Category Archives: Japan

The Cost of a ‘Like’

  GUEST POST BY CODY L. MARTIN, AUTHOR OF “ZERO SUM GAME”.   An artist online recently posted about how he spends hours doing 3D art then gets so little feedback. That got me thinking about commenting and liking on … Continue reading

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“Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy – now complete!

“Voice of the Jewel”, the final book in the “Sword, mirror, Jewel” trilogy, is available online in ebook form! The paperback will be available in January – and the first volume of the series, “voice of the sword”, will be … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – Voice of the Jewel!

now it can be revealed! This stunning ebook cover by Stephanie Hobbs heralds the explosive end to the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy!  Reiko Bergman and her friends are on a school trip to the island of Hokkaido, in northern Japan. … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Gunkanjima

  excerpt   June 18th, 2005. As the morning sun rose above Nagasaki Bay, the Nine Star Division’s patrol boat sped toward the dead city on the horizon. The city’s real name was Hashima, but it was known to the … Continue reading

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The Sakura Strategy

EXCERPT “I do not like the idea of being a messenger boy,” said Hideaki. “It is more like being a delivery boy,” said Shunsuke. “You are both incorrect,” said Tomoe. “It is like being caregivers for the elderly.” “Considering who … Continue reading

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The Yokai Hunters

This story is a prequel to the the events in the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” urban fantasy trilogy. It was first published as “Staring at the Haiku” in TOMO: FRIENDSHIP THROUGH FICTION – AN ANTHOLOGY OF JAPAN TEEN STORIES, from Stone Bridge Press, … Continue reading

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Zero Sum Game Competition Results!

  Excalibur Books would like to give a very big thank you to everyone who participated in last weekend’s launch party competition! We’re really excited about all the interest in our new addition to the list of Excalibur releases, and … Continue reading

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Online Competition starts here!

        Itsukushima Shrine, Shukkei Park, Ujina Port … all Hiroshima landmarks featured in “Zero Sum Game”.   Excalibur is proud to announce the online launch party of “Zero Sum Game” by Cody L Martin, a science fiction … Continue reading

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“Zero Sum Game” by Cody L. Martin

  Out September 2016!   The resurrection of one world will mean the destruction of another.   The homeworld of the alien Noigel has been annihilated. Their existence as a species is on a razor’s edge. But they have found … Continue reading

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Voice of the Jewel final draft

I am very pleased to report that the final draft of “Voice of the Jewel” is finished. It weighs in at 90,000 words approx and was sent to the beta reader on Sep 1st. More news will be posted when … Continue reading

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