Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Forthcoming: Blood Red Sphere, a SF novel by horror writer Lawrence Barker

Blood Red Sphere, a forthcoming SF novel by horror writer Lawrence Barker, is scheduled to be published by Swimming Kangaroo Books in July 2009. The plot involves a recovering addict named Helios, who makes his meager living selling ancient artifacts scavenged from the surface of Mars. When Helios is approached by criminals seeking a sacred sphere, he is drawn into deadly intrigue.

According to a short review in Publishers Weekly, “The plot is sometimes predictable, and overeager info-dumping from minor characters ties loose ends together a bit too aggressively, but the deft pacing and Helios's genuinely good nature are compelling to the end.”

Lawrence Barker resides near Atlanta, Georgia. His horror novel, Renfield (2005), is a revisionist retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897). Barker’s short stories have appeared in several anthologies of horror.

2 comments:

LawrenceBarker said...

I wrote an old fashioned pulp novel, the type I like to read ... you know, where Mars is relatively easily to survive on, where there are mysterious Martians, and lots of underhanded dealings occur. I hope folks enjoy it.

Paul said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment, Lawrence. Old fashioned pulp novels are great! Looking forward to reading it.