Looking for the right book that would make a perfect gift for the science fiction or fantasy fan in your life? Then allow us to make a few suggestions, straight from the SWC catalog!
A Princess of Mars is the classic science-fantasy novel written in 1912 by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs that served as the basis for Disney’s 2012 film adaptation, John Carter, and inspired numerous SF works, from Flash Gordon to Star Wars to James Cameron’s Avatar. It’s the story of John Carter, a post–Civil War soldier who’s suddenly transported to the red planet, where he’s plunged into a war between two Martian races—and where he finds love in the form of Dejah Thoris, princess of the city-state Helium. The special StarWarp Concepts edition of A Princess of Mars features six incredible illustrations by SWC artist supreme Eliseu Gouveia (Carmilla, Lorelei: Sects and the City, The Saga of Pandora Zwieback #0, The Saga of Pandora Zwieback Annual #1), and a special introduction by Mars-fiction expert John Gosling, author of Waging the War of the Worlds.
For a Few Gold Pieces More: This collection of ten critically acclaimed short stories by author Richard C. White stars a Rogue With No Name who travels a world of epic-fantasy adventure, looking for treasure—and revenge against the woman who sent him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit (but she did). Think Lord of the Rings meets the “spaghetti Westerns” of director Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dollars; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), with a healthy dose of monsters, magic, and swordplay mixed in. Weighing in at a hefty 420 pages, it sports a cover painting and a frontispiece illustration by fantasy artist Shane Braithwaite, who also provided the cover art for Rich’s most popular SWC release, the writer’s reference book Terra Incognito: A Guide to Building the Worlds of Your Imagination.
Harbinger of Darkness: Rich White’s follow-up to Gold Pieces is a full-length novel perfect for fans of swashbuckling adventure and strong female protagonists. A thief named Perrin steals an extremely valuable—and magical—gem from the evil king ruling her home country. With thugs and fellow thieves and the king’s assassins hot on her trail, Perrin finds just staying alive is becoming a full-time occupation, which directly conflict with her secret life—and identity—as a humble bookseller’s daughter.
The Chronicles of the Sea Dragon Special is a digital pirate-fantasy comic created and written by Rich White. Drawn by Bill Bryan (artist of Caliber Press’ Dark Oz and DC Comics’ House of Mystery), and featuring cover art and color by Eliseu Gouveia (SWC’s The Saga of Pandora Zwieback Annual), it’s 48 pages of high-seas adventure perfect for fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, as well as classics like The Crimson Pirate, Against All Flags, Captain Blood, and The Sea Hawk—and it’s available for download for just 99¢!
A Princess of Mars, For a Few Gold Pieces More, and Harbinger of Darkness are available in print and digital formats. The Chronicles of the Sea Dragon Special is a digital exclusive. Visit their respective product pages for ordering information.