Archive for the ‘Altered Fluid’ Category

“The Suffering Gallery” BCS Audio Vault podcast

Just in time for Halloween, Scott H. Andrews over at Beneath Ceaseless Skies has re-released a podcast of “The Suffering Gallery,” my story of demons and torture, now with a new intro by me. You can have a listen here. Source Article from http://www.matthewkressel.net/2014/10/27/the-suffering-gallery-bcs-audio-vault-podcast/

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halloween book trail

Happy Halloween! Welcome to my stop on the Halloween Book Trail: the Cemetery Trail! Although I don’t usually have the time or talent to make elaborate costumes, I love the spirit of Halloween; it’s an opportunity to become someone else for a night and collect free candy. If you go to a lot of conventions, you’re probably […]

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The Genre Blend: Post-Apocalyptic

  I was happy to see that Library Journal mentioned Falling Sky in an article about diverse subgenres in Science Fiction. It’s mentioned under the “zombie” section, despite the fact that there are no actual zombies in the book. Nevertheless, that was one of the influences that went into its conception. Falling Sky blends elements […]

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The Genre Blend: Not-Steampunk

Anyone who knows me reasonably well knows that I have a thing for airships. I don’t know if I can explain it — it’s just one of those weird obsessions that lodges somewhere in the mind and never shakes loose. And so it shouldn’t be too surprising that there are airships in Falling Sky. In […]

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The Genre Blend: Zombies and more

Let me state first that there are no zombies in Falling Sky. Technically… In the blurbs I received, E. C. Myers references The Walking Dead and Tad Williams’ blurb mentions zombies outright. See, the thing is that when I started writing the short story that inspired Falling Sky, the idea was that people were living […]

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Falling Sky Review Roundup

I don’t know if two reviews qualify as a roundup, but I was pleased with the reviews for Falling Sky from both Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal. From Publisher’s Weekly: This solid and memorable debut is set in a world where a disease has turned most people into quasi-zombies called Ferals…Khanna’s vision of a ruined […]

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Falling Sky Launch Party!

If you’re in or near New York City tomorrow night, I hope you’ll come join me for the Falling Sky Launch Party. It will be held at Professor Thom’s in the East Village from 7-10. A bookseller from Word bookstore in Greenpoint will be on hand to sell copies of the book. Come have a […]

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“The History Within Us” in Czech

My story “The History Within Us” is out now in the Czech magazine XB-1, edited by Martin Šust, and translated by Daniela Orlando. In my theme of positive topics, it’s about the end of humanity and the last two human survivors in a hostile universe. Plus fedoras. Link here.           Source […]

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free short story prequel to the silence of six

I have a new short story available for free on Wattpad: “SOS”, a prequel to my upcoming YA thriller, The Silence of Six! I hope that people who are curious about the novel will take a look at it, and if you’ve already read The Silence of Six, some cool stuff is there for you […]

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World Fantasy Convention

I’ll be attending the World Fantasy Convention in Arlington, VA from November 6-9. I’m scheduled to do a reading on Thursday, November 6th, at 4:30pm in the “Arlington” room. I may read from one of two stories. The first is about farmers of universes and generational abuse. The second is about ghosts after the Holocaust […]

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