Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Do you like the idea of humans colonizing distant planets so the species can avoid extinction and we can exploit far-flung resources because we’ve exhausted this planet’s? Venus is close but inhospitable. Once we crack the problem of deep space travel, maybe we’ll find a world that’s more suitable.
Well, in my novelist-buddy Alex Vorkov’s new book, All the Colors of the Dead, humanity has indeed risen above the speed-of-light barrier and can now explore planets formerly beyond our reach. Problem is, once you get there, there’s … problems. Like the fact that the new world’s surface is littered with seemingly dead human bodies. Light-years away from Earth. And there’s thousands of them … maybe millions.
What the hell is going on?
Meanwhile, back on Earth, people are being attacked and killed by their own dead relatives.
Seriously. What the hell is going on?
I’ll let Alex’s own blurb speak for itself, but I can tell you that it’s a dazzlingly inventive story told with Alex’s signature skill and style, and if you’re up for a genre mashup between space opera and zombie apocalypse, you’re in for a wild ride.
They journeyed across the void in search of a perfect world. Instead, they unleashed the ultimate terror …
Commander Derek Rain and the science team aboard the experimental starship Dragonfly launch themselves 180 light years through space to scout the remote exoplanet Draconis IV, expecting a virgin world ripe for colonization. What they find instead is a horror beyond comprehension: a dead planet littered with corpses. Human corpses.
What’s more, a crewmember swears she recognizes one of the dead, but before she can prove it, the body disappears. Soon more corpses vanish.
Back on Earth, a plague of violence erupts, and survivors’ accounts share one disturbing detail … the attackers are deceased family members.
As darkness descends on Draconis IV, an unseen assassin begins picking off Derek’s crew one by one. Now they must fend off a shadow killer long enough to discover just what they unleashed—before an army of bloodthirsty ghouls lays waste to their home world.
The Kindle edition will run you just $3.99 ~ a great price for such thrills. Sample the opening pages and see if you get snared like I did.