Emperor Mollusk Month!! continues, but if I can be honest, I’m out of things to say about it. I could say more, but why give away surprises? I’ve disclosed enough about the book that anyone should have an idea if it’s something they’re interested in, and if you’re still having trouble committing after being told that this is a book with a space squid, a giant centipede, mega robots, mutant dinosaurs, and a journey of personal growth as one hero / villain struggles to find his place in the world . . . well, I just don’t know what else to tell you.
It has a lizard woman in it, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I think it’s great, but I wrote it. I should think it’s great. I hope you think it’s great, and I hope you buy it and share it with your friends and tell everyone how wonderful it is using the power of the internet. I’ve made my case, and I can only hope you’re on board. If not, thanks for stopping by. Visitors are always appreciated.
On a related note, I’m working on getting some original merchandise up at Cafepress.com to help promote the book and also because it’s something I love doing as well. I have always been an amateur artist. A very amateur artist. But recently, technology has given me the tools to not only create some art I really love, but also to distribute it to the rest of the world. I admit it’d be awesome to make some extra bucks off of doing something else I love, but it also feels greedy. I’m already an incredibly lucky guy. Still, if you want to buy a T-shirt with some A. Lee Martinez theme on it, I’m not going to complain.
I’d also like to take a moment to remind everyone that Chasing the Moon, my previous novel, is out in mass market paperback now. Just a refresher: It’s the story of a woman named Diana who ends up with an apartment full of cosmic monsters. It’s a cosmic horror story at its heart, though not an especially dark one. The paradox of a not-dark horror story is one I’m comfortable with, but I can see why it can be confusing to some. The best way I could describe it would be if H.P. Lovecraft wrote a story where people didn’t have to go insane at the end and where even Cthulhu isn’t certain anything is important. It’s about a universe you can’t possibly comprehend and how that doesn’t have to destroy your mind. Or at least, not right away.
But that’s life, right?
Finally, I admit that my last few posts have been largely self-promotional. That is why this website exists, so I don’t feel bad about that. But I also know that sometimes people drop by here just to read whatever strange thoughts I might have to offer, to bask in my brilliant insights or chuckle at my obsession over obscure superheroes. Whatever the reason, I’m glad you stop by now and then and though Emperor Mollusk Month!! continues, I’ll post something less mercantile soon. Promise.