Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Raiders
Volume 1 – The Collapse

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “thoroughly engrossing, taking you on a wild ride through utter devastation” … “Wall to wall adrenaline - edge of your seat unputdownable until the very last page” … “rolls along like an out of control freight train” … “insane propulsive storytelling” … “the wildest and best rollercoaster I've ever been on” … “You feel like the explosions are going off beside your head” … “Every time I think it cannot get any better, BAM!” … “A one-of-a-kind ZA opus. The indomitable warrior spirit shines through from start to finish” … “the new Gold Standard - by far the most thoughtful and intriguing zombie series ever written” … “roars out of the gate at 200mph and just keeps going” … “If you haven't read these you need to reevaluate your life” … “by far the best-written most intense series I've encountered” … “A work of art - a beautiful, smart, tension-filled experience that will leave you both exhausted and grateful, filled with such astonishing richness and depth.

cover of ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 1 - The Collapse

Two teams of pipe-hitting special-operations Marines, left to die in the fall of North America.
One nuclear supercarrier strike group, humanity's last best hope for survival.
And seven billion ravening dead guys, rampaging across an overrun planet…

Start the blistering new series and experience the horrors and glories of two years of Zulu Alpha on the high seas and the fallen world's ports and coasts, for the JFK strike group and its MARSOC guardians. Now, their story will finally be told.

Welcome to the Zulu Alpha

Hope Never Dies.

Available now from Amazon (worldwide).

Update: Well, the early rankings are in! I don't think we've peaked yet, but we're at #2 in War Fiction (ahead of Tolstoy & Tom Clancy), #7 in Dystopian (ahead of Margaret Atwood & Isaac Asimov) – and it's been the #1 New Release in War Fiction all along, sitting there as if nailed to the mast. Pretty damned spiffy – and it is ALL thanks and down to you, the amazing readers and fans of the series. I appreciate it more than I can ever say, and hope with all my heart the book gives you another ARISEN-style journey and thrill ride and lives up to your wonderful loyalty to the series. THANK YOU. πŸ™‚πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ–€
Aaand… while I wasn't quite looking, it snuck in and hit #1. 🍻

Finally: Well, I f'd off for a couple of days to go climb Mt. Snowdon, and came back to find the first group of ridiculously lovely and gracious reviews has flooded in – vaulting Raiders v.1 to a 4.9/5.0-star average. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Aside from helping me and the series enormously, this is absolutely the nicest, best, and most important validation the book could get. It was written for all of you. That you seem to love it means everything. πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€
Oh – and the paperback is now out.

  arisen     arisen : raiders  
close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

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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