New military SF series to be penned by renowned military recluse (and his assistants)
Abaddon is delighted to announce a bold new military sci-fi series: Extinction Biome.
The brainchild of elusive (and fictional) military genius Addison Gunn, Extinction Biome is a new shared world in which some of the most talented new authors showcase their finest all-action SF under Gunn’s bullet-proof umbrella.
The first outing for Extinction Biome is Invasion, a pulse pounding and innovative series which will be released in five eBook novellas throughout the first half of 2016, culminating
in a collected print edition in the summer.
The novellas, penned by Anne Tibbets and Malcolm Cross under the strict tutelage of the mysterious Gunn, will chart humanity’s efforts to battle an ancient parasite that has awoken to infect and destroy humanity. In the finest Abaddon traditions, expect blood, guts and very little glory...
Abaddon Commissioning Editor David Thomas Moore commented:
“It’s never been a more exciting time for military SF; a richer, more complex tradition, challenging the old gung-ho heroism and asking whether it’s worth saving the human race at the cost of their humanity, is growing out of the conversation. Addison Gunn – and Addison’s able assistants, Anne Tibbets and Malcolm Cross – have thrown themselves into that conversation, with a story of survival, horror and ecocide, in which the infection turns the human race against itself. It’s dark, and strange, and challenging, without compromising the bullet-fuelled, edge-of-the-seat action.”
Four years in the military, training for a war that never happened, left Alexander Miller disillusioned and apathetic. Now, as second in command of COBALT, a corporate bodyguard unit for the biotech giant Schaeffer-Yeager, he's little more than a glorified chauffeur to the wealthy elite. But times change.
A threat from the ancient past has reawakened, and like a Biblical plague it threatens to consume every ecosystem on Earth. Hordes of parasite-infected humans riot against the increasingly powerless authorities as vast fungal blooms destroy crops and terrifying beasts stalk city streets.
The last time this happened, T-Rex found itself on the menu. But mankind's got more than teeth - it's got guns. Miller and the men and women of COBALT are pressed into service to fight the onslaught, but they have no idea how cut-throat their corporate masters can be...
The series will be published e-first, with a collected edition hitting shelves in June 2016. The novella release schedule can be found below:
#1 Operation Honshu Wolf by Malcolm Cross & Anne Tibbets - February 2016
#2 Operation Wild Tarpan by Anne Tibbets & Malcolm Cross - March 2016
#3 Operation Caspian Tiger by Anne Tibbets & Malcolm Cross - April 2016
#4 Operation Sea Mink by Anne Tibbets - May 2016
#5 Operation Atlas Lion by Anne Tibbets - June 2016
Extinction Biome: Invasion by Addison Gunn, with Malcolm Cross and Anne Tibbets – June 2016
About the authors
Extinction Biome: Invasion is the creation of jungle warrior, revolutionary, counter-revolutionary and outdoorsperson Addison Gunn. But who is Addison Gunn? Addison’s too damn busy to answer that. Instead Gunn’s wrangled some of the best new talents in the genre to pen this exciting new series...
After writing for Children's television, Anne Tibbets found her way to writing novels by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals. Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and two furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.
Malcolm Cross lives in London and enjoys the personal space and privacy that the city is known for. When not misdirecting tourists to nonexistent landmarks, Malcolm is likely to be writing. A member of the furry fandom, he won the 2012 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction.