JASON V. BROCK’s Novella “Milton’s Children” – Pre-Orders Being Taken

This is one of the books that I am most looking forward to in 2013.

Bad Moon Books is now taking pre-orders for the new novella from Jason V. Brock, titled “Milton’s Children.”

From the Bad Moon Books website:

A seafaring expedition to the Antarctic takes a detour during their return home to investigate a chain of uncharted islands. The landing party finds amazing animals – including gigantic, undiscovered species of what seem to be either very bizarre birds or flying reptiles. They break up into two groups to explore the landscape, and when one group fails to return, the others decide to camp on the beach for the night and wait for a helicopter rescue in the morning. . .

When the chopper arrives, there is no one to be found – only a gruesome aftermath, and the scientists’ cameras and notes. Upon reviewing some video taken by the original party, the few remaining crew members learn that these creatures are much more than anyone could have imagined.

“Fun and clever and full of storytelling energy. You are bound to like this one.”

—Joe R. Lansdale (Edgar Award winning Author, The Bottoms and Edge of Dark Water)

“This richly textured novella is a triumph—a splendid fusion of horror and science fiction, of the cosmic and the human. It fulfills the promise of Jason V Brock’s earlier work and establishes him as a force to be reckoned with in contemporary weird fiction.”

—S. T. Joshi (World Fantasy Award winning Author, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life and The Weird Tale)

I’ve not yet had the pleasure of reading any of Mr. Brock’s work, including this story, but the description makes this appear to be a newer, more horrific take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World,” a fantastic, timeless story that has entranced me since I first saw the movie as a boy.

Bad Moon is offering “Milton’s Children in two versions: a trade paperback edition and a signed limited hardcover edition.


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