Crossline coverNEW YORK, N.Y, April 17, 2013 — American pilot Marcus Powell is testing the Crossline prototype craft in deep space when he is suddenly forced through a mysterious wormhole and into a parallel Universe — including a parallel Earth — where he finds himself at the heart of a civil war he may have been destined for all along.

So marks the return of author Russ Colchamiro in his latest pulpy science fiction romp. From Crazy 8 Press (336 pgs., $14.99 tpb), Crossline is the follow-up to Colchamiro’s debut novel Finders Keepers, the hilarious sci-fi backpacking comedy which Publishers Weekly called “a strong debut … with style and panache … from a very imaginative writer.”

Crossline is a classic sci-fi yarn reinvented through the wonderfully twisted mind of Russ Colchamiro,” said Crazy 8 Editorial Director and New York Times best-selling author Peter David. “We had been looking for the right author to join our team, and after reading Finders Keepers, we knew we had a creative madman in our midst. Keep an eye on Russ. He has a huge career ahead of him. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.”

Crossline teams Powell with a gorgeous, trigger-happy rebel leader, a pot-smoking Shaman, a crafty pie maker, and a weary soldier who hates his guts on a cross-country rescue mission that takes him farther and farther from his ultimate goal — returning safely to his family. Yet back home, Powell’s wife and young daughter are racing against the clock to outsmart the corporate executives who privately funded and launched the Crossline flight — and whose own agendas may prevent Powell from ever making it back alive.Russ photo 2

  • “Russ Colchamiro is the king of the comedic sci-fi Bildungsroman. Funny as hell.”

– David Mack, New York Times bestselling Star Trek author

  • “Blending sci-fi and comedy difficult feat. Russ Colchamiro makes it look easy.”

– Robert Venditti, New York Times bestselling author of The Surrogates

  • Crossline is clever, witty, and relentlessly trippy.”

 – Chris Millis, author/screenwriter of Small Apartments

Russ Colchamiro is the newest writer to publish with Crazy 8 Press, an author consortium led by Peter David, and includes award-winning and multi-genre authors Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg, and Howard Weinstein.

Crossline is available for purchase for Kindle, Nook, and paperback, through:

ISBN: 978-0615777313

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Russ Colchamiro at

About Crazy 8 Press

Crazy 8 Press is a consortium of writers who decided to bypass the traditional publishing process to bring their work directly to the reader. Founding members include Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg, and Howard Weinstein. Crazy 8 Press publishes in multiple genres, particularly science fiction and fantasy. For more information visit and follow them on Twitter @crazy8press.

About Russ Colchamiro

Russ Colchamiro is the author of the hilarious sci-fi backpacking comedy Finders Keepers. His latest novel, the rollicking space adventure Crossline, is his first collaboration with Crazy 8 Press. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children, and is now at work on the first of two Finders Keepers sequels. For more information, visit him on the web at, follow him on Twitter @authorduderuss, or email

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