Presents from the Book Fairy of the Planet of the Apes!

Found a box on the porch today, and what was inside? A new present from the Book Fairy, in the form of my author’s contributor copy of Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone!

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Edited by Rich Handley and Jim Beard, Tales from the Forbidden Zone is set to hit store shelves on or about January 24th. Set in the “classic” continuity of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes films and its sequels as well as the 1970s live-action and animated television series, the anthology features 16 brand-spankin’ new stories onto which you damned dirty apes are invited to put your stinking paws. The list of contributors is pretty dang distinguished:

Dan Abnett
Kevin J. Anderson and Sam Knight
Jim Beard
Nancy Collins
Greg Cox
Andrew E.C. Gaska
Robert Greenberger
Rich Handley
Greg Keyes
Paul Kupperberg
Jonathan Maberry
Bob Mayer
John Jackson Miller
Will Murray
Ty Templeton

Oh. And me.

For those wondering, my story, “Message In A Bottle,” is set in the continuity of the live-action Planet of the Apes TV series, with time-displaced astronauts Alan Virdon and Peter Burke along with their chimpanzee friend, Galen, ever on the run from gorilla Security Chief Urko and orangutan Counselor Zaius as they stumble across a tantalizing clue from ancient human civilization.

January 24th, yo. Ask your local indie bookseller to order you up a copy. If that’s not an option, here are some links to help you out:

Trade Paperback and Kindle e-Book from
Trade Paperback and Nook e-Book from Barnes & Noble
Trade Paperback and Various e-Book formats from Books-A-Million

Avoid the madhouse, and order early. Know what I’m sayin’?




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