Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sorcerers in Space by Larry Hodges

It is 1969, at the height of tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Neil, 13, badly wants to be someone. Instead he's stuck as a sorcerer's apprentice for Gus, the "meanest sorcerer in the world.” Gus creates a magical talisman to spy on the Soviets, but instead it spies on them and sends text into space. A Giant Face in the Sky shows up, reading the text.

Since whoever gets to the Face will have the world at their mercy, the Race to the Face begins. The Soviets invade the U.S. in their attempts to kill Neil, who is prophesied to defeat them. A floating, talking meteor assassin named Buzz becomes Neil's companion--but in one week, Buzz must kill Neil.

President Kennedy puts together a motley crew that includes Neil, Gus, Buzz, a dragon, a 2-D sorcerer, and the sorceress Jackie Kennedy. Can they make it to the Face before the Soviets, and before Buzz kills Neil?


Young Adult Humorous Parody


About the Author:
Larry Hodges, of Germantown, MD, has been reading science fiction & fantasy since he could ride a bicycle. At some point he started writing his own stories, including an early one about a giant snowflake destroying a city. He's also a former championships table tennis player - and it was between practice sessions that he began to feverishly write more.

While making the U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame as a coach and writer (five books and over 1400 published articles on table tennis), he managed to sell over 60 SF and fantasy short stories and his first novel, "Sorcerers In Space," out Nov. 15, 2013 from Class Act Books. He's a graduate of the six-week 2006 Odyssey Writers Workshop and the 2008 Taos Toolbox Writers Workshop, and a member of Science Fiction Writers of America.
Visit him at www.larryhodges.org

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