Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | By: Angela Brown


I'm glad to shine the spotlight on M. Pax's latest fantastic release, PRECIPICE!

In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the sixth book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure.
The Backworlds hang by a Quantum string, a thread about to snap. Annihilation is coming if Craze can’t stop it.
The genocidal alien he had trapped breaks free, destroying a ship belonging to the Backworlds’ oldest enemy, the Fo’wo’s. The murderous alien wants to overtake the galaxy. The Fo’wo’s want another war.
The Backworlds’ best chance to survive is to overcome a century of hate and forge an alliance with the Fo’wo’s. Because of his history with the alien, Craze is recruited to represent his people. Now he’s the most hated man in the galaxy.

The looming war will be a holocaust unless Craze can stop it, knowing salvation comes at a price.

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One question interview:
- The main character in the Backworlds series is a bartender named Craze. What is the number one thing needed to survive in the Backworlds?

- Craze:  Wit. Ha! Bet you thought I’d say a gun or chips, but I didn’t.

Commander Hunninger tapped an icon on her tab and jabbed it in Craze’s face. “You really want to say no to this?”

The screen was too close. He grabbed the device from her manly fingers and brought the image into focus. A brand new, state-of-the-art, mini city docking facility. Pardeep Station had never seen finer and probably never would. Better protection from the dust storms was a necessity, and folks had to get out of the cold. Craze tired of the stench of the sick. “How much is it goin’ to cost? Everyone on this moon barely has three chips to jangle in their holey pockets.”
“No chips.” She smiled. Her wide mouth contained a lot of very white teeth.

Three good sucks on his air hose and Craze knew he wasn’t dreaming. He narrowed his eyes. “There’s still a price.”

About M. Pax

Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons to her, and she blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers, and one of her cats has a crush on Mr. Spock. You can find out more by visiting her website:


Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Mary! Very excited for her. Her book sounds great!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Big congratulations to Mary! Great series.

dolorah said...

Congrats Mary! That was a well done excerpt. Love the pic of you hugging the telescope.

SA Larsenッ said...

I am all over Craze. A bartender. #nodshead ;)

Julie Dao said...

Wow, this sounds like an intense and gripping story! Congrats, Mary!

Anonymous said...

Hah, this sounds great!

Anonymous said...

I've been seeing this everywhere. Huge congrats to Mary.

Heather said...

It sounds great, and I'm loving that cover! Congrats to Mary!

Cherie Colyer said...

I bet wit is very important. Congrats to Mary on her new release.

Leslie S. Rose said...

I LOVED the first Backworlds story. I have to get back into the series. Thanks for the nudge. Yay, for Mary.

Catherine Stine said...

Love Craze! He's such a fun character. Congrats to M!

Sandra Cox said...

This sounds like a good one....