OFFICIAL AUTHOR INFO: Adrian M. Gibson is a Canadian author, podcaster and
illustrator (as well as occasional tattoo artist). He was born in Ontario,
Canada, but grew up in British Columbia. He studied English Literature and has
worked in music journalism, restaurants, tattoo studios, clothing stores and a
bevy of odd jobs. In 2021, he created the SFF
Addicts podcast, which he co-hosts with fellow author M. J. Kuhn. The two host in-depth
interviews with an array of science fiction and fantasy authors, as well as
Adrian has a not-so-casual obsession with mushrooms, relishes in the
vastness of nature and is a self-proclaimed “child of the mountains.” He enjoys
cooking, music, video games, politics and science, as well as reading fiction
and comic books. He lives in Quito, Ecuador with his wife and sons. Mushroom
Blues is his debut novel.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/adrianmarcgibson
SFF Addicts podcast: https://linktr.ee/SFFAddicts
SFF Addicts Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sffaddictspod
Today alongwith a bunch of cool folks, Fantasy Book Critic is thrilled to reveal the cover for Adrian‘s upcoming SFF debut titled Mushroom Blues.
You can first checkout the teaser trailer for the book in the video below:
The cover illustration is by the supremely talented Felix Ortiz and you can check it out first
Here are the details and you can pre-order it in the future via this page
· Genre: Science Fiction / Mystery / Police Procedural / Dystopia /
· Release Date: March 19th, 2024
· Available formats: Paperback, hardcover, eBook, audiobook
OFFICIAL BOOK BLURB: TWO YEARS AFTER a devastating defeat in the decade-long Spore War, the island nation of Hōppon and its capital city of Neo Kinoko are occupied by invading Coprinian forces. Its Fungal citizens are in dire straits, wracked by food shortages, poverty and an influx of war refugees. Even worse, the corrupt occupiers exploit their power, hounding the native population.
As a winter storm looms over the metropolis, NKPD Detective Henrietta Hofmann begrudgingly partners up with mushroom-headed patrol officer Koji Nameko to investigate the mysterious murders of Fungal and half-breed children. Their investigation drags them deep into the seedy underbelly of a war-torn city, one brimming with colonizers, criminal gangs, racial division and moral decay.
In order to solve the case and unravel the truth, Hofmann must challenge her past and embrace Fungal ways. What she and Nameko uncover in the midst of this frigid wasteland will chill them to the core, but will they make it through the storm alive?