Alexander Hammond:

It’s rare to find people who both have a great love of science fiction and yet are equipped with the talent of sharing their thoughts so expertly with others. So I consider myself extremely fortunate to call Alexander Hammond a friend and colleague. Alexander is the author of “Tales of the Edge of Forever,” a compilation of truly amazing short stories that are breathtaking and beautifully written.

Captivating, eloquent and almost poetic at times, this book is the ultimate indulgence for any true science fiction fan. Each of these 23 short stories will leave you questioning everything you’ve ever known to be true. You’ll be temporarily pulled into an alternate reality via the mastery of his writing, and you’ll never be the same again.

His ability to put his thoughts into eloquent prose is second to none, and every story will leave you in suspense until the end. With each one I’d find myself pondering it long after I was done reading it. His writing is magnetic; it’s almost impossible to put this book down. In fact as I was nearing the end I remember feeling saddened that there would be no more stories to read, no more limits to be tested, no more adventures on which to embark. I cannot recommend this book enough.

You can purchase this book through Amazon.com.

Alexander also has a blog; you can read his thoughts HERE and follow him on Twitter @ahammond2011.

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Marie Lu:

Marie Lu is a very talented author whose new book will take you on an amazing journey.  Her writing is strong, highly detailed and enthralling.  I’ve had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of Legend and the only thing I had trouble with was the fact that I couldn’t seem to put it down.

Legend takes place in a dark, dystopian America that’s been ravaged by a war that has split our great nation in two.  A famous 15-year-old criminal crosses paths with a 15-year-old prodigy who’s been hired to hunt him down.  When she catches up to him, they uncover something that’s bigger than anything they could’ve ever imagined or anticipated.

The movie rights to Legend have been secured by CBS Films which is highly exciting news!

Marie Lu was born in China in 1984 (perhaps a sign of dystopian stories to come), and moved from Beijing to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the same year the Tiananmen Square massacre happened. Eventually she and her parents settled down in Sugar Land, Texas—which she still considers her hometown.

Marie graduated in 2006 from USC and currently resides in Los Angeles, where she spends her time stuck in traffic.

You can find out more about her by visiting her website: http://marielu.org.