A novel of post-apocalyptic comedy, Magnificent Bastards of the Apocalypse is a stunning, possibly paralyzing, or even lethal vision of the future. At least for those with a low-tolerance for Kaiju. In MBOTA, Gibson, Flapman, and Super Patriot Boy know that apocalypses can get you down—regular nuclear infernos, seasonal undead swarms, and daily Ch’uud-quakes have that effect. Living in a world ruined by careless time travel is pretty awful, and these three chumps are just trying to get by.
When the companions are thrown into a quest for a magic hammer that could rescue their world from its endless horrors, it’s a lot of pressure, which they resent. Gibson is a refugee from another timeline who just wants to get home and whose personality makes everyone else want that too. Flapman is the last of his horrifying species, whose paper bag mask is the only thing keeping his face from exploding the heads of anything with eyes, which is pretty sweet, unless you are the one looking at him. Lastly, Super Patriot Boy is a semi-immortal clone with a mysterious past and a yearning for a full head of hair, both of which may just end the universe.
Everything stands in their way: a savage planet, murderous babies, alien intelligences, genetically enhanced ape hordes, debilitating personality disorders. It would be a lot for anyone, much less a trio of unwashed sociopaths, but they feel obligated to save the world even though it hasn’t done much for them. But in the end, one of them will have to be sacrificed in an improbable and totally gnarly manner. Which is why they are the Magnificent Bastards of the Apocalypse and not just bastards.
Magnificent Bastards of the Apocalypse is available for pre-order on Amazon! Downloads on July 1, 2020.
Read this excerpt from Chapter 1 of Magnificent Bastards of the Apocalypse
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