The Cooke Agency

A Lee Martinez
Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain

Emperor Mollusk versus The Siniste Brain by A Lee MartinezEmperor Mollusk.

Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth.

Not bad for a guy without a spine.

But what’s a villain to do after he’s done … everything. With no new ambitions, he’s happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he’d prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course.

Retirement isn’t easy though. If the boredom doesn’t get him, there’s always the Venusians. Or the Saturnites. Or the Mercurials. Or . . . well, you get the idea. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s also the assassins of a legendary death cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac (as brilliant as he is bodiless) who have marked Emperor for their own nefarious purposes. But Mollusk isn’t about to let the Earth slip out of his own tentacles and into the less capable clutches of another. So it’s time to dust off the old death ray and come out of retirement. Except this time, he’s not out to rule the world. He’s out to save it from the peril of The Sinister Brain!

Praise for A. Lee Martinezs Chasing the Moon:

“Martinez excels at off-the-wall storytelling that perfectly suits this cheerful apocalyptic fantasy.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“A solid, enjoyable book that continues to showcase Martinez’s facility with genre tropes … I strongly recommend Chasing the Moon. It is a fast-paced, really engaging read. Much like life, it has its moments of laugh–out-loud humor, coupled with moments of deep emotion … It’s a great summer book, perfect for reading on the beach … although beware of tentacles reaching up from the depths.” —The King of Elflands's Second Cousin

“Readers who like their science fiction on the wacky, mind-bending side, à la Douglas Adams, are sure to love this story that examines our place in the cosmos and our need to understand even the most inexplicable things.”
RT Book Reviews

Genre/Category: Fantasy
Length: 320 pp.

English (world) rights, Orbit/Hachette
Audio rights, Audible

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.


A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas.  At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels.  Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil’s All Fright Diner, was published.  His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting.  Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he’s in the car by himself. 

A. Lee Martinez’s website can be found at