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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Backworlds by M Pax Launches Today!

Today on Idea City I'm helping M Pax, science fiction author extraordinaire, launch her new novel. That's right,
The Backworlds is here!

 This first installment in the Backworlds series by M. Pax is a vision of how humanity might colonize the galaxy some day in the distant future. Read a synopsis:

The Backworlds
After the war with Earth, bioengineered humans scatter across the Backworlds. Competition is fierce and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to hoard his fortune by destroying his son. Cut off from family and friends, with little money, and even less knowledge of the worlds beyond his own, Craze heads into an uncertain future. Boarding the transport to Elstwhere, he vows to make his father regret this day.

Backworlds is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Feedbooks
Additional links can be found at Wistful Nebulae or MPax

The Backworlds is an ebook and a free read. All formats can be found at Smashwords and Feedbooks. It’ll take a few weeks to price match down to free on Amazon Kindle. It will also be available on B&N and iTunes. Sign up for M. Pax’s mailing list to be notified the day it does go free on Amazon, and when the book becomes available at other outlets. You’ll also receive coupons for discounts on future publications.

Link to sign up for the NEWSLETTER.

M Pax observing stars at Pine Mountain Observatory
M. Pax’s inspiration comes from the wilds of Oregon, especially the high desert where she shares her home with two cats and a husband unit. Creative sparks also come from Pine Mountain Observatory where she spend her summers working as a star guide. She writes mostly science fiction and fantasy, but confesses to an obsession with Jane Austen. She blogs at her website and at WistfulNebulae. You’ll find links there to connect on Twitter, Goodread, FB and other sites.

The sequel, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, will be released in July 2012. It will be available in all ebook formats and paperback.

Huge cheers to M Pax on this exciting launch day!


  1. Thank you for helping me make a small internet splash, Catherine. You're awesome. :)

    Thanks, Susan.

  2. I've seen this several places around the blogosphere today, I'll have to check it out!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  3. Great launch party! She'll be at the Write Game on Thursday.

  4. Yay, C Lee. I'm glad she's in good company with you too. I've downloaded my copy and have started to read it. I can say that her characters are certainly fresh. I also like the fact that the novel isn't superlong. Sometimes, shorter and punchier is quite refreshing!

  5. Yay for Mary! Her sci-fi stories are awesome. :)

  6. Mary does some great sci-fi. I wish her lots and lots of downloads!

  7. Congratulations on your book, Mary. It sounds interesting.

  8. How exciting!!!!! Congrats to M.Pax! I'll definitely be taking a splash into this series!

  9. A day after the launch but no less hearty congrats!

  10. Yes, she's celebrating all week, so no one is too late here.

  11. Congrats to Mary on the launch of Backworlds!

  12. Congrats to Mary! I grabbed my copy and look forward to reading it.

  13. Very cool presentation! I love how the net works for writers (network, get it?)