Tag Archives: Dystopian

Stephen Patrick

APRIL 30, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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As a child of Kentucky and Texas, bluegrass and bluebonnets share equal time in my blood, fueling a need for adventure and exploration, and a keen desire to see what is out there.

This is my third evolution as a writer, starting as a young boy inventing adventures for my toys and friends. In school, I wrote to fulfill assignments and map out the world. Now, I write for the same reason I read: I want to know what happens next.

Stories can make us laugh or smile, scream or cry, sometimes at the same time. In the best stories, we let the pages tell us what we need to see inside ourselves.

My fiction ranges from horror to historical, and I placed in a short story contest when one of my first stories found a home in Evolution: Vol 1, published by Evolved Publishing. Outside of the Lone Star state, I won the Arkansas Writer’s Conference Special Award (2009) and the Creme De La Creme Award (2014) from the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. for best overall story.

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Stephen Patrick

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Watch for The Holocaust Engine, a horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic adventure co-authored with David Rike, to release on 4 May 2020.

The armies of hell are loosed upon paradise, and nothing can stand in their path.

It begins with disease.

A brain-rotting virus, which leaves its victims disoriented and hyper-violent, rages out of Cuba into the Florida Keys. The bewildered government destroys the mainland bridge and places the islands under quarantine. Inside this cordon, the population descends into chaos, as rival factions battle over dwindling resources, buildings become fortresses, boats lash together as defensible islands, and whole neighborhoods wall off into armed camps.

As order slips beyond any chance of recovery, hopelessness reigns. But not everyone accepts this fate.

David Rike

APRIL 30, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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I didn’t grow up wanting to write. In fact, when I finished college I’d all but stopped reading. Then I took a job at a local police department as a whistle-stop on the way to some great destiny, got hurt early on and, faced with long days of much-needed bed rest, limped into a local book store, and left with an armful of novels.

Two decades later and I’ve served that police department as an officer, supervisor and, now, investigative lieutenant, all the while bleeding the book stores dry. As for the great destiny, I simply offer this: we are never fully human until we find some outlet for our innate creative impulses. My outlet is the novel, particularly the dystopian science fiction and horror stories that resonated with me those years ago. Perhaps, one day, I’ll find that something I’ve written has influenced another, the same as that armful of books once did for me.

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Watch for The Holocaust Engine, a horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic adventure co-authored with Stephen Patrick, to release on 4 May 2020.

The armies of hell are loosed upon paradise, and nothing can stand in their path.

It begins with disease.

A brain-rotting virus, which leaves its victims disoriented and hyper-violent, rages out of Cuba into the Florida Keys. The bewildered government destroys the mainland bridge and places the islands under quarantine. Inside this cordon, the population descends into chaos, as rival factions battle over dwindling resources, buildings become fortresses, boats lash together as defensible islands, and whole neighborhoods wall off into armed camps.

As order slips beyond any chance of recovery, hopelessness reigns. But not everyone accepts this fate.

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – The Children of Darkness

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WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award — The Children of Darkness by David Litwack

We are so pleased to announce that the first book in the dystopian science fiction series The Seekers, by author David Litwack, has been awarded the prestigious Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Summer of 2015 — Category: Science Fiction.

With this great news about The Children of Darkness, we hope you will discover for yourself just how wonderful this series really is. (For more information about this book, including retail links, please click HERE.)

Whether you’re a fan of dystopian sci-fi, or speculative fiction, or literary fiction, or fiction that explores the intricacies of religion, society, and the future, we’re certain you’re going to love this book, and the entire series as it becomes available.

While the author certainly deserves the lion’s share of the credit, we would like to congratulate the entire team who helped bring this wonderful book to life:
David Litwack – Author
John Anthony Allen – Editor
Lane Diamond – Senior Editor
Mallory Rock – Cover Artist and Interior Designer

It seems David Litwack is making this something of a habit, as his previous book, The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky, also won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award (Fall 2014 – Category: Fantasy).

Congratulations, David. We can’t wait for the next installment!

The Stuff of StarsSpeaking of which, be sure to stay tuned for more news on the release of Book 2 in The Seekers series, The Stuff of Stars, which is coming November 30, 2015.

Jeff Altabef

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Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the Writing Center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. As an avid Knicks fan, he is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season.
 
Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog on The Patch designed to encourage writing for those that like telling stories.

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Bio_Pic-Erynn_Altabef_72dpi_182x190Erynn Altabef is an avid reader, dancer, and community activist. When she’s not in High School, she loves Starbucks, performing in school musicals, baking, and watching movies with her friends.
 
Some of her favorite authors are Veronica Roth, Joelle Charbonneau, and her dad! (That would be Jeff Altabef.) She has co-authored with her dad the Chosen series of young adult fantasy thrillers.

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Watch for the third book in the “A Nephilim Thriller” series of fantasy thrillers to release November 4, 2019.

It turns out that hell and Lucifer aren’t what I imagined. That’s a good thing, although I’m still forced to make a deal with the Devil, one that might trigger the Apocalypse. Not at my best, I’m compelled to walk a tricky line. I’ve already sworn an oath to Father Paul and the light angels, but if that oath was based on falsehoods, does it still bind me?

Hank’s best friend sends him a message that he’s in trouble, and we return to Charleston to sort it out. We suspect the worst, but what should be a simple case turns out to be anything but. A terror they call the Vampire is killing kids. I can sense that he’s not human, but he’s not an angel or a demon either. He’s something else.

Hank and I will put everything on the line to figure out what happened to his friend, and shut down whoever is terrorizing his hometown. I’m suspicious this is all tied to the End of Days and my untenable position between light and darkness.

Hopefully, the Fates will be kind to me.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS an intriguing, thrilling look inside a great battle between good and evil, possibly leading to the End of Days, with the third book in the award-winning “A Nephilim Thriller” series.