(ANGRY ROBOT: FEB 7, 2017)
The year is 1878.
Dr Alexander Potter, disgraced Civil War surgeon, now snake-oil salesman, travels the Pacific Northwest with a disheartened company of strongmen, fortune-tellers, and musical whores. Under their mysterious and murderous leader they entertain the masses while hawking the Chock-a-saw Sagwa Tonic, a vital elixir touted to cure all ills both physical and spiritual. For a few unfortunate customers, however, the Sagwa offers something much, much worse.
THE TRIALS OF SOLOMON PARKER
(ANGRY ROBOT: OCT 3, 2017)
Flame and smoke.
This is Butte, Montana in 1916, the Richest Hill on Earth: a metal-fueled boomtown of industry, pollution, labor unrest, vice, and crime. The Gibraltar of Unionism, where a man can get a fair wage for fair work, or maybe get himself killed down the mine, one way or another. Butte, where fortunes are made. The city of the Copper Kings.
Solomon Parker, broke, busted down, and in debt to the wrong sorts of people, wishes his life could have turned out differently. Lately, he's always one step ahead of his last bad decision, the wrong bet, but those steps are getting shorter.
Little does he know that, soon enough, he and his young protégé, Billy Morgan, a man caught between two cultures, will get the chance to change their lives.
The Above Ones, the gods of the People, are bored. Marked Face, their servant, is coming, and he's bringing his dice.