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Cathedrals of Glass Hits Shelves February 21, 2017 - Pre-Order NOW

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NY Times Bestselling author of Sekret Machines announces new Young Adult thriller Cathedrals of Glass: A Planet of Blood and Ice, presented by Tom DeLonge

On the heels of the advanced reader hardcovers selling out in 24 hours, To The Stars is excited to reveal more details surrounding our next Young Adult release with NY Times bestselling author AJ Hartley.

February 21st  2017 will mark the release of the first in a trilogy of "smart, gripping and atmospheric" novels in the Cathedrals of Glass saga written by Hartley and presented by Tom DeLonge.

Cathedrals of Glass is the first story I've seen that fuses high-style with a cerebral thrill. A sophisticated tonality. Almost as if Stanley Kubrick came back with a vengeance to entertain young adults, and hopefully give me some pointers in the process..." says DeLonge.

Pre-orders of the trade hardcover that includes a forward from DeLonge are now available on Amazon and To The Stars...

“Deviance is unattractive and jeopardizes all we hold dear…”

Ten teenagers broke behavioral law. Sentenced to be reeducated on the moon of Jerem, they were placed in stasis on the automated ship Phetteron for their six day journey. They never reached their destination.

“Home looks after its own…”

Thrown off course by a computer malfunction, the Phetteron is damaged in an asteroid belt and crash lands on the uninhabited ice planet of Valkrys. Having spent their lives in temperature controlled environments, consuming nutrient supplements, and interacting with people mostly through the infonet, the teens are unprepared to depend on each other to face the harsh, hostile, and hellish landscape. Home will send a rescue party long before their meager supplies run out.  

“No contrary positions are viable…”

Sola was a roamer. She wandered the city after curfew, reveling in the freedom of being disconnected from the techgrid and embracing the joy of physical activity. For those actions, Home declared her deviant. But on Valkrys, her deviance is an asset that may be the teens’ only hope for survival.

As Sola explores their strange new world, she discovers that she and her shipmates are linked by something more frightening than their subversive behaviors—and uncovers a truth about the planet the authorities at Home wanted buried.

Valkrys is not uninhabited. And what lives there is predatory…

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READ CATHEDRALS OF GLASS FIRST

Posted by Tess Passero on

That's right! You can get a headstart on the newest book by AJ Hartley, and presented by Tom DeLonge, Cathedrals of Glass: A Planet of Blood and Ice. The book won't be officially hitting shelves until 2017 but you can grab a limited edition premium Advanced Reader package with all sorts of extras right NOW. There are only 100 signed copies so act fast...

When we asked Tom why he enjoyed this book so much and wanted to publish it, he said, "Cathedrals of Glass is the first story I've seen that fuses high-style with a cerebral thrill. A sophisticated tonality. Almost as if Stanley Kubrick came back with a vengeance to entertain young adults, and hopefully give me some pointers in the process..."

Get ready for a thrilling ride and grab your copy now.

 

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Tom and Cady Coleman Talk about the Overview Effect for Fusion Documentary

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Check out this video from our friends over at Fusion. It features a clip of Tom's interview that is part of a documentary, which is a collaboration between Fusion and NASA about the importance of Mars space exploration and the mission to get humans on Mars by 2030. Astronaut Cady Coleman and Tom DeLonge discuss the Overview Effect in this particular snippet.

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TOM DELONGE RELEASES NEW YA NOVEL SERIES FOR MULTI-MEDIA FRANCHISE STRANGE TIMES

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The first in a planned trilogy, Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl is based on DeLonge’s childhood exploits and fascination with the paranormal.

San Diego, CA (Oct 4, 2016)- Multi-platinum-selling artist TOM DELONGE (Blink 182, Angels & Airwaves) has released STRANGE TIMES: THE GHOST IN THE GIRL, the first in a planned trilogy of humorous Young Adult science-fiction novels co-authored by award-winning author Geoff Herbach of the Felton Reinstein Trilogy.   

 STRANGE TIMES: THE GHOST IN THE GIRL (To The Stars/Simon & Schuster), tells the hilarious and haunting origin story of the crew of outcast misfits that first appeared in DeLonge’s graphic novel Strange Times: The Curse of Superstition Mountain.  The narrative follows Charlie, the once popular jock whose father is a US Air Force pilot that has gone missing on active duty without explanation, as he’s forced into an Earth Science group project with four other rejects that include two slacker skateboarders, an uptight science nerd and an awkward husky kid with obvious social issues.  The boys hate each other, but when a hot ghost girl starts reeking havoc by taking over Riley’s body, they must work together to solve the horrific mystery shrouding their hometown in order to stay alive.

 "This is a story reflecting some of the peripheral moments in my life.  Of a suburban kid who grew up breaking rules, getting kicked out of high school, and obsessively looking for the more unusual and imaginative experiences that this world has to offer,” says DeLonge.

 STRANGE TIMES was first conceived in 2009 as an alternative, fringe news website curated by DeLonge and bandmate Matt Wachter for fans interested in learning about esoteric topics.  The brand’s storytelling evolved to include coming-of-age adventure series based on DeLonge’s own humorous accounts from adolescence and obsession with the paranormal.  An animation and other media are also in development.

 This is Tom DeLonge’s third novel published by his independent publishing company To The Stars… since its inception in 2015.  His previous young adult novel co-written with NYTimes bestselling author Suzanne Young, Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares, received the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in Teen Fiction.

About the authors:

Tom DeLonge: Praised as "Alt-Rock's JK Rowling," Tom DeLonge is an award-winning author, producer and platinum recording artist from San Diego, CA.  He is best known as the lead-vocalist and guitarist for musical acts blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.  After selling 25 million records and building multiple successful lifestyle and technology companies over the course of 15 years, DeLonge uses his passion for art and storytelling to create multi-media franchises under his production company To The Stars… that span music, books and film.

Geoff Herbach: Geoff Herbach’s novels have been listed in the year’s best by the American Library Association, The American Booksellers Association, and many state library associations. Prior to writing YA, he worked on several comedy shows and toured around the country telling weird stories in bars. 

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Play Strange Times: Super Charlie for a Chance to Meet Tom DeLonge

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Vice calls it "time wasting gold" and we couldn't agree more.  To celebrate the publication of the first in a trilogy of Strange Times novels, To The Stars brings you an ingenious video game by Punktendo that merges punk rock and our original favorite 8 bit video game in the world of Strange Times called Super Charlie.

To play head over to StrangeTimes.com on your PC or Mac (8 bit does not love mobile) and help the lead character Charlie save the Ghost Girl. 

And wasting time has its major perks!!  Play for a chance to win a 2 night stay in Encinitas, CA (where the book is based) and you'll get to visit the To The Stars headquarters on historic highway 101 where you'll meet Tom and get free shit from the To The Stars retail store.

HOW TO ENTER: Simply play Super Charlie and make it to the very end. When you are there, take a screenshot of the last screen and send it to contact@tothestarsinc.com. You will then be entered into a drawing for the grand prize of 2 nights hotel accommodations in Encinitas, CA a $250 shopping spree at the TTS store, $200 spending cash for all the Mexican tacos your heart desires and a meet and greet with Tom DeLonge at our To The Stars headquarters. (Travel is not included.)

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The Contest is open to people who are at least sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN A PRIZE.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Entries must be received by October 18, 2016 11:59PM PST. Subject to the Official Rules.  Employees of To The Stars, Inc. or its affiliates and their immediate families are not eligible for entry.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

By emailing a screenshot of game completion to contact@tothestarsinc.com, you certify that you have read and agree to the Official Rules and the To The Stars Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

PLAY NOW AND GOOD LUCK

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ALL THE LEGAL STUFF:

Official Rules for the Strange Times: Super Charlie Contest

Sponsored by To The Stars…

Beat our video game to win a chance to visit our HQ in Encinitas, California to do a meet and greet with Tom DeLonge.  We will provide you with two (2) nights in a hotel, a shopping spree in our store and even some spending cash.  You must pay for all travel costs to Encinitas, CA.  The Strange Times: Super Charlie  (“Contest”) begins on September 21, 2016 at 12:01 PM PST and ends on October 18, 2016 11:59 PM PST.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE PRIZE(S).  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  Void where prohibited by law.  Access to the Internet and to the Strange Times: Super Charlie Video Game is required for entry.

  1. Eligibility

The Contest is open to people who are at least sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of entry (“Participant”).  If Participant is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, he/she may only enter and accept a prize with the consent of his/her parent/legal guardian.  For any Prize requiring travel, any Winner(s) deemed a minor must also be accompanied by his/her parent/legal guardian.  Employees of TTS or its affiliates and their immediate families are not eligible for entry.  Void where prohibited by law. Participants must complete the Strange Times: Super Charlie Video Game and submit proof of completion.  There is no other game required to enter the Contest, as a tie-breaker or otherwise.  The odds of winning the Contest depend on the number of Eligible Entries received.  Participants are not required to pay any money to enter or participate in the Contest at any stage.  By participating in the Contest, Participants:  a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the interpretations of these official Rules by Sponsor, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to the Contest;  b) release and hold Sponsor harmless against any and all claims, injury or damage arising out of or relating to participation in the Contest and/or the use or misuse or redemption of the Prize (described below); and c) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules.

  1. How to Enter

To enter, beat our Strange Times: Super Charlie Video Game and send us proof of completion.  The game can be found  at StrangeTimes.com and can be accessed via PC or Mac. When all levels are solved and game is completed, please take a screenshot of the final screen and email to contact@tothestarsinc.com. Strange Times: Super Charlie (“Contest”) begins on September 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST and ends on October 18, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.  To submit an entry, Participants must also electronically acknowledge and agree to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be referred to as the “Eligible Entries”.  The odds of winning the Contest depend on the number of Eligible Entries received.

  1. Award of Prizes

There will be one (1) winner of the prize package described below (collectively, the “Prize”), drawn at random from the Eligible Entries. 

  • Meet and greet with Tom DeLonge
  • Two (2) nights in a hotel near our HQ in Encinitas, California
  • Shopping spree at the TTS retail store - $250
  • Spending cash - $200

Total Estimated Retail Value of the Prize Package: $1350. Any difference between the final value and the approximate retail value of the Prize will not be awarded.  Certain elements of the Prize may be subject to additional restrictions.  Winner will be responsible for all costs associated with traveling from his/her home or location of origin to Encinitas, California and for travel between the hotel and the TTS retail store. Any portion of the Prize not accepted by the Winner will be forfeited. Sponsor is not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any act or commission whatsoever with respect to the Prize.  Winner will be solely responsible for paying all applicable federal, state or local taxes on the Prize based upon the value of the Prize as set forth in these Official Rules and will be issued an IRS form 1099 for the actual value of the Prize received.  Winner must supply Sponsor with his/her tax identification number for tax purposes.  Any details related to the Prize not specified herein shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. No substitution, transfer or cash equivalent of the Prize or any portion thereof is permitted, except by Sponsor, in which case a Prize of comparable or greater value may be awarded.

  1. Notification and Verification

Once the Winner has been selected, the decision is final and binding in all respects.  TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN AWARDING THE PRIZE.  Winner will be notified at the email address provided to Sponsor on the entry form.  If a potential winner cannot be reached at the email address provided to Sponsor and/or does not respond to Sponsor’s notification within five (5) days from Sponsor’s first attempt to contact him/her, or if he/she is found to be ineligible, or if he/she cannot or does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, an alternate winner will be selected, using the same criteria listed above.

The potential winner must prove eligibility, including, without limitation, proof of age and residence, social security or other identification number, within three (3) days of being notified as the potential winner.  In the event of non-compliance by the Winner, each such Winner shall be disqualified and all privileges otherwise due as the Winner shall be terminated and an alternate potential winner may be chosen from among the remaining Eligible Entries received, if time permits, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Winner (or his/her parent or legal guardian if such Winner is a minor) must sign within three (3) days of receipt from Sponsor:  a) an affidavit of eligibility and release of TTS and Sponsor from any and all liability, loss, claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury and/or damage, theft, loss, or any other harm suffered in connection with the Contest, and b) except where prohibited, a promotional release granting TTS and/or Sponsor the right to use his/her name and likeness, signature, voice and biography for advertising and publicity purpose without additional compensation.  Any person accompanying Winner on his/her participation in any Prize or element of any Prize must also execute the foregoing documents.  Winner agrees to the foregoing and in addition agrees to obtain, on Sponsor’s request any additional documentation and releases necessary to prove his/her unrestricted ownership in all materials contained in his/her entry and Sponsor’s right to use such entry, in whole or in part, without limitation in all media and for any purpose whatsoever without compensation of further obligation to the Winner.

  1. General Conditions

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply to this Contest.  .All interpretations of the rules and decisions by Sponsor are final.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant it finds to:  a) have used software to generate a robotic, programmed, script, macro or otherwise automated entry; b) be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the TTS or Sponsor’s website; c) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; d) be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or e) have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with the Contest.  CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT/INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Participants agree to indemnify and hold the Sponsor harmless from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest, to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Sponsor, and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a Prize supplier that are sent along with the Prize.

If, for reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor at its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Contest without liability.  Void where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law.  Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Sponsor’s website and the Prize may be awarded to a Winner(s) in a manner that is fair and equitable, as determined by Sponsor.

  1. Disclaimers

No responsibility is assumed for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Participant or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest or by any human, mechanical or electronic error, which may occur in the processing of the entries to this Contest.  Participants agree that Sponsor shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from the acceptance, attendance, possession and/or use/misuse of the Prize, participation in the Contest, or any technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, servers, or providers, transmission line, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware, software, failure of any email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof, or any entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.  Participants also agree that Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to a Participant’s or third person’s computer related to or resulting from Contest and its Prize.  Sponsor is not liable for damage to a user’s computer system in any way due to an entrant’s participation in the Contest or downloading/uploading of any information in connection with the Contest.

The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest, errors in processing entries, identifying the Winner or in the announcement of the Prize and the Winner.  If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.  Should there be any inconsistency between any Contest advertising material and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control in all respects.  In the event of a dispute over who submitted a winning entry online, the holder of the winning email account will be declared the Winner.

  1. Dispute Resolution/Governing Law.

THE CALIFORNIA COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST.  EACH PARTICIPANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THOSE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.  PARTICIPANT FURTHER AGREES THAT ANY ACTION SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION.  PARTICIPANT FURTHER AGREES THAT ANY CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES).

  1. Rules/Winners List

For an additional copy of these Official Rules or a list of Winner(s), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, specifying which you are requesting to:

Strange Times: Super Charlie

To The Stars, Inc.

1051 S. Coast Hwy 101

Suite B

Encinitas, CA 92024

  1. Sponsor

This Contest is sponsored by To The Stars, Inc., 1051 S. Coast Hwy 101, Suite B, Encinitas, CA 92024 (the “Sponsor”).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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