Authors on the Air host Pam Stack presented author Michael G. Williams to is here to discuss his new book A FALL IN AUTUMN.
WELCOME TO THE LAST OF THE GREAT FLYING CITIES. It’s 9172, YE (Year of the Empire), and the future has forgotten its past.
Soaring miles over the Earth, Autumn, the sole surviving flying city, is filled to the brim with the manifold forms of humankind: from Human Plus “floor models” to the oppressed and disfranchised underclasses doing their dirty work and every imaginable variation between.
Valerius Bakhoum is a washed-up private eye and street hustler scraping by in Autumn. Late on his rent, fetishized and reviled for his imperfect genetics, stuck in the quicksand of his own heritage, Valerius is trying desperately to wrap up his too-short life when a mythical relic of humanity’s fog-shrouded past walks in and hires him to do one last job. What starts out as Valerius just taking a stranger’s money quickly turns into the biggest and most dangerous mystery he’s ever tried to crack – and Valerius is running out of time to solve it.
Michael G. Williams is a native of the Appalachian Mountains and award-winning novelist. He describes his writing as wry horror, strange science fiction, and suburban fantasy: stories told from the perspectives of vampires, unconventional investigators, magicians, and hackers who live in the places so many of us also call home and who retain their sense of humor. More than anything he enjoys telling stories of people who, through terrible trials, find the friends and comrades who form their true families.
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