Jeremy Robinson is the bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas, including Island 731, SecondWorld, and the Jack Sigler Thriller series, including Prime, Pulse, Instinct, Threshold, Ragnarok and Omega. Robinson is also known as the bestselling horror writer, Jeremy Bishop, author of The Sentinel, The Raven and the controversial novel, Torment. His novels have been translated into eleven languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.
INSOMNIA and Seven More Short Storiesby Jeremy Robinson
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Insomnia is a collection of eight exciting short stories (plus one bonus story) that tackle several different genres including action, science-fiction, horror, noir and thriller. Written by bestselling author, Jeremy Robinson, these stories include all of the action, imagination and twists that fans have come to expect, but they also contain experiments into subjects and voices not normally touched on in his novels.
“Insomnia” - In a world of super efficiency and equality, sleep is illegal and Feene keeps the masses going.
“The Eater” - Three children discover a writhing black puddle in the woods of New Hampshire.
“Harden’s Tree” - A group of teens visit a tree planted atop the ashes of a mass murderer from late 1800’s.
“Star Crossed Killers” - Two lovers, both deadly killers, compete for the same target.
“Counting Sheep” - A future terrorist gives an insomniac three minutes to fall asleep.
“Hearing Aid” - In the future, a deaf man is healed, but does he like what he hears?
“Dark Seed of the Moon” - Vampires live, and kill, in the eternal shadow of the moon’s polar crater.
“From Above” - In the future, a detective goes after terrorists who vaporized his city—and his arm—from space.
“Bought and Paid For” - A brutal character sketch for Scott Sigler’s The Crypt.
Praise for Robinson
“Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure.”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God
“With Threshold Jeremy Robinson goes pedal to the metal into very dark territory. Fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully creepy! Highly recommended!”
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin
“Jeremy Robinson is the next James Rollins”
—Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author of The Einstein Pursuit
“If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson...”
—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley
“How do you find an original story idea in the crowded action-thriller genre? Two words: Jeremy Robinson.”
—Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Pandemic
“There’s nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom.”
—Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of The Descent
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Robinson strikes the e-book landscape again with a quick shot of short stories. They cover horror, science fiction, action, and even a little romance--between assassins! As you would expect from the author, there's action and suspense a-plenty to be found in this affordable collection. However, some of these tales showcase other writing talents and hidden depth. HEARING AID is a joyful and tragic tale of a surgical attempt to restore a man's hearing gone horribly wrong. THE EATER brings to vivid life the antics and personal comradery and antagonism that exists between brothers. HARDEN'S TREE brings the creepy, but it also shines a light on teenage insecurities and jealousy over unrequited love. FROM ABOVE puts a new spin on the tough-guy, hard-boiled thriller by involving low Earth orbit and a speedy flying-car chase, but it also shows the main character growing and developing just a bit of a soft spot for "his ladies". STAR CROSSED KILLERS is pure action and romance, and Robinson doesn't waste time condescending to his readership by spelling out the characters' emotions--he lets you discover those things for yourself by examining their actions. DARK SEED OF THE MOON takes an old, old concept and turns it on its head quite nicely, even after you see where things are going. COUNTING SHEEP puts a linguistic spin on a deus ex machina. The bonus tale, BOUGHT AND PAID FOR, takes you on an interesting tour of duty with a man willing to kill innocents to reach his ultimate prey. INSOMNIA, perhaps the best tale in the collection, not only presents a spookily prescient near-future tale, but it also presents a deeper existential analysis of the end results of choosing not to conform in society. Perhaps the best part of this collection is Robinson's brief introduction and his short afterwords on each tale, their inclusion in the collection, and his inspirations on writing these things. For the Robinson fan, these things are pure gold, as they give you an insight into what makes this rocket-fueled, adventure-thriller writer tick (or as the case may be, lose sleep). Highly recommended.
These short stories were fun and quick to read and the afterword that Jeremy Robinson wrote after each story explaining the origin was interesting and insightful. A couple of the stories stood out more than the rest but that is just personal preference and takes nothing away from the other stories at all.
Insomnia is a book of short stories written by one of my favorite authors. These stories are interesting and thought provoking. They are simple but engaging. In these stories we find a man who finds something better than working 12 hours a day, a killer tree, a vampire colony on the moon and several other engaging stories. Jeremy Robinson also includes short little narratives regarding how he came to write these stories. I would actually recommend this book to everyone. There is something to take away from each story and special glimpses into the author’s life.