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Josh Leone
Calling Tower
Josh Leone, author
In the distant future, the Human Primacy has conquered much of the galaxy. Led by the Council of Callers, humanity has united in worship of the Calling Tower, a mysterious crystalline structure embodying the living consciousness of Earth itself. In the shadows, one among the Callers has been working for centuries to bring about his own transformation into a being of pure power, unfettered by the limits of flesh. In his quest for godhood, this mad Caller will risk the lives of billions and the future of humanity! Only a small group of unlikely companions stands in the way of catastrophe on a galactic scale. A stunning combination of expansive science fiction and luxurious fantasy, Calling Tower is high adventure at its best. "A promising start to a serious-minded space-opera epic." - Kirkus Reviews

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10


A rollicking space adventure set in a complex universe in the grip an expanding humanity asserting its will over other species and civilizations, Calling Tower weaves together a complex plot as a band of unlikely companions fights to prevent a zealous potentate from killing billions in his lust for power. With intergalactic rogues, imposing imperialistic forces, killers and madmen, revenge and conspiracy, aliens, swashbuckling battles, and enough technical details to satisfy even the hardest of sci-fi fans, Leone's space saga is sure to please readers of every ilk.

Date Submitted: July 22, 2016

Chrissy Lessey, author of The Crystal Coast Series.

"An exceptional contribution to the sci-fi genre."

Kirkus Reviews

"A promising start to a serious-minded space-opera epic." Kirkus Reviews