Red Sails in the Fallout: A D&D Gamma World Novel
Paul Kidd (Wizards of the Coast, July 2011)
Paperback $7.99 (307 pages); Kindle $6.39.
This second novel in Wizards of the Coast’s “Gamma World” series is considerably Furrier than the first. As before, the setting is 150 years after a Hadron Collider catastrophe has destroyed civilization, creating a world in which “the survivors of some mythical future disaster must contend with radioactive wastes, ravaged cities, and rampant lawlessness. Against a nuclear backdrop, heroic scavengers search crumbled ruins for lost artifacts while battling mutants and other perils.”
“Red Sails in the Fallout” is not just anthropomorphic, it is flamboyantly and bizarrely Furry.
Amazon.com has entries for two new paperback novels published by Wizards of the Coast in the post-apocalyptic adventure-comedy D&D series "Gamma World" — a setting where "thousands of possible universes all condensed into a single reality".
In "Sooner Dead" by Mel Odom, published in February: "A bio-engineered super-soldier named Hella and her mutant buffalo sidekick Stampede clash with armadillo bikers and inter-dimensional mutants across the ragged landscape of Gamma-Oklahoma."
In "Red Sails in the Fallout" by Paul Kidd, to be published in July, two desert explorers named Shaani and Xoota – who seem from the cover picture to be anthropomorphic wallabies – "are followed home by a swarm of empathic earwigs."
Furry author Paul Kidd ("A Whisper of Wings", "Fangs of K'aath", etc.) has just had a new novel published in Australia in April, "Fey" (Pure Hubris, 283 pages), a trade paperback. It is "A rip-roaring spoof of the 'High Fantasy' genre" with a cast of dragons, elves, Furries (including ninja mice), fans, knights, satyrs & centaurs, dinosaurs, and about anything else you can name.
It is not available anywhere outside Australia, so I am agenting it for him in the U.S. I have just received Paul's shipment of 20 copies. It is $12.00 U.S. + $2.00 shipping. Make cheques payable to Fred Patten, and send orders to Fred Patten, 11863 West Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, Calif. 90230; firstname.lastname@example.org. See Paul's website for further information:
The Library of Congress Professional Association's
What IF... Discussion Forum for Science Fiction and Fantasy present
By Paul Kidd
Colleen Cahill reviews A Whisper of Wings, for the Fast Forward video interviews that air in Northern Va. and Montgomery County. A copy of the transcript has also been submitted for publication to the Washington Science Fiction Association Journal, the Lambda Sci-Fi Newsletter (local Gaylaxian group) and the Baltimore Science Fiction Society's newsletter.)