The Link Boy

· Free World Book 2 · EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
3.5
4 reviews
Ebook
260
Pages
Eligible

About this ebook

ABOUT THE BOOK:

"Economics affects everyone everyday, just like physics or chemistry, the difference being this force is entirely human-made. Perhaps even more than the natural sciences, the dismal science should be experimented on, toyed with . . . the source of speculation. Economics is the basis for the way we live; fiction is a gate other ways. The Link Boy connects those two ideas." - Michael J. Martineck


BACK OF THE BOOK:

An assassin, a priest and a schoolteacher walk into a secret nuclear power plant – to Edwin McCallum, detective by trade and artist by desire – there’s something wrong with this picture. He’s going to figure out what it is if it kills him. The Link Boy is the second novel set in the Free World, a post-government future, where there are no laws. Just bottom lines.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Michael J. Martineck started writing stories when he was seven. Over the years he's written short stories, comic book scripts, articles and novels.

Michael’s novel, The Milkman (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy), is a murder mystery set in a world with no governments. It won a gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer awards, given for salient writing from small presses. His previous novel, Cinco de Mayo, was a finalist for an Alberta Reader’s Choice Award. He has written for DC Comics, several magazines (fiction and non-fiction) the Urban Green Man anthology and two urban fantasy novels for young readers. Michael has a degree in English and Economics, but has worked in advertising for several years. He lives with his wife and two children on Grand Island, NY.


TESTIMONIAL:

"If you enjoyed '1984' by Orwell, 'The Space Merchants' by Kornbluth and Pohl, or "The Windup Girl' by Bacigalupi', you will love this book." - Ralph Kerminski, reviewer

3.5
4 reviews
Third-party review
I liked this book a lot! I have not read the first book, so, while it might be helpful to have done so, it's not necessary. The world-building is deep -- it takes confidence to have one of your ...
Third-party review
I received this book as a pre-publication copy from the publisher. This in no way influenced my review. Set about a hundred years into the future, this interesting novel is set against a background ...
Third-party review
An interesting setting--- Free World, "where there are no laws, only bottom lines". The beginning was fast-paced and slick but after Chapter Two, I had trouble following the characters. It's the ...

About the author

Michael J. Martineck started writing stories when he was seven. Over the years he's written short stories, comic book scripts, articles and novels. Michael’s novel, The Milkman (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy), is a murder mystery set in a world with no governments. It won a gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer awards, given for salient writing from small presses. His previous novel, Cinco de Mayo, was a finalist for an Alberta Reader’s Choice Award. He has written for DC Comics, several magazines (fiction and non-fiction) the Urban Green Man anthology and two urban fantasy novels for young readers. Michael has a degree in English and Economics, but has worked in advertising for several years. He lives with his wife and two children on Grand Island, NY.

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