I’ve begun work on something new.
It’s called A Door Never Dreamed Of.
For the moment, I’ve expelled just about all the dark fiction I can handle.
This new project will be completely different than everything I’ve done before.
- It’s not an epic novel. Or a short story. Or a philosophy book
- It’s not part of a series. Just one novella. No spin-offs
- It’s the book I’ve always wanted to write
Disclaimer: In a serious race against time, I’m trying to finish the first draft of A Door Never Dreamed Of before the NFL football season hits. Once touchdowns start happening and the Chicago Bears start sucking, I’ll be helpless. The local pub with the massive TV will replace my crusty old writing chair. I won’t be able to help myself.
But honestly, I’m cool with the deadline. Because I’m dying to get this story out.
And this is where we fall off the reservation.
If A Door Never Dreamed Of showed up in your local bookstore, you’d probably find it in the Science Fiction section. It’d sit next to books about spaceships, galactic wars, and aliens. You’d look at the awesome Amanda Makepeace cover art and think, ‘Ooooo…spiky space station. Fun!’
But genres are limiting. Art is static. And first impressions are usually wrong.
And A Door Never Dreamed Of won’t have space battles, flying spaghetti monsters, or intergalactic alien sex.
So what’s it about?
Two boys who’ve never met
Each given the power to destroy one another
Facing off with all of humanity at stake
With only one little door between them
I truly believe once you read A Door Never Dreamed Of, you’ll come to see things my way. You’ll forget all about genres. You won’t care that it’s a denomination of book you usually wouldn’t read. And what I really hope is that maybe, just maybe, you’ll see a deeper theme at work. You’ll understand where all our modern technology is leading us. You’ll see the scary places we might go if we continue hurtling toward the apex of human advancement. And you’ll shudder for what the future generations of humanity might one day become.
Coming in Autumn 2015
A Door Never Dreamed Of
A new novel by J Edward Neill
And seriously, check out Lady Makepeace’s awesome art site. Click around. Buy something.