Saturday, July 7, 2012

Coming this September! Death, darkness and giant beasts attacking Grand Rapids!

The light has failed: the era of man is at its end.

Born of darkness and forced from the world, the creatures of myth, legend, and nightmare have long called the shadows home. Now, with the cruel touch of the sun a fading memory, they’ve returned to claim their rightful place amidst humanity; as its masters.

Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous is due out September 2012. It is an anthology with a slew of great writers/authors, including last but not least (if you look at the list of stories and authors below) yours truly. Edited by the talented Tim Marquitz, and from what I have seen/read of some of the tales within, it is going to be awesome.

My tale, entitled FINAL RIGHTS, takes place in a near-future Grand Rapids, Michigan, roughly about the year 2075.

A little synopsis of FINAL RIGHTS...

"The world has been cast in the chill embrace of a Nuclear Winter and slowly withers towards its dreary demise. The once-glorious daylight hours have turned to a perpetual dusk and the last bastions of humanity hold beneath the brightly-lit, but slowly dying vestiges of the larger cities.  On the perimeters of the cloud-cloaked countryside, where light succumbs to deep shadow, tattered and mutated beasts hungrily wait for the brilliance of the civilized world to wink out."

Below is the list of talent and short story titles that will be within the anthology. 

List of tales and authors:
“Parasitic Embrace” by Adam Millard
“The Equivalence Principle” by Nick Cato
“A Withering of Sorts” by Stephen McQuiggan
“Goldilocks Zone” by Gary W. Olson
“They Wait Below” by Tom Olbert
“Buck” by Mark Pantoja
“Blessed Be the Shadowchildren” by Malon Edwards
“The Beastly Ninth” by Carl Barker
“Late Night Customer” by David Dalglish
“Rurik’s Frozen Bones” by Jake Elliot
“Wrath” by Lee Mather
“Friends of a Forgotten Man” by Gord Rollo
“Altus” by Georgina Kamsika
“Angela’s Garden” by Dorian Dawes
“The Long Death of Day” by Timothy Baker
“Out of the Black” by William Meikle
“Degenerates” by DL Seymour
“Dust” by Wayne Ligon
“Der Teufel Sie Wissen” by TSP Sweeney
“Born of Darkness” by Stacey Turner
“Lottery” by Gene O’Neill
“Where Coyotes Fear to Tread” by Gef Fox
“The Theophany of Nyx” by Edward M. Erdelac
“Double Walker” by Henry P. Gravelle
“Light Save Us” by Ryan Lawler
“Dark Tide” by Mark Lawrence
“Roadkill” by CM Saunders
“Torrential” by Regan Campbell
“Night Terrors” by Jonathan Pine
“Final Rights” by Peter Welmerink