Beyond Steampunk Book 2
From the Publisher:
In the new anthology of short stories, FAKE NEWS, 13 authors each explore a different conspiracy theory, telling their tale as though the conspiracy had actually occurred. Available today as an eBook and shortly in hard copy, the book is edited by Joseph Cadotte. It features the short story FIRST RESPONDERS by William Thomas Maxwell.
“Was there was a second shooter on the grassy knoll? Are ancient aliens possessing you? What happens at Area 51? I wanted to explore all these ideas,” said Cadotte. “So I gathered some of my favorite contemporary authors. And asked them if they had a story idea that may contain an alternate set of facts.”
The result is a combination of alternate history, fringe history, cults, and urban legends. In the baker’s dozen of stories within FAKE NEWS, writers explore the ramifications of conspiracies that never actually happened, and create some new ones along the way.
In FIRST RESPONDERS, an immortal Jack Parsons and unaging L.Ron Hubbard meet at Cliftons in Los Angeles. They discuss how a ritual they cast in the 1940s might be responsible for an eery, and potentially lethal, series of events from that time to modern day. It is a look at how pride and a bottomless need for validation may lead the world into an apocalyptic conclusion.
With the current uptick of interest in what is and isn’t accurate, and the swirl of propaganda, rumor, and misunderstanding bedeviling our understanding of events, this is the perfect time to create an anthology examining conspiracies both past and present.
The FAKE NEWS paperback is available to order at your favorite bookstore, either in-person or online. The ebook is available on Amazon’s Kindle store, Apple’s Book store, kobo, and many other sites.–Published by Original Sins