Tuesday, May 25, 2021

DÉJÀ DOOMED is ... finalement here :-)

I've really looked forward to making this post. Why? Because Déjà Doomed -- with or without the accent marks, search engines being entirely indifferent to them -- was officially published earlier today.

Also, there's no expectation anyone reads French ;-)

What if First Contact becomes ... Last Contact?

On the Moon's far side, shielded from Earth’s radio cacophony, Americans are building a radio-astronomy observatory. Russians sift the dust of a lunar "sea" for helium-3 to run future fusion reactors. Commercial robots, remotely operated from Earth, roam the Moon's near side in a hunt for mineral wealth. Why chase distant asteroids for precious metals? Onetime asteroids must lie close beneath the much-bombarded lunar surface.

Then a prospecting robot encounters a desiccated, spacesuited figure. An alien figure ….

Americans dispatched from the lunar observatory investigate. Near the original find, underground, they discover an alien installation. Lunar Russians, realizing that the Americans are up to something clandestine, send their own small team. Each group distrusts the other … even before the fatal "accidents" begin. By the time anyone suspects what ancient evil they have awakened, it may be too late -- 

For everyone on Earth, too.

"Impressive character work and invigorating twists … a buried lunar treasure."

Publishers Weekly

"Well plotted, scientifically accurate, a story plausible and exciting -- hard sf at its best."
— Gregory Benford, Nebula Award-winning author of Timescape

This being a commercial announcement, here are Amazon links for Déjà Doomed for the Kindle and Déjà Doomed in trade paperback. (The novel is also available in a plethora of other ebook formats -- check your favorite source.)

If your preferred bricks-and-mortar bookseller doesn't happen to have the novel's print edition on its shelves, the staff will happily order you a copy (for which, as a convenience, you might want to volunteer the publisher, Caezik SF&F, and the ISBN, 978-1647100278). And I'll mention again that the accent marks are optional -- a search without them works fine. 

"Irresistibly compelling. Edward M. Lerner has given us the ultimate archeological mystery."
— Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award-winning author of The Academy series

And what must be the best blurb ever:

"Holy crap, this is a great book."
— Sci-Fi Saturday Night

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