COVER REVEAL: Far Orbit Apogee, Edited by Bascomb James

I'm so excited about this! We've actually got a double feature when it comes to Cover Reveals today! Rather than delay any longer, to make a long story short --

World Weaver Press has announced Far Orbit Apogee, volume two of the Far Orbit Anthology Series, edited by Bascomb James, will be available in trade paperback and ebook Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

Looking for science fiction stories like they used to write? Far Orbit Apogee takes all of the fun-to-read adventure, ingenuity, and heroism of mid-century pulp fiction and shapes it for a new generation of readers.

Follow the adventures of heroic scientists, lunar detectives, space dragons, robots, interstellar pirates, gun slingers, and other memorable characters as they wrestle with adversity beyond the borders of our small blue marble. Fun, engaging, pithy, and piquant, we’ve got it all.

Featuring stories from Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Dave Creek, Eric Del Carlo, Dominic Dulley, Nestor Delfino, Milo James Fowler, Julie Frost, Sam S. Kepfield, Keven R. Pittsinger, Wendy Sparrow, Anna Salonen, James Van Pelt, and Jay Werkheiser.


The first Far Orbit volume, Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures was published in 2014 and has garnered many outstanding reviews, such as the following:

Daring adventure, protagonists who think on their feet, and out of this world excitement! Welcome to Far Orbit, a fine collection of stories in the best SF tradition. Strap in and enjoy!
— Julie E. Czerneda, author of Species Imperative
Put aside all of your preconceived notions of what ‘sci-fi’ is—whether you think you love it or hate, it doesn’t matter—pick up this book and get to reading!
— Good Choice Reading
Spectacular. One anthology no sci-fi library should be without!
— Night Owl Reviews (Five Stars)
Successfully captures the kinds of stories that were the gateway drugs for many of us who have been reading science fiction for a long time. Well done!
— Tangent
Need a quick fix of good old-fashioned science fiction? Far Orbit is it!
— Sporadic Reviews

And now for our SECOND cover reveal . . .

That's right!

World Weaver Press is re-releasing Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures with a new cover to help you get hyped for its second book (for those in the cheap seats) Far Orbit Apogee!

Far Orbit Apogee will be available in trade paperback and ebook via,,,, and other online retailers, and for wholesale through Ingram.

Bascomb James is a clinical virologist, author, and editor who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His daytime persona has authored or edited four scientific textbooks and more than 60 scientific articles and chapters. His nighttime persona is an author, editor, and science fiction fan. Bascomb is the anthologist and editor of the Far Orbit anthologies published by World Weaver Press. A science-fiction fan since childhood, Bascomb credits his interest in science, engineering, and invention to the science fiction stories he read as a child. Bascomb blogs about writing, editing, storytelling, and life in a Northern state (Up North Stories) at He also tweets occasionally @BascombJ.


Justin D. Herd

Justin D. Herd is a purveyor of the weird and strange. He occasionally squawks at friends and family, but does so only under the cover of night. Okay, that's not true. He squawks in full daylight. Drinking games have been built around his peculiarities, but the truth of it is this: he is a loving husband, with two wonderful dem--children. One growls at things he likes, including pretty women. The other has started to learn hand-eye coordination. Neither had made it to the tender age of three. From there, things will only get more interesting. He spends most of his writing time either at a coffee shop or sitting at one of his many desks around his house. Any other place makes it nearly impossible for him to write. He uses horror movies and rock music to help get the juices flowing. His favorite authors are Jeremy Robert Johnson, Alan Campbell, Terry Pratchett, Justin Cronin, and Patrick Rothfuss. He consumes most of his books through audiobooks, but still loves his personal library and getting lost in the printed word.