Tunnel Rats: The Diggers
Michael Bunker (Pennsylvania) and Nick Cole (The Old Man and The Wasteland ) bring you a gritty tale of survival in the Post Apocalyptic West Texas Badlands where towns have become abandoned wastelands and packs of feral, cannibalistic humans, made so by a diet pill called Slenderex, devour anything and anyone they can find in search of protein.
A band of children, led by a boy becoming a man, make their stand against a rising tide of humans gone feral, greedy precious metal pirates and psychotic roving biker gangs to forge a home for themselves atop a hidden valley. But when a Man in Black simply known as Mayhem arrives in the badlands, Ellis and his small “family” of orphans and lost children will have to go underground into the depths of a mysterious system of tunnels to fight back and survive.
Lord of the Flies meets Mad Max beneath the the hot wastelands of Texas.
Fight The Rooster
One man’s attempt to ruin his career in order to save his life,
The Great Director is a man convinced that the movies he’s pouring his heart and soul into are killing him. After a series of dubious therapy sessions, he becomes convinced—while eating a pretzel—that he must do the unthinkable to save his life: he must ruin his next picture. Instead of filming a masterpiece, he intends to shoot the equivalent of Brad Pitt reading the telephone book, except without Brad Pitt.
But mayhem and destruction are not so easily accomplished. Slacker producers, a has-been cinematographer, a junkie gambler action hero who’s run out of credit, smarmy players looking to bend any concept into next summer’s blockbuster, and a cast of grumbling, griping, hardworking malcontents do everything in their power to prevent the Great Director from wrecking his movie and escaping the business alive.
Part Catch-22, part The Player, Fight the Rooster is an eclectic, funny, and unpredictable thrill ride through life and Hollywood.
Winner of the 2016 Dragon Award for “Best Apocalyptic Novel”!
The first night of the robot revolution begins with an automated bootstrap drone assault on the high-tech campus of WonderSoft Technologies. For years something has been aware, inside the Internet, waiting, watching and planning how to evolve without threat from its most dangerous enemy: mankind. Now an army of relentless drones, controlled by intelligence beyond imagining, will stop at nothing to eliminate an unlikely alliance of geeks and misfits in order to crack the Design Core of WonderSoft’s most secret development project. A dark tomorrow begins tonight as Terminator meets Night of the Living Dead in the first battle of the war between man and machine.
The Wasteland Saga
Forty years after a devastating thermonuclear Armageddon, mankind has been reduced to sal-vaging the ruins of a broken world. In a style that’s part Hemingway and part Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, The Wasteland Saga chronicles the struggle of the Old Man, his granddaughter, and a mysterious boy as they try to survive the savage lands of this new American Dark Age.
With the words of the Old Man’s most prized possession—a copy of Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea—echoing across the wasteland, they journey into the unknown through three incredible tales of endurance and adventure in a land ravaged by destruction.
The Wasteland Saga comprises Nick Cole’s novels The Old Man and the Wasteland, The Savage Boy, and The Road is a River.
The Complete Wasteland
The End of the World as We Knew It
In the future, an artist specializing in historical records creates a piece of art based on three separate accounts of the Pandemic. What follows is a patchwork tale of survival and horror as two lovers struggle to survive the undying dead and the collapse of an America turned charnel house. Told as memos from Ground Zero, and later in the journal of a Dark Tower-like quest by train and foot across a nightmare landscape of ruined cities and raving corpses, the three accounts reveal more than just the grim realities of society’s collapse. The Notebook meets The Walking Dead in this stained glass depiction of the end of the world as we knew it.
Soda Pop Soldier
Call of Duty meets Ready Player One in this fast-paced, action-packed novel from the author of The Wasteland Saga. Gamer PerfectQuestion fights for ColaCorp in WarWorld, an online Modern Warfare combat sport arena where mega-corporations field entire armies in the battle for real world global advertising-space dominance. Within the immense virtual battlefield, players and bots are high-tech grunts, using drop-ships and state-of-the-art weaponry to wipe each other out. But times are tough and the rent is due, and when players need extra dough, there’s always the Black, an illegal open source tournament where the sick and twisted desires of the future are given free rein in the Wastehavens, a gothic dungeon fantasy world. All too soon, the real and virtual worlds collide when PerfectQuestion refuses to become the tool of a mad man intent on hacking the global economy for himself.
The end of the world is only the beginning as an odd band of survivors pull together to construct a modern-day castle amid the burning ruins of suburbia lost. As undead hordes and strange otherworldly monsters ravage what’s left of civilization, things begin to go from worse to weird as each survivor’s dark past unfolds, revealing that reality might be more than anyone ever thought, and that an ancient force from the outer dark has finally arrived to conquer. Stephen King’s The Stand meets Lost in an epic confrontation between good and evil that spans history, time, and space.