Time for an Astounding! release day party!

June 26, 2015

Hi everyone! I’m Kim Fielding and I’m here to celebrate today’s release of my 12th novel, Astounding! Yes, there’s an exclamation point in the title. After Motel. Pool. I swore off punctuation in titles, but you can see how long that resolution lasted.

Thank you for joining me! So let’s party! Do you have a cold drink at hand?



How about something to eat?



Excellent. We’re all ready to go. Stay tuned, because later I’ll do some giveaways.

The new book is called Astounding! Paul Richmond designed the cover as a tribute to pulp spec-fic magazines. And that’s perfect, because the book starts with Carter Evans, who’s the founder and editor-in-chief of a magazine in its death throes. Here’s the blurb:


Carter Evans is founder and editor-in-chief of Astounding!—a formerly popular spec-fiction magazine currently in its death throes. Not only can he do nothing to save it, but stuck in a rathole apartment with few interpersonal connections, he can’t seem to do much to rescue his future either. And certainly all the booze isn’t helping. He snaps when he receives yet another terrible story submission from the mysterious writer J. Harper—and in a drunken haze, Carter sends Harper a rejection letter he soon regrets.

J. Harper turns out to be John Harper, a sweet man who resembles a ’50s movie star and claims to be an extraterrestrial. Despite John’s delusions, Carter’s apology quickly turns into something more as the two lonely men find a powerful connection. Inexplicably drawn to John, Carter invites him along on a road trip. But as they travel, Carter is in for some big surprises, some major heartbreak… and just maybe the promise of a good future after all.


And here’s the cover and buy link. So click over for your copy, and I’ll stick around here to chat. What else are you up to this Friday evening?




13 Responses to “Time for an Astounding! release day party!”

  1. Andrea M says:

    I’m slogging through the SCOTUS opinion and savoring every word.

  2. Andrea M says:

    I have this book on my wish list and am looking forward to reading it but your The Tin Box has set an incredibly high standard for your work. I think it’s the best book I’ve ever read.

  3. Carolyn says:

    Hey Kim, I have either bought your books or have them on my wishlist. Looking forward to Astounding!, too! (Double exclamation points.) I’m alternating between checking what’s happening online and reading.

  4. Kim Fielding says:

    I’ve read Scalia’s dissent, just because I knew it would be awful. I’m saving Kennedy’s opinion for this evening and some celebratory beverages. :-)

    And what a kind and wonderful thing to say about Tin Box! That book is so special to me.

  5. Kim Fielding says:

    Thank you, Carolyn! Today has been such a busy social media day–in the most wonderful way possible!

  6. Susan says:

    I’ve been crying happy tears due to the SCOTUS ruling.

  7. Kim Fielding says:

    It’s sure put me in a wonderful mood. My faith in humanity is improved today.

  8. Angela says:

    Congrats on the release of Astounding! I really like the blurb of this book

  9. Kim Fielding says:

    Thank you! I had so much fun writing it!

  10. H.B. says:

    Congrats on your new release! It look fantastic and sounds awesome.

  11. Kim Fielding says:

    Thanks so much! Didn’t Paul do a fantastic job with the cover?

  12. Melle says:

    Sounds great…onto the wishlist it goes!

  13. Kim Fielding says:

    Mwah-hah-hah! My evil plan has succeeded! ;-)

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