Writerpunk Press is holding a Facebook release party on December 5th and 6th, celebrating the release of our second charity anthology: Once More Unto the Breach: Shakespeare Goes Punk 2!
The release party weekend will feature authors, artists, editors, and others who took part in putting the anthology together, along with a number of other authors of science fiction and fantasy.
Additionally, to help promote and celebrate the release, the first charity anthology, Sound & Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk (already listed on this site under Jeffrey Cook’s books) will be .99 on kindle all week.
Excerpt from Dogs of War by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins:
The Brute, eighty-two tons of armor, firepower, and treads taller than most men, ground its way across the desert floor. They said the monster tank had already been a museum piece, a relic of older days of war, when it had been smuggled across the sea after the days of fire rain. It had tracked the desert again and again before it saw seven years’ respite in the enforced ‘peace’ under the Tyrant—before the tank and its commander had been instrumental in bringing down the last man to try claiming dominion over the whole desert empire. In the generations since, it had seen war, because war was all the people of the desert knew.
Many said the only original part the tank had left was the battered metal plate bearing the name its original crew had given it. In these days, in times of nomads and a transient existence, such a legacy was a thing so rare that every commander of the heavy tank came to share its name—including the quiet and studious man serving as commander now, who seemed ill fit for it, save in record of his victories. He stood proudly, so his torso emerged through the main hatch, that all could see Brian June as his family’s inheritance led the procession of his warband into the recently conquered capital.
The capital, so called because it had been the Tyrant’s and because it was the only thing truly worthy of being called a town in five hundred miles, had been thought unconquerable, the last, invulnerable bastion of Lord Phillip’s might, and the key to enough resources to sustain a war. But Jules the Conqueror had done it. He’d built his own army, convinced them of the possibilities, and won victory after victory. He’d gained the allegiance of Marcus’s cycle gangs. Others followed, eventually, including the Brute himself, and together, they’d collapsed the last great resistance to uniting the desert empire—to be led by a council of the warband leaders who had made it all possible.
Sound & Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk is available in both ebook and print on Amazon. For a limited time, the ebook is only $0.99.
Once More Unto the Breach: Shakespeare Goes Punk 2 will be available in ebook and print on Amazon December 5, 2015.