As the years progress and I worry less and less about what other people think of me, I have found myself pushing up against my own personal boundaries of what is and isn’t acceptable to include in a novel. The result has been novels with a little more graphic content, whether that be violence, displays of the unfettered human condition, a creative use of foul language, or the occasional brush with sex (though, let’s be honest, your mom probably reads far worse than I will ever write in regards to the sexy time).
During that time I’ve written about the desperate story of an immortal man traveling through the depths of space, and an island populated by a twisted uncontacted tribe with a penchant for murder, and a story about a child abducted by…well, read the book (The Others). The point is, I’ve been writing some very serious stories.
By March of 2018, I was ready to lighten things up a bit. I’ve missed the sarcastic outlet of Jon Hudson (Project Nemesis) and wanted to get back to that. It was a few days later that I saw President Trump’s first mention of Space Force. It was like a gold plated muse had flown out of my computer screen and shot me, point blank. Two days later, I started writing, and spent the next two months making myself laugh. Hopefully, you’ll share my sense of humor. If not, you may never read one of my books again.
If you have concerns about this book being political propaganda, please see the Q@A below.
On to the book!
“But you said so much already,” you say. “How could you have anything else to write about this book?!”
I’ll be brief. I promise. I’d rather you be reading the book, so if you’re already in, just skip this crap and go right on to the buy links!
The Others has been in the works for a long time, and I’ve been chomping at the bit to release it. We’re nearly there (the book will be released on either July 10 or 17) and I couldn’t wait any longer to share these sample chapters with you in both text and audio, which we will be attempting to release in conjunction. There is no pre-buy option, so if you enjoy the chapters and want to snag the book, please sign up for the newsletterso you don’t miss the release. If everyone who would have pre-bought the book buys it on day 1 or 2, it actually helps sales a lot (algorithm stuff) and if those same people come back to review the book…well, sales will be out of this world… I promise the book is better than that pun.
Hope you enjoy the sample chapters!
— Jeremy Robinson
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO SAMPLE HERE!
“You know I don’t like coming here, Harry.” Sheriff Albert Godin dusted off his hat, despite it being clean. “Especially for something like this. Even more so at this time of night.”
Godin’s stomach lurched as he looked down at the dead horse, its tongue lolled up atop its snout, as though mocking him from beyond the equine grave. Part of him felt like the creature was staring at him, too, but it had no eyes.
The cause of death was one or all of those things. There was no evidence about which had occurred first. Aside from the dead animal, and what was missing, there was no evidence at all.
As many of you know, the past year was rife with personal challenges for me, including being told I had a brain tumor (turns out I don’t) and some kind of whacky chemical imbalance. You can read about it here. I started writing Infinite during my decline. During the worst of it, I wasn’t writing at all, for a period of nearly three months. Then, while my mind sorted itself out and I processed some weirdly intense and out of control emotions, I finished writing the book.
The result is a story that, in some ways, parallels my own journey through despair. As a result it’s a little more character driven and explores deeper themes. That doesn’t mean there aren’t monsters, craziness, and mayhem starting in Chapter 1, just that there is more to it. Probably most comparable to The Distance.
Have you ever wondered what’s at the edge of everything? What if you could travel there? What would you find? These are the questions that inspired Infinite. William Chanohk never asked or even wondered these questions, but his ancestor did, so now I’m taking him on a trip without end. That last sentence will make sense…later.
Despite the circumstances of this book’s writing, I had a lot of fun exploring the infinite. The book anchored me, and now I’m thrilled to be sharing it with the world. Since it’s a more personal book than my others, I’m a little nervous about what the response will be (you can reassure me by posting reviews on Amazon…which will also help sales!), but anyone who enjoyed Apocalypse Machine and The Distance will feel right at home with Infinite. On to the story!
Jeremy Robinson is the #1 Audible.com and New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy novels and novellas spanning multiple genres, best known for Infinite, The Others, Project Nemesis, Alter and Space Force. He also writes comic books including: Project Nemesis, Island 731 and Godzilla - Rage Across Time, and several of his project have been optioned for film and TV.
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