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Don’t Call Him A Monkey

As some of you may recall there was a Kickstarter by Evil Hat Productions last year to fund a series of tie-in novels for their Spirit Of The Century role-playing game set in a 1930′s pulp world chock full of THRILLS! CHILLS! DERRING-DO! And other such ACTION PACKED THINGS!

Including a genetically modified, hyper-intelligent, lowland gorilla who teaches at Oxford named Professor Khan.

And since so many people clamored for more and more of these novels, I was lucky enough to be brought in to write about this primate intellectual and his adventures on the mysterious Red Planet ruled by the Weather Witch, Princess Cyclone. Part Flash Gordon, part John Carter, part Wizard of Oz this book is chock full of crazy.

And here’s the cover.  Click to embiggify it.

Khan of Mars Big Damn Cover

Don’t have a release date, yet, but I’m told that the Kickstarter backers should be seeing it sooner rather than later, with the general public being able to grab a copy not long after.

KHAN OF MARS is about as far removed from my other work as it is possible to get. It’s not dark, it’s not bleak. It has Heroes and Villains and, spoiler alert, Good triumphs over Evil. It’s also free of swearing. Give it to your 12-year-old with a clear conscience.

This was a fun one to write. It’s pretty off the hook and, strangely, might actually be the most challenging thing I’ve written.

Hope you enjoy it.

  • It may be significantly later in the year before the general public has a crack at it; it’s not that we can’t deliver it sooner, it’s that fiction distribution needs at least a 6 month window before you get to do that, and in order to start that 6 month window, you need… a cover.


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