So, based upon your awesome feedback and the awesomeness of free stuff off the internet…

These are the new covers that I am going with for both Part One and Part Two of HERCULES GONE MAD.


HERCULES GONE MAD Part One

HERCULES GONE MAD Part One
 

HERCULES GONE MAD Part Two

HERCULES GONE MAD Part Two


Now that that’s settled, I have a lot of updating and writing yet to do…

Thank you all for your fantastic feedback!

Write On!

 
 

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Hercules Gone Mad – Part Two: Book Cover WIP

So, this book cover will probably change as I work through Part Two, but I just wanted to give you an idea where things are heading. I’ll begin posting new chapters to Part Two – still haven’t settled on a title for it yet – as I write them to my Wattpad account.

Hercules Gone Mad - Part Two

Hercules Gone Mad - Part Two

Hercules Gone Mad - Part Two

Hercules Gone Mad - Part Two

[And as I now see the cover in various poses, it’s obvious that the lettering will need some work as it’s hard to read in miniature. Anyway…it’s a start.]

 
 

Heroes of Dystopia


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WITH SO MANY THREATS TO WORLD PEACE AND THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER

The rise of China
The decline of the United States
The vulnerability of Western alliances
The emboldened and hostile rogue nations
The turmoil caused by the Arab Awakening
The horror and ruthlessness of the Mexican Drug Cartels
The collusion between terrorist and transnational crime networks
The lawlessness and weaponization of cyberspace
The advancements in nano, bio, and quantum technologies
The cognitive awakening of robots
The corrupted and inept societal institutions
The oligarchical hegemony
The decimated middle class
The blight of generational poverty
The depleted potable water supplies
The destructive weather patterns
The rampant pandemic viruses
And all the rest of the rot…

IT TOOK ONLY ONE UNFORESEEN EVENT TO OBLITERATE THE ORDER AND INCITE CHAOS AND DISASTER ON A GLOBAL SCALE

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To Be a Superpower or Not To Be a Superpower, That Is Not the Question…

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Whether China is or is yet to be, or if it even wants or wants not to be a superpower are not the important questions to me. One way or the other, the answer is or will be yes. An important question for me is, how will China manage its increasingly powerful role in the world while also managing the consumption requirements of its increasingly demanding and aggressive population.

Of course, controlling the flow of information — internet censorship, for example — within and without of the country, will be key to its strategy of ascent to the highest heights of global power. But even censorship and governmental intimidation and societal manipulation will serve little purpose when the country’s water wells run dry from its hyper-industrialization and the ongoing desertification of large swaths of the country. When this happens we can certainly expect an explosive rise in the price of global food commodities. And as we’ve seen in our very recent past, when food prices rise beyond the reach of the least affluent, tempers rise right along with them.

And when tempers rise…

Governments fall.

Resource Wars are inevitable, and I foresee China opening up the first major front in the assault.

Exactly when this will all happen?

Now, that is the question.

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Look it up, folks. It’s all out there.

Scary stuff, for sure.

But scary as it is, it’s all delectable fodder for the imagination of the author intent on creating a world of horrific dystopian proportions and perfection…

 
 

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HERCULES GONE MAD – PART ONE: REBELS FOR LOVE now available at Amazon

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When the World Order collapses…

When the Revolution of Neo-Collectivism prevails…

When the Angel of Death strikes out for its final, global purging…

What is a disgraced and discharged Special Forces Warrior to do?

HE GOES MAD
 

Purchase your copy here
Read an excerpt here

Hello, friends. I am releasing HERCULES GONE MAD and each subsequent book of the HEROES OF DYSTOPIA saga in serialized format, as books were once released in the classic tradition of science fiction writing of days past. I am doing this so that, hopefully, I can get new editions out to you quickly, get your feedback, and incorporate that feedback just as quickly into subsequent editions. Consequently, your feedback and support will be critical to this serialized process. The stories will first be available as ebooks, and then, once all parts of each book have been released, as a completed print edition book.

Each serialized edition of this and subsequent books will be initially released exclusively from Amazon for its Kindle reader. Depending on their success, they will then be released in all other major ebook formats (Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, IBook, etc.), in addition to a print edition. If you do not have an ebook reader, you can download the free Kindle app from Amazon and read the book online, on your phone, or whatever your preferred reader may be.

If you would like to contact me to discuss my writing, such as providing me feedback on how I can improve the HEROES OF DYSTOPIA saga, or anything else germane to our mutual interests, you can drop me a line by visiting kurtbrindley.com/contact/ and filling out the form, by leaving a comment on the HEROES OF DYSTOPIA page, or by emailing me directly at me@kurtbrindley.com.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my work. I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, stay tuned for Part Two of HERCULES GONE MAD. It’s coming soon!

Purchase your copy of PART ONE: Rebels for Love here
Read an excerpt here

HEROES OF DYSTOPIA

who are the heroes
the heroes of dystopia
who will rise the dawn

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HERCULES GONE MAD, Volume One of the HEROES OF DYSTOPIA saga,
is now available at Amazon.

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Rebels for Love – Part One of Hercules Gone Mad

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From where he now sat, the bartender could see that Hercules was the only person in the club not watching the strange happening that was being shown on the televisions. He seemed to be someplace else far away, staring sullenly down into his near-empty bottle of bourbon as the dancers sat next to him staring hypnotically up at the screens.

“We Love Lovis! We Love Lovis! We Love Lovis!”

The bartender briefly considered walking back to the bar and pouring himself a stiff drink. Instead, he, too, looked up to watch one of the televisions. It wasn’t long before he saw a soft greenish glow appear in the center of the stadium’s darkened stage.

“We Love Lovis! We Love Lovis! We Love Lovis!”

The soft glow suddenly flashed into a massive explosion of light. The chanting turned into what sounded to the bartender like screams and wild shrieks of panic. He was certain he had just witnessed yet another act of merciless sabotage. It didn’t surprise him. A crowd like that, so many of their kind in one place, didn’t stand a chance. He first wondered how many had been killed. He then wondered how many were about to die, how many would be trampled to death by a hysterical crowd scrambling to save itself from who in the hell knew what was coming next.

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Heroes of Dystopia – A Serial Saga

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It’s been over a year since I released my first novel The Sea Trials of an Unfortunate Sailor and I am excited to be able to finally announce my new project — Heroes of Dystopia – A Serial Saga.

There are many reasons I am excited about this project.

For one, it is an opportunity to for me to explore political, societal, technological, war, mental, and many other issues important to me in a serious and, hopefully, an interesting way.

I am also pleased to be releasing it as a serialized saga, which means that the saga will be realized as a series of books, and each book will be released as a series of parts. Writing a serialized saga enables me to think long term and in strategic ways, while also being able to stay tactical and keep the writing fresh and, again, hopefully, moving quickly along.

The first book in the saga is Hercules Gone Mad. The first part of the book, Rebels for Love, will be available soon. Meanwhile, you can read an excerpt of it here.

If you have any feedback, and I hope you do, let me know about by leaving me a comment here or on my facebook page.