“Written with an arsenal of tension-building armaments, and wearing all the hallmarks of a science fiction thriller that’s done its worldbuilding homework, Garcia’s first novel leaves readers eagerly anticipating a sequel. Lex Talionis sings a bloody song of both forgetting and redemption, and of the price we pay for a little tenderness, when least we expect to be taxed for our freedoms.”
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We are all very excited to congratulate R. S. A. Garcia on receiving a silver medal at the Independent Publishers Book Awards (affectionately known as IPPY) for her debut novel Lex Talionis.
LEX TALIONIS is a highly critically acclaimed debut science fiction thriller that has received a starred review by Publishers Weekly and has been endorsed by the bestselling award-winning author Elizabeth Bear. R. S. A. Garcia lives and works in Trinidad and Tobago and is rapidly gaining recognition wordlwide as an emerging talent in speculative fiction.
Follow this link for the IPPY Award press release:
Or, check out LEX TALIONIS on Amazon:
To celebrate “Read an Ebook Week” (March 1-7), Dragonwell Publishing is offering one title for FREE and discounted six others to only $1.50.
And there is more: with every paid order during this week, you will receive a $6 gift certificate for Dragonwell Publishing bookstore. This means, you can download four more books at promotional price.
The deal will run from today March 4th until March 7th. Don’t miss it!
Just click on the title to go to the download page, and feel free to spread the word!
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An Arthurian tale of chivalry and dark magic.
R. S. A. Garcia has just did her first radio interview with Radio Ujima of Bristol, UK, talking about growing up in Trinidad and her roots in science fiction writing. Please excuse a minor technical glitch in the beginning of the program, where the interview restarts after the first few lines.
The entire podcast of the program will go up next week, and that will be the one where everyone can learn more about the book. In the mean time, check out this link:
Happy release day to R. S. A. Garcia with her debut novel “Lex Talionis”, a science fiction thriller that Publishers Weekly calls a “stunning debut” in their starred review.
The recently posted SF Crowsnest review characterizes this book as “astounding” and “remarkable”. And, during the pre-publication weeks we heard lots of other praise for this amazing debut from a Caribbean author.
Buy your copy today at:
Dragonwell Publishing bookstore
and other on-line retailers. Or, visit your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy.
TODAY ONLY: e-mail us the receipt from your Lex Talionis purchase OR a link to your Lex Talionis review and receive a $5.00 gift certificate to the Dragonwell Publishing bookstore PLUS a chance to win an Amazon $5.00 gift certificate (one raffled between each ten entrants).
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Click on the cover to enter a Goodreads giveaway for 5 print copies of this stunning debut novel by a Caribbean science fiction author. The giveaway will be open until the release day on May 30, 2014.
R. S. A. Garcia’s science fiction thriller is receiving a great response from readers and early reviewers, in the wake of the starred review from Publishers Weekly that came out earlier this month. Here is what the reviewers say about the book:
“The setting is handled in an effortless way that makes aliens and advanced technology feel commonplace. Artificial breeding, interplanetary settlement, and political rebellion are just a few of the concepts that Garcia infuses with ethical tensions and deep personal emotion in this intense and intriguing work.” — Publishers Weekly
“A tense, morally complex science fiction thriller that tackles hard questions of loyalty, exploitation, and human decency without compromising on plot.” — Elizabeth Bear
“I could not put the book down and stayed up all hours reading.” — Angela Street
“Wow. WOW.” — Kate McNeil
“This is a very complex book with many different aspects and if you can follow along without getting lost it is very much worth the read. The story ends, yes, but it does leave it open for more and I hope their are more books coming. ” — Hannah
“An exciting and thought-provoking story! I hope it is the beginning of a series.” — Jay Williams
“A compelling, thought-provoking novel. R.S.A. Garcia is an author to watch!” — Analouise Keating
“the story was entirely compelling, I couldn’t put it down and when it came to the end, I read and re-read the last chapters wishing it weren’t over and trying to eek every last nuance out of it.” — Erin Burns
“I had some preconceived notions about this novel as the author is new and the publisher fairly unknown. What surprised me was how much I enjoyed everything about this novel. The characters were very well developed within the movement of the story-line. I really liked Troi and Chris even though they had minimal appearances. The world building is splendid in that you get a sense of the alien/human interaction that promises a truly unique experience.” — Koeur
“R.S.A. Garcia is good at tense moments that hook the reader… The way the scenes flowed together was flawless and enthralling.” — Beverly
“Worth a look at.” — Jaiw
And, check out the author’s pre-publication interview on Geek Syndicate at the following link:
This weekend “Lex Talionis will be showcased at the Nebula Award weekend in California. If you are attending the weekend, look out for out electronic and print giveaways!
For those *not* attending the Nebulas, preordering is now open at Amazon:
and at the Dragonwell Publishing Bookstore:
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