For Immediate Release:
by Hank Quense
YOU’VE NEVER READ A SCI-FI FANTASY BOOK LIKE THIS
--award-winning author serves up dose of humor, adventure, and magic spiced with satire and romance
“To paraphrase Newton’s First Law of Motion, there are two great forces at work on people,” says Hank Quense. “It states that a body at rest will remain at rest until an outside force acts upon it. Generally, the outside force involves either an external force or extreme aggravation - Northern Italians call it ‘agita.’”
So what happens when Quense mixes aliens, fantasy creatures, and humans in the hilarious new book, Zaftan Entrepreneurs: Book 1 of the Zaftan Trilogy? How about adding in corrupt corporations and deceitful government bureaucrats? ‘Agita’ is rampant, and the reader gets a unique sci-fi fantasy story full of magic and romance with a healthy dose of satire and politically incorrect humor!
When an alien ship from Zaftan 31B discovers the planet of Gunderland, they decide to explore the land for exotic minerals laden with rare elements without regard for Gunderland’s environment. Unfortunately, the land isn’t the only thing being disturbed. The budding romance between the dwarf miner MacDrakin Gemseeker and constable Leslie Higginbottom is also threatened and may be destroyed before it has a chance to bloom. Toss in politicians and corporate big shots, and you have story that, at time, bears a striking resemblance to life on Earth, hitting a little too close to home!
Using satire and allegories, Zaftan Entrepreneurs highlights:
Tunnel Vision - humans, fantasy creatures and aliens all have a remarkable ability to misinterpret what they think they see
Leadership - political and corporate big shots are prime examples of why being in charge is not the same as being a leader
Mover and Shakers - most people are interested in gossip and events, only a handful of people are interested in finding solutions to serious societal or technical problems
Newton’s First Law of Motion - sometimes it takes a case of agita to create change
Political incorrectness - Zaftans are the pinnacle of political incorrectness and receive their promotions through murdering or disgracing their competition
Zaftan Entrepreneurs is the rarest of books - an original.
“I refuse to write serious genre fiction,” says Quense, “there is quite enough of that published every day. The world needs more un-serious fantasy and sci-fi stories. I try to fill that need with my stories and novels.”
Hank Quense is the award-winning author of Tales From Gunderland. He writes humorous fantasy and sci-fi stories and currently at work on his next novel, Zaftan Miscreants. Since 2007 he has been involved with sending his books free of charge to U.S. military personnel. He is also the CEO and chief editor of the Faux News Network that issues satiric news items and a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Zaftan Entrepreneurs: Book 1 of the Zaftan Trilogy is available on www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and www.smashwords.com.
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