Brand new in Kindle, paperback and hardcover – a tense SF thriller about bizarre happenings on a research platform sixteen miles off the ground!
First appearing in Sinbad at the End of the Universe, superhuman hybrid alien Kalyx of Marini is the legendary Earth hero’s extraterrestrial match as she teams up with fiction’s most famous adventurer for thrilling escapades through both space and time. Here are her origins: From street waif to superhero, the incredibly canny and adaptable young woman with the sharp sarcastic edge has done a lot in a few short years.
On the way:
Krakenstein Conquers the World
In the sixth and final tale of the giant man-monster, the tables are turned and Krakenstein and friends face the most dangerous threat of all: humans. Military zealots determined to subjugate the collective will of the world’s populace face one big, pesky threat that must be dealt with first. But the former Dr. Max Shepperton is no ordinary three hundred foot tall sea monster, so they’ve got a big challenge on their hands. This one’s finished and proofed and will be out as soon as the cover’s done.
The Greed Bug
Special investigator Sandy Banyan finds herself tasked with figuring out how a string of paranoid billionaires have died with each and every one of them surrounded by Fort Knox-level protection. The victims have one thing in common…that is, other than tons of money. They all appear to have succumbed in a state of sheer terror. Videos can’t explain it, but the deaths are undeniable. Banyan will need to think beyond the tangible, and when she does she’ll find herself places she never even dreamed existed.
Little Women and Big Monsters
The third “strange western” features a more direct follow-up to the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women than the simple borrowing of character names and personas in Little Women with Big Guns. The sisters head west in search of their uncle and find a town full of big you-know-whats. Following after Blood Ridge and Mad Sky, this one will be much more western and much less modern day inter-dimensional invasion, something along the lines of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in terms of sticking with the premise and extrapolating into SF…because here at Fire Dragon it’s usually strange or paranormal or something…
Six Kinds of Crazy (six story NON-sf/fantasy collection)
That’s right, there’s an exception to the general Fire Dragon sf/fantasy/horror/supernatural theme in these six upcoming stories, which include a modern day homage to Rio Bravo set in a rundown/failed lake recreation community called “Hold ‘Em,” a slo-pitch softball tale set around 1980 and featuring odds-defying stuff that’s not actually supernatural (that one’s called “Ballpark”) and four other narratives that actually could happen even though they may seem unlikely. The idea is to skip ghosts, aliens, etc., for a six story escapade that’s more about the characters and plots than anything the world doesn’t generally agree exists.
Also on the way:
Bob the Interdimensional Trucker #5: The Twister Men
This one features drivers Blake “Mythos” Matheson and Wanda Relms up against scary dudes throwing windstorms.
Ghost Phone Episode 5: Anachronia
Sal Manks finds himself on an island populated by synthetic human bodies inhabited by the spirits of the dead, including a gunfighter baddie named Teak Brethren who’s overseeing the building of an army of androids just like him. What’s worse, Sal’s ex-gal Gazel is now his partner again…but she’s an artificial man now, and she likes it.
Earth’s overseers discover an ugly secret about a world they’ve already terraformed, but the stewards who uncover the issue are afraid to tell the powers behind the planet makeover that they made a big mistake.
Everybody’s Revenge (Little Women with Even Bigger Guns)
The actual sequel to Little Women with Big Guns, wherein that creepy Invisigoth alchemist Pageen is back in a synthetic body to try to conquer the world where her former boss failed.