Icarus


Do you like reviewing quality #SciFi novels?

Astronomicon: Icarus front cover imageLet’s face it, organic reviews, those which readers just spontaneously choose to write without coercion or encouragement from the author, are just too hard to get. I thought that hundreds of sales of this novel would lead to a few dozen reviews, but this has not happened. Now I could just sit back, let the sales continue and just assume that reviews will follow, but that’s not my style. So I’m starting a new offer:

In return for reviewing Astronomicon: Icarus on either Amazon or GoodReads (or both!), I will supply you with a e-book copy of Icarus in either .mobi or .epub format via e-mail. There is a clear element of trust here because I will have to give you the e-novel before I find out for sure if you’re going to write a review and post it on Goodreads or Amazon.

Please feel under no pressure whatsoever to write a review which in any way strays from your own personal opinion. Do not treat the receipt of a free e-book as bribe or encouragement to write a falsely good review. I want to see genuine, unbiased reviews.

Interested?

Send me an e-mail (paul @ astronomicon.co.uk) and let me know which file version you would prefer. I will get back to you as soon as I can.


Good reviews are hard to get

Astronomicon: Icarus front cover imageSince I published the first Astronomicon novel about three years ago, I’ve consistently found it difficult to get any genuine readers to leave reviews on sites like Amazon and GoodReads.com. Admittedly it’s a mixed blessing as, while no reviews means no good reviews,  it means no bad reviews either.

 

Icarus has had a variety of reviews, so far all very positive:

 

I enjoyed it and easily recommend it to anyone who enjoys SF.”
4/5 stars by Marva on GoodReads.com. (Read full review)

 

 

Overall I enjoyed this book. I recommend it to readers seeking a layered thriller or realistic science-fiction.
by Dave Higgins on Davetopia. (Read full review)

 

 

The last half of the book I read in one sitting as I couldn’t wait to find out how it ended.
5/5 stars by Avid Reader on Amazon.com. (Read full review)

 

 

Obviously I’m still looking to get more reviews, as many as possible in fact, so if you’re interested in reading it and publishing a review, please let me know.


Download science fiction thriller “Astronomicon: Icarus” for just 99c

Astronomicon: Icarus front cover imageGreat news for anyone who hasn’t already benefited from this great offer on Astronomicon: Icarus. The response to the 99c offer I started last year has been so positive that I’ve decided to extend it until the end of this month. So now you can download this sci-fi thriller from Amazon for less than a dollar.

 

Here’s the blurb:

 

The Astronomicon Universe continues to grow with this standalone book telling the story of deep space mining vessel Icarus. Set in 2078, whilst working the Trojan asteroid cloud, Captain Taylor and his small crew discover a mysterious prototype ship drifting in space having suffered a catastrophic failure.

 

Battling the dangers of the asteroid field, the Icarus crew attempt to rescue the survivors of the stricken ship. Meanwhile a vessel from Earth is coming to deal with the damaged prototype but with a conflicting agenda. After unwittingly discovering the bizarre secret of the prototype vessel, the crew of the Icarus end up fighting for their own survival.

 

This addition to the Astronomicon book series will appeal to fans of science fiction and thrillers alike.

 

 

Click here to see Icarus on your local Amazon website.

 


Woohoo another good review on Amazon!

Astronomicon: Icarus front cover imageI have to admit that Astronomicon: Icarus is just about my favourite Astronomicon book, so far anyway. Being a standalone novel, it’s not part of the ongoing series but it is set very much in the same universe. If you haven’t already heard about it, you can find out more here.

 

It’s gathered two reviews on Amazon.com and one on Amazon.co.uk. So far it looks like my US readers love it, but those from here in the UK just think it’s quite good. I am curious as to why that might be. Looks like I need to get more reviews!

 

Amazon US reviewsAmazon UK review.