A C Weisbecker, author of the bestselling novel Cosmic Banditos

Today I’m very happy to introduce our latest author at Venture Press, A C Weisbecker.

 

Venture Press are republishing Allan’s book Cosmic Banditos in ebook format. It’s a rip-roaring tale, filled with frolics, fun, and physics!

 

Cosmic Banditos

 

“Outrageous … an absurd and highly entertaining comic romp.”Booklist

 

Allan C. Weisbecker has three books in print: A cult-hit autobiographical novel, Cosmic Banditos, and two memoirs, In Search of Captain Zero; A Surfer’s Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road, and Can’t You Get Along With Anyone? A Writer’s Memoir and a Tale of a Lost Surfer’s Paradise. The first two have been bought for the movies, by John Cusack (with New Crime Productions) and Sean Penn (with Radar Pictures) respectively. In both deals Allan was hired on as screenwriter.

 

Allan was a ‘Hollywood writer’ for over twenty years. He was one of the initial staff writers on Miami Vice; he was also on staff for Crime Story, Michael Mann’s follow up TV seriesHe went on to write the screenplay for Beer, a Robert Chartoff (Rocky, The Right Stuff, Raging Bull, etc, etc) production, from his original idea, a comedy about a beer advertising campaign that gets out of hand.

 

Allan made a good living in Hollywood right into the mid 1990s, then, for personal, aesthetic reasons, he decided to get back to living life, and to make a film completely on his own. Water Time; Surf Travel Diary of a MadMan can be viewed via his website, Banditobooks.com.

 

Allan lives on the road with his dog Gus and is making Part Two of Water Time.

 

 


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Lift off – 10 books launched!

Venture Press has launched! This week we’re bringing 10 new books to your Kindle from the likes of Stephen Deas, Simon Clark, Juanita Coulson, D. F. Jones and many more.

Check out the full list of titles below – and make sure you sign up to the newsletter for weekly updates including FREE books and DEALS.


 

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LoneFireLoneFire by Stephen Deas

A gripping cyberpunk space thriller featuring Constantine, an industrious mercenary working for the dubious Company. Constantine and his crew face more than they’ve bargained for when their mission goes awry, and whisperings of a new system of Artificial Intelligence on the scene augur dangerously…

Get your copy here!

 

 
ColossusColossus by D. F. Jones

This thrilling 1966 novel deals with the ongoing battle between man and machine, and is finally in ebook format. Charles Forbin’s supercomputer Colossus begins thinking and acting independently, with no regard for mankind. Can Forbin stop it before total annihilation?

Get your copy here!

 

 

 

Jail for the DamnedJail for the Damned by T S Mercer

Jail for the Damned is a heart-stopping dystopian horror-thriller by T S Mercer published by Venture Press. It is an explosive newcomer to the New Adult genre, filled with action, twists and turns, and passionate throes.

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Bound in TimeBound in Time by D. F. Jones

Bound in Time is a classic time-travel novel, featuring Dr. Mark Elver, a curious explorer with little time left to live. Boldly going where (or when) no one has gone before, he agrees to be the first human guinea pig and jump more than 400 years into the future.

Get your copy here!

 

 

 

The Lost Planet

The Lost Planet by Angus MacVicar

The Lost Planet by Angus MacVicar is an engaging science fiction adventure tale, filled with trials and tribulations, wonder and calamity, as Jeremy, McKinnon and company endeavour to make their voyage into the great unknown.

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Resized-VXQH6Unto the Last Generation by Juanita Coulson

Unto the Last Generation is a gripping technological sci-fi thriller set in a dystopian future America, featuring a team of scientists who strive to find a solution to mankind’s world-ending infertility problem.

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Resized-T5G4EVampyrrhic by Simon Clark

Vampyrrhic is a chilling horror-thriller by bestselling author Simon Clark that brings the well-known terror of vampires to the hitherto unspoiled lands of Northern England.

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Resized-X4WNNVampyrrhic Rites by Simon Clark

Vampyrrhic Rites is the follow-up to Simon Clark’s ceaselessly terrifying novel Vampyrrhic. Vampires are once again threatening the tranquility of the North East English coast.

‘Simon Clark is not an author to let you down’ – SFX magazine

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IceIce by Stephen Bowkett

Ice is a mesmerising adventure of a mythical world locked in snow and ice. It is a troubling vision of a future that has succumbed to a new ice age where some dare to dream of a new beginning. Ice is the first part of The Wintering, a major trilogy, to be published by Venture Press.

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Imperial LightImperial Light by Mary Corran

Imperial Light is an intriguing and moving fantasy adventure. It follows Kyria on a race against time across sweltering deserts, from magical, god-touched temples to wondrous corrupt cities.

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Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Author announcement – Stephen Bowkett

Venture Press welcomes readers to enjoy our newest book – Ice by Stephen Bowkett.

Ice

 

Bowkett taught English for twenty years before becoming a full-time children’s author and hypnotherapist. He began writing from the very young age of thirteen, and has written across a multitude of genres ever since, including Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Adventure and Romance, along with short stories, poems and adult Horror. Ice, the first of three installment in The Wintering series, was initially published in 2001, and is to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. This novel tells the gripping tale of the lucky few thousand men and women who escaped the Ice Age and kept the human race alive under the watchful eye of ‘Little Sister’ – the AI designed to nurture the survivors and pass on the cultural heritage of man. Kell and Shamra discover Little Sister’s plans to prevent the survivors’ descendants from reclaiming Earth – follow their battle to overthrow the powerful AI and inherit their freedom. In recent years Bowkett has been extensively involved in writing and literacy projects for school children, as well as holding the position of editor of the Link magazine for The National Association of Writers’ Groups. He has also recently published educational books for teachers about creativity, thinking skills, emotional resourcefulness and spirituality.

 

Venture Press will be publishing all three titles in The Withering Trilogy, including Storm (2002) and Thaw (2002).

 

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Colossus

Author announcement – D F Jones

Venture Press is very excited to bring D. F. Jones’s novels Colossus (1966) and Bound in Time (1982) to eBook readers in September 2015.

Bound in Time

 

Dennis Feltham Jones was a British Science Fiction author; he was a Naval Commander in World War II, and lived in Cornwall until his death in 1981. His writings dealt with the ongoing battle – both physical and philosophical – between man and machine. He is perhaps most famous for his Colossus series, which was translated to the big screen in 1970 for the film Colossus: The Forbin Project, which was well received by critics, and was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1971. These novels follow the story of a supercomputer designed to assume control of the US Naval Academy’s nuclear defence systems. This supercomputer – the eponymous ‘Colossus’ – exceeds scientists’ expectations of its capabilities and soon compromises US military secrecy with its USSR counterpart, ‘Guardian’, ultimately subjugating its creators with the threat of nuclear war. Bound in Time, another novel by Dennis Feltham Jones to be published by Venture Press, deals with similarly apprehensive attitudes towards technological advances like time travel, and explores a “chilling fight for survival in worlds unknown and years unborn”.

 

Also to be published by Venture Press will be The Fall of the Colossus (1974), Colossus and the Crab (1977) and Earth Has Been Found (1979).

 


 

Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Author announcement – Mary Corran

Venture Press is very pleased to announce our latest book, Imperial Light by Mary Corran.

Imperial Light

Corran was born the younger daughter of an art historian and an Aegean Archeologist, which may explain the influence of Greek culture and history on her fantasy novels. Instead of pursuing an academic career, she decided to be a child of the seventies and travel overland to India and back. The need to develop a career sent her back to university to read History at Oxford, and marry a fellow student. After working in the City as an oil analyst for ten years, Mary went on to write the fantasy trilogy Imperial LightDarkfell and Fate, which Venture Press will be publishing. Also available, a memoir chronicling her years of illness, Wasteland. She currently lives in Eastbourne, United Kingdom, where she is writing a new novel.

 

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Author announcement – Angus MacVicar

Venture Press is extremely proud to present Angus MacVicar’s The Lost Planet (1953).

The Lost Planet

MacVicar was an accomplished Scottish author, screenwriter and playwright who published work in a variety of genres. Earlier in his career he was known for his crime thrillers and autobiographies, but his early writing was interrupted by his service as a captain in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. As a result, most of his juvenile science fiction was not published until after World War II. It was then that his ‘Lost Planet’ series became extremely popular, with MacVicar himself adapting the stories as TV and radio serials.

 


 

Soon to be published by Venture Press will be seven more books from this author, including five more from the ‘Lost Planet’ series – Return to the Lost Planet (1954), Secret of the Lost Planet (1955), Red Fire on the Lost Planet (1959), Peril on the Lost Planet (1960) and Space Agent from the Lost Planet (1961). We also have Space Agent and the Isles of Fire (1962) and Space Agent and the Ancient Peril (1964) coming soon.

 

 


Venture Press is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We are committed to the discovery and rediscovery of immensely talented authors in the SFF genre, and continue to push boundaries in search of great literature. Join us as we venture across universes and unknown landscapes – past, present and future.

Hello Universe!

Welcome to the Venture Press website, and our inaugural blog post! We are a new independent Science Fiction and Fantasy eBook imprint of Endeavour Press, publishing both forgotten classics that are currently out of print, as well as exciting new fiction from an assortment of debut and established authors.

We will be launching in September 2015, and here on our ‘news’ page is where you will find updates posted every week or so, detailing our cover announcements and compelling new material, as well as general news from the Sci-Fi and Fantasy communities. These will include entries on science, film, TV, comics, literature, and much more – so stay tuned for some fascinating stuff!

We’ll be publishing ten books at our launch, with three new titles coming every week, so make sure you don’t miss out by signing up for our newsletter, which will send you weekly emails, ensuring that you can keep up with our latest ventures wherever you are. Among our authors are Angus MacVicar, author of The Lost Planet series, and Mary Corran, whose novel Imperial Light will be one of our first published books. Also coming your way will be novels from D F Jones, Stephen Bowkett, Simon Clark and Stephen Deas, and many more.

Let your Kindle bring these, and many other stories, back to life by delving into a myriad of possible futures and worlds.

Follow Venture’s progress here on our website, or through any of our social media accounts.