Update - 5/24/2016 11:55 a.m.

Over the weekend, myself and several of the other contributors joined fellow CLONES writer and podcast host, Hank Garner, on his Author Stories Podcast. Give it a listen!

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” Nathan M. Beauchamp “Like No Other” Daniel Arthur Smith “Awakening” Susan Kaye Quinn “Eve’s Children” Hank Garner “Black Site” Michael Patrick Hicks “Fahrenheit 1451” Samuel Peralta “All These Bodies” PK Tyler “B.E.G.I.N.” R.d. Brady “Splinter” Rysa Walker “The Vandal” Joshua Ingle


My story, Black Site, is a wicked little bit of Lovecraftian horror, which one advanced reviewer has called a "gory sonovabee" and "gut-ripping, face-twisting, vomit-inducing horror." Another wrote that it is "A deftly written thrill ride that kept me intrigued and guessing all the way to the end. (P.S. This would make a great sci-fi movie, kept envisioning it as one as I read.)" So, hey, if there's any Hollywood execs reading this, maybe you want to heed this advice? :)Chris Fried, reviewer extraordinaire over at The Leighgendarium, said Black Site is "A true tale of horror and science untethered, successfully cultivating your sense of dread and raising your apprehensiveness. All of that spine-tingling tension eventually climaxes into an explosive, senses-shattering finale."

In addition to Black Site, you'll find plenty more great stories on hand in CLONES: The Anthology, and, for a limited time, this collection of short stories is on sale for only 99c. So, buy it now for a great savings! It will soon be going back up to its regular list price of $3.99. There's even a paperback version available so you can get a physical copy of that great Ben Adams artwork to display on your bookshelf.


And don't forget about the CLONES: The Anthology Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of CLONES, our benevolent story curator, Daniel Arthur Smith, is giving away one 6″ Kindle Fire HD tablet to US winners (international winners will get a gift card equivalent).

If you're on Facebook, you can enter the contest here!

If you're not on Facebook, no worries! You still have a chance to win by following this link directly to the Rafflecopter link and signing in with your e-mail address.

As always, reviews are appreciated. Once you've read CLONES: The Anthology, please share your honest thoughts on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Reviews are the lifeblood of writers and serve as social proof for other potential readers who may be on the fence on whether or not to check out this work.

Thank you, and happy reading!

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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