Space Invaders

Congratulations Alex J. Cavanaugh!

Today is the release of his debut novel, CassaStar, a Sci-Fi space opera adventure.  I'm rather eclectic in my reading tastes and haven't had nearly enough exposure to ths genre, so I'm looking forward to it.  Plus, this Byron character sounds rather intriguing...

CassaStar can be purchased at:

“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” 
- Library Journal

Even though I know Alex is extremely busy with a crazy blog tour schedule, I couldn't resist asking him my all time favorite author question:

Moi: If you had to choose one song that best captures the essence of CassaStar, what would it be?

Alex: Guilt Machine's "Green and Cream."  It's just for the sheer rush of energy, perfect for the space battles, mixed with introspective progressive rock, layered and detailed for the human element to the story.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Nicki! Wow, I'd forgotten that you asked about that song. Cool that you found it on YouTube.

Nicki Elson said...

Yeah, I was happy to find it. I hope you are having a super wonderful fantastic release day! :D

Lynda Young said...

I can see why the Guilt Machine's song would match Alex's story.

JJ said...

Guilt Machine = Great Sound!

Talli Roland said...

Yay for Alex - I've got his book, started reading, and I'm really enjoying it!

Happy Wednesday, Nicki!

Nicki Elson said...

Glad you enjoyed the inclusion of the song, Lynda and JJ. I actually never heard of Guilt Machine before Alex mentioned it. I'm sure they'll use that song in the CassaStar movie now. ;P

Oh goody, Talli, I'm glad to hear you're liking it. You have a splendid Wednesday too. ;)

Joanna St. James said...

I can see this becoming the next big movie I wonder who would play the characters?
Thanx for coming to my blog today Nikki

DEZMOND said...

oh, I just knew he would choose some extreme rock song :)