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Pilgrimage of the Damned: Part 1 (eBook)

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Title: Pilgrimage of the Damned: Part 1
Author: Phil Williams
Year published: 2014
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, near.
Threat: Raging humans.
Two words: Holy quest.

 

 

 

 

 

There’s already an entry here for my online serial, exclusively available on JukePop Serials, but for those who haven’t been following the unfolding story as it happens, or those who want to revisit it in a binge, I’m happy to announce the entire first part of the serial will soon be available in eBook form. Following the unhinged, death-obsessed Burton as he traipses across desolate England, and his abrasive young companion Vita, it tells the tale of a man so thrown by the events of the apocalypse that he believes himself already dead – and interprets everything as a demonic afterlife challenge.

Mixing dark humour, tense violence and sharp dialogue, Pilgrimage of the Damned is an adventurous tale that moves quickly and benefits from many page-turning chapter endings, owing to its online serial origins. Originally available in weekly (or slower!) instalments, the first part will now be available as a complete eBook – absolutely free! The first part is a full 25 chapters of madness, charting our heroes journey from the devastated civilisations around London towards the coast, and hopes of escape from the British Isles.

Watch this space to be the first to lap it up on its release. If you can’t wait until then, though, the whole ongoing tale is available at JukePop, just click the link below. And if you like it, please vote it up.

 

 

Coming soon: The Rest of the World

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It’s been two days since they stopped waking up. The whole world has changed.

Coming soon, Post-Apocalypse Pulp Volume 1: The Rest of the World treads the border between apocalypse and post-apocalypse. Picking up a few days after the majority of the world’s population started dying, it looks at insomnia in the extreme: as something’s changed, and those who go to sleep will never wake up again. Read more

Pilgrimage of the Damned: an online serial saga

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Title: Pilgrimage of the Damned
Author: Phil Williams
Year published: 2012 onwards
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, serial, religious/dark comedy.
Threat: Unexplained insanity.
Two words: Serial saga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The online serial, Pilgrimage of the Damned, has been recommended as an Editor’s Pick on online serial fiction site JukePop Serials. This free website is a great source of ongoing fiction accessible to all, covering a number of genres, so it’s great to see my post-apocalyptic saga being so well received there. The serial follows the union of two wayward survivors in a British wasteland: one a no-nonsense young lady doing what she has to to survive, the other a man who is convinced he is already dead. Read more

The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion

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Title: The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
Author:Edgar Allen Poe
Year published: 1839
Genre: Apocalyptic
Threat: Comet
Two words: Prophetic pulp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 1830s, a man named William Miller was causing as stir, much like gripped the world in the millennium, and again for 2012. And about once every other year or so now. An American Baptist preacher, he spread a message of the Second Coming of Christ (and ultimately the arrival Judgement Day), which another preacher announced would come on October 22nd, 1844. With the benefit of hindsight, his movement is perhaps better known, now, as The Great Disappointment. The existence of The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion is evidence of how much momentum Miller’s influence gained, however: written to cash in on that popular idea of the apocalypse, the great American literary icon Edgar Allen Poe wrote a short story about what would happen at the end of days. Read more

The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion (part 2)

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Title: The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
Author:Edgar Allen Poe
Year published: 1839
Genre: Apocalyptic
Threat: Comet
Two words: Prophetic pulp.

 

 

 

 

 

The second part of Edgar Allen Poe’s apocalyptic short story goes into further detail of how the world ended. If you’d like background details, the first part of the story, or a PDF download, please click here:

Otherwise, continue reading… Read more