We’re finally here! The press release just went live, announcing the print and digital availability of Tearing the Sky. The print version is for sale for $14.95 on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com, and in physical bookstores such as Borderlands Books. Speaking of which, Borderlands received a large delivery of books yesterday in preparation for the launch reading in San Francisco on Saturday Nov. 13 at 5pm, which you can add through their Google Calendar. The digital version is also available now, for $9.99 on Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, and will go live in Apple’s iBookstore for the iPad and iPhone shortly. Of course, you can also view the Kindle version of the book through the handy Kindle app for iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, PC, and Mac. Although the native iBookstore version is pretty cool!
It’s really a thrill to be able to finally present this book to you the reader, it’s been a long road to get here. I hope you enjoy it!
Here’s the complete press release below:
For Author Jamil Moledina:
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Game Industry Executive Jamil Moledina Releases First Novel Tearing the Sky
SAN FRANCISCO – November 9, 2010 Science fiction fans have a new title to pique their interest with the release of Tearing the Sky (Kalyphon Press), the debut novel from notable videogame industry executive Jamil Moledina. Highly regarded as an influential trend-spotter by his peers, Moledina has now turned his talent to craft a speculative, character-driven science fiction story set 360,000 years in the future. Discovering that a fanatical cult is collapsing the universe, quirky Stanford student Kale Eritrus takes the two women he can’t chose between on a galaxies-spanning adventure to save it all. The book is available today in the U.S. and Canada in paperback and e-book formats. A trailer of the book can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVDfhlDR-V0
“Tearing the Sky has all the scope of Asimov, the technical depth of Bear, and a take on the human, and non-human, spirit that is uniquely his own,” said Jesse Alexander, writer and executive producer of Lost, Heroes, and Alias. “From the moment Kale, Gander, Athena and all the fascinating characters of Tearing the Sky embark on their incredible journey, to that final moment when they hold the fate of the universe in their hands – Jamil always finds a way to make them feel relatable, like people we know, want to know, or maybe even wish we were. The sky is tearing, the Big Crunch is coming – let Jamil Moledina’s new book lead you to science fiction salvation.”
For Moledina, a veteran of the gaming industry and lifelong sci-fi fan, there is an undeniable connection between the two. He explains, “Building on their lavish extrapolation of modern discoveries and technology, the most enduring science fiction stories interactively challenge our acceptance of the status quo in our own world. Audiences then follow their own paths to their own conclusions, offset against the subversively seductive canvas the storyteller presents.”
Tearing the Sky is available in paperback and e-book formats through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Apple iBookstore, with a suggested retail price of $14.95 (paperback) and $9.99 (e-book). Book excerpt is available at http://tearingthesky.com/media/tearingthesky_chp8.pdf. For more information about Tearing the Sky visit http://tearingthesky.com.
About Jamil Moledina
From his earliest memories Jamil Moledina has possessed an unquenchable thirst for science fiction. Moledina devoured classic science fiction during his youth and counts Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Frank Herbert’s Dune among the two greatest books he has ever received. He wrote Tearing the Sky in effort to fill one of many gaps between the picture of our universe as tentatively understood by science, and the one presented in fiction. In this universe, Moledina currently signs and manages independent games for Electronic Arts and lives in San Francisco.