As I gear up to launch The Jasmine Wars, my epic sci-fi family saga of revolution and civil war in China, I’ve got some exciting things brewing. First off, you can check out a beta chapter right here. The first book begins in 2086 at the outbreak of a revolutionary war that leads China to become the world’s first direct democracy, a society with no centralized control, where everything is voted on by the people in real time. Like the ancient classics Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Outlaws of the Marsh, it covers three generations of war and peace, through the eyes of a military family, ripped apart by their choices and allegiances as China explodes in civil war.
To celebrate the launch I’m giving away a FREE Kindle Paperwhite 3G. That’s right. For a limited time, I’m giving away a free Kindle plus a whole bunch of awesome CYBERPUNK PRIZES! Want the 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu Ray of Blade Runner? 25th Anniversary Akira? The Ghost in the Shell Art Archive plus the original movie and Arise 1-4? Come on over and enter to win. Everyone who enters automatically gets an eBook copy of my cyberpunk thriller The Scorpion Game so everyone wins!
I’ve also hired the incredible Von Hughes who stormed onto the publicity scene with an epic stunt last year called Rumblr, branded as Tinder for Fights. Read the amazing story of how they hacked the media and landed six figure contracts in four days. If I told you what we were planning I’d have to kill you but rest assured it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Lastly, I’m excited to announce my collaboration with legendary sci-fi/fantasy artist, Stephan Martiniere. Even if you don’t know his name, there’s no doubt you’ve seen and admired his work on everything from book covers, to video games and blockbuster films. His lastest movie based on the brutally wonderful manga Battle Angel Alita just got green-lit and he is off to Shanghai to get to work on it.
When it comes to the silver screen, he’s worked on some of the biggest franchises of all time, from Star Wars to Star Trek. You’ve seen his designs in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, 300 Rise of an Empire, Total Recall (2012), I, Robot, Tron Legacy, Star Wars Episodes 2 and 3, Star Trek (2009), as well as the upcoming films Independence Day and Suicide Squad.
When it comes to books, he’s done fantastic covers for Larry Niven, Ian McDonald, Ken McLeod and the 2015 Hugo Award winning “Three Body Problem” to name a few. In 2007, he won the Hugo Award for Best Pro Artist and he’s been nominated four more times.
In the world of video games, he served as Art Director for Id Software’s Rage and most recently created some of the most stunning and iconic images for the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Fallout 4.
You can check out some of my favorite pieces of his work below. To me there is simply no better artist working in sci-fi/fantasy today. It’s an honor to work with him. Be sure to check out his website for a whole lot more.