In the aftermath of global meltdown, militias spread their own brand of peace. Now the state and federal governments return with conflicting dreams of civilization. For most folks the question is not who will lead America tomorrow, but whether they will live through today.
Buck sergeant Willem Walker leads a crusade-to rid his state of enemies, real or imagined. Zoologist Bethany Cross leads an investigation-to rid her country of dangerous mutations. Together, scientists and soldiers journey to reveal mysteries of the Oregon Coast Range. Together, they must overcome their clash of backgrounds. For ahead lies more than bandits, cowboys and charlatans. There are demons in these hills who jeopardize the nation's agriculture... and Oregon's rise to power.
The West is wild again, and some monsters wear boots!
Keywords: science fiction, punk, noir, militia, apocalypse, genesis, military, ecology
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About the Author
Born and raised in the Willamette Valley, Brian developed an interest in storytelling as soon as he learned to crudely copy Richard Scarry drawings on the garage freezer with a permanent marker. Graduating to note paper and crayons opened the world to Brian. Despite his tendency towards contrarian content, nothing has stopped him since.
After eight years in the United States Navy--a disturbingly Dilbert experience-- Brian returned to the civilian world. He attended a community college, partly to better his life but mostly in an unsuccessful attempt to pick up on educated women. Now he is an independent author and micropublisher. Brian founded ANR Artworks in December 2010. His debut novel Revelation Range is available as of September 2011. By sheer coincidence, he is a Virgo.
It's probably no surprise, then, he draws artistic inspiration from music as well as literary artists. Frank Zappa, Jello Biafra, and Trent Reznor dominated the soundtrack of his formative years (Zappa's *Freak Out* and *Absolutely Free* were especially crucial in keeping him sane in high school).
Ranzoni also cut his teeth on writers like H.G. Wells and John D. Macdonald, graduating to Douglas Adams and Stephen King. He since draws much of his current fiction style from a customization of a wide range of authors, centered most on Ernest Hemmingway and his "tip of the iceberg" theory.
Film-wise, Brian didn't encounter Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese until he left his sheltered home; but these three directors influenced how he pictures his pictures. He recently finds David Fincher and P.T. Anderson inspiring as well. *Zodiac* and *There Will Be Blood* respectively, being good recent examples of their work.
When all is said and done, Brian just wants to write and be read, and to make enough of a living so he can continue to write, and you can continue to read.