Introducing J.G. Possum, author of Tara: The Goldilocks Planet

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Jerry G. Possum was born in central Pennsylvania. At the age of seventeen, he joined the US Navy and served aboard a destroyer in the Korean Conflict. His ship was awarded three battle stars. After his service, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Quality Control. In his extensive engineering career, he has written over one thousand quality-control test methods and procedures and issued several quality control manuals for manufacturing. After retiring, he worked as a Manufacturing Quality Control Consultant. Presently, he lives in central New England, near his five children and thirteen grandchildren. He’s a patented inventor, an artist, a billiards instructor and a lifelong science fiction enthusiast, he wrote his first novel at the age of eighty-six.

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Can a Perfect Planet Save the Human Race? Risking everything, leaving the known world behind as the Earth is being totally decimated by an atomic war, a brave and visionary crew leave Earth on the spaceship Aquarius, traveling to another galaxy where a planet has been identified that can sustain human life. They call it Tara, and it represents hope for a new beginning. But a planet that is ideal for human life is certain to be inhabited by an intelligent life form already. As the crew approaches Tara, they make contact with the race already living there. Will the crew of Aquarius have the chance to prove that the human race can redeem itself and not make the same mistakes of the past? How will they handle the encounters of hostile creatures as well as understanding an advanced society? They are the last of the human race. Inventive, insightful, and adventurous, Tara is explorer science fiction in the best tradition. A must read.

Introducing Gary Timbrell, author of Lunar 3097: Bk 1 The AI Chronicles

“This was my first book and I was apprehensive from the start but Outskirts Press holds your hand through the entire process. Thank you Outskirt Press.”

Gary Timbrell was born on a small farm in the Cotswolds’ in the county of Gloucestershire England. He immigrated to America in his early twenties, a Resident of Florida. He has always loved telling stories, most about events that have happened throughout his life. He’s always been interested in space since the Gemini missions and the moon landings. Having an electrical and electronics background, and Following these interests, he became fascinated in AI and robotics. A culmination of his knowledge, imagination and story-telling abilities produced this, his first Sci-Fi book.

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In the near future, mankind has made amazing advances in technology and science. The human race has always had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and an inherent need to explore space. In an attempt to justify mans existence, we search for extraterrestrial life, and out of pure need, we search for new forms of energy. Earth is running out of natural resources, such as fuels and arable land to grow food to support the ever growing population. A population that with the strides made in medicine, now has a life expectancy of over 100 years. The sheer amount of time it takes to reach deep space traveling at only half the speed of light, made it necessary to build robotic machines to send on one way trips, some of which could take ten years to reach their destination. Eventually, the simple robotic units evolved into humanoid forms. It was noted that feet and hands could reach places that a wheeled vehicle couldn’t. When artificial intelligence became advanced enough and introduced to the robots, they eventually became self-aware. People then began questioning the ethics and morality of sending, what some now considered sentient beings, on one way trips. Facing such a dilemma, Abbey Skyler decides to take matters into her own hands, her actions create a whirlwind of problems that quickly spin out of control. Now the question is; Can Abbey with the help of her team, regain control of the AIs and complete what started out as a routine mission. A mission that has become crucial to humanities very existence.

Introducing Sue Westgate, author of Eeryda Daanin Na’tu: The Galaxy of ELL

“It was a very interesting experience and I am glad I went with you. I plan on doing this for many long years to come and I am looking forward to doing this again next year.”

Sue Westgate has been working in the IT field since 1998. For the past half a dozen years, she has been working in the IT Networking field. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Troy University, and several IT certifications. She currently resides outside Lonoke, Arkansas with her husband, Jeff, a green house, and a few veggie gardens.

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The first look into the The Galaxy of ELL. GY 5050: A Galactic Ferry Tale A peaceful, one week cruise is shattered by a blast wave followed by shock waves that came from inside the Time Dilation Field surrounding the ship. In the aftermath, GLE Summers and Undercover Investigator Eeryda Daanin are responsible for determining who did it and why, with five millennia old technology and only 25 hours to accomplish their task. GY 5051: Cold Case On Natrixi, a world full of secrets and unspeakable horrors, Eeryda Daanin, on her quest to solve a heinous cold case, discovers nothing is as it seems. Her own hero was murdered on this world. To be able to determine who brutally beat and murdered the young genetic assistant, with just Figert-an LLE who specializes in larceny-and walk away alive, seems very unlikely. GY 5052: A Miner Tech Tale Newly promoted Galactic Liaison Eeryda Daanin comes to the defense of her estranged husband, Jezin, who swears that he is being falsely accused of sabotage. But what if things are not as simple as they appear?

Introducing Jago Muir, author of Kestler’s Bane: The Proteus Chronicles

“I have nothing but praise for the Outskirts Press team. They are simply the best in the business. Everything is up front. There are no hidden surprises. They are superb professionals who deliver exactly what they promise.”

Jago Muir is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he took a B.A. in English in the 1960s. He later did Master’s work at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. His study of linguistics and the English language earned him a place as a scholarly writer, publishing his work in the Lamar Journal of the Humanities.

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Can Six Unlikely Heroes Defeat the Forces of Evil? The year is 5465 C.E. A routine mission goes horribly wrong when Captain Truman Hale’s space cruiser is destroyed in a freak storm. He lands in an unfamiliar world, where five strange allies join him. Together they must battle The Molester, the leader of horrifying creatures who live in an underground maze, torturing and devouring their victims…especially the peaceful and gentle Boat People. The war turns personal when Truman discovers that the Boat People are his own kind: humans descended from survivors of the Proteus, a space ark launched from Earth in the 22nd century. In the ultimate test of bravery and loyalty, the six warriors must unite against the forces of darkness, while unraveling the hidden secrets sheltered in this unique world. This gripping saga will linger in your imagination long after you have turned the final page.

Introducing Brian McClure, author of Trigger

“After a bad experience with another publisher, Outskirts Press was a welcome light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Everyone who worked on Trigger was helpful and professional. Thank you.”

Brian McClure is a husband and father. Brian currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife of 28 years Emily, Brian has two successful sons, Boomer and CJ. He is a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard. After a 2012 diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease he began to write. Brian, when not writing fiction can be found raising awareness for Young Onsets Parkinson’s disease, and enjoying all life has to offer. All thanks be to God. With Him everything is possible.

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“Hot and muggy… hot and muggy,” that’s all anyone had to say about that summer day, but if they only knew why the ground rumbled in those North Carolina hills? If they could see the mountains come alive? If they only knew the story of… Trigger! The Moonshine hills of North Carolina hold many secrets, and for every secret there is a story, and for every story there is a hero. Born to make moonshine and raised to destroy It. Trigger’s story unfolds in a blaze of buck shot leaving a path of spilled white lightning and failed injustice along the way.

Introducing Keith Mosher, author of On a Sphere’s Edge

“Outskirts Press, and my representative, Lisa, are the definition of professional. The publishing story, along with the writing, was a long and twisted path. I initially self-published as an ebook, and then as an audio book, knowing all along I had to get the novel in print. I did a good deal of research and opted for Outskirts Press, and I’m glad I did. The process was clear, clean, and effortless. Lisa and the rest of the team at Outskirts were helpful and accommodating, even when I requested some out-of-sequence changes to the cover. This was my first novel, but there are more to come. Thank you Outskirts Press.”

Keith Mosher earned his Bachelor of Media Arts degree from USC in 1980. During his multifaceted past, he has been an Audio Producer / Engineer, a Law Office Manager, and a computer software programmer. He currently teaches Martial Arts, blogs, and is an established author. Listed by Indies UNITE! as a “Producer to Watch” (Twitter @IndieOwnership). List by Arts / Society / Life on “Art Style Society” (Twitter @TheArtsToday).

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Alex finds herself in possession of a legendary device that has the potential to destroy civilization. It is then she learns the device is addictive. She cannot turn this device over to her commanders. Military minds and all-consuming destructive powers do not make a good match. She reluctantly accepts her need to drop out of the system to protect the device and humanity. To do that, she enlists the aid of a crafty ex-con. Mark Szasz writes: “I was very impressed by the detail. The characters and the setting are developed in the most exciting and complete ways, ways that you almost exclusively see in science fiction. If you enjoy Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, then I suspect you will find On a Sphere’s Edge thoroughly enjoyable!”

Introducing Harold Williams, author of Seeds of Redemption

“Everybody in outskirts press exceeded my expectations. I was not pressured into anything. And it was a very positive experience for me.”

Harold Williams lives near Chico, California, and travels the country as a semi-truck driver.

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To love someone is to know someone… but only what they want you to know. Marcus and his research team are looking for something so secret, they don’t even know what they’re looking for. Deep within the jungle, they discover an extraordinary world-a secret new reality. But Marcus and his team will soon learn that when we mess with nature, we are messing with the unknown… Marcus and his team will have to find the strength to overcome what they face, and Marcus just might find true love along the way. Seeds of Redemption is an engaging debut novel filled with surprises.