Selina Rosen and WebScriptions
Wow! 5 books for only 20 bucks! Are they high over at Baen That's right I said 5 books for 20 bucks, and not just any books but my books—Selina Rosen books. Such a deal!
You'll get Queen of Denial and its sequel Recycled—fantastic, humorous space opera. All right, let's face it; I might lie to you about my work but just look what all these nice people had to say about it . . .
". . . SF's answer to Terry Pratchett."—C.J. Cherryh
"A rip-snorting space adventure the likes of which we don't see often enough these days!"
"Queen of Denial is a freewheeling, fun and frantic space opera . . ."
"Recycled is one hot S.O.B. It rocks with writerly rhythm and a beautiful and funny vulgarity. Over the top in the best and most magnificent sense of the word."—Joe R. Lansdale.
Now would those people lie to you
But wait! There's more. Remember I said you get FIVE books for $20.00! The package includes Chains of Freedom and Chains of Destruction. These books are high-action, military SF with a space opera feel to them and no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners characters. Even though they are part of a trilogy (Baen will be releasing the third book as an electronic book very soon), each book tells a complete story.
But wait! There's still more!
Now and only now the package also includes Strange Robby, which was on the preliminary Spectrum and Nebula ballots. It didn't make it to the final ballots but . . . "I'M NOT BITTER!!!" This book has something for everyone; it's science fiction, it's mystery, it's horror, it's action adventure. It's four! four! four books in one. So that's eight books . . . eight books for just $20.00! All right... really just 5, but it's like getting eight.
So you get the critically acclaimed Strange Robby, Chains of Freedom, Chains of Destruction, Queen of Denial and Recycled for the low, low introductory price of just $20.00 . . .
(Pieces not sold separately or in stores.)
Queen of Denial
On the planet Barious, war has become a national pass time. During one of these conflicts Taralin Zarco, Queen of Barious, was abducted by the Barion's mortal enemies the Lockeds. When the story starts the war has ended, the Barions have won and the queen has just been found on a distant planet.
Enter Drewcila Qwah, a rough-and-tumble salvager, who drinks too much, smokes too much, and has a mouth you wouldn't kiss your mother with. Drewcila (Drew) and her partner, a huge hair-covered alien named Van Gar, have been hired by the king's emissaries to take the confused queen to meet her husband. Only two real problems with this plan. Drewcila hates royalty, and the queen has no memory of being queen or of her husband.
Meet a strange world filled with palace intrigue, rebel plots, assassination attempts, civil unrest, economic depression, trash, and the unscrupulous salvager who wants to change it all to suit her own needs. Queen of Denial is a book with one mission: to entertain. It is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, action-packed, science fiction comedy, with a little mystery thrown in for good measure. Ms. Rosen believes in researching her work in every detail. Queen of Denial is the end product of a lifetime of drinking, working in the trash collection business, and getting into fistfights over petty crap.
In the long-awaited sequel to 1999's Queen of Denial... Five years have passed since Drewcila Qwah set Barious on its ear by turning the entire country into a huge salvaging operation. The people are happy, the economy is healthy, and Drewcila Qwah has become the most powerful Salvager in the entire universe.
But even in the best of situations, there's always someone who's going to bitch. Zarco is tired of being Drewcila's puppet"taking orders from the woman who's supposed to be his wife and queen yet is screwing everyone but him, and who has turned his once beautiful and regal kingdom into a harborage of space scum and the galaxy's finest garbage.
Van Gar is tired of playing second fiddle to his unfaithful mate, and the Lockeds—the Barions' sworn enemies—want a piece of the salvaging pie. Oh what's a girl to do Start kicking asses and taking names, that's what!
Chains of Freedom
The author who introduced us to Drewcilia Qwah in Queen of Denial, now presents us RJ, an in-your-face rebel leader, in Chains of Freedom, the first title of the Chains trilogy.
RJ, like Drew, is a strong heroine and leader, but unlike Drew, knows how to get her point across without colorful language. She is a woman of few words; her style of communication involves the use of a chain and blaster.
When political prisoner David Grant ran from the forced labor camp where he'd been imprisoned, his only thought was of escape. However fate turns its hand, and as he runs blindly through the forest he literally runs into the one person who can help him in his fight against the all-powerful Reliance. RJ is the rebel Elite who's been raiding supply trains and sabotaging Reliance facilities so successfully that even the work-units know her name.
With David's innocent enthusiasm and desire for justice and RJ's knowledge of weapons and warfare they begin to chip away at the Reliance armor. This is a fast-paced, character-based, science fiction adventure with real heroes, villains, and events that develop in believable and exciting directions.
Chains of Destruction
Three years have passed. The New Alliance has successfully kept the Reliance out of zone 2-A and has set up a new government. After a few initial problems, the new country is running like a well-oiled machine.
Jessica Kirk fell from grace in the Reliance's eyes and jumped planet, successfully disappearing without a trace. With no hope of settling her score with Kirk and no battles to fight, RJ becomes restless. She is a genetically engineered humanoid created and trained for war, with nothing to keep her mind occupied but her grief and uncertainty about her real place in the universe.
To ease the pain in her heart and the confusion in her mind, RJ decides to go on a quest to the planet of her maternal origin, the planet Argy, in the hope of enlisting the Argy's help in further campaigns against the Reliance. She hopes to go alone except for her robotic brother Poley but soon finds that Topaz, David and Levites will not be left behind.
As they are hijacking a Reliance ship they uncover a Reliance conspiracy and soon find themselves charting a course for an obscure, mostly inhospitable planet called Beta 4. The conflicts they must face will either be their redemption or their undoing.
Spider Webb and her partner Tommy Chan are police detectives on the edge of serious burnout. They've spent too much of their lives and too much energy collaring perps just to watch them slip through gaping holes in the system.
So when a vigilante, dubbed "The Fry Guy" by the news media, starts to systematically kill the scum of the city by somehow microwaving their brains, they don't think of him as a "serial killer," they see him as an implement of justice. As far as they're concerned, "The Fry Guy" is doing their job for them and in a way that they never could - a permanent way.