Janna Fangfingers — Amazing!

That it is. And, no, while he has been known to make things up, notably the Phantacea Mythos itself, Jim McPherson did not make this up.

Claire Nash did, on SF Reader (http://sfreader.com/read_review.asp?t=Janna+Fangfingers-by+Jim+McPherson&book=1557). Not all that long ago either (August 2013), considering it’s been out since 2011

Front cover for Janna Fangfingers, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010/11

Front cover for Janna Fangfingers, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010/11

As for the “Amazing” bit, here’s a quote:

“The story appears at first to be hard to comprehend with a vast store of Phantacea jargon and complicated characters that often have multiple names. McPherson does well to remedy this disposition, however, with an in-depth character list and prologue for the reader to reference.

“It took this writer a while to get into the book without reading the character list, but once I understood it, the book was AMAZING! A definite recommendation for those with large imaginations …”

SF Reader also got copies of “Feeling Theocidal” and “Goddess Gambit“. No sign of any reviews but shall put up lynx, good, bad or indifferent, whenever discovered.

Just in case you wondering which is which, here’s a quick reminder of what all the fuss is about:

Janna Fangfingers

Set in the Years of the Dome 5476 to 5495 – but narrated in 5980 YD – Fangers is the third and final mini-novel comprising “The 1000 Days of Disbelief“, Book Two of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ trilogy.

As told by the Legendarian, Jordan ‘Q for Quill’ Tethys, the day before the scheduled launching of the Cosmic Express from the Outer Earth’s Centauri Island, it details the truly horrifying consequences of the thereafter demonized Trigregos Titaness playing a Trigregos Gambit.

Wittingly or unwittingly, she sets in motion circumstances that so imperil the Hidden Continent of Sedon’s Head the Genesea (perhaps better known as the Great Flood of Genesis) could finally overwhelm it — nearly 5,500 years belatedly.

Her actions, and those of her husband and their terrible twins, dauntless deviants the three of them, result in not just the 1000 Days of Disbelief themselves but in All-Death Day itself. In many respects because of them, more Dead Things are marching against the Living than there are beings breathing, let alone fighting back.

It being his Age, resolving such a cataclysmic turn of events should properly fall to Thrygragos Everyman and his three Unities (the incomparable Harmony, Thunder and Lightning Lord Order and Uncle Abe Chaos).

After all, they thwarted threats to the Inner Earth posed by the Death’s Head Hellion in 4825 YD and, much later on, contagion collectors subordinate to Quoits Tethys (the Titaness’s Granny Jordy) and her lieutenants, Tomcat Taddletail and Herta Heartthrob, among others.

Maybe they would have, too. Except, what’s left of them after Harmony’s Feast Day of 5492 are driving the debacle.

And her extraordinary daughter, Janna already Fangfingers, is riding the wave of her mother’s making both then, in the Dome’s 55th Century, and now, in its 60th.

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Note: Being part of “The Thousand Days of Disbelief”, Fangers doesn’t have it’s own web page. Here‘s another even briefer blurb on the mini-novel. Finally, here’s a link to the (rather extensive) Prologue and Character Companion referred to in the review.

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Nuclear Dragons now available from Phantacea Publications

PRESS RELEASE                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jim McPherson’s ongoing project to novelize the Phantacea comic book series continues with “Nuclear Dragons”

Nuclear Dragons Interactive PDF

VANCOUVER, BC: In 2009 Phantacea Publications released “The War of the Apocalyptics”, the opening entry in the ‘Launch 1980’ story cycle. At its centre stood the same stirring saga of extraterrestrial Shining Ones and the doomed but unyielding Damnation Brigade as that related in “Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade”.

That 2013 graphic novel gleaned material from the pages of Phantacea 1-5 (1977-1980) as well as Phantacea Phase One (mid-1980s). Its novelization’s until then untold Outer Earth sequences introduced or re-introduced a number of fascinating protagonists; ones who appeared or would have appeared in the comic book series had it continued.

With a breathtaking cover by Ian Bateson, “Nuclear Dragons” turns the spotlight back on many of them.

Front and Back Covers for "Nuclear Dragons"; artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980/2013; text by Jim McPherson

Front and Back Covers for “Nuclear Dragons”; artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980/2013; text by Jim McPherson

Given what’s coming, though, if they’re on Centauri Island days after the launching of the Cosmic Express, will any of them last long enough to return for a third entry in the ‘Launch 1980’ story cycle?

No matter. Jim McPherson’s Phantacea Mythos is as full of incredible individuals as it is of astonishing challenges for them, and/or others, to survive.

Review copies available. For more information contact:

Phantacea Publications
74689 Kitsilano RPO, 
2768 West Broadway, 
Vancouver BC, V6K 4P4
Primary website: http://www.phantacea.com
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