A new Castalia author

We are extremely pleased to welcome to the ranks of Castalia House novelists one of the most successful authors of modern military science fiction, David VanDyke. David has published with Castalia before; his “What Price Humanity?” was published in There Will Be War Vol. X and was a finalist for Best Novelette in the 2016 Hugo Awards.

David is also a military veteran who has served in two branches of the U.S. military, the US Army and the US Air Force. As an author, he is chiefly known for Plague Wars, the bestselling mil-SF series that currently consists of 12 books and has made him one of the 100 best-selling authors in science fiction. He is also, with BV Larson, the co-author of several Star Force novels. Amazon currently has him ranked at #86 in the science fiction category.

So, you can understand that Castalia House is proud to announce we will be publishing print editions of the entire Plague Wars series, paperback and hardcover, in both English and German. The first volume, Plague Wars Book 0, The Eden Plague, is now available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and can also be ordered by your local bookstore.


Not all plagues kill. But there are those with much to lose from the advancement of the human race, and there is nothing more dangerous to the hidden powers of the world than a plague with the ability to improve Mankind through simple human contact. When veteran combat lifesaver Daniel Markis finds a mystery woman with armed invaders in his home and it all goes sideways, he turns to his brothers in arms to fight back. On the run from the shadowy Company, soon he finds himself in a war for possession of a genetic engineering puzzle that threatens the stability of the world. But who is behind it all – and are they even human?

No zombies were harmed in the making of this book. In fact, no zombies appear anywhere in this book. Seriously. It’s not a zombie book.

The Eden Plague is Book 0 in David VanDyke’s bestselling Plague Wars series.

We expect to publish Plague Wars Book 1, Reaper’s Run, and Book 2, Skull’s Shadows, by the end of November, and to publish the German versions of all three before the end of the year. As I have a few remaining Audible codes for the SJWAL audiobook, the first 10 people to buy the hardcover edition of THE EDEN PLAGUE from Amazon can email me a copy of their receipt to receive a free download code. Be sure to put HARD EDEN in the subject so I will see it.

But that’s not the only new print edition we have to announce. As you may know, of all the many excellent books we have published, mine included, the one of which I am most proud is THE MISSIONARIES by Owen Stanley. The book has been very well-received, has the highest Amazon ratings out of all of our books, and is a worthy throwback to an older, more literary age.

It is now available in hardcover and paperback editions, and is also available at Barnes & Noble. I’m sure those who have read it will be delighted to learn that I have spoken with Mr. Stanley, who has informed me that he is now working on a new novel. If you’re a Stanley fan, this is definitely one book that merits a place of honor on the bookshelf.

And finally, Scott Adams says: “If you’re baffled by the election results, you might want to read some #1 best selling books.”