Ace of Aces
by Chris Berman
Hardcover: 608 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 inches
2287: To save their future, they must reach into the past.
Earth, 2287: After untold thousands of years of bloodshed, humanity is finally at peace. War has been banished by the science of genetics, tempering mankind’s violence, but not our desire to explore the worlds of other suns. However, there are others among the stars who seek our destruction. Facing annihilation, and without military leadership, those of the 23rd century must reach across the sea of time, plucking five Second World War aces from the heat of battle, to train and lead the young and aggressive outcasts of humanity’s Second Enlightenment in the art of aerial combat. Fact meets fiction in a story that weaves the biographies of five actual WW II pilots—Douglas Bader-GB, Gregory Boyington-US, Adolf Galland-D, Lydia Litvyak-USSR, and Saburo Sakai-J—into this fast-paced tale of adventure.A look inside Ace of Aces (Chapters 1-3, PDF)
Aphrodite and Other Poetraits
by Jack Lundy
Hardcover: 172 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches
The mythical poems transport the reader and transcend to the mystifying world of gods and goddesses, where love prevails and long struggles end in glory. The author plays on human sensitivity by creating his worlds to portray something as simple as a word. Follow the adventure in these classical tales, written in prose style with substantial rhyme. Most poems are accompanied by photographs, depicting the author’s photographic skills.
A look inside Aphrodite PDF file )
Nikki & Nick are Great Friends to Pick!
Written and Illustrated by Marina Sergeyeva
Hardcover: 34 pages
Product Dimensions: 8X10 inches
“If you’re looking for a friend that will never end, look in this book and you’ll get hooked….”
A lack of picture books targeting advanced readers created a need for this book. The premise is to recreate the magic of reading, for any generation—such enchantment as in the manner that our first fascinating colorful books delivered—but which accomplishes something beyond, “a book sprinkled with information..“
Nikki and Nick are Great Friends to Pick, combines whimsical poetry, beautiful illustrations, and real facts, and makes a wonderful read bringing parents and children together; recommended for ages six and up.
A look inside Nikki and Nick (reduced quality PDF file)
Hardcover: 354 pages
Product Dimensions: 6X9 inches
2018: The conquest of space has just turned deadly!
While America prepares for a return to the Moon in 2020, the Chinese land a military expedition at the lunar South Pole and in defiance of UN treaties: seize the Moon’s subsurface ice fields and mineral resources for the People’s Republic of China. African-American President Cordelier Price, thrust into her role as Commander in Chief by an assassin’s bullet, must enlist the aid of defiant former NASA astronaut, John McGovern, to lead an international coalition and stake a counterclaim. McGovern, however, finds that he must share his command with a beautiful female Russian cosmonaut.Together they face traitors, assassins, and the Chinese military that will stop at nothing to end their quest. As the coalition’s crew battle for their lives on the unforgiving surface of the Moon, China’s true plans for global domination emerge, sending the world on a collision course toward nuclear war.
In Red Moon, Berman accurately predicted the presence of water ice on the Moon’s south pole months before NASA discovered the huge buried ice fields and chose the date of 2017 for the landing of the Chinese expeditionary mission. Two months after the book’s release, the same date was quoted by the Chinese Space Agency for their moon mission. Red Moon has received high acclaim from both former and current NASA astronauts and engineers.
A look inside Red Moon ( PDF)
Softcover: 368 pages
Product Dimensions: 6X9 inches
"Suppose the Aztecs or the Incas knew that Cortez or Pizzaro was on his way with the Conquistador. They knew it weeks in advance and instead of welcoming them as gods, they met them with every weapon at their disposal. Don't you think history would have been different?"
What if we were forewarned that a hostile alien race was about to exterminate us? An unmanned probe intersects the orbit of an alien device that's been spying on us for years, leading to the ominous discovery of an alien fleet on its way to Earth. With three years warning, can we defend ourselves from an invasion by a horrific alien species? It's a race against time as an international alliance prepares for battle against not only enemies from the stars but also enemies here on Earth.
Chris Berman has woven true facts with exciting fiction and accurate predictions of the future. In his first novel, The Hive, Berman envisioned the use of the NERVA nuclear rocket. A year after the original release of this book, the Russian Space Agency announced renewed development of this vehicle. In the same novel, Chris Berman chose the star 61 Virginis as the origin of the Hive fleet, and two years later, a planetary system was confirmed to orbit this star.
A look inside The Hive (Chapters 1&2, PDF)
Hardcover: 126 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5X8.5 inches
Upstairs is a unique and innovative collection of poetry and prose. Marina Sergeyeva has created a style of poetry that will beguile and entrap the reader in its multi-dimensional use of space and words, like a literary version of Escher's paintings, Her short stories and prose are remarkable for their twists and turns of logic that will lead the reader down a path of both mystery and surprise.
A look inside Upstairs (selected pages, PDF)
Softcover: 320 pages
Product Dimensions: 6X9 inches
The adventures of Jack Bellingham, a seventeenth century pirate captain, who is taken captive by aliens. He goes from being a specimen to a hero and an accepted member of an interstellar pirate crew due to his intelligence and bravery. Jack prospers and eventually commands his own pirate starship, but a close encounter with a time shifting black hole has Jack Bellingham returning to Earth in the twenty-first century instead of the 1700s! With his small shuttle shot out of the sky by the Cubans, Bellingham armed with high tech weapons and his seventeenth century chivalry must find a way to get back into space, while protecting the life of a young woman and her eight year old daughter from an abusive and dangerous ex-husband.
Chris Berman's novel Star Pirates will take you, the reader, on an incredible adventure that stretches from the late 1600s to the twenty-first century and across the blue-green seas of the Caribbean toward the black depths of space.
When author Chris Berman penned Star Pirates and created the character of Captain Jack Bellingham, the gentleman pirate, he did not realize that real life pirate Sam Bellamy--known as the “prince of pirates”--actually existed. Renowned for his education, generosity to victims, and lack of violence, Sam Bellamy was a rarity in his era. Like the historical Sam Bellamy, Jack Bellingham was born in Devonshire, England and shares many attributes with the real pirate, including his handsome looks, blue-gray eyes, and jet black hair. The real Sam Bellamy’s ship, the Whydah, was lost in a storm off of Cape Cod. Some say that Sam Bellamy was braving the storm to return to the arms of his true love, Maria. Bellamy’s ship was wrecked close to shore with only a few survivors making it to land, but Sam Bellamy’s body was never recovered. Perhaps fate intervened in the form of an alien expedition on the hunt for human specimens, and just perhaps, in this day and age, the real Captain Sam Bellamy is sailing the void between the stars…
A look inside Star Pirates (Chapters 1&2, PDF)