My dark thriller “Black Friday” is on the 2017 Nebula Award Reading Suggestion List. And since it is, I’m offering free review copies in .pdf, .mobi, and .doc to members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Hit me up at email@example.com and I’d be happy to send one your way.
“Black Friday” is a dark science fiction thriller, as well as diverse fiction (black protagonist surrounded by strong female characters) that explores capitalism, materialism, and race relations.
A summary/review, below.
Also, my first short fiction collection was released this year, called “The Gloaming”. It contains sixteen science fiction and horror tales, examining our potential future as a species. More than half of the stories were previously published in pro and semi-pro magazines. I feel the strongest stories within the collection are “Fletcher’s Mountains”, “Lost Planes, Lost River”, “Gudmund’s Wolf”, “For You, the River”, and “Divinity”.
Black Friday is a glorious work of literature. The characters live and love and breathe and think and speak. They are visceral entities with powerful backstories and fallible moral compasses. Hodges’ characterization takes these human beings by the hand and forces them to evolve into spectacular shadows of their former selves. He uses exquisite prose to carve out detailed thoughts and emotions.