Last year I read the first book in Michael Shean’s Wonderland Trilogy called SHADOW OF A DEAD STAR.
Now he’s got a sequel coming out called REDEYE that I can’t wait to read.
Here’s Michael to tell you about both projects:
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“REDEYE is the sequel to my first novel, SHADOW OF A DEAD STAR, and the second in the Wonderland Cycle, my trilogy of dark near-future stories centering around the truth going on behind that hyperconsumerist world gone wrong. This setting, the so-called ‘Wonderland’ universe, is also the same world in which my most recent novel, BONE WIRES, took place.”
“Seattle, 2078. The future hasn’t been kind to the spirit of humanity;
commercial obsession and technological fetishism rules the day, religion
and belief has died screaming in the fires of war, and what remains is
moral decrepitude. Life in the future is hard on the soul.
As an agent of the Industrial Security Bureau, Thomas Walken knows that
better than anyone. His job is to keep the worst kind of black-market
technology out of the hands of citizens, technology born out of the
shadowy nation nicknamed Wonderland. But the kind of fantasies that come
out of that place aren’t for the good people of the world. Wonderland
technology is like black magic made real.
Walken’s newest assignment starts out simply: intercept a smuggled
shipment of Princess Dolls, little girls turned into sex toys, and bring
them into custody. But when the girls are hijacked from federal custody
and Walken gives chase, he finds a trail of bodies in their wake. Before
he’s through, Walken will find himself confronted revelations that will
answer every question that the troubled lawman has ever had about himself
and the world he lives in – but his mind and soul may not survive it.
A dark, brooding piece of future noir, SHADOW OF A DEAD STAR will take you
down the rabbit hole on a ride you won’t soon forget.”
And it’s sequel REDEYE:
“Two years have passed since Agent Thomas Walken and Bobbi January found
themselves at the heart of a conspiracy of unimaginable greed and cruelty.
The Genefex Corporation remains shrouded in mystery and Bobbi January
faces a life of unanswered questions and mounting disillusionment to look
forward to. But when she receives a mysterious message from one of
Walken’s former comrades, she is drawn back onto the trail. Now, Bobbi
will find herself newly equipped to discover the truth – about Walken,
about Genefex and the Yathi race – and the key to unlocking those secrets
rests in the hands of a cyborg terrorist known only as Redeye.
But the road to truth will be a dangerous one, from the glamor of
Seattle’s ultramodern core to the sprawling wastelands of the Old City and
beyond. Alongside a band of lethal comrades, Bobbi will face death and
worse amidst urban rot, abandoned subway tunnels, and ultimately the
nightmarish halls of the Yathi themselves in a race to stave off what may
prove to be the death of humanity itself. For the Mother of Systems will
not be denied, and it will take all of Bobbi’s intelligence and wit to
stave off annihilation. Drenched in blood and neon, Redeye is a tale of
humanity on the edge of a new and terrible reality.”
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Please check these books out. SHADOW OF A DEAD STAR was amazing, and I’m sure REDEYE will build on that awesome.
In my review of SOADS I said: “Deeply layered and very thoroughly thought out – on all levels – SHADOW OF A DEAD STAR is a heady mix of noir, cyberpunk, and elements of prophetic scifi that takes you on the kind of journey you’ll not want to end.”
Michael’s official announcement: http://michael-shean.com/wordpress/?p=857.
Here are some wallpapers for REDEYE…aren’t they amazing?