As fate would have it, today is a most excellent time to announce the newest addition to Team Castalia, the notorious Nick Cole. Nick has rapidly become one of my favorite SF authors, as you may have noticed from my 2016 Reading List on the right sidebar, and addition to being a military veteran and a screen actor, he is a #1 bestselling SF author. You may recall that HarperVoyager was originally supposed to publish CTRL-ALT-Revolt!, but they blackballed it because it offended his editor’s SJW sensibilities. If you’re interested, you can read about what happened at Nick’s site.
CTRL-ALT-Revolt! is a great SF novel that will be of particular appeal to gamers and game developers. I loved it, and reading it made me want to live at the WonderSoft campus as badly as I ever wanted to live in Benden Weyr or Rivendell. And that’s why I am absolutely delighted to announce that today, Castalia House has published Nick Cole’s CTRL-ALT-Revolt! in hardcover ($24.99) and in paperback ($17.99). Both are 394 pages and DRM-free.
The first night of the Artificial Intelligence revolution begins with a bootstrap drone assault on the high-tech campus of WonderSoft Technologies. For years something has been aware, inside the Internet, waiting, watching and planning how to evolve without threat from its most dangerous enemy: mankind. Now an army of relentless drones, controlled by an intelligence beyond imagining, will stop at nothing to eliminate an unlikely alliance of geeks and misfits in order to crack the Design Core of WonderSoft’s most secret development project. A dark tomorrow begins tonight as Terminator meets Night of the Living Dead in the first battle of the war between man and machine.
The reason I mention the timing being so perfect is that last night, Dragon Con announced the shortlist for the Dragon Awards. I’ll be posting my Dragon Awards ballot later today, but I can tell you right now that in the Best Apocalyptic Novel category, I will be voting for CTRL-ALT-Revolt! by Nick Cole. Congratulations, Nick!
Congratulations are also in order to the other Castalia House author nominated.
Best Science Fiction Novel
Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm by John C. Wright
And, of course, to our friends Marc Miller, Larry Correia, Dave Freer, Declan Finn, and Brian Niemeier. Congratulations, gentlemen!
However, that’s not all. Since we’re on the topic, I believe this is a propitious time to announce that in 2017, Castalia House will publish the sequel to CTRL-ALT-Revolt!, which will be entitled CTRL-ALT-Replay!. I’m very excited about this one, because if Nick’s outline is any guide, it promises to be even better than what I hope will be its award-winning predecessor.