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The Twin Towers are still smoldering when those odd little anthrax letters kill a few people in Florida and DC and New York. Some nutcase, everyone thinks, but they’re not – they’re a setup, a precursor to a massive biological attack that leaves the Northeast a quarantined wasteland.

Campus policeman John Rashkil, trapped inside the Zone, chooses to keep doing his job, adding judge and executioner to his resume. He builds a jury-rigged life from what he can salvage and tries to help his teenage son out of the bear-trap that is the new Byzantine America.

But a growing sense of futility shatters his confidence, and he is unprepared when a rabble army seeks to break quarantine and pour into the uninfected lands.

Based on an old Irish legend of the same name, Partholon is a brutal look at how the just and the civilized respond to anarchy. It will delight lovers of action and military science fiction, like John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War or Robert Ferrigno’s Prayers for the Assassin.

Published September 2013

  Rebel E Publishers 

The Last Man In The World Explains All

Ten tales of the mundane, of a universe askew, where things are slightly off:

1. The Last Man in the World Explains All: double check your math.
2. Ghost Woods: shot an arrow into the air, and where it landed...
3. Invisibility: don't attract attention. Just don't.
4. Not With a Bang: this is how the world ends.
5. Do-Over: the problem with time travel is you.
6. An Unfortunate Choice of Words: Aliens. Man, they just don't get it.
7. The World Without Souls: not the most pleasant of places.
8. Reparations: my, how things change.
9. Inherit the Earth: a race, or an idea?
10. An Inappropriate Response: Humans. Man, they just don't get it.

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Real vampires. Tasteful dismemberments. And delightful shivers, from ten old-fashioned horror stories:
  • The Moonlight in Genevieve's Eyes: unrequited love. Tragic. Just tragic.
  • Choice: second chances are rare. Especially when you work for a vampire.
  • The Flowers in Mr. Williams' Garden: neighborhood watch, ghost style.
  • Cistern: zombies are horrible, until they hire you.
  • The Elvish Woman: lovers who steal your soul. Literally.
  • The Trumpet Inside the Warehouse: no one can hear you scream.
  • King of the Bears: be victorious, or be dinner.
  • Angel Eyes: man's best friend, when you forget your cross and garlic.
  • The Absence of Land: sell the farm, pay the consequences.
  • Face to Face: Lane really, really wants to meet his birth mother.

So, grab a crucifix, a shotgun, and come on in. But, leave a clearly marked trail. It's dark in here.

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