Book: Paperback: Mass Market
8.26 x 5.23in 336 pages
29 Sep 2009
Lulu Pangloss has problems. She has no friends, her mom is difficult, and her absentee father is a deadbeat. Things can hardly get any worse...or so she thinks.
Then the world comes to an end.
It starts with Agent X, a plague that turns women into raving, demonic predators--Xombies--who then hunt down and infect anyone they can catch. Guns are useless; armies are helpless.
With civilization collapsing all around her, Lulu hitches a ride with a crew of wary male refugees, and together they flee for the last place on Earth rumored to be safe.
But what they find is as unexpected, and as terrifying, as the hell they've left behind.
XOMBIES: APOCALYPTICON- The Shocking New Novel by Walter Greatshell, author of XOMBIES: APOCALYPSE BLUES.
XOMBIES: APOCALYPTICON is the continuing saga of the USS No-Name, an Ohio-Class submarine converted to a refugee vessel during the worldwide plague of "Agent X"--a disease that changes women into raving, homicidal Typhoid Marys.
Leading the fight to survive are Dr. Alice Langhorne, whose research helped spawn the plague; Commander Harvey Coombs, Navy captain minus a navy; Sal DeLuca, BMX champ facing the ultimate Xtreme sport; and troubled teenager Lulu Pangloss, who died and was born again.
MAD SKILLZ is the story of Madeline Grant, a teenage girl who suffers severe brain injuries in an accident, but who is saved by an experimental treatment: her brain is interfaced with a computer. This not only restores her ability to think, it makes her the smartest person on Earth. But there is a serious downside: How do you cope with a world in which everyone but you is shallow and stupid? And what if the shallow, stupid people who made your new brain are still in control of it? In fact, what if they can make you do anything they want?
THE LEAF BLOWER
The Leaf-Blower is a strange, pseudo-sci-fi novel I wrote immediately after Xombies. It’s my homage to the Japanese monster movies of my youth: Godzilla, War of the Gargantuas, etc. Basically it’s the story of an American living in Korea, a guy named Manny Lopes, who feels very small. Not only physically (in his own words, he’s a “Creole shrimp”), but his work, his marriage, his race, all conspire to make him feel puny and insignificant, the proverbial 98-pound weakling. Then one day an accident happens, a quantum explosion, and suddenly Manny is a giant - a really GIANT giant. And now there’s no stopping him: he’s a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Like all my work, The Leaf-Blower takes some odd turns, and features characters like a North Korean assassin who thinks she’s Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. There’s also sex, violence, and action galore, with the army throwing everything it has against the rampaging colossus that is Manny Lopes. But there’s only one weapon that has any chance at all of stopping him: His wife.
Terminal Island is the next book that I wrote after Xombies and The Leaf-Blower. It's a psychological horror piece in the vein of The Wicker Man or The Magus, about a man investigating the disappearance of his elderly mother. Tracing her last know whereabouts, he travels with his wife and child to the sunny paradise of Catalina Island, a place he and his mother lived many years before...and where something terrible happened. Something so unspeakable he has blocked most of it out of his memory, and refuses to believe could have happened at all. But history is about to repeat itself...