Thursday, August 27, 2009

THE ROOKIE: The Unboxing

Scott Sigler and A Kovacs simultaneously, via skype, decant their hot-off-the-press copies of THE ROOKIE. The book is a limited hardcover first edition with a press run of 3,000 copies.

Sigler is a New York Times bestselling author of INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS. Recently he partnered with A Kovacs of the San-Diego-based Audacity Events to form Dark Overlord Media. THE ROOKIE is the imprint's first offering.

Scott Sigler, Future Dark Overlord™ and brilliant author; A Kovacs, project manager and hall monitor; Kevin Capizzi, GameDay program layout and 3D modeling; Greg Poloynis, alien designs and illustration; Jerry Scullion, team logos and book cover; and me, interior design.

Working with this ridiculously talented team was one of the high points of my professional life. I cannot overstate how honored I was to be hired by Dark Overlord Media and much I enjoyed working with Scott and A. They're not only gifted professionals but amazing people as well. More about this when my copy of the book arrives.

THE ROOKIE Story Synopsis:
— from the page
Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather."

Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated.

Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field."

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Go, Krakens!


Nicole said...

Yay! Just ordered my copy. Now the question is, listen to the podcast version first, or wait for it in print? Hmmm...

Brickgrrl said...

Hey Sweetie-

When I ordered INFECTED, I ran into the same question. So I read a chapter and listened to the cast, read the next chapter and listened to the cast. I realized I wanted to read the book first in its entirety. I'm not sure why but that's how I tested it out.

Frank said...

Congrats on that really stunning work...I am going to go to the signing...need to get that book ordered...very cool dude...good on you...loved the shoutout!

Nicole said...

Yay, great idea! I'm all out of sorts with the Siglerverse... I found "Contagious" in a bookstore, read it, then googled him (cuz that name just sounded so damn familiar) then listened to "Infected"! So I'll definitely try "The Rookie" side by side :-)

Congrats to you!

A said...

My dearest Dearest:

Thank you for the exceptional work, and the wonderous friendship & wisdom too.

I have just spent a lot of time with these books, and every one is exceedingly lovely throughout thanks to your dedication to the project.

Can't wait to raise a toast to you next week!