Monday, July 8, 2013

Book feature and spotlight: "Dinosaur Dust": a novel of the Jurassic Club by Michael Panush

Book 2 in The Jurassic Club series by Michael Panush, Dinosaur Dust, is now available through Curiosity Quills!  This follows the book Dinosaur Jazz, which I read and reviewed in August, 2012 (linked here).  I'm hoping to receive a copy to review, as I've enjoyed all the books by Panush so far, including the Stein & Candle detective agency stories, so watch this space in future to see if I do!

Meanwhile, here's some information about this new book for you.

Times have changed for Acheron Island and the world. The decadence of the Jazz Age has given way to the desperation of the Depression, as war looms over the horizon. Acheron Island finds itself divided between a newly aggressive Japanese Empire, the legend-obsessed spies and agents of Nazi Germany and a burgeoning native independence and union movement in the form of the Communist International-backed Acheron Workers Party.  Strikes and spies fill Acheron’s capitol as Victoria City becomes home for a plot that could bring the world to war.

And on the other side of the globe, two men make their way into the thick of the intrigue and bloodshed soon to sweep Acheron. One is Nathan Whipple, a former tourist on Acheron Island turned aspiring pulp novelist. The other is Norris Hall, an ex-Marine, mob enforcer and bank robber. Along with the daughter of a Japanese general and a young Chinese immigrant, they become the only hope for Acheron – and for the world.

The next chapter in the tumultuous history of the modern Lost World starts here – with gangsters, raptor movie stars, Nazi agents, loyal triceratops pets and much more! .

And here's a short bio of the man himself, Michael Panush!

Twenty-Three years old, Michael Panush has distinguished himself as one of Sacramento’s most promising young writers. Michael has published numerous short stories in a variety of e-zines including: AuroraWolf, Demon Minds, Fantastic Horror, Dark Fire Fiction, Aphelion, Horrorbound, Fantasy Gazetteer, Demonic Tome, Tiny Globule, and Defenestration.

He is the author of Clark Reeper Tales, his first novel. Michael began telling stories when he was only nine years old. He won first place in the Sacramento Storyteller’s Guild “Liar’s Contest” in 2002 and was a finalist in the National Youth Storytelling Olympics in in 2003. In 2005, Michael’s short story entitled, Adventures in Algebra, won first place in the annual MISFITS Writing Contest.

In 2007, Michael was selected as a California Art’s Scholar and attended the Innerspark Summer Writing Program at the CalArts Institute. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2008 and has recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz.

You can follow Michael on his blog, The Panusher, stalk him on Twitter @Michael_Panush or find him on Facebook here.


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    1. Indeed, this guy is talented, and FYI, I did receive the review copy of this book, so watch for my review!


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