Announcing my first novel, As I Walk These Broken Roads
Yeah, that’s it over there on the sidebar. ->
As I Walk These Broken Roads is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel about a soldier and a mechanic teaming up to try and survive in a degenerated world; a world that’s stopped moving forward, a world where the old tech is allowed to rust away over the years.
It explores the ideas of brotherhood, social evolution, epistemology, and the nature of violence.
This book was my first foray into fictional writing, started some six-or-seven years ago. It saw its genesis on the Tucker Max Message Board, where I had my ass handed to me time after time, as I slowly improved. It’s thanks to that place that I can confidently say that I’m a Damned Good Writer. But don’t take my word for it; you can download a 7-chapter teaser from my Box account.
“That’s what I was getting at, Raxx, is that we – all of us – have opened Pandora’s Box. We’re paying the cost, but because of the War we’ve lost the agency. We got all the tech, knowledge, and wisdom; but we’re living in the state of nature, like savages. We’ll never get it back – the agency – because we’ve fallen too far behind. We work as hard as people without tech, just to maintain our tech, and nothing’s left over to go forward. We can’t be moral, because we’re not free. We’ve got no choice; all we’ve got is necessity.”
He paused to spark up a cigarette. “We’re blinded wise men, wandering along broken roads, past decaying ruins. Our throats have betrayed us, and we can’t tell our tales. Our hands tremble when we try to write them down. Our memories have faded, and our exploits have become meaningless. We have all the solutions, but we’ve forgotten the questions…
“We’re intimately familiar with the primitive’s struggle to survive, but unlike him, we’ve got the wisdom to fully appreciate it. We got the wisdom – but no means to emancipate ourselves.” He sighed. “That’s what I meant by ‘greater appreciation for tragedy.’”
If you like trucks, motorcycles, firearms, and philosophy, then you’ll like this book. $5.99 on Kindle, or $9.49 for the paperback. It’s also available through Chapter/Indigo/Barnes & Noble/et cetera.
And if you’ve got a Facebook account, don’t forget to Like it over there; Amazon reviews are also most welcome.
Note: if you’re a blogger and you’re interested in getting a review copy, please get in touch with me at aurinidmj at gmail.com, with a link to your blog.