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AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM PRINT OR EBOOK. It's earth-based sci fi, mystery, romance. B/W illustrations that look like photographs. Color cover, both 6x9 trade paperback or ebooks.
MYTHOS TALES are traditional tales, some scary as hell, some hilarious and some tearjerkers.
The basic premise of "Stranger Nations of the Otherworld" is that living amidst humans are representatives of very ancient, advanced yet alien Other Nations. They are not from outer space; they are from the depths of the oceans and the pits of the Earth. Some are utterly alien; some are all-too-human, with religion, disease, and death. Some have powers and technology that seem like sorcery, some are psyonic time travelers. And some are something new: a hybrid blend of ancient culture with modern human technology, and they have their own agenda for humankind. The novel takes the reader everywhere from legend-haunted towns in Massachusetts, beaches in Florida, Renaissance Florence, Italy, the steppes of Eurasia, an ancient city called Pnakotus, and to a very strange university in New York City.
IT IS URBAN FANTASY, NOT COSMIC HORROR, BUT HAS SOME CTHULHU MYTHOS THINGS IN IT WHICH ABSOLUTELY DO NOT NECESSITATE KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT THE MYTHOS TO READ.
HERE are the reviews it got:
There was some really weird stuff in there that could not have been anticipated.
The miracle is that it all works together. I cannot see any reader not liking
--Edward P. Berglund, The Disciples of Cthulhu II
the old Mythos tropes upside-down, OTHER NATIONS gives us a glimpse into a
world that gave Lovecraft nightmares.
--Daniel Harms, Encyclopedia Cthulhiana
Nations is brilliant. I found it compelling. The ideas are great, the characters
are alive and real, and there is a lot of dignity in the tale. You've blended
the ideas, human qualities and relationships perfectly. Apart from loving
it subjectively, I think it's an important, relevant work, important to the
here and now.
--David Kelso-Mitchell, Oneiros Books
loved Other Nations and can honestly say that it's one of the best mythos
novels I've read in aeons. It's already making the rounds among my friends
and the consensus, so far, seems to be a hearty 'well done!'
--Marc Zender, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary (currently on a fellowship at Harvard).
am honored to promote new material of the quality of Other Nations.
--David Wynn, Mythos Books
NATIONS is my favorite mainstream novel. It combines human drama that touches
on very deep themes, with interesting, lovable characters and despicable villains
- and offers glimpses of utterly alien beings and civilizations, including
ones that walk unrecognized amidst humankind in modern techno-society. Elements
of Romance, Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction are intertwined in an enchanting
and intricate tale that is told from many perspectives, and has much to offer
both the hearts and minds of readers.
--DC Chandler, Supercharge
The twists and turns of the plot brilliantly orchestrated. Heavy. Seriously,
I think the novel is better than most weird science fiction stories and novels
I've read. Something that requires thought is ultimately more memorable. The
science in the novel is cutting edge! Fantastic stuff.
--Allen Mackey, writer
A wonderful, engaging and well thought-out novel.
--James Ambuehl writer Lew Cthew fiction