I am delighted to announce the launch of our first young adult science fiction eBook, a short story by a new author to us, David Fraser.
When cousin Vinny calls from Callisto, he offers dropouts Jimmy and Kevin a chance to get their butts off the couch and do a little adventuring. Oh, and there’s a chance to win megabucks too. Their eyes fill with dreams of fast cars and pretty girls.
Just one problem. They have to find the last of the robots first. Then they have to kill it.
‘The First Last Robot’ is a YA science fiction short story with a wickedly sly sense of humor. In older readers David Fraser’s story will spark happy memories of early Asimov and Heinlein juveniles. In paperback this would be about 20 pages.
The book is available priced 99c from amazon.com, and 86p from amazon.co.uk Normally at a book launch, I would state that it is available at Smashwords too and coming soon to other retailers. Not this time as I have decided to enroll The First Last Robot in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, part of the Amazon Prime program. This might help us reach a wider audience, or it might not. It is difficult to say without trying. The regrettable corollary is that Amazon demands that books enrolled in this program must not be available elsewhere.
And, finally, welcome to David Fraser, who makes his Greyhart debut with this story. I’ll be adding an area to our website soon to introduce you to all our authors. But here is something now about David.
David Fraser, born in 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, stands six feet tall (1.83 meters for those of you who insist on using measurement systems that make sense) and has way too many college degrees. These include (in both chronological and alphabetical order): a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science) from Emory & Henry College, and a Master of Science (Applied Mathematics) from Rochester Institute of Technology.
More importantly, he is the father to two daughters who do their best to make sure he has little time to write (it usually involves My Little Pony) (I mean the daughters are doing something involving My Little Pony; David Fraser doesn’t write about My Little Pony).
He likes cooking (he makes a mean New England Clam Chowder) and parentheses (who doesn’t?).