Category: Writing

The War Beneath Wins a First Place 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Award in the Action / Adventure Category!

Previously I posted that THE WAR BENEATH was a semi-finalist in the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Awards. I found out on Friday 10 May that the book won First Place in the Action / Adventure category. These awards are known as the CIBAs. Here’s the announcement:

The GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards for Lab Lit & High Stakes Thriller Novels – Grand Prize and First Place Category Winners – CIBAs 2018

Thanks to the judges who read the book and selected it as First in Category.

The book was also Semi-Finalist in the 2018 CLUE Awards.

THE WAR BENEATH by TSJ

The Back Cover Copy:

Living and working underwater can be a dangerous thing. First the bulkheads sweat, then there’s a trickle of water . . .

. . . and then in an instant you’re gone. The only thing left is a bloody pulp in the dark water and crushed bone fragments on the seafloor.

And you can’t bolt to the surface in an emergency. . . .

The bends will get you.

But that’s not the worst. When you’re living underwater and also working as a spy for your city, that’s when things get really dangerous.

Truman McClusky has been out of the intelligence business for years, working the kelp farms and helping his city Trieste flourish on the shallow continental shelf just off the coast of Florida. Until his former partner shows up, that is, steals a piece of valuable new technology and makes a mad dash into the Atlantic. Before he knows it, Mac ends up back in the game, chasing the spy to not only recapture the tech, but to kill his former friend.

But when he learns the grim truth behind the theft, it sends his stable life into turmoil and plunges him into an even deadlier mission: evade the submarines of hostile foreign powers, escape assassins, and forge through the world’s oceans at breakneck pace on a daring quest to survive, with more lethal secrets than he thought possible in his pocket.

The future of the city depends on McClusky . . . if he can make it back home.

Learn more about THE WAR BENEATH at the publisher ChiZine’s site here, including links to articles and a radio interview featuring yours truly.

To my readers and fans, thanks for your ongoing support!

— Timothy S. Johnston, 13 May 2019

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Winner of the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Award for Action / Adventure
Semi-Finalist for the 2018 CLUE Award
THE WAR BENEATH by TSJ

Praise for the War Beneath

“One very riveting, intelligent read!” — Readers’ Favorite
“If you like novels like The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising,
you will certainly enjoy The War Beneath.” — A Thrill A Week
“If you’re here for thrills, the book will deliver.” — The Cambridge Geek
“This is a tense, gripping science fiction/thriller of which Tom Clancy might well be proud . . .When I say it is gripping, that is the simple truth.” — Ardath Mayhar
“… a thrill ride from beginning to end …” — SF Crowsnest
“… if you like Clancy and le Carré with a hint of Forsyth thrown in,
you’ll love The War Beneath.” — Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee (RET),
2017 Nebula Award & 2018 Dragon Award Finalist
“Fast-paced, good old-fashioned Cold War espionage … a great escape!” — The Minerva Reader

Second Print Run for THE WAR BENEATH

Second Print Run for THE WAR BENEATH

Good news from ChiZine Publications, the publisher on THE WAR BENEATH. They are sending the novel back for another print run. Sales have been good and I’m thrilled to announce that there will be more copies of this underwater science fiction thriller available!

This, along with the news last week of the book now being available to purchase in hardcover, are very good signs indeed.

Upcoming Appearance in Burlington, Ontario at Indigo Brant on April 13

Upcoming Appearance!

THE WAR BENEATH by TSJ

I will be at INDIGO BRANT this Saturday, April 13 signing THE WAR BENEATH and giving away free swag.

Details

Store: Indigo Brant
Location: 1250 Brant Street, Burlington, Ontario
Date/Time: Saturday April 13 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

If you live in the Burlington area in Southern Ontario, come visit to chat about Science Fiction and Thrillers in general. I’d love to sign a copy of THE WAR BENEATH for you. I will be giving free swag away as well!

New Interview with TSJ about The War Beneath! Win Swag!

 

New Interview with TSJ about The War Beneath!  Win Swag!

Over at The Qwillery today you can find an interview with me on my thought process and the planning that went into writing THE WAR BENEATH, including a discussion of one of the novel’s major themes: Fathers and Sons. We also spoke about my process and why I enjoy writing books set in hostile (dangerous) environments!

Link

 

John Carpenter’s Contribution to Speculative and Science Fiction Film

 

This week, speculative fiction blog Aurelia Leo published an article I wrote on legendary SF director John Carpenter.  Over the decades I’ve searched out any property I could find that Carpenter has directed.  Find my thoughts on many of his SF films at the link, including THEY LIVE, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE THING, and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.

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