RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2015
AUTHORS: Damian Roache, Daniel B. Hunt, Don van Ausdoll, Eugene Kelly III, Kitty Sarkozy, Tracy Vincent
COVER DESIGN: Gavin Revitt
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1On3PI6
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/1NcOLtl
For five hundred years human exploration of space has gone largely unchallenged. Now, deep in the ocean beneath the icy crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa, something is stirring…a power both ancient and wholly alien, moving in the dark places. It’s power is unimaginable, its rage inexhaustible and its goal clear; to eradicate humanity.
Join six of the Dryden Experiment’s premier authors as they weave tales from humanity’s darkest hour. What will become of the creatures from Sol, faced with the Rise of the Europan?
Each story is the author’s take on the Europan’s evacuation of humans from Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons. Not every one of them falls on the moon or in the time of the desecration of the human race there. For instance, in Broken by Daniel B. Hunt, we don’t exactly know on what planet the dive bar his character is in, and it is before the Europan decides to remove people. How far in the past is unknown to us though. Tracy Vincent’s (ME!) story, En Caul, takes place on Aurelia, a small planet in a nearby star system, takes place immediately after the incident on Europa. Eugene Kelly’s story is woven between all the other stories and is told from the Europan’s POV. Don van Ausdoll’s story, Triggers, occurs at the start of the evacuation process and since his characters are wealthy they are closest to the under-ice ocean. Kitty Sarkozy’s character is just the Average Joe. Which is also the name of her story. All he wants to do is take his family to their new home, when all kinds breaks loose and then it becomes a mission of simply finding them and getting them off-moon. Damian Roache’s story, Battle of Europa, is told from the Marine’s POV, a Geist Marine in particular.
Each author has a distinct voice and each story has a flavour all on its own. I would love for you all to buy it and read it. I think this is a very fascinating tale, but like it’s tagged with, it’s biased. So, this is a review, but it isn’t at the same time. This is more of a more indepth look into the book itself.