Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Plus - Free Books One & Two
And - WWZ Trailer

I'm enormously excited to announce publication of my new prequel to ARISEN – our bestselling series of spec-ops zombie-apocalypse dark action thrillers. (*) It rather rocks, if I do say so myself: loads of heartstopping action, moments of genuine terror, lovable heroes, and oceans of existential dread. (*) Just in time for Christmas! And of course nothing says Christmas Time like the end of the world…

And to celebrate, we'll be giving away copies of Book One, or Book Two, absolutely free, all weekend, for this weekend only. Since the books are still doing unnervingly well on Amazon, this offer is available only to you fine folks, and only by email:

Free ARISEN, Book One Free ARISEN, Book Two
Free ARISEN Book One or Two

Just write to me on with either "BOOK ONE" or "BOOK TWO" in the subject line

In the dark heart of the Horn of Africa, our shadow wars rage.
But beneath the terror, a bio-engineered serial killer lurks.
Come back in time with ARISEN, and live through the beginning of the end of the world…
cover of ARISEN : Genesis

The Horn of Africa, place of various madness and horror – home to depraved warlords, Islamist militias, famine, drought… and regular outbreaks of killer viruses.

Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in Somalia, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out – and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars. But a threat many times worse than any suicide bombing lurks in the corner of Zack's tortured consciousness – just as it lurks out in the lawless bush of Somaliland. And when an incomprehensible epidemic breaks out, Zack must try and determine if it is connected to a bio-terror plot he believed he thwarted years ago…

But, terrifyingly quickly, the epidemic reaches a tipping point and chaos and terror descend – and Zack and his team (including two ex-Team Six SEALs) are trapped between the millstones of the walking dead on one side, and heavily armed militias on the other. Soon their "safe" house is in flames, and their only remaining option is to get in their up-armored SUV and try to escape the imploding gravity well of the city, to the safety of the American military base in Djibouti. But by then, will there be anywhere safe left on Earth to escape to?

Come back in time with this prequel to the bestselling ARISEN series of spec-ops zombie-apocalypse dark action thrillers – and experience the terror at the beginning of the end of the world. Nothing will ever look the same again.

Available now, exclusively from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk.

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Have you seen the WWZ trailer yet, by the way?

The story looks to have about as much to do with the book as does, well, ours – or any zombie apocalypse story for that matter. (They evidently pretty much just bought the rights to the name, and then wrote their own screenplay.) But you've got to love the "hurtling zombie horde" effects.

You should also seriously buy and read the book, by the way. Amazing piece of work. Reading it, one is reminded that to illustrate what will happen to people and society under conditions of apocalypse, one has to know an awful lot about the nature of both people and society. That deep knowledge is what makes this book fantastic.

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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THE MANUSCRIPT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
PANDORA'S SISTERS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
D-BOYS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
COUNTER-ASSAULT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Genesis, by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Three - Three Parts Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Four - Maximum Violence, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Five - EXODUS, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Six - The Horizon, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Seven - Death of Empires, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Eight - Empire of the Dead by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : NEMESIS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Nine - Cataclysm by Michael Stephen Fuchs

ARISEN, Book Ten - The Flood by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Eleven - Deathmatch by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Twelve - Carnage by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Thirteen - The Siege by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Fourteen - Endgame by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Fickisms
ARISEN : Odyssey
ARISEN : Last Stand
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 1 - The Collapse
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 2 - Tribes
Black Squadron
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 3 - Dead Men Walking
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 4 - Duty
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 5 - The Last Raid
ARISEN : Fickisms ][ – This Time, It's Personal
ARISEN : Operators, Volume I - The Fall of the Third Temple
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