Wolf's Empire: Gladiator

Pre-Order “Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator” Now!

The reviews are already starting to pour in for Claudia and Morgan Grant Buchanan’s new sci-fi historical fantasy novel, “Wolf’s Empire.”

Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.com:

In the Galactic Roman Empire, eight noble houses fight for power. One gladiator fights for justice. This is Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator, by Claudia Christian’s and Morgan Grant Buchanan.

When her mother and brother are murdered, young noblewoman Accala Viridius cries out for vengeance. But the empire is being torn apart by a galactic civil war, and her demands fall on deaf ears. Undeterred, Accala sacrifices privilege and status to train as a common gladiator. Mastering the one weapon available to her―a razor-sharp discus that always returns when thrown–she enters the deadly imperial games, the only arena where she can face her enemies.

But Fortune’s wheel grants Accala no favors―the emperor decrees that the games will be used to settle the civil war, the indigenous lifeforms of the arena-world are staging a violent revolt, and Accala finds herself drugged, cast into slavery and forced to fight on the side of the men she set out to kill.

Set in a future Rome that never fell, but instead expanded to become a galaxy-spanning empire, Accala’s struggle to survive and exact her revenge will take her on a dark journey that will cost her more than she ever imagined.

Pre-order “Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator” now via Amazon.com.

Reviews

“Space empires and the Roman Empire go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan have created a rich, enjoyable tale based on history, liberally seasoned with imagination and pulsating with adventure.” — Kevin J. Anderson, #1 bestselling author of “The Dark Between the Stars.”

“Combines the violent excesses of gladiatorial combat, alien biotech, the heights of cruelty, and the terrible cost of triumph.” — L.E. Modesitt,, Jr., New York Times bestselling author of “The Heritage of Cyador.”

“A big, fascinating book — and it needed every last page to accommodate the vast canvas on which this exciting gladiatorial and high-tech epic is played out.” — Mike Resnick, 5-time Hugo Award winner.

“If the Roman Empire had never fallen, this would be its science fiction. The empire has expanded into space, powerful families are fighting for power, justice and entertainment are brutal, and Rome is definitely not a democracy. A sweeping vision of a very alien future for humanity.” — Sean McMullen, Hugo Award nominee and author of “Souls in the Great Machine.”

“An epic, brutal, bloody work of imagination that thrillingly melds the classical traditions of Ancient Rome with Space Age technology.” -— Cecilia Dart-Thornton, bestselling author of the “Bitterbynde” series.

“Fascinating . . . We now know that Ancient Rome never died but went on to become a vast galactic empire.  This mesmerizing new novel brings its passions and grandeur gloriously back to life.” —Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of “The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee” and winner of the Lincoln Prize for Lifetime Achievement in History.

“The story starts big and then keeps opening up, expanding until a galaxy isn’t big enough. I stayed up way too late reading it.” — Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of “Fatal Thunder.”

“What if Rome never fell, instead conquering the Earth, and expanding its empire to the stars?   Awash with political intrigue and breakneck hand-to-hand combat, Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator wastes no time, giving us a running start to a lushly-written new alternate history series.” — Steven Barnes, co-author of the “Dream Park” series.

Babylon Confidential Coming Soon in a Dutch Language Format

Check out Babylon Confidential’s (aka Babylon Vertrouwelijk in Dutch) new Dutch Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Babylon-vertrouwelijk-165955290415002/

Claudia will also be signing copies of “Babylon Vertrouwelijk” at Boekhandel Dominicanen, Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Time to be determined. For more information about the info, please see the Event page: http://claudiachristian.net/event/babylon-confidential-book-signing-boekhandel-dominicanen/

Babylon Vertrouwelijk

Babylon Confidential to be released in a Dutch language version

“One Little Pill” DVD Ships in August

One Little Pill Movie DVD Cover

One Little Pill Movie DVD Cover Artwork

There’s still time to place your pre-order for Claudia’s documentary film, “One Little Pill.”

DVDs are $19.99, plus shipping and handling.  Shipping is scheduled to begin August 10, 2015.

So you know, all proceeds will be used to further the fantastic work of the C Three Foundation, including:

  • $0.50 of every DVD sold goes toward the C3’s Key Chain Program, which provides TSM users a critical compliance tool free of charge
  • $2.00 of every DVD sold also goes to support C3’s Physician Outreach Program.

For more information, please visit the Official One Little Pill movie website at: http://www.onelittlepillmovie.com/purchase-dvd.html

Celebrate Claudia’s 50th Birthday at Galacticon, July 31, 2015

Claudia's 50th Birthday Party

Claudia’s 50th Birthday Party

We’re throwing Claudia a party at Galacticon to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday!  Join us in Seattle, Washington for a once-in-a-lifetime event!

We’ll have awesome Babylon 5 items for silent auction and there WILL be cake. Tickets are $50.00. In addition to the silent auction, each guest will receive a ticket upon entry for a chance to play a round of Cards Against Humanity with Claudia. Additional tickets will be available for donation to the C Three Foundation.

As a special ‘Thank You’ to Galacticon for all their help in making this fundraiser possible, the C Three Foundation is offering verified Galacticon VIP ticket holders a special $10 discount. That means you get to attend for the discounted price of $40.00.

For more information about the party, please see the Facebook Party Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/378171855700230/.

The Elks Club/Lodge #92 has graciously donated a private space for the party and is only 2 blocks from the Seattle Center, where Galacticon is being held. The Elks Club/Lodge #92 is located at 301 Queen Anne Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98109. Ice cream is being provided by Full Tilt Ice Cream and there will be a DJ playing 80s pop and dance music!

Galacticon celebrity guests confirmed to attend include: Bill Mumy (Babylon 5, Lost in Space), Jewel Staite (Firefly, Stargate: Atlantis), and Kate Vernon (Battlestar: Galactica). Other guests are sure to attend!

We hope to see you there!

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Babble on with the Cast of Babylon 5 at SDCC

San Diego Comic Con International

San Diego Comic Con

Join the cast of the Hugo Award-winning science fiction television series, Babylon 5, for a rare panel discussion at SDCC, Saturday, July 11th at 2:00 p.m.

Cast scheduled to appear include: Bruce Boxleitner (Captain John Sheridan), Claudia Christian (Commander Susan Ivanova), Mira Furlan (Ambassador Delenn), Peter Jurasik (Ambassador Londo Mollari), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Garibaldi), Stephen Furst (Vir), Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander), Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), and other surprise guests as the group talks about their time on the show and what’s happening now.
The 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. panel will be held off-site and just a couple of blocks away from the main SDCC venue at the

the gorgeous Horton Grand Theatre (Fourth Avenue – 444 Fourth Avenue, between Island and J Streets in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, just 5 blocks south of Horton Plaza in Downtown San Diego).
Then the group will return to the Convention Center in the Sails Pavilion for an autograph session between 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 

Below is a map for getting to and from the Horton Grand Theatre from SDCC.

Map to Horton Grand Theatre

Map to Horton Grand Theatre

Be there or be Babylon Squared!