Today’s author interview is with Michael Mammay, author of Planetside.
–“PLANETSIDE is a smart and fast-paced blend of mystery and boots-in-the-dirt military SF that reads like a high-speed collision between Courage Under Fire and Heart of Darkness.” – Marko Kloos, bestselling author of the Frontline series
–“Not just for military SF fans—although military SF fans will love it—Planetside is an amazing debut novel, and I’m looking forward to what Mammay writes next.” – Tanya Huff, author of the Confederation and Peacekeeper series
–“A tough, authentic-feeling story that starts out fast and accelerates from there.” – Jack Campbell, author of Ascendant
–“Definitely the best military sci-fi debut I’ve come across in a while.” – Gavin Smith, author of Bastard Legion and Age of Scorpio
A seasoned military officer uncovers a deadly conspiracy on a distant, war-torn planet…
War heroes aren’t usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it’s something big—and he’s not being told the whole story. A high councilor’s son has gone MIA out of Cappa Base, the space station orbiting a battle-ravaged planet. The young lieutenant had been wounded and evacuated—but there’s no record of him having ever arrived at hospital command.
The colonel quickly finds Cappa Base to be a labyrinth of dead ends and sabotage: the hospital commander stonewalls him, the Special Ops leader won’t come off the planet, witnesses go missing, radar data disappears, and that’s before he encounters the alien enemy. Butler has no choice but to drop down onto a hostile planet—because someone is using the war zone as a cover. The answers are there—Butler just has to make it back alive…
Hi. I write things. Sometimes those things are books. Other times they are random things that entertain me. Mostly I write them because they’re stuck in my head, and that’s the only way that I can get them out. Some of those things I will share here. When I do write books, I write Science Fiction, and sometimes fantasy, usually revolving around military characters. A lot of the ideas that go into those books come from having served in the Army for quite some time. There will also probably be explosions. On the page, not necessarily in real life.
Most notably, my novel PLANETSIDE, a military sci-fi book about an officer who travels to a war zone on a distant planet in search of the missing son of a powerful politician, is scheduled for publication on July 31, 2018 from Harper Voyager. If you need to make contact professionally, I’m represented by Lisa Rodgers of JABberwocky literary.
If you find yourself reading anything on this site and having deep, serious thoughts about it, you’re probably lost. Send up a flare and someone will be along to get you back on the right track presently. (Note: Not really) All thoughts and ideas here are my own, and don’t reflect the thoughts of any other person or organization with which I’m affiliated. Thanks for stopping by!
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