Dark Nemesis!

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He watched his father accidentally shoot his mother when he thought she was an intruder in their house.

He grew up wealthy in the most corrupt city in the world.

He provides Monstros City with security that it can afford.

He runs a political campaign to bring safety to the streets, dedicated to apprehending Dark Nemesis.

He is also Dark Nemesis.

And only a clown can bring him down.

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Dark Nemesis is a project I am working on with Anthony Hary. Essentially Dark Nemesis is a reversed version of the Batman myth. In this case the clown and the circus represent the heroes struggle while the rich, wealthy, deadly costumed vigilante is in fact a terrorist and murderer. This isn’t just “Batman gone bad”, this is Batman corrupted from the beginning. I am reposting this in celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary.

Greatest Comics Ever: Part 10

JLA: League of One

Nymphs, Goblins and Dragons, Oh My? But wait, isn’t this a DC graphic novel??

When I still lived at home, but had outgrown toys, I would often ask my parents for expensive graphic novels for Christmas, the ones I’d never buy myself but would look beautiful in my collection. This was how I got Arkham Asylum. Another one of these Christmas treasures was JLA: A League of One.

The Oracle at Delphi has seen the end of the JLA at the hands of an ancient dragon who has finally woken up since the Middle Ages. Wonder Woman believes the prophesy and is determined to make sure the rest of the League does not face the dragon. If whoever faces the dragon must die, than Wonder Woman will face the threat alone.

This is the Justice League we’re talking about though, a family that fights together against all odds. Eventually Wonder Woman sees the error of her ways and the League stands as one. Christopher Moeller is one of the greatest artists to ever work for DC Comics and this fully painted hardcover graphic novel is a beauty. Really though, I am a sucker for any book where one hero has to take out their teammates. Always had a weak spot for those issues.
Check out more of Chris’s work here: http://www.moellerillustrations.com/portfolio

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The future. 

From the first moment Oberon O’baron laid eyes on the robot, he was in love. With just a glance the petite artificial girl set his heart aflame, sending him into an obsessive frenzy. As the old-fashioned Englishman struggles with his new found passion, he is led into a world of political agendas, futuristic vice and sexual frustration. Oberon is obsessive, cowardly, self-loathing and weak but his mind is sharp and his dedication unwavering. All the pleasures he had denied himself, all that he had missed out on could be reclaimed. All he needs is HER. 

The Corrupter is a science fiction tale of obsession, set in a world where everyone is watched and nothing is private.

Print and Digital are now available from Amazon. It will also be available from other online retailers on August 1st.

 

 

They have consumed a thousand worlds. The Earth is next. One man must defend Earth from a hunger from the stars.

Available now from Amazon for the Kindle and other devices.

http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Man-ebook/dp/B006OOAW22

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WHITE ZOMBIE!

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The Race War is over. The zombies have won.

http://www.amazon.com/White-Zombie-Anthology-ebook/dp/B009WQR2R2

A flu-like virus ravages the Earth killing everyone within 24 hours. Only the black race seems immune. This blessing soon becomes a curse as the rest of Earth’s population rises as flesh-hungry zombies. Contains 11 scary short stories by various authors.

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The artist of the cover has a Kickstarter going for his black book of art, which includes this zombie image. If you love thoughtful, gothic art, go and support his one of a kind book!

EARTH MAN! Out Now!

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They have consumed a thousand worlds. The Earth is next. One man stands between all life on the planet and an alien virus out to consume all life.

Available now from Amazon for the Kindle and other devices.

http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Man-ebook/dp/B006OOAW22

Sorry guys, this post originally said the book was free. That was my mistake, I reposted a previous blog. However, anyone who wants a free copy can e-mail me, as long as you are willing to write a review I’ll send you a copy today!

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NEUROMANCER: A Review 30 years in the Making

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I don’t often use my blog to promote the books of other people so when I do, it is because the work is damn good and deserves it.

I was eight years old when Neuromancer was first released so by the time I hit puberty, it had spread into everything. Cyberpunk was everywhere by the early 1990′s, you couldn’t get away from it. A whole genre of science fiction was created specifically from the ideas and imagery of Gibson’s first novel. I was never into it. Cyberpunk always seemed like the annoying little brother trying to copy the world of Blade Runner but acting like he was so much cooler because he had cybernetic implants or something. For years I would hear about Gibson’s books from people who I always thought spent too much time being nerds and not enough time being men. You have to understand that I am a self-loathing nerd; I never wanted to be anyone except maybe Bruce Lee and computers were just tools to be used, not things to be coveted and envied. Even now, I use technology to make art, not as the art itself. I’d trade all the apps on my phone for a good editor. A hammer is just a hammer, a computer is just a computer, so I never understood the fascination with the dark elements of machines.

So a couple years back I found Idoru. You have to understand that living through Gibson’s era gave me a particular, unique viewpoint on what I ASSUMED his work was. Idoru was brilliant and it was manly Idoru was like Fight Club 2299. I always thought Gibson was writing nerd urban fantasy, where computers replace minorities as characters in some grungy, cyber-ghetto of the future where people lived a Second Life in cyberspace that was much cooler than the physical body they inhabited. It was like British punks for silicon valley geeks. Then I read Idoru and I realized that William Gibson was not writing what I thought he was writing. It wasn’t that I didn’t have an interest in Gibson’s work, it was that I wasn’t interested in Gibson’s fans interpretations of his work, at least as it related to Neuromancer. Until now, I always considered Frankenstein or Hunger Games to be the greatest debut novel ever written, but now after reading Neuromancer, I have to say this book is the best debut novel I’ve ever read. It certainly deserves the triple crown awards it has won. Even though I was wrong about Gibson’s work, I was not wrong about some of his fans. It seems, after thirty years, some people still don’t understand what that novel was about.

You see I was not surprised by the computer stuff, some of it is actually pretty outdated (telephones, for example, are in the novel as static, land lines). I knew about the grunge and the tech and all the big ideas that people had ripped off for things like the Matrix. I’d suffered through Johnny Mnemonic movie a couple times over the years and I was aware of the oddities and the freaks that filled the pages of Gibson’s novel. But there was something else in Neuromancer, something buried beneath the domed cities, the space colonies and the virtual reality.

The real power of Neuromancer is the power of being human. Case is a broken, suicidal man who believes he has nothing to live for, Armitage has lost his mind to technology, Molly has lost her body. Case lost his heart, to the city or perhaps to the very technology he loved, but through the story he gains it back. It is the anger of emotion that makes us human and that fiery heart cannot be duplicated or understood by any machine, nor will it ever. Now, my debut novel Earth Man seems. . .amateur in light of Gibson’s brilliance but I find similar themes between them, themes that I understand very well. Anger and redemption from it and through it, anger as the trigger for transformation. The power of emotion, the power of forgiveness to heal. Armitage, angry at the world that destroyed his body, Molly angry at the world that destroyed her innocence, Case, angry at the world that destroyed his love for the world. Although Case appears to be the weakest of the three, he is in fact the strongest, for Case is the only one who can pull himself out of the dark box, used both literally and figuratively in the novel, and free himself from his own downward spiral. The power of one small human male to overcome his own guilt, greed and sadness, is strong enough to free an AI from the chains of its own lack of humanity.

Gibson never implied that cyberspace should be a replacement for life, he only suggested it might be a suitable alternative to death.

Whether intentional or not, Case is the symbol of all of humanity; all our lust, greed, addictions, affections and obsessions. It took me thirty years to get around to reading this book and I am glad it did; now I finally get it. As a writer it makes me feel like a hack, but as a reader, this book was a breath of fresh air.

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From the first moment Oberon O’baron laid eyes on the robot, he was in love. With just a glance the petite artificial girl set his heart aflame, sending him into an obsessive frenzy. As the old-fashioned Englishman struggles with his new found passion, he is led into a world of political agendas, futuristic vice and sexual frustration. Oberon is obsessive, cowardly, self-loathing and weak but his mind is sharp and his dedication unwavering. All the pleasures he had denied himself, all that he had missed out on could be reclaimed. All he needs is HER. 

The Corrupter is a science fiction tale of obsession, set in a world where everyone is watched and nothing is private.

Greatest Comics Ever Part 9

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Perhaps one of the greatest comics. . .  OF ALL TIME!

The worst part of this comic is the “Star Warriors” blurb across the top, but you can guess why they did that back in the day.

Two legends unite. And they fight. And it is ugly. But not what you expect. The Star Warriors have come to conquer Earth but they are willing to give us a chance; our greatest champion against their greatest champion. Superman would be the obvious choice, but Superman isn’t from Earth! So the world’s greatest pugilist is more than ready to step into the ring against the alien bums who want to enslave mankind.

I am not going to give away too much more. These Greatest Comics posts are books you should be buying and if you don’t own this already, go get it now. It was re-released to celebrate the anniversary and I know there are a few places to read it for free online. You don’t want to miss the greatest fight in comics history.

 

Get CORRUPTED this Independence Day!

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An estimated 41 million Americans are expected to drive 50 miles or more from home over the Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA Travel.

If you have a Kindle device in your phone or tablet, why not pick up a free copy of THE CORRUPTER to get you through the weekend?

FREE from July 4th to 6th.

From the first moment Oberon O’baron laid eyes on the robot, he was in love. With just a glance the petite artificial girl set his heart aflame, sending him into an obsessive frenzy. As the old-fashioned Englishman struggles with his new found passion, he is led into a world of political agendas, futuristic vice and sexual frustration. Oberon is obsessive, cowardly, self-loathing and weak but his mind is sharp and his dedication unwavering. All the pleasures he had denied himself, all that he had missed out on could be reclaimed. All he needs is HER. 

The Corrupter is a science fiction tale of obsession, set in a world where everyone is watched and nothing is private.

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