• Death of heaven, Revised 2nd Edition

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    Horror on a galactic scale centered right here on Earth.

    Two friends, once terrorized together as youths, are about to experience the Horror and True History of Humanity while experiencing Its demise from a front row seat.
    Available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/NYTtiJ
    And on Smashwords - http://bit.ly/J2PYqg
    In eBook or Trade Paperback
    Art by Marvin Hayes - http://bit.ly/RQfgxq
    Music by Nikolas Hayes
    Zilyon Publications - http://www.calvinalmillerii...
    Video by LGN Productions 2013 - http://bit.ly/DeathOfHeaven

    From my 10/13/2014 blog at Murdockinations.com:
    [ Read an updated version of this blog with images at
    http://jzmurdock.blogspot.c...... ]

    I've had a few catch phrases since I started marketing my horror writings.
    Big Horror
    Author of the Macabre
    Making my nightmares your reality
    Epic Horror on a Galactic Scale (This refers to my book, Death of Heaven)
    "Epic Horror" means it's very large, lasting through a great deal if time; Galactic scale is merely punctuating that and with Death of Heaven, it couldn't be more correct.

    As "Author of the Macabre" - I grew up loving horror and the classics. Stories in stories, books and films from Edgar Allen Poe, most especially. The original Twilight Zone show affected me as a very young child in the late 1950s, early 60s. Macabre is defined generally as: disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury. Fear of whatever in a weird, unusual, or unexpected way. I like what feels fresh, comes at you from an odd angle, and so on. I've been told I do that and I've earned the title.

    In "Making my nightmares your reality", I am obviously referring to taking horror stories from my imagination (and yes in some cases dreams and nightmares I've had) and putting them into a format that you can experience. My writings for the most part, but as I also write screenplays, who knows what the future might bring. Also, there is crossover between my screenplay and prose efforts. Sometimes you can see in a screenplay what you can't see in a story or novel, and vice versa.

    "Big Horror" means it's big. Kind of self explanatory but I thought I'd explain my personal thought processes on this. Big to me means either big in scope, or big in how it affects the character, and hopefully the reader.

    In my short story, "In Memory, Yet Crystal Clear" (a standalone ebook, also in "Anthology of Evil"), a world renowned doctor tries to help his long time missing son's best friend from their childhood and college days. In that endeavor he ends up creating something that alters America and the world and not necessarily in a good way. It is big or epic in that it encompasses the world and also, at the end, is very personal and big to the reader and the character. If it serves its purpose in what I had intended, I leave that up to the reader. I've had responses to that story from people that go from yawns to people being very disturbed by it. In one case, someone read it and never talked to me again after that. Well, to each his (or her) own.

    My book, Death of Heaven is epic in scope (and I will attempt to leave that to discovery through reading it) because of what it encompasses in time, distance and story. It is the biggest thing I have ever written and possibly the biggest story (again regarding time and distance) that I have ever read.

    Because of that I have revised it this year (2014) after it's initial release in 2012. It is now a better read with the help of my editor (new at the time of starting the revision in 2013). It flows better (a good editor is a good thing, you know), it's more intense and some areas that needed "fleshing out" have now been fully realized.

    That book is big or epic in scope, but also because of the prequel that was written several decades ago and left my University Fiction Writing 101 class stunned. I am now starting finally on revising that story. If you want to read the original as it is now, it is the novella at the end of my collection of short stories, "Anthology of Evil". I'm currently compiling a second book (Anthology of Evil II, obviously), that I hope to put out perhaps next year. If not sooner.

    Another story I see as Big or Epic is my "Poor Lord Ritchie" story (see "Anthology of Evil"; which I can now call, stories as a new prequel version is contained within an anthology I am only included in called, "Giant Tales - World of Pirates" in a short story titled, "Breaking On Cave Island".

    I hope you will consider giving Death of Heaven a try. I've never seen anything myself, quite like it. Show less
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