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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Fiction Project - Part 6

End of the Road...well, not quite.

It's been a long, but personally rewarding journey. Checking my archived files, I found that I typed the first words for
Earthburst on September 19, 2009, two and a half years ago. With my final proof copy in-hand and upcoming April release date, I have finally realized one of my greatest ambitions as an author, to craft an epic post-apocalyptic novel. This genre has always been my favorite as a reader, the way it exposes the human condition and its resulting introspection. Given the opportunity to rebuild civilization, would we do a better job of it, or would we fall into the same old pattern of exploiting our fellow man? Utopia or dystopia?

A daily barrage of bad news about the economy, terrorism, rogue states acquiring nuclear weapons, drug resistant diseases, and destructive domestic politics reinforces the possibility of a civilization collapse. The unthinkable could occur. What would you do?
Earthburst explores such a scenario.

Now that I've taken a short breather to enjoy my accomplishment, it's time to get back to work. As all of my author friends know, a release date is not the end of the road, just another step along the journey. Next, I need to prepare marketing materials, update the website, setup book signings, and format for a future Kindle release. Stay tuned for more blog entries.

In the meantime, I invite you to read my interpretation of a post-apocalyptic world. Pick up a copy of
Earthburst when it debuts as a trade paperback April 2012. I'm interested in hearing from readers about how they think they would fare if things were to begin anew.

7 comments:

  1. I will be getting mine as soon as I can and I expect to get it signed also. Can't wait to read this.

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  2. Awesome cover, just like the incredible story you have written. You have created a very scary and compelling world.

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  3. Will it available on Amazon as I live in the UK. I'm looking for something new and exciting to read. Good luck with your novel

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  4. Hi Dennis, I hope you don't mind but I've just tagged you for the Lucky Seven Meme. You have to go to page 77 of your Work in Progress and select line 7 and copy out the next 7 lines of sentences, or paragraphs then find seven more people to tagged. It's a great way to promote your book or WIP.

    Hope you can join in.
    PS. sorry if you have already been tagged.

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  5. Jamara - Earthburst will indeed be available on Amazon.co.uk along with my earlier novels. Thank you for considering me. Mid-April 2012, you should find it here:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dennis-Royer/e/B002CLX0XE/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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  6. Very cool, Dennis! It certainly does seem like the perfect storm of conditions for an apocalypse these days. Or a great post-apocalyptic story! Can't wait to read it.

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