Astronomicon: Icarus $0.99 offer

Astronomicon: Icarus front cover imageThose of you who missed the promotional offer on Astronomicon: The Beginning will be pleased to hear that I’m now running the same offer on Astronomicon: Icarus.


For a limited time this stand-alone science fiction novel is available to download from Amazon for just 99c (or 77p here in the UK).


The epic Astronomicon Universe continues to grow with this standalone book telling the story of the Icarus. Set in 2078, whilst working the Trojan asteroid cloud, Captain Taylor and the crew of the deep space mining vessel Icarus discover a mysterious prototype ship drifting in space that has 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 very survival.


This strong addition to the Astronomicon book series will appeal to fans of Science Fiction and thrillers alike.


Astronomicon: Icarus new cover art goes live!

Astronomicon: Icarus front cover imageI have previously announced the new artwork for the front cover of Icarus, but now I am pleased to announce that the new cover is now in use on Amazon. Icarus is already selling better than I expected, but this fantastic new cover should be a lot more eye-catching and push sales even higher.


Now what Icarus needs is some reviews on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. I get positive feedback from some of my readers (which is always nice to hear!), but never seem to be able to persuade readers to put their comments into an Amazon review.








New cover art for Astronomicon: Icarus

Astronomicon Icarus new cover artI’m really keen to hear what everyone thinks of this. Hopefully it’s the best Astronomicon front cover there has been to date, but I am worried it’s a little cheesy. Of course, cheesy is probably appropriate for a classic style science-fiction novel?


This time, instead of creating the artwork myself, I’ve actually bought commercial rights to use someone else’s fantastic artwork as the main image. The overlayed titles etc. still maintain the exact same style as the previous Astronomicon front covers, so the series continuity is preserved.


The image I’ve chosen perfectly suits one of the early scenes in the novel where the crew of the Icarus Deep Space Mining Vessel are attempting to mine large asteroid when disaster strikes and they are left jumping for their lives.


So, what do you think? Big improvement? Or too cheesy?









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Astronomicon: Icarus is published – Buy it now!

Front Cover of Astronomicon: IcarusIt’s taken a while to get to this stage, a new stricter proof-reading system being the main cause of delay, but Icarus is now available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.


This is the first of the “Astronomicon Universe” books. These books are within the main Astronomicon universe, sharing the same technology, history and races, but do not form part of the ongoing core story. Astronomicon: Icarus can be read as part of the Astronomicon series or on its own as a standalone novel.


Set in 2078, it tells the intriguing story of the deep space mining vessel Icarus and its discovery of a stranded prototype vessel deep within the Trojan asteroid cluster in the orbit of Jupiter. The crew of the Icarus decide to rescue the survivors of the prototype vessel and unwitting become involved in a battle to protect secrets, save lives and escape with their own. Few things are what they appear to be, but will they work everything out in time?


I would love to hear what everyone thinks of this exciting, new novel. I have several more non-core Astronomicon novels in the early planning stages, and it would be excellent to get some feedback before I start work on those properly.