Pro Se Productions, a leading Genre Fiction and New Pulp Publisher, debuted its Young Reader Imprint, YOUNGPULP, earlier this year. Pro Se announces today that the second title in this line focused on younger readers and fans of Genre Fiction will debut in the coming weeks.
GHOSTS OF DERIDIAN by Morgan Minor and Tommy Hancock is the first book in a new Science Fiction series for ages 12 and up. The story involves two teenagers- Ferren Niles, known as ‘The Terror of the Valley, a human orphan and former slave now living on the streets of the cityplanet of Deridian and Sajay, a future Matriarch of the much feared Asini, an insectoid race of legendary and ruthless conquerors. Thrown together by accident, the two stand accused of murdering one of the nearly mythical Deridi, the cityplanet’s native race and current rulers. Together, the two climb to the highest point and dive into the filth of the cityplanet, desperate to stay alive as they encounter GHOSTS OF DERIDIAN.
“This book,” Tommy Hancock, co creator as well as Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, says, “may be aimed at a younger audience, but is action packed and fast paced enough for any fan of good pulpy Science Fiction. They might be teenagers, but Sajay and Niles each have unique aspects about them, both as species and as individuals, that make this so much more than a ‘misfit buddy’ story. The level of depth and emotion that riddles this book, which in a lot of ways is really one gigantic chase scene, startled me as we wrote it. I am as proud of this book and the story these two characters live as I am of anything I’ve ever written.”
GHOSTS OF DERIDIAN is the first of a trilogy featuring Sajay and Niles. Minor and Hancock are also working on a novel focused on the pair as adults ten years after the events depicted in GHOSTS.
“There are themes,” Morgan Minor, co creator states, “of all sorts throughout this book and they all run right alongside the adventure. Diversity, for instance. It's something common that we see every day. And with Sajay and Niles, you've got a whole heaping handful. One young Asini woman, brought up to know her place has escaped onto a planet known for it's cruelty and malice--and the other, a young man, striving to survive in a situation equally as hostile and unwelcoming to a native. These two band together to do the unthinkable—survive together on a planet where everyone wants them dead.”
Featuring a beautifully rendered cover by Jeff Hayes, GHOSTS OF DERIDIAN is scheduled for tentative release in November.
For interviews or more information concerning this work or Pro Se, please contact Morgan Minor, Director of Corporate Operations for Pro Se, at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com. To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to www.prose-press.com and like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions.