Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Free Planet² LIBERATOR

liberator final cover
free planet² LIBERATOR will be a proper horroshow, self-sufficiency, creativity, passion and kinship self-destruct rollercoaster nightmare brainf*ck survivor vs conspiracy slaughterfest.

All driven by a PARALLEL PROJECT involving the MI(C)C or Military Industrial (Congressional) Complex  that was 'beaten to the finish line' by events in book one, Custodian. We see how the events at the back end of Custodian dove-tail with the events in Liberator.

It's really nowhere near where you thought this series might have gone. Think dark global covert underbelly. Though the news that Roland Emmerich is working on a sequel to Independence Day that involves parallel history and back-engineering of alien tech threatens to scupper my so-called originality if I don't get this book out rapido!

The really annoying thing about book two's Custodian-paralleling narrative is I'm getting more and more 'messages from the ether' about the content of book 3: REAPER which is potentially gonna blow the whole Free Planet message out of the ether into another dimension entirely. The idea for this series being that, at some point in the future, all three books will be reunited in a nice fat single volume of the full Free Planet story.

LIBERATOR due in 2014.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Free Planet³ REAPER

reaper final cover
Since 2005 or so, I've been busying myself with the Free Planet issues associated with 'freeing mankind from the corporate yoke of financial slavery' and there's been a spin-off, the Free Planet novel.

It was supposed to be a one-shot event, a single expurgation of fears, despair and panic about where our race might go in the pursuit of Free Planet ideals, legacies. It came to 80,000 words at the crucial second draft, and then something magical happened. The novel ended, after a series of cuts and rewrites to the finale, in May of 2012 and I've suddenly realised I couldn't leave it there. Now is the time to announce that this novel is actually the 'first of a series' of Free Planet novels.

As you'll see from the reworked cover for this first novel in the Free Planet series, it has become free planet 1: CUSTODIAN.

It's still the same book shared consecutively by The Custodians and You The People but there'll be more importance placed upon your eponymous 'custodian' role in book one. Therefore, it suits the series better if I sacrifice the original one-shot 'free planet' title to that of 'free planet #' and bring the 'custodian' aspect of this first book more into the foreground. I mean, it's there anyway, via the Custodian Liberation but this way we get to see how 'real heroes are made' from the most unlikely of raw material.

I have a detailed notion of where such a series would go, starting with free planet 1: CUSTODIAN the free planet 2: LIBERATOR and free planet 3: REAPER (image above) -- it's going to be such a beautiful and brutal storyline. The eyes are the window to the 'black' hole. Trust me, I'm an (evil) author.

REAPER due in 2015.