Campbell's and CLONES

Available for free download right now is this book, Event Horizon 2017, an anthology collecting 75 Campbell-eligible Award authors and their works. This is my second, and final, year as a Campbell-eligible author, and my short story of Lovecraftian sci-fi, Black Site, is included!

You can download Event Horizon for free at Book Funnel

Speaking of Black Site, this story originally appeared in last year's CLONES: The Anthology project. The ebook edition of CLONES: The Anthology is currently on sale for only 99c on all available digital platforms. You can find the relevant links here.

In addition to housing my Campbell-eligible story, it was nominated by readers for the best anthology of 2016 in Preditor's and Editor's Readers Poll. On Amazon, it's currently sporting a 4.4-star average out of 5, with 115 reviews.

Several of these reviews even point toward Black Site as among the reader's favorites - always a good feeling, especially when I'm surrounded by (and propped up by) a number of excellent indie authors. Here's a few quotes from those reviews:

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.
— Amazon Reviewer Chris F.
There’s some time travel, there’s some genetic experiementation, there’s some out-of-body experience, and there is some plain old gut-ripping, face-twisting, vomit-inducing horror. I’m looking at you, Black Site, you gory sonovabee you.
— Amazon Reviewer Brent J. Meske
4 STARS: Black Site by Michael Patrick Hicks. Gross. Sooooo deliciously gross. The graphic descriptions are exactly what I needed to get the complete imagery of this story. I’m gonna slap a mature audience warning on this one. Much darker than the other stories.
— Amazon Reviewer ltg584
I’m quite a fan of this author and Black Site is a wonderfully dark and descriptive tale - a thrilling marriage of sci-fi and horror.
— Teri Polen, author of SARAH

Black Site will be getting a stand-alone release later this year. I'm currently waiting on cover art to come through, and then I'll be posting the story for my Patreon supporters to download prior to giving the story a wide release. 

Of course, if you don't want to wait on all that, well, it is on sale.

Michael 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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