Speaking of Tombs, or, And Then What . . . ?; Smart Rhino Review Reminder re. Insidious Assassins

TOMBS: A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH postulates an exhausted, dying Earth with a climate increasingly hotter each year, a result, some speculate, of a sun that’s slowly swelling and getting redder.  One story, in fact, alludes to an exodus of part of humanity centuries, perhaps millennia before.  But what comes after that, that is after the sun has become a red giant, the Earth has been swallowed, and now the sun is shrinking back inward.  Could the exiles return?

Well, in terms of the story, we’re not nearly that far in the future by a long shot (truth to tell, if we’re going to bring facts in, even red-gianthood would still be billions of years off itself), but . . . maybe they could, according to Avery Thompson.  To find out more, one can check out his “Here’s the Last Place Humanity Could Ever Live” via POPULARMECHANICS.COM, including its own link to a 6-minute Youtube presentation on white dwarfs, by pressing here.

Then, entirely unrelatedly, Weldon Burge e-reminded us on Facebook today of an Amazon review of Smart Rhino Publications’s INSIDIOUS ASSASSINS mentioning . . . me:  “Excellent anthology with stories by modern masters of the macabre.  Lansdale and Ketchum are worth the read, but so are Mosiman and Dorr and Mannetti.  These are my kind of stories!” — Paul Dale Anderson

So what the heck, it’s the first review posted on Amazon’s site (including nine words omitted from the Facebook quotation) and can be found here.

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  1. The last place that humanity is living is not in the White House at this time. BTW, on a happier note — I fully agree with Paul Dale Anderson: Lansdale and Ketchum are worth the read, but so are Mosiman and Dorr and Mannetti. These are my kind of stories!” — Paul Dale Anderson

  2. That would be inhumanity living at the White House? But then some of the “excesses” of societies in TOMBS (e.g. in New City, originally based on Pres. Reagan’s America) may be echoed in people’s apprehensions now. Maybe good for sales? 😉




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