2018’s release is now available for pre-order. The best deal is to get the book directly from Apex. There’s a discount code, and you can get the digital ARC right now, months before the book is released through other venues. Click on the picture above (or image error if you’re reading this on Goodreads. Sigh . . .), and it’ll take you directly to their page.
While you’re there, check out the other offerings from Apex. They have a beautiful magazine, and some great books from some of the top names in horror, like Brian Keene.
I’m particularly excited about Jerry Gordon’s Breaking the World, an alternative history book about the Branch Davidians, a branch of which was involved in the ATF/Davidian standoff, and eventual destruction of the compound back in 1993.
Goodreads Reviewers: If you review for both Goodreads and a blog/web site, feel free to contact me on here about review copies of the book. I’d love to broaden my readership, and I love working with reviewers. Aetherchrist is classified as dark sci-fi. It all takes place right here on planet earth, with otherwise normal folks who just get thrust into a surreal experience not far removed from reality. Here’s the back cover description:
The digital era: Analog is all but dead, but the rusted towers still strobe on the evening horizon. They project a conflicting myriad of hope, despair and eyeless ghouls who claim to see the world in gigahertz.
A small town in Vermont broadcasts prophecies of its residents’ deaths. Rey, a cutlery salesman, seems to flicker at the center of every murder on screen. He thinks the town is rigged with cameras, or the locals are trying to set him up. But as the broadcasts grow increasingly surreal, and maniacs start showing up in town to remove his sensory organs, Rey starts to realize that the images pulsing beneath the static-riddled airwaves have woven him into a battle between people who believe that analog is the frequency of the gods.
Apex is a great publishing house to work with. Earlier this year they had an open submission period. It’s possible they’ll do another in the coming year, so get those manuscripts ready! I’m plugging away on one myself currently, but I’m only about half way through. I had hoped to be done by the end of March, but I have taken on a lot of new responsibilities at work, my car died, and have been a bit lazy about writing on weekends. I’ve always aimed a bit high on my expectations anyway, so this falls right in line with everything else I’ve worked on.
Tell you what. I’ll race you! My new goal is to get a draft completed by the end of April. Nose to the grindstone.
Thanks for reading, folks.