Oh boy, do I have some news to share! So, keep an eye on this space in the coming weeks. Since I'm not a complete jerk, here's a hint: "Some planets just aren't worth saving."
Available January 2023
The day has come! Message in a Vessel will be reprinted in Apex Magazine, Issue 135. Be sure to get your copy at Apex Magazine.
My piece is set very far in the future where the world has been inhabited by vampires. Only the most useful humans are allowed to be changed, and the rest become cattle. With food supplies running low, anything is up for grabs, including whatever lies beyond our solar system. This is what happens when some aren't comfortable with that idea.
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"The characters are vivid and the horror of the world is sinister, though it lurks under a clinical veneer. I loved this story. It was a piece of sci-fi mastery and I hope that Harrison creates so much more based on this premise."
Message in a Vessel by V.G. Harrison reminded me of Octavia Butler’s storytelling in style and characterisation.
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The Viability Series takes place about 50 years into the future and it answers the question about what would happen if human extinction has been declared. What would happen in terms of the minuscule number of people who could still conceive viable births and not mutant T-Rex babies? Would we give into media sensationalism of every blessed event? How would the government react? Would they step in and take control, and if so, to what end? There are conspiracy theorists, religious zealots, and trillions of corporate dollars at stake...all in the name of reproduction. All of this and more will swallow up the world of Lilia Grayson and destroy those who mean to protect her. After all, she's the only golden goose with twin eggs. The Viable Eggs, to be exact, book one in the Viability Series. It's Children of Men meets The Hunger Games. Heaven help the children who are born into this "new world" of disorder.
If you're curious, continue exploring. Otherwise, I wish you well in terms of finding your own truth.
This story is surprisingly good. It's very easy to read, it moves very quickly, and it will certainly keep the reader, whether science fiction or paranormal fan, very interested.
-Dead Trees Review for Section 51
The second installment to the Project Solstice series is frightening and a genuine nail-biter. Wildly imaginative and terrifying at times. A great accompaniment to any book lover's shelf.
-MissRead13 for Department 51
Harrison writes so convincingly that even those who do not usually seek out fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal novels will be seduced by this series. As bizarre as the characters and actions are, they become part of our psyches - polished writing such as this is a gift.
-Grady Harp (Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer) for Unit 51
Thank you, fans!
I can't thank you guys enough for reading SLAY, my Viability series and Project Solstice series. You're awesome! My only regret is that it's taken me this long to develop another series I hope you'll enjoy as much, if not more. I'm always working on new stuff, so stay tuned.