I have recently read several articles or posts from people who are tired of the overly serious, dark, dystopian science fiction that seems to dominate the scene right now.
If you’re tired of DDSF, why not try my Deuces Wild series? It’s adventurous, and yes, has some desperate moments, but doesn’t take itself too seriously.
From the forward of the first book, Beginners’ Luck:
“There is something intriguing about the prospect of throwing two different temperaments together and watching the sparks fly. Especially when one party is a rigorously meticulous death-dealer, and the other is a happy-go-lucky life-giver.
In Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck, we get to see the beginning of a classic, literary friendship. Two diametrically opposed personalities work together to forge their uneasy bond, thrown together by cruelty, circumstance, and sealed by something as old-school as “honor.”
Author L. S. King gives us a series which combines the best Western vibe of Butch and Sundance with the space-faring vigor of Joss Whedon’s Firefly. This is a new series whose elements feel familiar, but whose treatment is entirely fresh.”
Editor, Ray Gun Revival magazine
And endorsements for Stacking the Deck show the second book keeps the same spirit:
“Recommended reading to all lovers of space opera, science fiction, and unlikely buddies saving the universe.”
– Keanan Brand
“It’s fast-paced, fun, and well-written. …you probably won’t put it down until you finish.”
– Lou Antonelli
“In DEUCES WILD, L. S. King gives us a fast-moving adventure, told with wit and grace, and more than a dose of humor.”
– Mike Resnick
So what are you waiting for? The Deuces Wild books are available in print or in e-book format.