The Puzzle Box by the Apocalyptic Four
An intriguing anthology where reality is transient
and the puzzle box holds the key to the meaning of life.
Archeology Professor Albert Mallory understands reality. He knows the way the world works. When he steals an ancient puzzle box to pay off gambling debts, he thinks the only mysterious thing about the artifact is how to get it open. But when a stranger appears at Albert’s door demanding to see the box, Albert is plunged into mysteries he never dreamt possible.Through the tales of four others who succeeded in opening the puzzle box — a musician named Warlock with a weakness for witches; photographer Autumn Bailey, with a strange link to the past; video store clerk Angela Matterly with those unworldly eyes; and a comic book illustrator called Sam, on a quest for his life — Albert learns that reality is transient and the way the world works is not found in text books.
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The Apocalyptic Four
At one of their many their book launches/readings.
Billie Milholland: published in Chickadee Magazine, CBC’s Radio Anthology, Western Producer, Women of the Apocalypse, The 10th Circle Project, Ride the Moon and a variety of weekly newspapers. [MORE]
Eileen Bell: award winning author published in On Spec, Western Producer, CBC’s Radio Anthology, Women of the Apocalypse, Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead and The 10th Circle Project. [MORE]
Randy McCharles: winner of the Prix-Aurora Award for his short fiction, fan fiction, and fan organization, has been published in the Year’s Best Fantasy 9, The 10th Circle Project, Okal Rel Opus 2 & 6 and Tesseracts 11, 12, & 16. [MORE]
Ryan T McFadden: an award-winning author published in The 10th Circle Project, Women of the Apocalypse, Blood and Water and When the Villain Comes Home. [MORE]
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