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Jeremy Robinson Starts the Apocalypse…Machine

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The last four months represent the longest stretch of time in which I have not released a new book in the past five years. What did I do with all that free time? Well, I wrote and prepped the reason for this blog post: Apocalypse Machine. That doesn’t mean I typically release novels so quickly after writing them. In fact, there are four other novels that were completed before Apocalypse Machine, all of which will be released throughout the year. But I was so excited about this book, and how it came out, that it was bumped to the front of the line and is kicking off 2016 in a big way…in a really big way. So let’s get to it!

The Apocalypse Starts Here

Every now and then, I write a novel that gets me a little more pumped than usual. These are usually stories that not only have the same mix of action, mythology, science and monsters as all my books, but bring a little something extra to the table. They’re books that, while still crazily paced, are driven by characters the reader really cares about, and might even tug at the heart strings. So if you enjoyed novels like The Didymus Contingency and The Last Hunter, you’re going to love Apocalypse Machine. And for you action junkies, there is insanity galore, with destruction matching or beating the events of Antarktos Rising, Project Nemesis, and Hunger.

Apocalypse Machine is being released in print (trade paperback and hardcover) and as a Kindle Exclusive, which means it won’t be available on Nook, Kobo, etc… right away. There has also been a slight delay with the hardcover, so if that’s the version you want (and it’s a sweet package), it should be available by the end of the week. As for the Kindle Exclusivity, most of my books are sold via Kindle, and making the books exclusive allows me to partner with Amazon to market the book in unique ways. If you’re on a different e-reader, the book will eventually be released everywhere, but for now, the very cool print book is available.

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*There is a slight delay with the print editions. The hardcover will be live later this week, and while the trade paper is currently live, it’s not in stock yet. I suspect it will be fully available by the end of the day. 

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THE HUMAN RACE STARTED THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION ON EARTH…

A chain of subglacial volcanoes erupt in Iceland. The melting ice floods the countryside. Poisonous gas descends on Scotland. A tsunami devastates the Norwegian coastline. An ash cloud rises into the atmosphere, blotting out the sun across Europe, ushering in a new Ice Age. Dozens of nuclear power plants, flooded by ocean water, experience meltdowns. Millions perish. Many more are displaced. All on the first day.

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The Apocalypse is Coming…in TWO WEEKS. But You Can Read the First Two Chapters Now!

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Are you ready for the apocalypse?

apocalypse-machine-coverThis is one of my most epic novels to date, and that’s saying a lot. I’ve destroyed civilization before. I’ve doomed the planet. But this time, I’m taking the Kaiju Thriller genre and blowing up the scale to tell a kind of monster story that has never been told before. Where Nemesis takes us on a classic giant monster journey, Apocalypse Machine treads new ground. How? There are two answers to that question.

First, did you think Godzilla (2014) would have been even better if it remained character driven by Bryan Cranston? Of course you did. Everyone did! That’s why I made sure that it was the human characters driving the story forward. The plot might revolve around a giant monster, but it’s the complicated and very real characters who will keep you turning pages. Second, Apocalypse Machine will be the first kaiju novel to be released as a hardcover novel (in the U.S. anyway–not sure about overseas). When it came time to package the book, anything less than a hardcover didn’t do its epic scale justice (though it will also be available in e-book). Your next question is no doubt, “Aren’t you a cocky bastid?” which is then hopefully followed by, “When is it coming out?”

In answer to the first question, “A little.” But I only talk like this when I’m confident I’ve written something special. And to the second question, I say:

Apocalypse Machine drops on March 1, 2016!

It will be available in hardcover everywhere books are sold (your best bet is to order online when it’s released–no pre-order) and in e-book, exclusively on Amazon for the first few months. Sorry to non-Amazon users.

Now then, on with the sample chapters!

 

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Abraham

 

T.S. Elliot got it wrong. The end of the world doesn’t begin with a bang, or a whimper. It begins with a toe prick.

“God damn, son of bitch!” Kiljan Árnason falls to his side, the blow cushioned by layers of clothing and a thick down jacket. He clutches his boot, hisses through his teeth and swears again, “Mother fuck! What was that?”

The four people with him—three scientists and myself—have a good laugh at his expense, not because we’re sadistic and enjoy seeing people in pain, but because our long-bearded Icelandic guide has done us the courtesy of cursing in English. His thick accent somehow transforms his broad, 6’4” tall, hair-covered frame into something adorable, rather than fearsome. His Viking ancestors might have split us in half with an ax for laughing at him, but as he rolls on his back, still clutching the boot, Kiljan chuckles along with us.

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Two Movies, One Monster, Merry Christmas

 

Krampus vs A Christmas Horror Story

Krampus vs. A Christmas Horror Story
By Christopher Ouellette

 

I have always found it interesting when Hollywood comes out with an original idea, and then I find out that there are two films with the same idea at the same time. (Twin Films) The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Bewitched all started and ended at the same time. Antz and A Bug’s Life. Babe and Gordy. After Earth and Oblivion. And this Christmas, there are both Krampus and A Christmas Horror Story, which advertises a fight between Santa and Krampus. Both were pre-released as VOD, but only Krampus made it to theaters.

 

First off, they both really live up to their names. A Christmas Horror Story is just that. It’s a horror flick with blood, killing, monsters, psychos, and ghosts. Krampus is a straight monster flick. Family trapped in the house with a creature coming for them. It seemed very appropriate that Universal was the distributor.

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