Catch A Glimpse Of An Exciting New Future
Baen ISBN/ITEM#: 0706BPR
Date: 15 June 2007 /
Wake Forest, NC—June 15, 2007
Local author Mark L. Van Name will be at Quail Ridge Books & Music on July 26 at 7:00 p.m. to read from his new novel, One Jump Ahead, and to talk about how to break into publishing.
Hailed as the next great name in science fiction, Mark L. Van Name has received high praise from his colleagues in the field. Bestselling author Orson Scott Card declares, "Just when I was thinking science fiction might be over, Mark Van Name proves that there are still smart, exciting, emotional sci-fi stories to be told . . . [he] has created a hero who is worth at least a dozen more novels. I want this to be a series. I want to read a new one every year. More often would be nice." New York Times bestseller John Ringo says, "One Jump Ahead is like well-aged white lightning: it goes down smooth then delivers a kick that knocks you on the floor." Military science fiction master David Drake concurs: "Hard real science smoothly blended into action that blazes like a pinball from one exotic setting to another. This one is very, very good."
Van Name, a former executive vice president for Ziff Davis Media and the CEO of a Research Triangle-based technology company, has published over a thousand computer-related articles and multiple science fiction stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies. One Jump Ahead, his first full-length novel, is published by Baen Books and is on shelves now. Slanted Jack, the next book in the series, will appear in June 2008 from Baen Books, and Baen will also be publishing in February 2008 an anthology, Transhuman, that he and T.K.F. Weisskopf co-edited.