Some Thoughts on My New Book The People’s Republic of New Arkaim

The People’s Republic of New Arkaim is my latest effort, a sci-fi dark comedy about aging, blind patriotism, cults, government overreach, love, politics, and technology. Did I also mention paranoia? It’s there too.

Here’s the short pitch:

For a long time I’ve been plagued by dreams of ending up back in the army. As a veteran, I know I’m not alone. This novel came to life, in part, because of it. Nostalgia can be a nasty bit of business concerning days in uniform.

The People’s Republic of New Arkaim I published under Red Grit Books (named for two of my father’s favorites: True Grit, the novel by Charles Portis and Leon Redbone, of all people). I have an idea about starting a tiny press in the future with which I might publish other indie authors who pen dark comedy and satire. It’s too early to tell about that.

More news later…

The People’s Republic of New Arkaim is available at Amazon and other online retailers.

The People’s Republic of New Arkaim: New Release

My latest book is The People’s Republic of New Arkaim available now at Amazon. You can sample a portion of my book by clicking on the cover image link below.

Here’s the short summary:

An aging, ailing American veteran gets called back into the army, travels to a parallel world, and falls in love with the cultural hero of a Soviet colony there where the citizens are clueless about the USSR’s collapse back on Earth decades ago.

And that’s the least of his problems…

I like to think of this tale as the love child of Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut. Maybe you will too.

Other major online retailers will have the book available later this week. I’m also hoping for a placement for the eBook version with library apps like Hoopla, etc.

You can read the first eight chapters for free. No fooling. Free! Just Click on the cover below: