Per Aspera Press

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Our Name
Per Aspera Press takes its name from the Latin motto Ad Astra Per Aspera, which translates as ‘To the stars through difficulties.’

For much of the last century, publishing has operated under a model unique among retail businesses — one which is particularly unkind to the small and the independent. New and midlist authors (i.e. ‘everyone who’s not a nationwide bestseller’), independent and genre booksellers, small presses and self-publishers ... all are at a more than usual disadvantage under the prevailing system.

‘Per Aspera’ — ‘through difficulties’ — speaks to our commitment as publishers and authors to succeed despite these obstacles. The star in our logo reminds us of our goals.

Our Principles
We are passionate about publishing quality fiction, including the many excellent manuscripts rejected by corporate publishers as insufficiently commercial.

We are enthusiastic about reclaiming the tradition of nurturing new authors.

We are devoted to creating books of quality design — books that compare favorably in every detail to the best products of the largest publishers.

We are dedicated to offering fair and friendly contracts to authors and illustrators (because as writers, we've been on the other side of that fence).

We are committed to developing close and direct relationships with independent booksellers.

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Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 152,420. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by Per Aspera Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
When the six-year-old daughter of a billionaire industrialist is kidnapped, u¨ber-consultant Jonathan Knox and counter-terrorism agent Marianna Bonaventure must team up with an experimental artificial intelligence to find her, never suspecting the little girl is the key to a plot that could destroy the NSA — and kill millions of Americans in the bargain.
Steel Sky
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 128,800. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Per Aspera Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
“Steel Sky is a compelling work at different levels, which is what makes it so entertaining ... a variety of intriguing characters help readers explore a bizarre city that has lost its past and is unsure of its future. Those hoping to find a good story within the Hypogeum will not be disappointed!” — SFSITE Featured Review by Susan Dunman
The Singularity Files (Audiobook & Science Seminars)
Price: Free! Words: 61,720. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by Per Aspera Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
The Singularity Files (Audiobook & Science Seminars) contains links to the complete audiobook of the acclaimed science fiction thriller, Singularity by Bill DeSmedt. Also find herein a series of seminars that delve into the science behind Singularity. This ebook also contains an excerpt of the novel's text, but not the full contents.
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 156,070. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012 by Per Aspera Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A maverick astrophysicist, a rookie secret agent, and an uncanny consultant join forces in this technological thriller to stop the capture of a submicroscopic black hole whose power will be harnessed to transform—or end—the world.

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ai    artificial intelligence    black hole    blackhole    dystophia    dystopia novels    knox    meteor    meteorite    nsa    singularity    steel sky    tunguska   

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