Review of The Kyoto Man

Gabino Iglesies has written a great review of The Kyoto Man for The Coffin Factory. Here's the thesis: "Dangerously intelligent, unique, somewhat filthy, and personal, The Kyoto Man is great metafiction constructed with a prose that combines academic muscle with the grimy fun of classic pulp novels."

Cover Reveal for Heidi Ruby Miller's Greenshift

To celebrate the cover reveal for Greenshift, the ebook will be temporarily 99 cents at Amazon.

A tale set within the world of Ambasadora.

Mari's rare eye color makes her a pariah within Upper Caste society, which is why she prefers plants to people ... except David, the former Armadan captain who shuttles scientists around on a refurbished pleasure cruiser. But someone else is interested in Mari and her distinctive lookan obsessed psychopath who tortures and murders women for pleasure. When the killer chooses Mari as his next victim, the soldier inside David comes alive, but it is Mari who must fight for her own life and prove she isn't as fragile as the flowers she nurtures.
Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller
Cover Art by Bradley Sharp
Foreword by Dana Marton 

Space Opera/Science Fiction Romance paperback coming from Dog Star Books in August 2013. 

In Your Write Mind

I'm proud to be the Author Guest of Honor this year at Seton Hill University's In Your Write Mind writing workshop, which takes place June 27-30. I'm running two short modules called "Writing the Irreal" and "The Short Story." I'll also be doing a reading from The Kyoto Man and a book signing alongside a lot of other good authors. Please do consider attending if you're in the Pittsburgh area.

Review of The Kyoto Man

Sean leonard has written an excellent review of The Kyoto Man for Horror News. Here's his conclusion: "The Kyoto Man is a very well-written, very witty, self-described 'pulp science fiction novel.' While it is very intelligent, at no point does it take itself too seriously. Referencing the paperback version that I am reviewing, the author chose to include a blurb attributed to 'satisfied reader' that reads as follows: 'Pedestrian and irrelevant. Tripe. Guaranteed to never win the Pulitzer.' While it may appear intimidating at first glance, once the style and format sink in it will pull you right along on the wild ride. Highly recommended, easily among the top three new books I’ve read in 2013."

Review of The Shining Girls

My review of South African author Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls is now available at Los Angeles Book Review, one of my favorite journals. Please check it out and like/tweet it. You may also enjoy  other recent reviews of new SF books written by some of the best science fiction critics in the world.

Cover Reveal for The Revelations of Preston Black

Coming June 2013 from Raw Dog Screaming Press
Cover Art by Brad Vetter

Preston and Katy face a new darkness ... Sometimes a battle between good and evil doesn't look much like the ones they show in movies. The good guys don't always wear white, and they don’t always walk away with the win. And sometimes you're better off with the devil you know. The last time Preston went down to the crossroads, his best friend died and he nearly lost his brother. But Old Scratch doesn't take kindly to fools, especially not those who come knocking at his front door. And before all is said and done, he's going to teach Preston a thing or two about what it really means to sacrifice.

Read the first 100 pages of The Revelations of Preston Black.

Pre-order The Revelations of Preston Black at Raw Dog Screaming Press.