Rights offering detail :
The Deadblast Chronicles
Apr. 23, 2018
Robert J. Peterson
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Post-apocalyptic action-comedy that's a cross between Mad Max: Fury Road and Big Trouble in Little China. In this country-fried sci-fi western, a good-hearted drifter must compete in a battle-tournament based on the rules of chess. In the follow-up, he must break free of a chain gang and set off across a kooky post-apocalyptic landscape to rescue his friends from a network of grotesque local potentates who've waylaid them in their bizarro subterranean cities.
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film, TV, foreign, translation
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Audio drama
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“It's full-bore sci-fi/postapocaylptic writing where the writing is actually good, not just functional. The dialogue sizzles. The sentences are packed with radioactive imagery and double-barreled zingers. The paragraphs grab you by your eye sockets and scream in your ears 'til they bleed while repeatedly punching you in the face―and you love every second of it.”

―Karl Mueller, writer/director of Rebirth (Netflix Studios) and Mister Jones (Anchor Bay Films)

"The best way I can describe this book is like a magnificent lovechild of Big Trouble in Little China and Mad Max: Fury Road. This novel is endlessly inventive, well written, and extremely hard to put down. I highly recommend it if you want to get your action-humor, postapocalyptic sci-fi fix on. Five very well deserved stars. I would describe it further; the twists and surprises of the plot, the looping beauty of the prose, the straight up cool of the characters but I don't want to spoil it for you. Do yourself a favor and buy the book already!"

―J.M. Perkins, Author and Game Designer

"I'd describe The Odds as one part western, one part Hunger Games, and one part chess. The hero is incredibly engaging.”

―Kristine Chester, Fanbase Press

"Robert J. Peterson's The Odds is a thrill ride that lovers of the weird and wondrous will be happy to sink their teeth into. Following the epic hero Eldridge on a quest to earn money for his mysterious family, this book takes us on a clever path through a postapocalyptic hellscape where even the sun is a deadly enemy. Fighting battles through a series of mini-bosses in the game of Xiang, Eldridge must finally confront someone from his troubled past to achieve his goals, with plenty of interesting and original characters along the way. Funny, violent, and imaginative, The Odds is a world that will swallow you whole and spit you out gooey on the other side."

―Brad Grusnick, Author of the Homeless Homicide Series

"The world-building in The Odds is amazing. Robert J. Peterson has created a fully developed society with political and social structures."

―Jodi Scaife, Book Blogger

"The Odds is a deliciously odd book. It's a post-apocalyptic novel that really defies pigeon-holing. It is sort of sci-fi, sort of fantasy, sort of a farcical comedy, sort of … I really don't know what. (…) Peterson makes it work."

―Jonathan K, Science-Fiction-Review.com

"Readers with a taste for grotesque zaniness may enjoy this venture."

―Publisher's Weekly
Lauren Rock
California Coldblood Books
phone: 310 849 2570
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