Cullsman #9 is a collection of 9 science fiction stories that chart the untamed outer fringe of existence, filled with ruined intergalactic civilizations, lonely globe-roaming robots, and a memetic virus that could destroy all things.
Readers have called it- “Intriguing … atmospheric … other-worldly … excellent.”
Would you kill a world to save your family?
In the depths of space, the cannibal planet the Host hunts. With its own resources depleted, it ‘hooks’ other living worlds through an immensely complex process called the ‘Cull’, mining them and their people to destruction.
Now the Cull is coming. 9 ‘Cullsmen’ will be chosen, to prepare 9 potential planets – using and upgrading each world’s own technology and infrastructure to prepare an enormous metal hook at the pole.
But this Cull is different from the others. This time 8 planets have failed already, and on the last, a terrorist organization threatens the Host’s very existence.
How many must die for the Host to live?
1) The Bells of Subsidence
2) Angel, I
3) The Giant Robot and the Myna Bird
4) Route 66
6) Cullsman #9
7) Hunting Ground
8) The Blue Chipset and the Thing
9) Universal Time
– “… the images are striking and euphonious, … and the story is moving.” – Lois Tilton, Locus Mag
– “… beautifully written … satisfying … atmospheric … emotional.” – Goodreads reviews