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Wednesday, 21 May 2008
After much deliberation and consultation with Solaris, the new, official title of my next novel (working title Sick World) is...... HARDCORE. So there. And, yeah, if I get any more butch I'll be joining the Village People... ;-) Patrick.
Sick World was a planet dedicated to the ill, the deformed, the dying and the dead.Humanity as an organism was not the most durable chassis. After mixing it up with aliens, the human shell developed a host of unwanted and incurable ailments… esoteric diseases, curious viruses, life-changing bugs, vomit-inducing deformations. So a beautiful planet, Sick World, was terraformed with limitless funding, state-of-the-art research centres, gleaming wards and towering operating theatres providing unparalleled care, a perfection of medicine and a pinnacle of repair for the plethora of grotesque diseases and mutating conditions. However, a thousand years ago something happened, and the planet was evacuated in totality. Today, it lies uninhabited.Combat K: Keenan, Franco and Pippa, forced by implanted logic cubes into an unholy alliance of cooperation. Mission: to infiltrate Sick World and carry out a simple fact-finding mission prior to SLAM excavations to research the new Junk threat. It should have been safe, simple, secure. As the first day fades, so a long hibernation ends. The Medical Staff of Sick World, the doctors, the nurses, the patients, those abandoned long ago, a thousand year gestation of hardcore medical mutation and accelerated healthcare technology... they can smell fresh meat, and begin to awake…HARDCORE. You’ll never look at a nurse the same way again.
Out 4th January 2010
Published February 2009.
The City: an entire planet teeming with corruption, guns, sex, and designer drugs. Humans are upgraded by the injection of microscopic nanobots, courtesy of a new technology from the Nano-Tek corporation, but when this highly desirable technology heads onto the black market, millions of people inject themselves with pirated biomods - and transform into zombies. Now they roam the streets, out for blood, packing shotguns and bombs. The Combat K squad are dropped into this warzone to uncover what's turned the planet into a wasteland of murder and mutations, and soon their focus is on the darkness at the Nano-Tek corporation itself...
OUT NOW!!! ISBN-10: 1844166503 ISBN-13: 978-1844166503
There is also a game available for the 48K Spectrum, programmed by Andy Remic himself!
Published November 2007.
In a time of post-Singularity and FTL travel, the Helix War has raged across galaxies. Ex-soldier Keenan is working as a private investigator on a planet at the peaceful fringes of the Quad-Gal. Following the death of his family he's become a heavy drinker, but cannot refuse business, especially when a prince from the Jervai Province offers him a case on a dangerous colony world in exchange for clues that may lead to his family's murderer. However, to have any chance of success he must gather together his old military unit, a group who swore they'd never work together again...
OUT NOW!!! ISBN-10: 1844166163 ISBN-13: 978-1844166169
It is the future. The earth has been devastated by a nuclear holocaust and humanity is trapped under the iron fist of a new world government. But the promises of salvation are lies and a fate even more terrible awaits mankind. The secret organisation known as SPIRAL, the last line of defence against global chaos, has been forced underground. They are powerless, it seems, against the might of the military and their propaganda. And now, it appears, that SPIRAL has been betrayed by one of their own. Only Carter, their toughest agent, might prevent SPIRAL's most guarded secret falling into the hands of the enemy. But not even Carter has faced an enemy who is prepared to destroy the entire planet to get what he wants.
OUT NOW!!! ISBN-10: 1841491748 ISBN-13: 978-1841491745
On an Earth where conventional armies are powerless to defend against the devastation wrought by single assassins, the secret organisation Spiral exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every persuasion. Of every country and of none, Spiral operates throughout the world in an endless battle for humanity's survival. But now Spiral's toughest operative, Carter, faces a terrifying new challenge. A machine has been developed that can hold the world to ransom: capable of wreaking seismic havoc, causing earthquakes and eruptions on a global scale. It must be destroyed - and Carter must do it alone.
OUT NOW!!! ISBN-10: 1841492043 ISBN-13: 978-1841492049
"Quake is a free-for-all punch-up, relentless and breathless and hugely enjoyable and for no extra cost, it’s all held together by a clever storyline. A good read? Most definitely!" SFRevu
In a future where nuclear warheads can be hidden in a suitcase ... In a world where designer plagues are held suspended in a teardrop ... Prepare for chaos. Where conventional armies are powerless to defend against a single assassin, the secret organisation known as SPIRAL exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every faith and political persuasion. Remorseless, unstoppable, of every country and of none, SPIRAL's agents conduct their covert operations throughout the world in a never-ending battle for civilisation's survival. But now SPIRAL itself is under attack. And if SPIRAL falls, the world falls with it ...
OUT NOW!!! ISBN-10: 1841491470 ISBN-13: 978-1841491479
'A cracking first book ... Super-standard thriller fare ... But it's the death-count that sets Spiral apart - it's high and relentless. Pure Die Hard, pure Rambo!' SportsLadsMag.com'Spiral is the kind of book that has the reader racing through the pages to keep up with the action ... it never pretends to be anything other than pure pulp ... and it makes for an action-filled page-turner' TheAlienOnline.net
"Biohell can stake a claim as the finest viral nightmare since 28 Days Later", and ... "Those with a sensitive stomach should be warned: this book may represent some kind of first in its graphic, and gruesome, depiction of a zombie vagina"- Calum Waddell, SFX Magazine, January 2009.
"It is a carnage strewn affair, with the action and zombie-bashing very much pushed to the forefront, and here Remic excels. His staccato prose is punchy and he delivers in the action stakes", and ... "it is a fun read, and one which is packed with enough zombie mayhem to keep you going... A winner with the Combat-K fans, and not a bad introduction to those new to Remic's work"- Alasdair Morton, SciFi Now Magazine, January 2009.
"War Machine is like the collected hardware spank banks of Chris Foss, Neal Asher and Jeremy Clarkson all mashed into one"- Death Ray magazine, January 2008. "blood-spattered ultraviolence"- SFX Magazine, November 2007.
"I can't believe I married this sicko!"- Mrs Remic.