Format: Softcover, 229 pages
Publisher: Apex Publications, April, 2008
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If there is a party at the end of the universe, Matt Wallace's The Next Fix will be the drug of choice. Two-time Parsec Award-winning author teams with Apex Publications for a new collection of 12 short stories and one novella. With characters as gritty as Sam Spade but as real as your next-door neighbor, The Next Fix cooks up a cocktail of futuristic trips that range from haunting to comedic to don't-turn-out-the-lights. From Wallace's introduction to The Next Fix: You're in my own little chimerical sphere now, but I'm no different than you. I don't shoot, snort, or roll, but I'm my own kind of fiend with my own kind of jones. You can simplify it, call it a fiction addiction. It's much more than that. Part of it's that whole "art is not a mirror, it's a hammer" thing. It's powerful.
About the Author: A proponent of open media, Matt Wallace (www.matt-wallace.net) has won awards for his freely distributed podcast fiction and has sold several film scripts in the Australian and U.S. markets. He also serves as contributing co-editor for Murky Depths magazine