A novel about an unlikely pair of lonely outsiders—one human, one AI—on an adventure to save the great American city of Metropolis written by "one of the most exciting new voices in fiction" (Charles Yu)*Named Library's Journal's "Debut of the Month" and one of NYLON's "50 Books You'll Want to Read in 2019"*In Metropolis, the gleaming city of tomorrow, the dream of the great American city has been achieved. But all that is about to change, unless a neurotic, rule-following bureaucrat and an irreverent, freewheeling artificial intelligence can save the city from a mysterious terrorist plot that threatens its very existence. Henry Thompson has dedicated his life to improving America's infrastructure as a proud employee of the United States Municipal Survey. So when the agency comes under attack, he dutifully accepts his unexpected mission to visit Metropolis looking for answers. But his plans to investigate quietly, quickly, and carefully...
The underground sanctuary has fallen, ravaged by famine and war.Our hero’s life is now an uncertain one. He could either stay and fight to the death or venture into the unknown. The Journey to the second city would be fraught with danger. Will his destination prove to be worse than his homeland or will his luck change?Join the desperate warrior as he takes on his perilous trek to find out.The underground sanctuary has fallen, ravaged by famine and war.Our hero’s life is now an uncertain one. He could either stay and fight to the death or venture into the unknown. The Journey to the second city would be fraught with danger. He would have to cross the wastelands, a baron plain filled with killer beasts with cunning traps.He has no way of knowing what fate had in store for him but he would rather take a chance than stay behind and end up feeding off the dead.Will his destination prove to be worse than his homeland or will his luck change?Join the desperate warrior as he takes on his perilous trek to find out.A short story that you will want to read again as soon as you have finished it.
Jacob had dreams of becoming a great reporter but could never have imagined what horror his first ever interview would have in store for him.Old Harvey James had kept his dark and sinister tale secret for many years but now it was time to reveal it. Will Jacob live to tell the old man's story?Due to fan feedback I've released this edition with an additional 84 pages and 4 new chapters. Enjoy! Do you love Thrillers? Take a wild ride with: danger, intrigue, betrayal, and the dark exploration of self- jaw-dropping revelations, and intense characters. This new, fast-paced story may be too much for some to handle, as it leaves many feeling: on edge, shocked, and haunted by the nature of humanity. Rory Chambers is an extreme sports expert who helps people to partake in every adrenaline inducing experience that California has to offer. However, his life becomes complicated when it is discovered that, due to a special protein produced by his body, his blood can cure a variety of terminal illnesses, including deadly cancers, and pathogens such as HIV. When the medical experts report their inability to create a vaccine artificially, Rory finds that there is no shortage of rich and powerful people who are desperate for a second chance... Desperate enough to carve it straight from his body. Regardless of what his career in extreme sports has taught Rory about fear; nothing can prepare him for the unpredictable ride, and lascivious betrayals that are borne by the human psyche. When his blood is valued at over $500,000 a pint, and so many dying people are looking for another chance; how will he keep the world from draining him of everything? For a thrilling experience that is not to be missed, order a copy today!
Channeling Steven Millhauser by way of George Saunders, The Great Frustration is a sparkling debut, equal parts fable and wry satire. Seth Fried balances the darka town besieged, a yearly massacre, the harem of a pathological kingwith moments of sweet optimismresearchers unexpectedly inspired by discovery, the triumph of a doomed monkey, the big implications found in a series of tiny creatures.In Loeka Discovered,” a buzz flows throughout a lab when scientists unearth a perfectly preserved prehistoric man who suggests to them the hopefulness of life, but the more they learn, the more the realities of ancient survival invade their buoyant projections. Frost Mountain Picnic Massacre” meditates on why an entire town enthusiastically rushes out to the annual picnic that ends, year after year, in a massacre of astonishing creativity and casualty. The title story illuminates the desires and even the violence that surges beneath the...