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A Science Fiction Novel of Suspense
By Bill Hyde

Believe it or not: a science fiction Western!

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THE BOOKWATCH reports: "BODIE GONE is a terrific, thoroughly entertaining debut novel for author Bill Hyde."

Frances “Tip” DeQuill—affluent housewife, mother, and sometimes newspaper writer—was mortified when the iron door clanked shut. Yes, she was locked up in the Bridgeport jail. Imprisonment marked the beginning of the price she would pay for investigating a sequence of ominous, unlikely events that had occurred close to Bridgeport and the nearby ghost town of Bodie, California.

Frances had been obsessed with trying to unravel the mystery of the strange things that had happened, much like prospectors who had been driven to seek Bodie’s “Veda Madre.” No warnings, no threats, and not even jail could divert her attention. Her quest for a story would take her back in time to the gold rush days and urge her to chronicle the stories of eight strangers who had struggled to reach Bodie seeking gold, love, lust, adventure or revenge. Her strangers would interact with some of the best known characters from the Old West and they would experience many historical happenings. But nothing they suffered would prepare them for their bizarre departure from Bodie.

Would Frances find the truth? Could she escape her hunters? Would she have time to expose the cover-up and find the real meaning of BODIE GONE?

Bill Hyde is a former Naval Officer with extensive business experience who has university degrees in both geology and industrial management. He has traveled extensively, panned for gold in the high country, and loped his horse over the Bodie Mountainsides. Bill thrives on a challenge and loves an adventure. This is his first novel.

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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-317-7
256 pp.,$26.95

ISBN: 978-1-63293-136-8
256 pp.,$22.95

ISBN: 978-1-61139-937-0
256 pp.,$4.99

A Distant World Holds the Key to Mankind’s Survival
By Steven M. Bates

In this novel, it’s up to seven uploaded consciousnesses to save the human race after a pathogen kills everyone on Earth.

A powerful pathogen is killing every inhabitant of Earth. Amid the chaos, an experimental spaceship designed as an ark is prepared for departure. After it transports Maria Ramos and six other people to a mysterious planet, they learn that their minds have been uploaded as digital consciousnesses and that all other passengers died during the journey. It’s up to these seven minds to save the human race. The ark contains frozen human tissues that can be used to grow colonists. But after the ship’s AI transfers the surviving consciousnesses into robots, some of them plot to steal and inhabit some colonist bodies and destroy the rest, even if it means that humanity dies out. After Maria’s murder, a community of mixed human and native blood develops, but it faces its own extinction event. Clues for survival come from a planet-wide AI created by an ancient civilization, astounding messages from a distant source, and an intriguing traveler who seems to know much about Maria and her long-ago efforts to promote sentient life. Castle of Sand is a compelling and inspirational exploration of what it means to be human.

Steve Bates’ first novel, Back to You, a humorous science fiction story in the mold of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, was released in 2021. More than a dozen of his science fiction short stories have appeared in periodicals such as Perihelion and Kzine. He has appeared on several television programs, including the “New York Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough,” as well as dozens of radio programs. His nonfiction book, The Seeds of Spring, Lessons from the Garden, was published in 2010. It earned an award from the Garden Writers Association and won an International Book Award. He was a reporter and editor for The Washington Post as well as other newspapers, magazines, and the web. He won numerous writing awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award for business journalism and an investigative reporting award for coverage of riots in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-536-6
416 pp.,$29.95

ISBN: 978-1-61139-701-7
416 pp.,$4.99

A National Park Adventure Series Book
By Janice J. Beaty

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Arches National Park is the destination for ten-year-old Jarod, the indigo boy with psychic abilities, along with his friend Omega, and older brother Darrell, the story narrator, as they explore the redrock arches above Moab, Utah. There they learn that an ancient message awaits anyone who stands under a special arch. Just what they need to complete their mission of helping Mother Earth calm down before a big shift occurs. But with 1,100 arches in the park, what a daunting prospect! Not for this trio. They learn that arches are doorways to other dimensions, and yes, they’ll need to try out as many park arches as they can scramble under. So off they go up the trail from their Devil’s Garden Campground. Altogether thirteen different arches grab their attention, and send them off to search for red pictographs, rainbows, and prehistoric animals. Meanwhile, nefarious “baddies” are hot on their trail, trying to steal Omega’s talking Zuni necklace and moldavite stone. By accident they also run into the famous “Moab mastodon” petroglyph. But it is modern day mastodons, the stone Parade of Elephants in the park that finally brings their adventure to a close.

Janice Beaty, Professor Emerita from Elmira College is best known for her college textbooks in the field of Early Childhood Education. The books Skills for Preschool Teachers, Observing Development of the Young Child, and Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten (with Linda Pratt) have educated students around the world. Beaty is a world traveler herself, but closest to her heart are her travels to the national parks of the American Southwest. From her former home in Taos, New Mexico she journeyed many times to these parks, especially pursuing her hobby of finding and interpreting petroglyphs. This is the third in her National Park Adventure Series books. Jarod and the Mystery of the Joshua Trees and Jarod and the Mystery of the Petroglyphs are also from Sunstone Press. Includes Glossary, Bibliography, and Readers Guide. Cover illustration and drawings by Lillian C. Beaty.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-122-1
118 pp.,$19.95

ISBN: 978-1-61139-467-2
118 pp.,$4.99

See No... Hear No... Speak No UFOs
By Samone Michaels

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Want to know more about UFOs? Ever wonder if government cover-ups are true? Well, hold on to your seat and let the wool be pulled off UFOs, Extraterrestrials, and conspiracy theories! You are in for the ride of your life.

That’s right. Topics we all want to hear about, but rarely do in mainstream news come streaming (and screaming) off the pages. This out-of-the-ordinary collection of humorous, yet revealing cartoons come from the author’s perspective on "hush, hush" topics. Originally designed as greeting cards, these "pictures that are worth a thousand words" are now available in this book to delight and raise an eyebrow or two.

SAMONE MICHAELS grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, but lived most of her life in Los Angeles. Her career in aerospace on highly classified programs combined with her personal metaphysical beliefs adds to the uniqueness of the humor and information. Samone has also traveled the world visiting sacred sites, including Egypt, South America, Central America and Europe. She currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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5 1/2 X 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-361-0
96 pp.,$15.95

By Melvyn Chase

A weekend vacation rekindles the joy and pain of youth. A search for historical truth reveals a hundred-year-old secret. A quest for new life redefines loneliness. A search for meaning unlocks the awesome power of a single word. A decades-long Cold War in the vast reaches of space suddenly heats up. A New Garden of Eden unleashes a new kind of Serpent. A mournful journey becomes the beginning of hope. These are some of the stories, some of the voyages, some of the discoveries, in this collection by Melvyn Chase. Sometimes you will travel no further than the next town. Sometimes the journey will take you far across the reaches of time and space. But don’t be too sure that you know where you are headed. Your destination may not be what it seems to be. And getting there is all about discovery.

MELVYN CHASE’s public relations career spans more than thirty-five years. When he retired from corporate life, he continued to work as a consultant, but also returned to his first love: fiction. His approach is eclectic. His stories may be serious or humorous, soothing or scary, here-and-now or who-knows-when. He says that his characters determine the style and setting of each story, and that he tries not to interfere. And, he adds, they often surprise him.

Chase was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a B.A. in English Literature at Brooklyn College and an M.A. at New York University. He and his wife, a retired editor and publicist, live in suburban Connecticut, only a short drive from their son and daughter and four grandchildren.

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6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-462-4
199 pp.,$26.95

ISBN: 978-1-61139-418-4
199 pp.,$5.99

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