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Arachniss

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Arachniss is a stand-alone near-future science fiction horror story about, well, you’ll see.

From the Cover

Who would you sacrifice to save what you love?

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David just wants to write children’s books, spend time with his infant son Jason, and try to get out of his toxic marriage with his sanity intact.

The only problem is, something’s eating Jason.

Something’s eating everyone, bit by bit, inch by inch, and no one else notices. They have great stories about how they lost a limb here or a body part there, until they lose something they can’t live without and just…vanish.

Jason’s just missing a pinky today. No, wait, two. And a toe. His son is dissolving in front of him, and David will do anything to save him.

But how can David save his son from something no one can see?

Details

Release Date: March 2, 2022

Buy it on: AmazonUBL

Also profiled on: BookBub | Goodreads | Google Books

Critical Praise

“…a graphic, detailed, haunting and complex story of artificial intelligence, alien invasion, human nature in opposition to everything around us, and the obliviousness of mankind…” – 4.5 Stars / Reading Cafe

“Tension building was wonderfully done and was very ‘edge of your seat’. The author has a good sense of humour, which can also be quite dark at times, helping to lighten otherwise tense moments throughout the story. An intriguing and well executed supernatural thriller.” – 5 Stars / Bookish Beyond

Inspiration

I write science fiction and Arachniss is absolutely science fiction, but like Alien there’s also a good deal of horror and a lot about human–and inhuman–dysfunction. Is there deeper meaning to it? Probably. I mean, I hope so.

In Babadook, the monster is depression. In Jacob’s Ladder, it’s PTSD and addiction. The Ring, I assume if there is a metaphor, it’s about the destructive power of television. Night of the Living Dead is immigration and change. Zombie’s  generally represent the dangers of groupthink and the numbing sameness of modern life, never more so than in Shaun of the Dead. In King Kong, it’s the modern world vs. nature and of course racism. In Get Out, it’s white supremacy. Godzilla: nuclear war. Vampires: sex and sexuality. Frankenstein’s monster: modern science. Werewolves: puberty and sexual awakening. Grendel: pride. Perhaps in Arachniss, it’s our willingness to accept horror for others to protect ourselves, and our ability to ignore it if it comes on slowly. We are all the frog in the initially comfortable pot of heating water, and we are all oblivious to what’s coming…

About the Cover

Arachniss - Cover - Front - Digital - v4I came up with the cover on Canva, after a lot of idiocy and really bad ideas (which you might be able to see here on Pinterest). Designer Jayelle Morgan at DreamSaver Covers was kind and professional enough to take my concept to the finish line. Thank you!

 

 

 

Peace.

2 Comments

  1. Do you only write for 12 to 18 year old or do you write from adults? If you write for adults then can you enclose a list of books. I guess if you turn the 18 year old around it will be my age but still a bit young.

    Babette Flynn

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