THE SCREAMING OF THE TYRANNOSAUR
Update: This novelette has just been released!
This eagerly awaited, novel-length sequel to The Running of the Tyrannosaurs will be set on the Conservatory World you glimpsed in the first story, featuring a different athlete. And there will be tyrannosaurs! Projected release date: Summer 2018.
DANTE’S HEART: FULL CYCLE
This dramatic expansion of the Dante’s Heart novella into a fuller exploration of that universe will be released in June 2018, with 20 lavish illustrations by artists Roberto Calas and Chaz Kemp. Journey across galaxies and millennia as our descendants plant seeds of new life in the universe, seeking penance for humanity’s violent past.
ANSIBLE: FALLING FROM THE SKY
The third season of Ansible is underway, and “Falling from the Sky,” the novel-length finale to Season 3, is anticipated at the end of 2018.
BY A SLENDER THREAD (THE ZOMBIE BIBLE, #6)
One woman will lead thousands of refugees from zombie-infested Rome. This novel will be hundreds of pages and will have an epic scope, and has been in production for several years. I anticipate completing the manuscript in winter 2018-19, and editing for a summer 2019 release. Here’s an excerpt from the (very) rough draft:
They had stumbled out of Rome and into some part of the dream country that was inhabited by the screams of the living and the dead and the crack of baking stone, where fire cut them off from one street and men ran from that alley into their midst with flames in their hair and their skin melting like butter, to collapse choking and shrieking; where the sky was no longer open as God’s heart but had become instead a heavy blanket rank with fumes and weighted, weighing them down to the earth, where the very air had become a poison, where there was neither breath nor hope but only cries of prayer and the need to go on, to go on, to get some of these people, please God some of these people, out of the fire and death. Regina no longer recognized any of the streets or buildings around her, though she had lived in this place for years; all of them were translated into monsters of soot, pouring smoke from the mouths of their windows. Men and women ran past her, and she tried to grab them, stop them. “Not that way! Not that way!” she’d cry, but few listened, only the few who saw her face, who knew who she was, who were not blind with panic.
If you have read What Our Eyes Have Witnessed, then you have read the prequel to this novel. By a Slender Thread is Regina’s story. Projected release date for By a Slender Thread: Summer 2019.
KIDNAPPING THE CLOCKWORK GOD
This is a steampunk novella I am working on intermittently. It is still in its very early stages; I will post updates as I learn more.
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