Recommended Read: The Hard Cold Shoulder by L A Sykes

April 29, 2015 at 8:14 am (Uncategorized)

Paul D. Brazill

la sykesPitkin, an insomniac, punch-drunk ex-cop haunted by the past, receives a phone call from a small-time criminal that sends him spiraling deep into Manchester’s sordid underbelly.

LA Sykes’ The Hard Cold Shoulder is a brutal Brit Grit/ noir. A hard-boiled, urban western laced with sharp social commentary.

A shot of the hard stuff.

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Whispers Of The World That Was

April 20, 2015 at 9:30 am (Science Fiction, wraeththu) (, )

Whispers Final Front

 
In my life, there have been few achievements thus far that have meant as much to me as this one does.

“Whispers Of The World That Was” is not only my official (canon) contribution to my favorite author’s sci-fi universe, it will also be my 60th book in print. It brings the post-apocalyptic world of Wraeththu home, for me, as it takes place in the Gold Country, near the Rift of the Damned. How cool is it, to be able to write about a place that means so much to you, and to be able to write about it in a way that appeals so much to you – and further, to be able to take that writing and put it forth as an accepted contribution to the mythos of an author who shines above all others in your eyes? Beyond cool. I am honored.

About Whispers of the World That Was:

By E. S. Wynn
April 2015
ISBN: 978-1-907737-66-4
Catalogue number: IP0043
212 pages
£10.99, $16.99, E15.50
Editor: Storm Constantine
Cover Art: Ruby
Cover and Interior Layout: Storm Constantine

Cover Text:

Humanity’s time is done. Wraeththu’s time has begun.

Independent, isolationist and protected by the geography and legends surrounding the Rift of the Damned, the hara of the Gold Country live off what they can salvage from the sunken cities and abandoned towns. While hara of tribes elsewhere awaken to their newfound abilities, learn their bodies and discover new gods, the har-men of the Gold Country cling to the old, familiar ways of the human era.

Even before they were har, the folks of Cinder Hill fought against the tides of an ever-changing world, cursing the laws and politicians that killed every industry, except for Wild West tourism. Now, the laws have gone, the world itself torn apart to birth a wild new way of being. But in Cinder Hill echoes of the past linger on; hara who still deny the changes in themselves get by in the only way they know how – as their hardworking human ancestors once did.

When Tyse and his salvage trawler crewmates haul a mysterious object from the ocean, they initiate a series of events that will bring change to the Gold Country, whether those who live there want it or not. Tyse discovers that his terrifying new state of being is the only way to combat an implacable threat that seeks to eradicate all hara from the Gold Country and beyond. Powerful predators have appeared, their origins unknown, and none can hide from these deadly and apparently indestructible hunters. None except – perhaps – a har in control of his own powers.

Gritty and uncompromising, E. S. Wynn brings a new vision to the ground-breaking Wraeththu Mythos, where the humanity remaining in hara fights to resist the inevitable change, and old prejudices and conditioning hamper the evolution of an isolated tribe.

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Astride Twin Seas

April 18, 2015 at 8:55 am (Science Fiction)

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My 59th book is now available! Spread the word and check out “Astride Twin Seas” today!

From the back cover:
Written partly in California and partly in Hawaii, Astride Twin Seas is a collection of sci-fi short stories that bridge a period when the author was between homes, torn between loves and lost between lives. These are stories of transition, whether gentle or searingly sudden. These are stories of change, of growth, of rebirth, and a delicate, blossoming hope for the future.

Get it here: http://www.thunderune.com/2015/04/astride-twin-seas.html

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