Amazing Things: DPS Publishes Rotsler’s The Far Frontier

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Is Proud to Announce the Republication of William Charles Rotsler’s Rollicking Adventure


For Immediate Release

The Hugo and Nebula Finalist and Star Trek Writer Who Chronicled The “Final Frontier” In Five Bestselling Books … An Enthralling Novel Of The Men And Women Of The Far Frontier!

Digital Parchment Services, through its Strange Particle Press science fiction imprint, and the estate of William Charles Rotsler are proud to announce the exclusive republication of an enhanced edition of Rotsler’s novel The Far Frontier.

From the authorized Star Trek biographer who gave Uhura her official first name (Nyota, Swahili for “star”) comes this thought-provoking tale of a weary star voyager who finds Paradise, only to discover a nest of vipers planning its destruction. Using the classic Star Trek trope of a planet with parallels to Earth history, the late William Rotsler makes sharply observed comments on human proclivities and foibles: a novel sure to please all science fiction fans … and especially Star Trek enthusiasts!

Born in 1926, William Charles Rotsler was truly a renaissance man: acclaimed novelist and short story writer, photographer and filmmaker, much-admired artist and illustrator and – how he is perhaps best remembered – and as a warm and special part of science fiction fandom.

Rotsler had a hand in locating the fossils, crystals and stones for the Nebula Award trophies as well as receiving five Hugo awards for his cartoon work that appeared in fanzines, convention program books, and magazines such as Locus. To honor Rotsler, The Southern California Institute for Fan Interests created the William Rotsler Art Award in 1998.  William Rotsler died in southern California in 1997.

“A vivid, fast-paced story, rich with color, insight and passion.”

—Robert Silverberg

Raider had wandered for years from world to world through the voids of the final frontier. Now, at last, in its farthest realms, he had found a world he wanted to call home. To a war-weary starman like Rader, the planet Zikkala was paradise. Unfortunately, Zikkala had two drawbacks: The indigenous stone age level population had a long tradition of proving their mettle by attacking each other in duels to the death; and with the arrival of Terrans, they had transferred that tradition to attacking outworlders. Meanwhile, a megacorporation from the Earth had targeted Zikkala for acquisition. They had their own army — and if they couldn’t buy they planet, they planned to conquer it. And, if that weren’t bad enough, Alena, the one woman he cared for, ran the best cathouse in town, and the megacorp had targeted it for a take over. Raider wanted to help, but he was outnumbered, out gunned — and on the wrong side of the law. Failure meant a quick trip to an interplanetary boothill!

“Rotsler takes that idea and runs with it … A lot of fun. Rotsler was a fine writer.”

—Randy Johnson

“Good, fast space opera. What science fiction is supposed to do.”

—Larry Niven

Bonus: An interview with William Rotsler about writing science fiction, Star Trek books and media-tie-ins.

Coming soon from Digital Parchment Services will be new releases of William Rotsler’s novels To the Land of the Electric AngelZandra, The Hidden Worlds of Zandra, as well as a collection of Rotsler’s short stories.

The Authorized William Charles Rotsler site


Introductory price: $2.99 – regularly $.5.99

ISBN: 9781615085828

For Review Copies Contact:

M.Christian, Publisher

Digital Parchment Services

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