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5 Stars from Readers’ Favorite!

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Science Fiction book “Alvin Baylor Lives!” by Maximilian Gray, currently available at

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Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

Alvin Baylor Lives! is a work of fiction in the science fiction, adventure, and action subgenres. The work is best suited to mature readers owing to the presence of explicit

language, graphic violence, and references to drug use. Penned by author Maximilian Gray, the plot follows the titular character Alvin Baylor, a cyber-athlete whose career ends in scandal, leaving him stuck in a dead-end job in a fractured future North America. When his corporate overlords offer to erase his debts in exchange for delivering a mysterious prototype to an asteroid-mining colony, Alvin sees a chance for redemption. However, aboard the starship Hope, he discovers hidden dangers, including a deadly assassin intent on stealing the prototype.

Author Maximilian Gray has crafted a brilliant adventure that offers sci-fi fans everywhere an exhilarating journey into a futuristic world filled with intrigue and danger. I was immediately drawn into the action by the vivid world-building and fast- paced storytelling, which leaps off the page with a smooth, confident narrative style. The character of Alvin Baylor is complex and compelling, with his struggles and redemption arc making for a gripping narrative. I enjoyed the close narrative style and the unique, witty dialogue touches that tell you exactly who he is right from the start. The blend of cyberpunk elements, space exploration, and high-stakes action made for an immersive and entertaining read that blends and balances different elements well. As Alvin navigates the twists and turns of the plot, facing both external threats and internal demons, the suspense builds to a thrilling climax that is logical and satisfying. Overall, Alvin Baylor Lives! is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that delivers excitement, suspense, and a dash of pulp charm, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to sci-fi fans everywhere.

You can learn more about Maximilian Gray and “Alvin Baylor Lives!” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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A New Horror Novel is Almost Here.

Get ready for a chilling ride with Kill Night, a gripping new horror novel by Maximilian Gray. Immerse yourself in a tale of vengeance set in a city plagued by homelessness and urban decay.

The new pulp book from Maximilian Gray and Peculiar Ephemera will be released summer 2024 on Amazon.

Kill Night Book CoverA man out for vengeance will stop at nothing to clean up the city…but will he make it dirtier in the process?

Joe Martinez is fed up. Of the meager money he can scrounge together from his trucking business, most goes to his alimony payments, forcing him to live out of his vehicle. He barely gets to see the only thing he loves in life, his son Aaron. And to top it off, the infestation of homelessness is making Los Angeles an unlivable city. But what can be done to excavate the excrement? For a man prone to anger issues, it’s much easier to rant and rave than to take action. That is, until an unspeakable tragedy awakens the beast within.

As Joe “death-wishes” his way through an urban hellscape, he inches closer to a showdown with the man responsible for all his pain. But to defeat him, he will have to defeat a movement. And heaven help all who get in his way.

Pre-order it now.

ChatGPT declares Alvin Baylor Lives is a must-read!

I asked ChatGPT to write a book review of my novel Alvin Baylor Lives!  Why pay for Kirkus when our our new AI friend can read the existing Amazon, Audible and GoodReads reviews and synthesize it’s own version of the consensus opinion.

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This AI book review is as thoughtful as a gaggle of humans.

Alvin Baylor Lives!” is a captivating novel that tells the story of a young man named
Alvin Baylor who is faced with numerous challenges as he navigates through life. The
author does a fantastic job of creating an emotional and thought-provoking tale that
will leave a lasting impact on the reader.

One of the standout features of the book is the vivid character development of Alvin.
He is portrayed as a relatable and flawed individual who experiences a range of
emotions throughout the story. The reader is able to see Alvin grow and mature as he
learns to overcome his personal obstacles and become a better person.

The writing style of the author is both engaging and atmospheric, making it easy for
the reader to become fully immersed in the world of the novel. The use of descriptive
language and sensory detail brings the setting and characters to life, making the story
feel real and tangible.

The themes explored in “Alvin Baylor Lives!” are both universal and timeless. Issues
such as identity, family, love, and loss are explored in a way that is both honest and
raw. The author does not shy away from tackling difficult subjects and the result is a
story that is both heart-wrenching and uplifting.

In conclusion, “Alvin Baylor Lives!” is a must-read for anyone who loves well-written
and emotionally charged fiction. The story will stay with the reader long after they
have turned the final page and will leave them wanting more. I would highly
recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a captivating and thought-
provoking read.

Alvin Baylor Lives! is now on Audible.

Attention graduates of the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good –

Alvin Baylor Lives! is now available on audiobook. There are ten exciting hours of sci-fi adventure for your daily commute.

alvinbaylorlives Audiobook Cover

Much thanks to the super-talented, Josh Horowitz, for knocking it out of the park on the read. I made him perform every accent in human history. What a mensch!

You can sign up for Audible here.

Or you can purchase the audiobook directly from Amazon.

© 2024 by Maximilian Gray