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"Revolver is one of those stories that, once I got over the initial shock of the subject matter and the sheer vulgarity of the content, I immediately had to listen to it a second time. ... with all the political turmoil, particularly the attitudes against women, that the world is being exposed to right now. I think this makes Revolver all the more terrifyingly plausible." - Audiobook Reviewer


From Nicholas Sansbury Smith's Extinction Cycle series comes a whole new World...

About Extinction Cycle: From the Ashes (Kindle Worlds)

In an effort to contain the spread of the Hemorrhage Virus, the United States government launched an attack on its nation's cities. Hundreds of thousands of lives, and a number of major cities, were lost in Operation Reaper but the monsters created by the bioengineered virus remained.

A small team of Army Rangers have entered the ruins of Detroit in an effort to save whatever refugees they can, and stop whatever creatures they encounter. In an all-or-nothing gambit, the Rangers will soon discover that in the heart of the Motor City, evil rises from the ashes.


This Horrific Halloween edition of Tales from the Canyons of the Damned consists of Three short stories and One Epic Poem—each from a different featured master of speculative fiction and Horror.

S. Elliot Brandis opens with a visit to airport security (what could be more chilling).
Award winning Poet Samuel Peralta contributes the inner thoughts of one so special.
Michael Patrick Hicks tells the tale of a dinner transcendent of earthly delights.
And Daniel Arthur Smith shares the first of the recovered Lost Tapes.


The controversial short story, Revolver, is now available on audiobook at Audible and iTunes

Best Novella 2015 – Edward Lorn, author of Cruelty

Top Short Story of 2015 - The Leighgendarium

"A lot of what happens in this story resonates with what we see and what we read in our very lives today. ‘Revolver’ is a great story, bristling with tension, unflinching with its descriptions and thoughtful. I get the feeling that people who misunderstand this may need to perhaps take a long hard look at themselves in the mirror." - Adrian Shotbolt, The Grim Reader

"Patricia Santomasso's performance of this audiobook version is simply brilliant." - Seamus, Audible Customer

"Patricia Santomasso is a revelation as a narrator. She really gives feeling to the various characters, really giving all the characters their own voices..." - Steve H. Caldwell, Audible Customer

"Revolver is a perfect short story/novella to read right now.  The political extremists are gaining more and more power and they aren’t easily ignored anymore.  Revolver tells the story of what would happen if we let this extremism go too far.  And wow was it good. ... Revolver is a big “what if” book that will leave you feeling raw and full of emotion." - Brian's Book Blog


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About Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.