Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A to Z Challenge – F – Cult Classics. And Dragon of the Stars is Available Today!!!

Today’s tour stop for Dragon of the Stars (which releases today!) is Edi’s Book Lighthouse - An Unusual Science Fiction Theme – The Power of Love


A to Z Challenge – Cult Classics – F
Movies-Music-Sci-fi Book-Bloggers-Dragon Term





Movies –

The Final Countdown
This alternate history film was met with moderate success upon its release and has since gained cult status. Released in 1980, it starred Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen.

Flash Gordon
This cheesy British film, directed by Dino De Laurentis (no surprise!), featured a soundtrack entirely by Queen. It was a box office success in the UK and has gained popularity over the years.



Music –

Faith No More – Angel Dust
The Real Thing placed them on everyone’s radar, but this follow-up album in 1992 proved even more solid and became their biggest seller.

Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
Their best-selling album, this was their first as an official group. Released in 1997, it featured some of their biggest hits, including My Hero, Monkey Wrench, and Everlong.



Science Fiction Books –

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
One of his most successful books, it was adapted into film several times and won multiple awards, including one of the only ‘Retro Hugo Awards.’

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
One of the greatest novels ever, it is regarded as the first true science fiction book and has spawned numerous films and inspired tales of horror.

From the Earth to the Moon – Jules Verne
Written shortly after the end of the Civil War, the calculations in this classic novel are surprisingly close to reality. It also inspired the first science fiction film, A Trip to the Moon.




Blogger –

Farawayeyes
Want the viewpoint of someone well-travelled? Someone who is deep and genuine? Someone who takes the Battle of the Bands seriously? Then Faraway is your girl!


Dragon of the Stars Term –

Frent –
It’s the measure of distance for the Hyrathians. Far greater than miles or meters, it reflects their ability to traverse the universe at a speed far greater than we can imagine.

Dragon of the Stars is out Today!!!

Dragon of the Stars by Alex J. Cavanaugh
Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure/Military
Print ISBN 9781939844064 EBook ISBN 9781939844057

The ship of legends…

The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. Poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter, he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.

But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?

One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

Purchase:
Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, Kobo, iTunes, Amazon print, Overdrive, Amazon UK, Chapters, and add at Goodreads

And to celebrate the release, there is a scavenger hunt! And it’s all about the Mini-Alex.

At the blogs listed below is a unique photo of Mini-Alex. Leave a comment at every one you visit and state – where is Mini-Alex? Make a guess, any kind of guess! The one who guesses at the most sites wins. (In the event of a tie, it will be a random drawing.)

Winner receives–autographed copy of Dragon of the Stars, bookmarks and swag, and $20.00 in iTunes gift cards.

You have until Saturday, April 11 to comment. Winner announced here on April 13.

Now, what are you waiting for? The hunt is on!!!! (And all links go directly to the post.)

Seen either of the films? Like the bands? Read the books? Following the awesome Faraway Eyes? Eager to pick up Dragon of the Stars and finally figure out who are the Kargrandes? Now – Scavenger Hunt time! Go find all of the Mini-Alexes… (You know you want to!)

Most important, don’t forget to visit Edi’s Book Lighthouse! 

150 comments:

Suzanne Furness said...

The hunt is on to find Mini-Alex! Have a great day and congratulations, Alex!

Rachna Chhabria said...
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Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations Alex. Super excited for you. Love the idea of the Scavenger hunt involving my second favourite-Mini Alex, you are the first favourite :) Wishing Dragon of the Stars, loads of publishing success.

Lynda R Young said...

Yay, congrats, Alex!! Happy happy!!! I hope the book is a huge success. I know I certainly loved it!

Michael Abayomi said...

Congrats on the book release, Alex. I know you're going to sell truckloads, because you're awesome like that. And what a coincidence, the two of us featuring Foo Fighters for the #AtoZChallenge. :D

Annalisa Crawford said...

Flash Gordon, Foo Fighters and Frankenstein - a perfect F trio :-)

Congratulations on the release of Dragon of the Stars today, Alex!

Ps. You've got verification switched on - I just had to select pictures of pasta. Did you mean to have it?

nashvillecats2 said...

Congratulations Alex and good luck with your book.
Shall be looking for the mini Alex.
Another good post, You mentioned Mary Shelley creator of Frankinstein well where I used to lived up to 6 weeks ago, her son once owned the ground where the house was built and our doctot's surgery is called Shelley Manor because Percy Shelley Jnr once owned that.
Have a marvelous day .
Yvonne.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congratulations Alex! This is such a great way to celebrate Dragon of the Stars! It's gonna reach record sales in this galaxy and beyond! Hooray for FAE too!

Julie

Elephant's Child said...

Good luck on your release day. I am sure that it is going to be at least as big a success as your other books.
I have read all of the books. Quelle surprise. Off to visit the featured blogger.

Deniz Bevan said...

I can't believe I still haven't read Frankenstein. Argh, so many books so little time!

lilicasplace.com said...

Hey Alex! Doing a last minute touch-up and I'll be off to the races! Congrats on the book release. So excited! Hugs...

Old Kitty said...

HUGE HUGE HUGE congratulations with your new book!!! WOW!!! So in AWE!!

Take care
x

kaykuala said...

Dragon of the Stars - how fantastic to see it for real! Well done Alex!
The Final Countdown, I remember that when it was first released before.

Hank

CA Heaven said...

Jules Vernes was among my favorites when I was in jr high school. I used borrow the books in the school library >:)

Cold As Heaven

Angela Brown said...

It's so wonderful that your book is finally out. Congratulatins, Alex! I'm sure it will do as well in sales as your Cassa series :-)

I remember watching Flash Gordon. It doesn't help that that movie was featured as part of Ted. Had me rolling back then and laughng with enjoyment of all it's brilliant cheesiness today.

I'll have to make sure to mention you on my blog today so people can check out the scavenger hunt!

TBM said...

Congrats! It's finally out and I bet it's such a relief for you. Now the hunt for mini-Alex!

Ted Cross said...

Congratulations on the new release, Alex! I hope it does great!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Flash gordon was super cheesy. Congrats on the new book.

Michelle Wallace said...

Happy Book Release Day, Alex!

I've read Fahrenheit 451.
An amazing story with an unforgettable opening line:"It was a pleasure to burn", it's a line which resonates throughout the book in interesting ways.

Li said...

Wow, I read all of the books and listened to all of the music choices you listed. That's a first! (I still lag in the movie department.) Mini-Alex is eagerly awaiting the hunters this morning - good luck to everyone. I've got to head to work so I won't be around until this evening.

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow. I've never heard of The Final Countdown. With such big stars, how did I miss that one?

Jennifer Hawes said...

Congratulations, you made it! The Power of Love sounds awfully familiar...Back to the Future:) Love anything Jules Vern and, of course, Frankenstein.

Melanie Schulz said...

Congratulations Alex! Can't wait to read your new book!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Alex! :)

ediFanoB said...

Happy publishing day!

When it comes to classic fantasy, science fiction, horroe and crime books it is again and again a surprise that people know author and title bt never read the book.

But that is also true for other books. I must admit I never read War and Peace nor Gone with the Wind and I'm pretty sure that will not change ...

Jeremy Hawkins said...

You know I do, I wish you all the best today... you deserve all the attention, cause you are one of the nicest people I know that someday I hope to meet.

You are out of this world, the hunt is on...

Jeremy

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congratulations on the book release, Alex! And the scavenger hunt looks like a lot of fun. :)

Cathrina Constantine said...

Happy Release Day Alex!!!!

Rhonda Albom said...

Congratulations Alex! Let the fun begin. the hunt for mini-Alex is on.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Alex, congrats on the new book release! I tweeted out the news this morning. Please let me know how I might help spread the word on your behalf, my friend!

I remember seeing The Final Countdown in theaters years ago and then again on Netflix a couple of years ago. I love watching movies that put people in the dilemma of leave or change history. I'm always happy that the hero decides to leave history as is because of the ripple it would cause in our lives today. Maybe it would be for the better and then again maybe it wouldn't be.

Best of luck with your Dragon of the Stars!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Suzanne!

Thank you, Rachna. Mini-Alex will take second.

Lynda, you helped bring it together!

Michael, thanks, and great minds...

Annalisa, I've never seen that one before. There is just the robot thing and you can ignore that.

Yvonne, I remember you telling me that before. You lived on a piece of history.

Julie, thanks!

Elephant, wow! I appreciate that.

Thanks, Eva!

Kitty!!! Thanks and good to hear from you.

Thanks, Hank. I saw that one in the theater.

Angela, thank you! And it is a cheesy movie.

TBM, thanks, and happy hunting.

Ted and Holy Ghost, thanks.

Michelle, that is a creepy first line. And thanks.

Lisa - awesome!!!

Thanks Jennifer, Melanie, and Melissa!

Edi, thanks again for hosting me. Pretty sure I'm not reading those books either.

Thanks, Jeremy!

Madeline, Cathrina, and Rhonda - thanks!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations, Alex! Now everyone has a chance to read this awesome book. I was a big Faith No More fan. I even saw them in concert where Mike did something, uh, naughty on stage! My husband loves the Foo Fighters. Great F day!

Stephen Tremp said...

From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne had some incredible almost prophetic insight about how and where we launch rockets and people to the moon. Except for the Columbiad Space gun.

L.G. Keltner said...

Thanks to my dad, I grew up with Flash Gordon. I've got a lot of good memories surrounding that movie.

Happy release day!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

This is SOOOO exciting. Congratulations!

I've read the all three books you've featured.

Have the best of days!

Jo said...

Way to go Alex. Fahrenheit 451 was a great story but his best was The Silver Locusts, IMHOP anyway.

Hope the launch is successful today.

Debra McKellan said...

When I say Dave Grohl is my first and true husband...I mean it. lol

Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books. I'm pretty sure we're halfway living it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Alex!

I love that Foo Fighters album. My husband is My Hero.

Karen Walker said...

Congratulations to both you and mini Alex on a very successful book launch. You deserve it!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Love Fahrenheit 451 and Frankenstein. I never really could get into Verne's writing despite trying!

Excited for you and your launch today, Alex!

Mina Burrows said...

Release day! Yahooo! So excited for you!

And I loved Flash Gordon!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Congratulations! I've read two of those books. Fahrenheit is intense. Ha. What a fun month for you, and busy, I know.
Play off the Page

Kathe W. said...

Go Foo Fighters! One of my nieces is very involved in this group!
and your Science Fiction choices are right on! Have a Fabulous day!

Dean K Miller said...

How do you tell your clients their project is late because you've been hunting for Mini-Alex? The hunt is one.

Saw Final countdown, read F-451, like foo fighters...might be a record connect for me with your blog posts!

Congrats on the release.

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats on your release! Just downloaded the sample and will check it out later.

I've read Frankenstein, and now I have Europe's "The Final Countdown" stuck in my head.

Arlee Bird said...

Book release day is already here! Best wishes with that--I know you'll do well with this book.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Rebecca Bradley said...

Huge congratulations on publication day Alex! I hope you're having a great day and raising a glass of the fizzy stuff at some point :)

Chrys Fey said...

Congratulations on your release, Alex! It's going to be wildly success. :)

Now here's a bunch of cult classics that I know. Yay me! :P

Nilanjana Bose said...

Wishing you more publishing success! Frent sounds a seriously cool measure for distance, wonder what its conversion to light years is? :)

Have read some Jules Verne, mind blown.

Best always,
Nilanjana.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations on your book birthday.
I enjoyed reading Frankenstein and From the Earth to the Moon.

Pat Hatt said...

Flash Gordon was soooo cheesy. Kinda up there with Sharknado, almost.

Congrats on the release indeed, already bought at my feed.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cathy, thank you! I appreciate that. Any Tweets or mentions are welcomed. And I think it's best not to change anything. You get back and find your world is gone...

Christine, funny! And thanks.

Teresa, cool!

Jo, so far so good.

Debra, that made me chuckle.

Thanks, Karen!

Dean, that is really funny.

Sandra, thanks! And sorry about that.

Rebecca, later I will!

Chrys, good for you!

Nilanjana, I have the conversion written down at home if I can find it.

Pat, you rock.

Everyone, thanks!! Overwhelmed already.

Cherdo said...

Love ALL the F posts for today, but The Final Countdown and Fahrenheit 451 are really favorites around my house.

Congrats on the book and I hope it does so well that you run out of copies.

L.G. Smith said...

Congratulations on your big release date!! And yes to Fahrenheit 451. :)

Intangible Hearts said...

Congratulations and I enjoyed reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Julie Flanders said...

Congratulations, Alex!!!

Tamara Narayan said...

I can't believe I haven't read either of those F-books! What a slacker. Okay, time to go hunting for mini-Alex. Congrats on your new book.

Fundy Blue said...

Hey Alex ~ Your scavenger hunt link for Helena keeps say FORBIDDEN and that a system's administrator has been informed of my attempts to access the site. I'm guessing Mini-Alex is hiding someplace where he is safe and secure from rabid fans. Perhaps that zombie sheep has turned the fans chasing M-A everywhere into Zombies, and M-A is looking for a secret spaceship to save humanity!

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations, Alex! A mini-Alex scavenger hunt sounds so fun! :D

Fundy Blue said...

P.S. Congrats on your big day!

Al Penwasser said...

Seeing as I was on an aircraft carrier in 1980, you can only IMAGINE how critically we viewed this movie. Plus, we shared a pier with the Nimitz. I can still remember how stuck-up the "Numbnutz" movie stars were!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrat Alex and there are some real winners in the F category of books. Flash Gordon's music is second to none too.

cleemckenzie said...

Release Day! Yay. It's always exciting no matter how often you do it. Congrats to you.

I know all the books. I know none of the movies.

Sarah Foster said...

Happy release day!!!
I didn't read Fahrenheit 451 until college (and by choice, not for class), and I LOVED it.

Kathryn McKendry said...

Yay for release day!! Congratulations!

I have read Fahrenheit 451, it was excellent!

Stephen Tremp said...

Oh man, today your book is available. I totally forgot. Just downloaded a version from Amazon Kindle and will read this weekend.

Good luck and I'm sending thoughts of a smashing success. I'll look to Twitter for something to Retweet regarding Dragon of the Stars. I'll do a Facebook shout out to this evening!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Wow Alex, this was so much fun! I loved checking out Mini-Alex in all his hiding places. But more importantly, YAY FOR DRAGON OF THE STARS! Such a big day for you! I can't wait to start reading!!

farawayeyes said...

Well Whaddya Know I'm a 'Cult Classic'! Thank you so much kind sir for that wonderful 'shout-out'. I do truly appreciate it.

I also appreciate being able to share this special day with you. I'm sure 'Dragon of the Stars' will do as well at the 'Cassa' series. Best of luck to you.

I have no idea where Mini-Alex might be, but I promise too look around.

Don't know the movies, but 'Final Countdown' looks like it might be worth the rental. Didn't see the 'Flash Gordon' movie, but I remember the very old TV serials. YIKES!

Fahrenheit 451 and Frankenstein - absolute classics in any sense.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Congratulations on release day! Hope Dragon of the Stars will exceed all your expectations!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cherdo, that would be awesome!

Tamara, happy hunting!

Fundy, I just checked got right through to Helena's site.

Al, really? You should blog about that sometime.

Maurice, knew you'd appreciate it.

Lee, it is!

Thanks, Stephen! Appreciate that.

Lauren, glad you are enjoying it and thanks for getting a book.

Faraway, you are welcome!

Thanks, everyone!!!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I've already seen mini you in a number of places. Can't count the number of times I watched Flash Gordon with my son when he was little. Congrats on launch day.

Mark Koopmans said...

Congrats and I owe you four attaboy shoulder punches now:)

Enjoy the day - and take Mrs. C. out for a nice meal tomorrow!!

Birgit said...

Congratulations! The day has arrived and I know it will be a great day and a great run for your book. I saw Flash Gordon many years ago and recall it as being very bad:) I have read the Bradbury book and Shelley's book which I found great.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Great books and great bands. I also loved Final Countdown, the song. Still makes me dance!

The scavenger hunt is a great idea. Very original!

Stephen Hayes said...

I loved Fahrenheit 451. The ending of the movie, where they're all reciting themselves, still makes me well up. There's a scene early on where books are being burned and a thick volume of Salvador Dali's works is tossed into the fire. I'd just bought that book when the movie came out.

Timothy Brannan said...

Congrats on the release!!

Where to start on your list!?!?

Flash Gordon -yes.
Final Countdown. - yes!
Faith No More Angel Dust - HELL YES!
Frankenstein, From the Earth to the Moon, Fahrenheit 451 - the novels of my youth!


Great, great stuff.

--
Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
2015 A to Z of Vampires
http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

Andrew Leon said...

Ah, Flash...
Oh, no, wait. Reverse that.

I'm skipping Dragon until I read 'fire.

Bish Denham said...

I've seen both movies and read all three books. Does that make me some kind of literary giant? :D I've also been following Faraway for some time, from the days when she was living on St. Croix.

jaybird said...

Big, huge congrats on the book launch today Alex! I wish you much success.

Great to see you highlight FAE. She is awesome and writes one of my fav blogs!

Foo Fighters rock! And so does Mary Shelley for writing Frankenstein. What a classic that has inspired so many, many others to tell similar tales.

Tony Laplume said...

Congratulations on the release of your latest book.

Fundy Blue said...

I'm still forbidden, Alex! LOL! Maybe I'm blocked for silly guesses!

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Karen Jones Gowen said...

Sci fi people always seem so smart to me, with all your terminology and insight into the future. I haven't seen any of the films mentioned but have read all the books.

Fundy Blue said...

FORBIDDEN! This Unauthorized Access Attempt Has Been Logged... A System Administrator has been notified of this access attempt. http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-to-z-challenge-f-cult-classics-and.html

My endless battle w/computers continues! LOL I omitted some of the number/letter jumble because I realized that I might be sending coordinates for a strike on me at my computer by AI! Just my luck LOL!

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on your release!

F451 was the first book we read in my ninth grade English class, which was at the tenth grade honors level. I had to read Frankenstein for a literature class my sophomore year at community college, and then again when I was forced to redo Western Civ over my senior year of university (since I'd only gotten a 3 on the European History AP from high school). It's so interesting how a lot of people use the name Frankenstein to refer to the creation, when his proper name is really Frankenstein's Monster.

Jay Noel said...

Okay, I have seen both movies, listened to both albums, and read all three of those books. Looks like F is my letter!

The hunt is on!

Julie Dao said...

Ahhhh I've been so behind with blog comments lately that I JUST saw mini-Alex hanging out at Dianne's blog in what looked like a kitchen sink. But so many other people got there before me. Anyway, CONGRATS!!!!!

David P. King said...

Watched final countdown recently. It was surprisingly well done, but the ending sure felt rushed, and lacked a payoff for me. Many congratulations on the release of your book, Alex! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - I've seen mini Alex everywhere, but am still seeing him ... I know none of those movies, or programmes or bands .. I do recognise Frankenstein though .. and I do recognise mini Alex ..

Good luck to you and here's to much success with a glass of Pinot Noir! Cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan, he is all over!

Mark - ow....

Birgit, it was cheesy, that's for sure.

Timothy, the HELL YES wins!

Bish, I remember when she lived there.

Fundy, I just adjusted the address, so maybe you can get through now. Just don't let them bomb my site. Not today!

Carrie-Anne, you are correct - Frankenstein is the doctor.

Jay, big score!

Julie, that's all right. Doesn't matter when you comment for the scavenger hunt.

Thanks to everyone!! Off to visit more...

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wonderful "F" classics - love the books, especially. And, I have Dragon of the Stars downloaded now - hopefully, I'll have time to read it in the next few weeks. :)

Susan Kane said...

I would guess that we are cult-followers. Those years we were mid-twenties to mid-thirties.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Congratulations, Alex!!

You picked one of my all time favorites today with Fahrenheit 451. I think it's one of the few books I've read more than once.

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations Alex!!! Way to go.

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations Alex! You did it!

Fundy Blue said...

Thanks for trying, Alex! I'm still verboten; but don't bother worrying about it! Wouldn't want something to happen to your site any day! Enjoy the rest of it!

Matthew MacNish said...

Final Countdown looks/sounds awesome. And I haven't seen it!

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

CONGRATS Alex!

Spacerguy said...

Great selection of F cult classics, it sure is the final countdown to find Minialex. When I find him, I'm going to get him to spill the beans on the Kargrandes!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tyrean, thanks!

Susan, I guess we are!

Fundy, I'll email you the link.

Thanks everyone!

Lidy Wilks said...

I love ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Flash Gordon. Flash! Ah-ah! He saved the universe...and cue in the theme song.

Ann Best said...

Congratulations on your book launch. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

How fun! Princess Aura from the FLASH GORDON film actually star-naps you in my post honoring your book launch. In fact, I think she gave me back a clone of you and kept the real you. Sorry, Mrs. Alex!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Woohoo, Alex! Congratulations on your book birthday. Got my copy!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I get to support your book releast -- CONGRATULATIONS!-- and see lots of Mini-Alex? Definitely a double win. Enjoy your big day. It's finally here!

Ella said...

This is way more fun than an Easter egg hunt~ Cheers, Captain!!! I will mention you on my blog, when I post in a bit. Just got home-the art fairies held me hostage with serenitea~ I am thrilled for you Captain Chill, Cool=AC

Patricia Lynne said...

Congratulations on your book release!

D.G. Hudson said...

I'm a fan of Flash Gordon, hubs has a Big Little book about him but I've only seen the old movies. I also remember Fahrenheit 451, another important film.

I follow FAE and like her BOTBs specials!

Good Luck with the Dragon!

randi lee said...

The Final Countdown! Oh man, I forgot about that one. And gotta love the Foo Fighters. C&S is an amazing album :-)

rolandclarke.com said...

Congratulations and Frents of success with Dragon of the Stars.

Love a cheesy film with a Queen soundtrack but a classic read is even better.

Chemist Ken said...

Woo hoo! I remember both The Final countdown and Flash Gordon!

My son and I will be seeing Furious 7 very soon. for some reason, my wife and daughter aren't interested.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Roland, tell Aura my wife wants the real me!

Thanks, Donna!

Thanks, Ella - you rock.

Roland, I'll take frents of success.

Ken, what's wrong with them?

Thanks, everyone!

Lisa said...

I'm so excited for you! The day has finally arrived. Go dude! Already have my E copy, bought it this morning! Ray Bradbury is one of my all time fav authors. And Frankenstein is always good reading... Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

Nick Wilford said...

All the best for your big day! It's been so fun seeing where Mini-Alex is cropping up. Great picks too. Read Fahrenheit 451 at school and it still reverberates for me. Love the Foos and was lucky to see them headline Reading in 98. They were epic! And Flash Gordon is a true classic!

RaShelle Workman said...

I loved Flash Gordon as a kid.

Congrats on your release. So happy for you. =D

Donna McDine said...

Genius! The hunt for mini-Alex! Love it! Congratulations on your latest release!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Congratulations on the starting signal for Dragon of the Stars !! I wish you many sales !! Foo Fighters wonderful !!

Liz A. said...

Congrats on your book's release.

I loved both The Final Countdown and Flash Gordon, although now Flash looks a bit (very) dated.

J E Oneil said...

Happy book birthday! Congratulations.

I love that I've heard of almost everything on your cult classic list today. I was afraid I was losing my cred.

Truedessa said...

Where o' where can mini Alex be? Hopefully, celebrating his new book release. Wishing you success!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lisa, thank you!!!

Nick, that's cool you saw them live.

Liz, dated but still fun.

JE, you still have cred with me.

Truedessa, he's still out roaming the Internet...

S.K. Anthony said...

Wooo hooo Dragon of the Stars!!

Congrats, Alex ;)

Carol Kilgore said...

Congratulations on the release of your new book!

Shell Flower said...

Exciting hunt. I'll have to check it out. And Fahrenheit 451 has been one of my favorite books since I was young. It's scary how prescient that book is. The big screen TVs always make me think of it now. I need to check out Faraway Eyes, seems like she's my kind of blogger!

Shell Flower said...

Alex, just FYI, having issues with the Helena link. I'm sure you can fix it, the ninja you are. Good luck today.

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the release today, Alex!!! Can't wait to read your latest - wishing you all kinds of sales and luck!

Fahrenheit 451 was the book that made me fall in love with science fiction - mind boggling and mind bending!

Medeia Sharif said...

Great books here.

Your book popped up on my Kindle today.

To answer the question you left on my blog, the anthology releases Tuesday. :)

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats on the new book, Alex!!

And gotta love F for Foo Fighters!

klahanie said...

Alex, dude,

So what have you been doing while I have been absent from the world of blogging? OH NO, not that darned alphabet challenge!

Seriously, congrats on your release, um, the release of your latest book.

What the "F" have I been missing.

Yours sincerely,

Gary

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Selling. Hope you sell bunches and bunches.

PS: I went with the immune bustin' griddle cakes.

Beverly Fox said...

Congratulations on your book baby, Alex! May he find as much love within the hearts of your fans as your previous trilogy did and may you be showered with all the praise for a story well crafted that so totally deserve!

Morgan Katz said...

Congrats on the book publication, Alex!!!!

Helena said...

The big day has arrived! May Dragon of the Stars be blessed with bestsellerdom! And may the best person win the Mini-Alex Scavenger Hunt.

I've never read Fahrenheit 451 but I've seen the 60's movie--excellent, and what especially eerie is how the movie credits are spoken because print and reading are banned.

Teresa Cypher said...

Congrats on the release!

I just read Farenheit 451 last year. It took me over 40 years to get around to it.

It was worth the wait. :-)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Mini-Alex's galore. How wonderful.

Flash Gordon was one of the first movies I saw at the drive in. Good memories!

Melissa Sugar said...

Love Farenheit 451 & Flash Gordon. I'm excited about the scavenger hunt. What a fun and creative idea. I'm big on scavenger hunts. I've been creating them for my kids, (one way or another ) for years. From teen parties to remakes of Survivor to my eighteen year old daughter's Christmas this year. She only wanted cash and I didn't want her just sitting there on Christmas morning while the rest of the kids opened gifts, so I wrapped or framed her $100, $20 and $1 dollar bills and hid them in weird place. She had to unwrap a clue that took her to the next clue and so on. I'm hyped up for yours. I feel like a kid again. Congratulations

Susan Oloier said...

We taking our son to see Foo Fighters this fall.

Samantha Geary Jones said...

Happy Book Birthday, Alex!! This Dragon will no doubt take the sales charts by storm!!

Tammy Theriault said...

Congrats Alex!!! Must feel like a king today!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Congratulations on your new book!!! I'm off to find Mini-Alex. :D

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Clarabelle Rant said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your book release!!! I'm sure it will be on someone's cult classic list one day :)

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Lanise Brown said...

The Final Countdown reminds me of the song by Europe, lol. Fahrenheit 451 and Frankenstein are two of my favorite novels too. Congrats on the release day, Alex!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I hope you had a wonderful release day! Congratulations!! :)

~Brandy~ said...

A HUGE congratulations of the release of your latest book! I hope you are basking in accomplishment glory! Off I go to "search" for Mini Alex! Scavenger Hunts are just the best!
Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

Jennifer Lane said...

Big time congratulations on your new release! Hope your release day was awesome.

mail4rosey said...

One of my boys is a big Foo Fighter fan. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Shell, I've tried fixing it - no idea why so many are having issues with it.

Medeia, awesome! And thanks, I will mention it next Tuesday.

Gary, always good to hear from you. We have missed you.

Ivy, good choice.

Melissa, that was really clever.

Susan, he'll have a great time.

Clarebelle, that would be awesome.

Lanise, sorry to stick that song in your head.

Thanks, everyone! It was an awesome release day.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Foo fighters forever!

fortyandfantastique said...

Congrats on the release! As a big fan of the Cassa series, I'm excited to read this one. While the scavenger hunt looks like tons of fun, I think I'm just too impatient. Going to Amazon :-)

Toinette Thomas said...

The books on this list blew my mind the first time I read them and they still have the same effect each time I re-read them.