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Black Site

Coming May 24 - CLONES: The Anthology

First, the really big news - I will have a brand new short story appearing in the upcoming book, CLONES: The Anthology. "Black Site" is a wicked little bit of cosmic horror, in which a group of researchers attempt to unravel the origins of life itself. Needless to say, things go a bit haywire. If you're a fan of Alien or Lovecraftian stories, this should suit you nicely, I think. I had a ton of fun writing this one, and, quite frankly, it might be my new personal favorite work to date.

Here's the synopsis:

CLONES: The Anthology - available May 24th

Human cloning. Technology evolves faster than we do. The law shields us from our worst temptations. But the opportunity is there, dangling just out of reach—perfection and ascension… or delusion and destruction.

In this collection of clone-themed stories, ten of today’s top speculative fiction writers explore our morality, our built-in societal restraints, and reflect upon our state of grace.

Similar is not necessarily the same.

“CLONES: The Anthology” features stories from Amazon bestselling authors Rysa Walker (the Chronos series), R.D. Brady (the Belial series), Susan Kaye Quinn (the Singularity saga), Best American Science Fiction notable Samuel Peralta (Faith), and USA Today Bestselling and Multi-Award Winner P.K. Tyler, plus five more of today’s top authors in speculative and science fiction. “The Replacement Husband” by Nathan Beauchamp “Like No Other” by Daniel Smith “Awakening” by Susan Kaye Quinn “Eve’s Children” by Hank Garner “Black Site” by Michael Hicks “Fahrenheit 1451” by Samuel Peralta “All These Bodies” by Pavarti K Tyler “B.E.G.I.N.” by R.D. Brady “Splinter” by Rysa Walker “The Vandal” by Joshua Ingle

CLONES: The Anthology is listed on Goodreads, so go add it to your TBR!

Advanced Reviewer Copies are making their way into circulation, so keep an eye out for reviews in the coming days and weeks as we prepare for the big release day. (I may have one or two to spare for interested reviewers who can post their honest review to Amazon between May 24 - 30. Feel free to contact me.)

Below, you'll find the cover art designed by Ben Adams. Ben's work has appeared in a few places, and you may recognize his work from the art prints he did for Hugh Howey's Beacon 23. Needless to say, he did a phenomenal job on this title.

In other news, I was recently interviewed by fellow author and podcaster Nadine Matheson (who I was lucky enough to appear alongside with in the No Way Home anthology, curated by Lucas Bale, at the start of 2015) for the Spectrum Books podcast. You can listen to the interview on iTunes today!

This is my second podcast appearance - my first was last year on Hank Garner's terrific Author Stories podcast. If you're a glutton for punishment, you can listen to even more of me right over here. You'll note that Hank is also a contributor to the CLONES antho. We're working on setting up a round-table podcast so that all of us writers can get together and drink heavily discuss our work. Look for more info on that as we get closer to release.

Now for the really awesome part - here's the cover for CLONES: The Anthology!


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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