Engen Books is proud to announce that Nicholas Morine, the talented authors of Kowloon Walled City, 1984, Cavern, City in the Dark, and Punish the Wicked: a Dystopian Horror, will be the next author joining Heather Reilly, Katie Little, Sam Bauer and the rest of our all-star cast in Fantasy from the Rock!
Morine’s work is atmospheric and imaginative, taking readers to other realms of possibility within the scope of reality: he crafts his fiction by melding his intense academic study with his vast array of storytelling talents, using them in concert to build believable casts of characters, situations, and worlds.
He brings with him his short story “Seat Perilous.”
Morine has previously been published with both Problematic Press and Montag Press.
There are only two authors left to announce leading up to our April 2017 release, and one of them joins Heather Reilly as one of our all-star fantasy authors! Who could it be? Stay tuned! 🙂
‘Other Indie’ is a bi-annual e-zine in which the best in independent publishing is highlighted by authors and editors that have worked in the field for over a decade, in the hopes of helping readers break through the cluster of books they may not be sure about in an age when anyone can publish via digital formats. This issue’s spotlight: Carrots by Colleen Helme, in which we review, interview Helme about her work, and include a short excerpt. Also included, review of: Damnation Code by William Massa, A Daughter’s Gift by Jacqui Tam, Flight or Fight by Scott Bartlett, Zombies on the Rock: Outbreak by Paul Carberry, Kowloon Walled City, 1984 by Nicholas Morine, and 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper, as well as an excerpt from 2016’s smash hit, Call of the Sea by Amanda Labonté!
Other Indie, Early 2017 Issue
The Engen Staff
Other Indie, Early 2017 Issue (amazon.ca)
Other Indie, Early 2017 Issue (chapters.ca)
Other Indie, Early 2017 Issue (amazon.com)
Other Indie, Early 2017 Issue (Barnes&Noble)
Kindle EBook: Other Indie, Early 2017 Issue (amazon.ca)
Kindle EBook: Other Indie, Early 2017 Issue (amazon.com)
||Feb 02, 2017
Kowloon Walled City, 1984 is a 2016 cultural thriller by Nova Scotia native Nicholas Morine and published by the Newfoundland indie company Problematic Press. It stars Fang, a heroin dealer for the 14K gang, as he rises to the top of the Kowloon fighting circuit and becomes embroiled in danger and violence as he deals with corrupt police, gang politics, and an annual martial arts tournament calling the very best warriors from across the globe called the Siu Nin a Fu. Will he make it out of this world alive? You’ll have to read it to see. 😉
For those who may not know, and I was among them, Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon City, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. In this novel, Morine takes great pains to infuse the text with enough cultural and symbolic references to immerse the reader in this foreign culture. The places he borrows from feel immediately real, and once the setting feels real he builds the characters to the same magnitude, and the stakes in kind, until the argument of the novel itself is upon you before you even know it. This novel sneaks up and takes you, much like the sort of fighter Fang must be to survive.
Continue reading Kowloon Walled City, 1984 by Nicholas Morine | Other Indie