The Savage Deeps Shortlisted for the 2020 CYGNUS Award! BOOK 3 COMING SOON!
The Savage Deeps has made the shortlist for the 2020 CYGNUS Science Fiction Award. I will keep an eye on its progress and keep you updated. Next step is to make the Semi-Finalist list, which won’t be announced for a few weeks yet. Thanks for your support!
The Savage Deeps was previously shortlisted for the 2019 CLUE Award and was a Finalist for the 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Award.
I’ve always been excited by books and films set in this interesting, unique and dangerous environment. In many ways the undersea world is more hazardous for humans than outer space. With great depth comes great pressure. This means that vessels face implosion at any time, and characters risk The Bends if they bolt to the surface. There’s therefore no escape in an emergency. Characters must solve issues on the spot.
They are prisoners of the deeps.
Throw in the superpowers of the world engaged in a new cold war, cities on the ocean floors, submarine warfare and espionage, love and family and greed and revenge, and it makes for an exciting and action-packed undersea world. I’m thrilled that readers and reviewers are enjoying my series, The Rise of Oceania.
The War Beneath previously won the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Award in the Action / Adventure Category, was a finalist for the 2019 Silver Falchion Award, a finalist for the 2019 CYGNUS Awards, and a semi-finalist for the 2018 CLUE Award.
AND BOOK 3: FATAL DEPTH IS ON ITS WAY TO YOU SOON!
More to come on this in a bit … so watch this space!
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“Reading The Savage Deeps is like watching a movie … mesmerizing … Torpedoes, mines, imploded subs, and bodies litter the ocean floor … Johnston is an author skilled in bringing life to his characters through dialogue, engaging readers’ emotions by their behaviors and thinking, and creating brilliant settings, all of which play out like scenes in a movie.” — Five Stars from Readers’ Favorite
“The Savage Deeps delivers on every level.” — SFcrowsnest
“The Savage Deeps is like a futuristic Das Boot with a lot of intense action and some interesting technology … full of spine-tingling thrills … I give The Savage Deeps a five star rating.” — A Thrill A Week
Praise for THE WAR BENEATH
“If you’re looking for a techno-thriller combining Ian Fleming, Tom Clancy and John Le Carré, The War Beneath will satisfy … a ripping good yarn, a genuine page-turner.” — Amazing Stories
“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
“… an engaging world that is highly believable …” — The Future Fire
“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 …” — SFcrowsnest
“… 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