See It First: Scott Bartlett, Joshua P. Aguayo, and Dean F. Wilson

See It First: Scott Bartlett, Joshua P. Aguayo, and Dean F. Wilson

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Space Opera

Captain and Command by Scott Bartlett

Captain and Command by Scott Bartlett

A Surprise Attack on the Galaxy’s Best Hope

Captain Husher is assigned to the Arrowwood System in order to oversee the hasty transition to a new model of fighter. The Python class starfighter is seen as the Fleet’s best hope for stemming the heavy losses already taken during the brutal Gok Wars.

But the Gok have learned about the Arrowwood System, and they’ve deployed an enormous force there without warning. The Gok know that decimating Arrowwood will deal a devastating blow to the fledgling Interstellar Union. If Captain Husher can’t repel the Gok attack, the greatest project the galaxy has ever known will crash to a deadly halt.


The Lost Thorn by Joshua P. Aguayo

The Lost Thorn by Joshua P. Aguayo

The Lost Thorn is a science fiction novel, with a strong and unstable female protagonist, that fuses the ideas of cyberpunk with dashes of urban fantasy. It’s a heart pounding adventure told from the perspective of a highly chaotic girl who has lost everything she held dear, leaving her with nothing but a powerful drug as a means to cope with the inescapable pain.

Cyberpunk meets psychological thriller. The Lost Thorn deals not only with mega-corporate thugs and gang politics, but it also follows Samantha’s spiral and constant clash with the demons of addiction and madness.

The novel is a grim and depressing social critique that often becomes a foil for the protagonist, whose voice we hear guiding us through her story. She is spunky, easygoing, careless, and terrible at making puns. This is an adventure of contrasts from beginning to end, one that will leave you hanging and asking for more!

Alternative History

Preview Coilhunter by Dean F. Wilson

Coilhunter by Dean F. Wilson

Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide—if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else.

Meet Nox, the Coilhunter. A mechanic and toymaker by trade, a bounty hunter by circumstance. He isn’t in it for the money. He’s in it for justice, and there’s a lot of justice that needs to be paid.

Between each kill, he’s looking for someone who has kept out of his crosshairs for quite a while—the person who murdered his wife and children. The trail has long gone cold, but there are changes happening, the kind of changes that uncover footprints and spent bullet casings.

Plagued by nightmares, he’s made himself into a living one, the kind the criminals and conmen fear.

So, welcome, fair folk, to the Wild North.


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6 thoughts on “See It First: Scott Bartlett, Joshua P. Aguayo, and Dean F. Wilson

  1. Oh PLEASE!!! More formulaic sci-fi narratives. WHY does the wife/mother child ALWAYS have to murdered and the male hero go on a rampage to obtain justice? OR a hero have to save the galaxy!!!!
    Please….do something different!

  2. We like active, ambitious male heroes, but men imposing their will on the cosmos are inherently “problematic.”

    For a male hero to be acceptable to modern sensibilities, he must be inherently reactive. He can’t act on his own to drive the plot, he can only react. He can only resist oppression, defend against aggressors, and wreak vengeance.

    He can never create, colonize and conquer.

    But our villains can. Our modern villains have visions, plans, and the will to impose themselves on the cosmos. That’s why all our modern male-centered stories are driven by the antagonists – they’re the ones with balls. Our heroes are just there to get in the way.

    What do our heroes do when nobody’s attacking? Nothing, apparently – they have no purpose in life if there’s no villain.

    That’s why our villains fascinate us more than our heroes – men with balls are the “Other.”

  3. And why does the female protagonist of a book have to be unstable, highly chaotic and dependent on a “powerful drug as a means to cope with the inescapable pain”?

    If you want something better, read the Honor Harrington novels. She is NOT drug-addled or hurt; she only wants to do her duty to the best of her abilities and as the demands of the job outline the duties of her station. She also knows how to get the best of her people by showing them, rather than rant and rave.

    Google her.

  4. Coilhunter?

    And a preview only?

    This is a new low for Instafreebie. Coilhunter has been given out complete for more than a year, now.

    Why can’t you give us Infinite Waste by the same author as per your email?

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