Here's the first of four Medium essays I wrote about the 1982 science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner, coinciding with its 40th anniversary release this month. 'Blade Runner: A Dystopia of Convenience'.
I discuss the warnings inherent to Frank Herbert's epic saga and why it's more timely than ever: https://tinyurl.com/5n6buwms
This latest Medium essay offers insights into how I approached the development and writing of my EDEN trilogy from Aethon Books.
My post-apocalyptic scifi EDEN trilogy boxed set is out today from Aethon Books! One reviewer says it is "Deep, well written, great character development and completely original." Grab a copy today!
Amazon link: https://tinyurl.com/yckj8ks5
I was recently interviewed by my fellow author and good friend Scott Jessop for his Writing For a Living Blog. He asked questions about how I got started writing, what I consider my strengths and weaknesses, and how I maintain writing discipline. I really enjoyed this interview, as it felt more like a conversation, very laid back.
Check it out here: https://bitesizedfiction.blog/2021/11/08/a-conversation-with-science-fiction-author-tony-peak/?fbclid=IwAR21cTWkZpBdf0J7w-TInZdU35uD9MbH4otl88hWbWQKx9hwcVrumCu0074
I’m pleased to announce that I have signed a contract with Aethon Books for my space opera trilogy, REDSHIFT RUNNERS! The tentative titles are Parallax, Dying Suns, and Termination Vector. Parallax is complete, and I’ll be writing the next two installments this fall. I hope to see them released in Spring 2022 (ebook, paperback, and audio formats). I’ll be using a pseudonym, one that I will reveal soon. There’s lots of influences on these books, particularly THE EXPANSE series by James S.A. Corey, the EVE ONLINE video game franchise, a nod to Tom Wolfe’s THE RIGHT STUFF, and elements inspired by Frederik Pohl’s GATEWAY. Space pirates, rail guns, sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll—with more attention to scientific detail than I’ve written before. I can’t wait for readers to strap into the piloting pod and make the jump.
The final book in my EDEN trilogy, EDEN'S CROWN, is now out for Kindle and paperback. This is a very satisfying moment, to see the publication of my first trilogy, my first series. And judging from reviews of the previous two books, people have found something exciting and unique in my work this time around. But along with that satisfaction comes the hunger to write in that world again. I've never enjoyed writing anything as much as this series. Thanks to everyone who has shared that journey with me--there's more to come.