Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nina Munteanu's Natural Selection Compared to Niven's Tales of Known Space

Nina with friend Siko on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Nina Munteanu's short story collection Natural Selection (Pixl Press, 2013), about the evolution of humanity, received high praise recently from David Merchant, English Instructor at Louisiana Tec University.

In his review on, Merchant compared Munteanu's collection of nine interconnected stories to Niven's Tales of Known Space. Niven's collection of  thirteen interconnected stories range from the 20th Century to the 31st and trace Humanity's expansion and colonization throughout the galaxy.

"Like Larry Niven's Tales of Known Space, many of the stories in [Nina's] collection involve the same universe.  Nina's stories tease you, though. I want to know more about this universe of hers. My goodness, but she can write. I just love her writing, her characterizations, her ability to draw you in and leave you wanting more. A beautiful writer. I highly recommend anything she writes."

"By the way," Merchant adds, "she writes books on how to write fiction. Those are also well written."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Read the Scintillating Conclusion of The Splintered Universe Trilogy

Nina's much anticipated third book of her Splintered Universe Trilogy is now out!

In Metaverse (Pixl Press), the third and final book of The Splintered Universe Trilogy (Starfire World Syndicate), renegade Galactic Guardian Rhea Hawke travels back to Earth to convince an eccentric mystic to help her defend humanity from an impending Vos attack. Of course, things don't go as planned for Rhea in her unlawful quest. She finds herself trapped in a deception that promises to change her and her two worlds forever.

Metaverse was released in print form March 10th, 2014 and is available on Amazon and other quality bookstores. The Kindle version of Metaverse was released by Pixl Press for download on April 12, 2014.

Cover Art by Aurora-finalist Costi Gurgu