Jon Hunt’s brilliant illustrations for a free downloadable PDF excerpt called “Salvage Run” from my novel, 1% Free. Plus, a glimpse of the process of creating the illustrations.
I am the author of the science fiction novel End Time: Notes on the Apocalypse, available from AK Press (PO Box 40682, San Francisco, CA 94140-0682).
I also write a monthly (more or less) political column, entitled “What’s Left?,” under the nom de guerre “Lefty” Hooligan for Maximum Rocknroll (PO Box 460760, San Francisco, CA 94146-0760).
I have three free PDF excerpts from my novel “1% Free.” The first is entitled “A Galactic Derive” and offers a glossary of terms to help the reader navigate the world of 2042. The second is entitled “Salvage Run,” which introduces the main character Becky Wiley in a blaze of glory, a firefight in which she recovers a mysterious artifact. The third is entitled “Black Widow Mouth,” wherein the main character Jimmy Hidalgo chases a seriel killer who murdered his best friend.
An astute, socially relevant tale, set in a world that readers will happily get lost in.
Matiasz (End Time) has crafted a world that’s a hotbed of political intrigues and ideologies, where war simmers on the horizon.
I wrote the first draft of 1% Free in 1993, 23 years ago, about our future in 2042, 25 years from now. I immediately got a set of Triple A maps and started sketching out the world I was building. This handout collects and updates some of those working maps to make the point that 25 years, a quarter century, a generation is a very long time during which everything can dramatically change.
I found Jon Hunt through the “Hire An Illustrator” website. I was impressed by his online portfolio. (Here are Jon’s Facebook page and blog.) We exchanged emails, discussed the scope […]
These four maps depict part of the world in 2042 c.e., during the scope of my near-future science fiction novel, 1% Free.
My book, 1% Free, will be published on September 28, 2016. You can buy the Print On Demand book from Barnes & Noble for $18.95, and the ebook can be had from Barnes & Noble for $13.99.
Thursday, November 3
Book Passage Bookstore
Ferry Building, San Francisco
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This book is so many things, a detective story, a future history, science fiction, and a commentary on politics, and relationships. Refreshing and rare to see an author so thoroughly take apart his side of the political fence. highly recommend this book.