10 March 2014

COVER: The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes by Albert Wendland

What could draw poet,  explorer, loner and paranoid Mykol Ranglen away from the relative peace  of his own ring-in-space habitat?

He has no choice in the matter as one by one  acquaintances are murdered or disappear altogether. Propelled by ever  changing and deepening mysteries Mykol embarks to uncover secrets which  could make people rich beyond their wildest dreams…or tear apart human  civilization.

The escalating quest takes him through worlds of many  dangerous extremes, leading him to confront the deadly alien Fist of  Thorns, extinct species refusing to give up their power over the future,  and those racing against him to uncover the secret first. But in the  course of his pursuit, he must also face his own secrets. And some of  these are even more dangerous.

The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes by Albert Wendland

Cover Art by Bradley Sharp

Foreword by William H. Keith

Space Opera Paperback coming from Dog Star Books in June 2014

What They’re Saying About The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes

"Mystery,  heart-pounding adventure, and the dazzling wonders of far-flung space  play significant roles in Wendland's breakout novel, all while gifting  us with a mesmerizing tour of alien landscapes destined to get under  your skin and remind you of the very reason science fiction exists: Not  to escape to other worlds, but to find ourselves within them."
--Diana Dru Botsford, author of THE DRIFT and FOUR DRAGONS

Inside are alien worlds and titanic space habitats and a brilliant and paranoid hero, all skillfully blended together with long-vanished galactic secrets. Science fiction… good science fiction, by a college professor of literature who loves good SF."
--From the foreword by William H. Keith, New York Times Bestselling Science Fiction Author