I Kill Zombies
The Sha'Daa Anthology is finally for sale! The epic apocalyptic
adventure in which a group of writers share a world and characters will be
brought to the world by Cyberwizard Publications imprint. The series created by
Mike Hanson and edited with Edward McKeown begins the tale of the apocaplyptic
struggle that rages every 10,000 years on Earth. This series embraces everything
from soul-shaking horror to comedy as it follows the engagement between humanity
and hell in unexpected corners of the world featuring an introduction by famed
SF writer, Mike Resnick!
You can listen to the first story "The Dive" voiced by Kelly McKay http://www.beammeuppodcast.com/beam-me-up-328-dive-pt1-ed-mckeown-all-that-touches-air-con-an-owomoyela/
I was contacted by a visionary fellow named, Michael Hanson. He was making the rounds of small press writers and publishers, recruiting talent for a shared anthology called "The Sha? Daa." Mike?s concept was that an
apocalyptic event occurs every 10,000 years when the forces of evil break across the dimensions to Earth. The next Sha? Daa? is due to break out only a few years
into our future. Mike came up with about twenty scenarios for writers to pick from to do stories. It was in his mind that the battle to come would be fought in odd places, by unlikely heroes, and run the gamut from true horror to comedy. It sounded fascinating and I signed on, picking a theme of unionized sewer workers battling demons in the underside of New York City.
A group of us began the Sha' Daa journey together. Not all of us made it. One died, another battled serious illness, one?s computer flamed and took the work and their heart out of the project. One withdrew rather than be edited. Some of us did double duty and picked up an additional story and added to the growing epic.
Eventually we ended up with a quarter million words of
Sha? Daa stories. We were in trouble. We?d not figured on the hardihood of our writers. Usually in such projects people talk big but don?t produce. Our Sha Daaists fought on, with writer after writer producing fine work, sometimes far in excess of the requested word count. I had been helping Mike behind the scenes on some of the editing when he realized that the mass of stories needed a more
determined edit. To my surprise and great pleasure, Mike asked me to undertake it. I lost track of the hours I then invested in working the Sha? Daa". I was guided by one basic principle, "help the author tell THEIR story." It was a
humbling and somewhat disturbing prospect for an author to take other people's words in hand, for all that I have been in critique groups for years and led one. I reached back into that experience, remembering how my groups were always my first defense against bad writing. I quickly realized that no matter what I did we did not have one book on our hands but two and so was born, Sha' Daa" Last Call
The Sha' Daa," combines the vision of the following
wonderful writers: Mike Hanson, Arthur Sanchez, Nancy Jackson, Edward McKeown, Lee Kuruganti, Deborah Koren, Wilson G Marsh, Jaime Schmidt, Duncan MacMaster, Adrienne Ray, Robert Adams, Tricia Ulaub, T. Anthony Truax, Terri Von Reiman, Robin Matheson and the late James Wasserman.
by Eric S. Brown and
now we are on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF7XeqYZPCM
and an interview with Mike
We are for sale on :
Barnes and Nobles http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Sha.../9780982135242
Tower Books http://www.tower.com/shadaa-tales-ap...roduct_details
UPDATE Sha'daa Tales of the Apocalypse and Last Call will be reissued with new covers and some new content by Perseid Publications in 2012-13
The first of the Sha'Daa tales featuring an army of sewer workers.
This is my second editorial credit working with Mike Hanson, our
creator. I also have two stories in here, the lead piece "I Kill Zombies"
(featuring the cover character Raven Blackstone) and a second "Hellbeast" set in Iraq, a bit of a tribute to our folks in camo. We hope you enjoy the work! Also to be reissued in 2012-2013 through Perseid Publications..
Just maybe the Armies of Darkness don't always think the Apocalypse is a good idea either in "Forces of Evil"
The Sha'Daa is not only fought during the 10,000 year interval... there are skirmishes