or the search inside feature.

Three Vintage SF Novels of Pohl and Kornbluth: The Syndic, Plague of Pythons, and Wolfbane by Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth

The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson (#1 Bestseller–Historical Fiction on Fictionwise.com for ebook version).

New Releases – Bradbury, Knight & Brown

Posted on | August 9, 2009 | No Comments

Did you know you can get either of these titles, as well as any other Wonder Audio title for just $7.49? Just sign up at Audible.com/WonderAudio

Ray Bradbury’s fantastic tale of hyper-accelerated life spans of forgotten humans on an alien world.

The Creatures that Time Forgot

The Wench is Dead
By Fredric Brown; Read by William Coon
1 hr, 48 min.- [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wonder Audio
Published: 2009

Available at Audible & iTunes

Mad! Impossible world! Sun-blasted by day, cold-wracked by night – and life condensed by radiation into eight days! Sim eyed the Ship – if he only dared reach it and escape! … but it was more than half an hour distant – perhaps the limit of life itself! From the author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. Originally published in the Fall 1946 issue of Planet Stories. It was later reprinted under the title Frost and Fire.

And part of the Noir Masters series:

The Wench is Dead
By Fredric Brown; Read by William Coon
57 min.- [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wonder Audio
Published: 2009

Available at Audible & iTunes

Howard Perry has become a drunk – a skid row bum. It wasn’t always so, and he has hopes of returning to be a respected university student. But now he spends his days washing dishes to buy enough booze to hopefully blackout at night. His only friend is a prostitute name Billie the Kid. But Billie is just a working girl, and it would be stupid for him to care too much for her.

Of course Perry isn’t exactly making the smartest choices as he continues his downward spiral. And when he goes to borrow a drink from Billie’s neighbor, who soon turns up murdered, things are looking even worse for Perry.

A wonderfully bizarre tale by SF Grand Master, Damon Knight.

Rule GoldenRule Golden
By Damon Knight; Read by William Coon
3hr- [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wonder Audio
Published: 2009

Available at Audible & iTunes

As a newspaper publisher, Robert James Dahls found the news disconcerting; in fact, inexplicable. News items like two boxers simultaneously knocking each other out, prison guards sick and unable to guard the prisoners, policemen shooting fleeing culprits and collapsing themselves, battered wives with husbands suffering the same injuries that they inflicted.

Dahl catches wind of a large experimental facility that is being led by the U.S. Department of Defense. His suspicions coincide with the strange, beyond-coincidental behavior that he’s been observing. For what’s on the grounds of the facility is much more radical than anything that was claimed to be found in Roswell. Not just an alien but one that has a strange effect on the human race, where the Golden Rule is in reverse: Be done by as you do to others.

How can we get along without conflict? What will happen to the human race? Dahl soon finds himself a fugitive helping a bizarre alien save or destroy the Earth!


#1 on Fictionwise — Poul Anderson’s The Golden Slave

Posted on | August 1, 2009 | No Comments

One of our newest releases, THE GOLDEN SLAVE by POUL ANDERSON, is now at #3 #1 on the Historical Fiction bestsellers on Fictionwise. It a great novel from 1960.

It’s also available for the Kindle at Amazon.

The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson

The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson

If you’re more interest in short science fiction stories, try this EARTHMAN BEWARE AND OTHERS by Poul Anderson. It’s also available at Fictionwise:

#1 on Amazon – The Men Return by Jack Vance

Posted on | July 24, 2009 | No Comments

Our first #1 on Amazon

#1 on Amazon - The Men Return & others by Jack Vance

#1 on Amazon - The Men Return & others by Jack Vance

It was also number #4 in Fiction/Short Stories and #4 in Science Fiction/Adventure

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