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- Published on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:55
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THE ODDS is a post-apocalyptic action-comedy. If that sounds like an unusual combination – well, that's the idea.
I grew up inhaling an eclectic array of pop-culture. When I was six, I locked myself in a closet under the stairs to read all seven CHRONICLES OF NARNIA in one shot. The first movie I ever owned was RETURN OF THE JEDI (I got it for my seventh birthday). I discovered my older siblings' piles of comic books soon after, and as I got older, I encountered other classics of fantasy and science-fiction: DUNE, THE ROAD WARRIOR, and of course, STAR WARS. In adulthood, I got to know the work of other giants, such as Joss Whedon (FIREFLY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL) and Neal Stephenson (CRYPTONOMICON, SNOW CRASH, ANATHEM).
But more than anything else, THE ODDS is my extended ode to John Carpenter's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and its redoubtable goofball hero, Jack Burton. To be sure, I sampled the DNA of many a gold-hearted scoundrel to generate the hero of my novel – including Han Solo and Malcolm Reynolds – but I owe the greatest debt to Mr. Carpenter, screenwriter W.D. Richter and Mr. Burton's catlike reflexes.
There's never been a better time to self-publish. To that end, I've gone through an extensive editing and revision process, thanks to some wonderful readers. My goal is to secure a home in traditional publishing eventually, but for now, I invite you to come with me as I venture out with the first volume of a larger sci-fi trilogy I've conceived. I've already completed book two, THE REMNANTS, and I plan to write the final two volumes, THE OCEANS and THE PALACES, in the near future. (I know the header of this website calls the series a trilogy, but the more I thought about the end of this story, the more I saw happening. So let's call it the "Increasingly Inaccurately Named Deadblast Trilogy.")
I plan to release THE ODDS later this year. I'll announce a formal release date in the coming weeks.
Also, huge thanks to designer and concept artist Nils Jeppe of Enderra.com for his beautiful desert wallpaper, which I used as an element in the design of the background of this site.