Friday, June 03, 2016

Barry's New Book: The Vole Eater

Barry has apparently been busy in recent weeks. First, it was the one for kids, The Boy Who Ate Rainbows.  Late today he sent word of another project that has gone live at Smashwords and Amazon.  The Vole Eater is a 36 page read that is a parody or spoof of Mike Resnick’s sci-fi novel The Soul Eater. Barry wrote it long time ago. Barry checked with Mike, who was not only amenable to his doing it as an e-book, but who also said he’d put links to it on his website and Facebook page.  

I think that is pretty cool. I also like the cover very much.

The synopsis is: 

In space, no one can hear you burp.

Sci-fi for foodies? Perhaps. The novelette's protagonist supplies exotic foods to restaurants throughout the galaxy. When he discovers a creature thought to be mythical, a different kind of hunger besets him and it's no longer business as usual.

Although this parody/pastiche can stand on its own as a story, to fully understand the parody and the elements it references, its author urges you to first read the work that prompted it: The Soul Eater by science fiction grand master Mike Resnick.

Available at Smashwords and Amazon.

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