Polis Books are set to publish science fiction anthology book OCCUPIED EARTH – Stories of Aliens, Resistance, and Survival at all Costs on 13th October 2015 in the U.S in paperback format.
The book will feature stories from:
Cliff Allen • Craig Faustus Buck • Matthew V. Clemens • Adam Lance Garcia • Rachel Howzell Hall • David W. Hall • Rob Hart • Howard V. Hendrix • Richard M. Johnson • Jessica Kaye • Adam L. Korenman • Jeffrey J. Mariotte • Lisa Morton • Marsheila Rockwell • Nathan Walpow
In a brutal, surprise attack the militarily superior Mahk-Ra descended upon the Earth in waves, ultimately bringing the planet to its knees. Twenty years later, our world for strategic reasons is under their boot heel — think Vichy France or Stalinist Russia writ large. Yet it’s a world where
society continues to function; the trains run, there is rationing of goods, there are police, factories, hospitals and schools. Only all under the unforgiving eyes of the Mahk-Ra overlords.
Even as some of our natural resources are being drained and humans have been pressed into service of an off-world alien war machine, there is intermingling of the species. Gangsters run their rackets, the black market thrives and political intrigue abounds, amid acts of villainy, desperation and heroism. For there are still humans who have never accepted defeat at the hands of their conquerors…who still, day after day, dream and fight for a free Earth. In the end, life continues, but resistance is all.
Richard J. Brewer has worked as a bookseller, actor and writer, and his story “Last To Die” was featured in the acclaimed Springsteen-inspired anthology Trouble in the Heartland. Gary Phillips edited the bestselling Orange County Noir, and is the author of numerous books, stories and graphic novels, including the Ivan Monk series.