In need of something to do this Sunday? Hungering for some new fiction? It turns out that I have a suggestion for you.
Matthew Wayne Selznick‘s Brave Men Run: A Novel of the Sovereign Era is an excellent tale, summed up best by Matt himself as a “teen movie / comic book mash-up,” ala the X-Men meet The Breakfast Club. From the website:
“Brave Men Run” is the story of Nate Charters. Born different, unsure of his origins, he’s an outcast at Abbeque Valley High School, a self-proclaimed “boy freak” with few friends and low self-esteem. When the Sovereign Era dramatically dawns, Nate finds himself in a quest to discover the truth: is he more than he seems, a misfit in a miraculous and powerful new minority… or something else entirely?
The book was among the first free serialized audiobooks on Podiobooks.com (where it still remains available), and was a finalist for the 2006 Parsec Award for Long Fiction. On this Sunday, July 13, Brave Men Run will see print release in a high quality, trade paperback edition from Swarm Press. To both celebrate this momentous event and promote it’s availability on Amazon.com that day, Matt is holding an eight-hour video Book Release Web-a-thon starting at 10:00 EST. During this event, he will be reading original short stories set in his Sovereign Era universe by several top podcast authors (including Mur Lafferty, Matt Wallace, and J.C. Hutchins, to name a few), along with giving live updates on the progress of the novel on Amazon’s sales charts. More details can be found at the official website, as well as Mur’s excellent interview with him for I Should Be Writing.
Tune in to the video Web-a-thon on Sunday, order a copy of Brave Men Run on July 13 on Amazon, and you will be rewarded with wonderful tales! ’nuff said.