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The Last Town #6: Surviving the Dead Released!

March 31, 2017 5 comments

Now available: The Last Town 6: Surviving the Dead, debuting on Amazon as you read this. Bon apetit!

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And Now, For Something Completely Different…

March 19, 2017 1 comment

…how about some Self-Contained Exploration Vehicle designs from none other than Singapore’s finest graphic artiste, the intrepid Marc Lee? This is to inform the cover art for the upcoming Earthfall 2, and I offer two pictures for you to contemplate.

First off, the initial draft, created with the simple guidance of “base it off a HEMT-T.” (And a HEMT-T is the acronym for Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck.)

Revisions followed, of course. Likely fearing a neverending circle jerk of “Well, yeah, but it’s really more like this…”, Marc responded with a series of potential uses for the rig:

Now of course, this doesn’t match what’s in my head, but what I see isn’t necessarily translatable into actionable artwork. What I see is something crossed between the Landmasters from Damnation Alley and the vehicle from Ark II. And if that isn’t an unholy union of absolute nonfunctionality, I don’t know what is. So I’ll just nod and accept Marc’s suggestions and go back to writing. Anyway, cover artwork is probably the only exciting thing about the writing process, so I hope you’ve enjoyed the glimpse into a rather desultory future.

 

 

The Last Town #6: Don’t Be Making Any Noise, Now

 

Lennon led the men past an open warehouse. Beyond it was a parking lot, then Teal Club Road, if Norton remembered correctly. He heard a dry moan and saw a zombie emerge from a pile of what seemed to be masonry materials. It had dusty coveralls and a bloodied jaw. He slowed momentarily, trying to figure out if he should shoot it. Garcia tapped him on the shoulder.

“Keep going, sir. No shooting unless you have to. Gotta practice noise discipline.”

“We just crashed a very loud jet airplane,” Norton said. “I think they know we’re here.”

Score for CHARGES Audiobook

Well, it’s taken a long, long time, but the audiobook release of Charges is right around the corner, courtesy of composer Pip Shepherd. I am able to provide a peek (or listen, actually) of the score that accompanies the product. So point your browser here, slip in your ear buds or switch on your speakers, and listen to the music that accompanies the end of the world!