Kirk or Spock? Han or Luke? Pick a Hero, Get a Book

Today’s featured book is COUNT TO A TRILLION,

a very cool postmodern space opera (or so I’ve dubbed it) by John C. Wright

and I’m giving away a copy, so read on…


Every generation has its own space-opera fixation. I grew up watching “Star Trek” (the OLD one), then moved on to “Star Wars” (the first couple or three movies, then I got over it). They’re full of noble galactic warriors who live and work across far-flung galaxies. Their heroes aren’t madmen who’ve had their sanity restored, been frozen, and awakened years later to find a whole ‘nother Earth. But I love that concept—the postmodern space cowboy, you might say—which is part of the idea behind Count to a Trillion.
Want to win a copy? Read on…

ABOUT THE BOOK: Hundreds of years in the future, after the collapse of the Western world, young Menelaus Illation Montrose grows up in what was once Texas as a gunslinging duelist for hire. But Montrose is also a mathematical genius—and a romantic who dreams of a future in which humanity rises from the ashes to take its place among the stars. 

The chance to help usher in that future comes when Montrose is recruited for a manned interstellar mission to investigate an artifact of alien origin. Known as the Monument, the artifact is inscribed with data so complex, only a posthuman mind can decipher it. So Montrose does the unthinkable: he injects himself with a dangerous biochemical drug designed to boost his already formidable intellect to superhuman intelligence. It drives him mad.

Nearly two centuries later, his sanity restored, Montrose is awakened from cryo-suspension with no memory of his posthuman actions, to find Earth transformed in strange and disturbing ways, and learns that the Monument still carries a secret he must decode—one that will define humanity’s true future in the universe. (Released December 2011, Tor Books)

What space opera did you grow up watching, and who was your favorite space boyfriend? Kirk or Spock? Han Solo or Luke Skywalker? Or, hey, Chewbaca. It was Han Solo all the way for me, baby. You know the drill, space cadets: one entry for comment, a second for blog follow, third for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and a fourth for a tweet or retweet.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate’s Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man’s Curse; Black Diamond).

18 thoughts on “Kirk or Spock? Han or Luke? Pick a Hero, Get a Book

  1. Han Solo all the way! Harrison Ford was my teen celebrity crush.

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  2. Spock. Fell madly in love with him at age 14, when ST:TOS was first (?) in repeats. I used to be able to quote all sorts of his dialogue. (Maybe I still can.)

  3. Captain James Tiberius Kirk ofcourse! I have loved him for over 30 years now, he is so handsome, but what woman can compete with the Enterprise? Never been a huge Star Wars fan, but I do like Harrison Ford, so that character.

    And about being frozen, do you remember Buck Rogers in the 25th century? Loved that series! Or Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5.

    What do you think, is it the handsome man in uniform syndrome here?

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  4. I only saw Star Wars and Star Trek when I was older. I grew up with Battle Star Galactica and Buck Rogers, so it was Starbuck for me.

    Star Wars: Han Solo and later Qui Gon Jinn
    Star Trek: the virtual doctor from Voyager

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  5. Hmmm…well, during my trekkie days, I was kind of a Dr. McCoy girl (hey, my friend had a crush on Marcus Welby…can you say “euww”?)…
    When Star Wars first came out, I was definitely more of a Luke Skywalker girl, but then as I grew up, I switched to Han. As an old lady, I’d be more …whatever the character Liam Neeson played.
    Fickle? Not me!

  6. Han Solo! Han Solo! There’s something about a rogue that girls swoon over!!

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  7. Has to be Luke Skywalker. Until then I’d been a die-hard fantasy fan, but he lured me to the other side, lol.

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  8. Luke Skywalker forever! I also dressed up as Laila and got my brother to dress up as Luke when we were little

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