Entry updated 25 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1982- ) US teacher and author, active from around 2005; his first book, Gulf (coll 2010), earlier made available as his 2008 MFA thesis for the University of Central Florida, does not focus on the fantastic, except as a kind of mood music evoked by the Gulf of Mexico. In his first novel, Ember ( 2017), the first signs that the Sun is dying spur a futile attempt on the part of the nations of the world to goose it back into normalcy by dosing it with nuclear Weapons. The scale is of course all wrong, and the planet continues to freeze over (see End of the World). Survivors (see Survivalist Fiction) band together, without much hope. The protagonist of Apocalypse Yesterday (2020) finds fulfilment in destroying Zombies, but the successful aftermath is so stultifying that he is tempted to reignite the plague originally responsible. [JC]
born Panama City, Florida: 1982
- Ember (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Hub City Press, 2017) [pb/Forrest Cavale, Meg Reid and Martin Sattler]
- Apocalypse Yesterday (New York: Crooked Lane Books, 2020) [hb/]
collections and stories
- Gulf (Clifton, Virginia: Pocol Press, 2010) [coll: pb/Martha Brock]
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