Apocalypse Weird!

4-of-5-covers Over the next few days, I'll be diving into a few books tied into the Apocalypse Weird universe.

The Apocalypse Weird banner is the brainchild of indie author Michael Bunker (Pennsylvania, The Wick), hybrid author Nick Cole (Soda Pop Soldier, The Wastelands), and a few others to tell tales of weird science, apocalyptic destruction, dystopian visions, and hordes of zombies and cannibals, the occasional Kaiju, and various good, old-fashioned mayhem.

For a primer on this stuff, check out Bunker's blog post, "What is this Apocalypse Weird that everyone is talking about?"

Also check out "Apocalypse Weird – A Revolution in Publishing" over at Stefan Bolz's blog.

I'm pretty excited to see what these authors have in store for us readers and how the AW universe unfolds. This could be a really thrilling step forward in the indie digital publishing scene, and a great way for authors to reach a new audience (and vice versa). And, if you're a writer, word has it the AW crowd is looking for new contributors.

The first wave of five books (you can see the cover art for four of them up above) is due out Feb. 23. The Red King by Nick Cole, which kicked-off the AW line, landed back in November (I reviewed it here), and at the time of this writing I'm about 25% into Texocalypse Now, a collaborative effort between Cole and Bunker. I'll have a full review of it up in a few days, and it's available for pre-order at Amazon. Keep an eye out for Immunity from E.E. Giorgi, and possibly a few others in near-future.

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.

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