Mythos: a Silicon Valley Thriller

Today I’m releasing a novella I wrote back in late December 2012 and published in January 2013. MYTHOS: A Silicon Valley Thriller was born from the idea of writing a series of short novels in the style of Rod Serling’s fantastic Television show The Twilight Zone.

Though the “MYTHOS DOSSIER” never happened beyond this first novella, Jack’s story survived the ax and found its way into a new kind of book series which I’ll be presenting later on this year.

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Mythos: A Silicon Valley Thriller
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Mythos: A Silicon Valley Thriller

Former Silicon Valley golden boy Jack Nash solved problems for a living. Now he must solve one to stay alive.

In MYTHOS, web programmer Jack Nash will take us on a twisted ride down the nine circles of hell while he tries to solve a series of mysterious disappearances in one of the largest corporations of the Silicon Valley.

Sexy. Violent. Gruesome in all the right places. That is MYTHOS, a piece of hardboiled noir fiction you won’t see every day. Picture Tom Clancy collaborating with Lovecraft: the result? A horror technothriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

But, how did I become a published author? Well, in my defense, I am not a published author, but a self published author. Two entirely different things, really. Allow me to explain.

One operates under the umbrella of a small publishing press or, if the old Gods have been kind and generous, and enough lambs and chickens have been slaughtered in their names, under the steel corporate wing of either Simon and Schuster, Penguin Random House, Macmillian, HarperCollins or the Hachette Group; collectively known as the big 5 by those waiting in line for their turn at the coliseum’s arena.

The other, far more interesting and rewarding for the upcoming author, is the path Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Ray Bradbury, and many others walked long before there was even a computer. The path of the samurai.

Any writer should close his or her eyes and see and hear Mark Twain, already a successful author, having breakfast on a hot summer Sunday on a Paddle Steamer, talking to his nephew about creating the Charles L. Webster & Co., so they can publish not only his own books but literary works by other authors.

Close your eyes and see Virginia Woolf, talking her husband Leonard into escaping the claws of mediocrity conventional publishing houses of the time were clenching creativity with by expanding on their love and hobby for printing, which later became Hogarth Press, right there in the dining room of their London residence.

Stay with your eyes closed and see Ray Bradbury, 18 years old, barely out of school, sitting in the garage of his father’s Los Angeles house next to a buzzing voltage regulator that powered the entire neighborhood with a broken typewriter and a handful of dreams as he created Futuria Fantasia.

Now open your eyes and find yourself seated on a table of a crowded Paris’ cafe while Ernest Hemingway discusses with Gertrude Stein about self-publishing The Sun Also Rises between an expresso and a pack of cigarettes.

How can any author resist to climb that mountain? Shaking hands with publishers and agents that say no, maybe, perhaps next year can wait. One has to wonder what Bradbury, Woof, Twain, Poe, and others saw on their way up on that mountain. One has to be curious enough see.

How did I become a self-published author? I closed my eyes and saw the mountain. Then I climbed it.

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