Mimi of the Nowhere gets reviewed by Publishers Weekly

Recently I decided to enter Mimi of the Nowhere into the Booklife contest at Publishers weekly under the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror. The contest is far from over, but each book entered in gets a professional review from a critic.


Here’s what they said about Mimi of the Nowhere

Title: Mimi of the Nowhere (Chronicles of the Great Migration Book 1)
Author: Michael Kilman
Genre: Fiction/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
Audience: Adult
Word Count: 43,000

Assessment:

Plot: Kilman’s story is well plotted, with several surprises that will sustain readers investment in the story. The concept of roaming cities is a fascinating one with much potential, and the author capably delivers an exciting and atmospheric narrative.

Prose/Style: Overall, the prose is often lyrical, with memorable and poignant descriptions of the unusual world the story occupies. Dialogue is realistic and believable.

Originality: This book presents an engaging twist on a post-apocalyptic world. The author vividly describes the novel elements–the walking cities, the regeneration alcoves and futuristic medicines. The novel offers an authentic representation of the lives of the homeless; a thoughtful look at the horrors of advanced technology; and a fresh take on psychic beings fighting for the world’s welfare.

Character Development: Protagonist Mimi is so human and sympathetic that the reader will feel immediately invested in her substantial evolution. The supporting characters are also well established and come across as integral to the storyline.

Recently I decided to enter Mimi of the Nowhere into the Booklife contest at Publishers weekly under the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror. The contest is far from over, but each book entered in gets a professional review from a critic.

Here’s what they said about Mimi of the Nowhere

Paperback of Battle for Langeles is Finally Here!

After a number of complications with the production, I am happy to announce that Upon Stilted Cities: Battle for Langeles, paperback edition has finally arrived! 


I have also lowered the price of all three ebooks for the holidays. So you can get Mimi of the Nowhere for .99 cents, Winds of Change for 2.99 and Battle for Langeles for 2.99. 

Sarah of the Runners (Book 4) is currently about 60% complete and I am just about finished recording the audio book edition of Mimi of the Nowhere and hoping to have it out in January.

I will also have an announcement later this month about a non-fiction book I am working on. 

Upon Stilted Cities is here!

My second book in the Chronicles of the Great Migration has arrived! This book has been a long time coming for me. In 2011 I woke from a strange dream about a man overlooking a giant walking city, and another imprisoned in some kind of green pod. Through those scribbled notes, the very first chapters of this novel were born.

At the time I was a graduate student and had to put the story aside, but as I wrapped up my thesis the story became a thorn in my brain. I couldn’t stop thinking of it. Some nights I would even toss and turn until I got up and wrote some of it down.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!

You can get your ebook here! Paperbacks will be up in a few days!

USC Front Cover Graphic

Preorder Upon Stilted Cities: The Winds of Change Now!

Preorder for the digital edition of Upon Stilted Cities: The Winds of Change has begun on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Itunes. Find at your favorite store at the link. books2read.com/u/4EyRvA

 

Don’t forget to check out Book 1 in the series, Mimi of the Nowhere and Sample Chapters from Upon Stilted Cities here

USC Front Cover GraphicSynopsis: The Children of Gaia won’t stop until every last walking city is destroyed.

The city of Langeles is rubble, resources are dwindling, and storm systems are larger than ever before. The people of Manhasten are in great danger, and they don’t even know it yet.

Life in the city hasn’t changed much in the forty years since Mimi joined her telepathic sisters of The Order of the Eye, but the winds of change are blowing, and their enemy, the Children of Gaia wait in the shadows to turn the city to ash. At the center of it all is one man, a man as ancient as the city of Manhasten itself, a man designated Runner 17. A man who is more then he knows, and maybe the only one who can save the city and the rest of humanity.