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The American author Peter Clines has been writing for some years now, having produced a number of books in both the science-fiction and horror genres, as he’s at the forefront of his field and a master of his craft. With a number of books behind him, he’s also extremely adept at weaving a mystery, with his keen sense of both narrative and character, as the two play off one another, something he’s managed to do with the greatest of ease. Using a very clear visual style, it’s easy to see where his inspirations lie, as he has taken his love of comic books, Saturday morning cartoons and Star Wars, and turned them into something all of his own.
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Early and Personal Life
Growing up in America he was always consuming masses of media, as he was a voracious reader from a very early age, something which served him well when undertaking his passion for writing as well. Taking in a variety of different genres, he was constantly on the lookout for new ideas and new ways of telling a story, something which he would then feed back into his work. His own experiences would also lend themselves well to him, as he managed to build upon what he saw around him, as he was a keen observer of human nature.
Academically gifted in equal measure, he’d quickly apply himself to higher education, all whilst selling his first piece to a newspaper at the young age of seventeen, thus cementing his credentials as a writer early on. Studying English literature, along with a multitude of other subjects he gained his qualifications in these particular subjects by the age of nineteen, which then provided him with the basis for his writing career. Always falling back on his strong imagination though, he was able to create a strong voice for himself that would be crafted over the course of numerous novels to come.
Going off to see the world following his time in higher education, he was always looking for new ways to explore himself and what he had to offer in the way of his novels. Always looking at the bigger picture though, he had an eye for the great beyond, something which could be traced back to his original love of science-fiction and passion for storytelling. His imagination was his key asset and something that would provide him well, as he looked to the stars for inspiration whilst writing his novels to follow.
Whilst he grew up in Maine, the home of famous writer Stephen King, which is something that has weighed heavily upon him over the years, he now lives in southern California. Continuing to write to this present day he’s written a large amount of short-stories, articles on films and various other articles, something which he currently maintains. With plenty more novels to come from him on the horizon, it seems this is something that’s not going to be stopping anytime soon, as his career carries on into the foreseeable future.
Holding a strong interest in comics from an early age, he always had a keen passion for super-heroes, such as Marvel and DC, along with the Star Wars franchise. This has fallen by the wayside in recent years though, as he’s become somewhat disillusioned over the years towards the comics industry. What this has led to is him working to craft his own voice and niche within the industry, something which has managed to garner him a number of fans worldwide.
With a hand in the film industry as well, he’s been involved in a number of big name productions, such as working alongside Helen Mirren, along with a number of smaller cult films such as the Beastmaster films and Veronica Mars. It was here that he undertook writing scripts and managed to reach the final stages of a variety of contests, something which he took on with him afterwards. Writing to this present day, he’s utilized all his experiences and learning to create a highly idiosyncratic and niche style, one that is enjoyed by millions world-wide, as his career grows from strength-to-strength.
First released on the 9th of July, 2013, this was initially released through the Broadway publishing label, as it was to be the third book in the Ex-Heroes series. With the story already well under way it manages to build upon the premise in both style and tone effectively, whilst developing the world it inhabits further. As readers now know what to expect, Peter Cline delivers what they’re looking for with style and ambiance, whilst simultaneously not shying away from a surprise turn or two.
Creating a community in the wake of a global catastrophe the last of the humans have made themselves a home in what’s left of Los Angeles following the wake of the wave of living death the swept the world. With one of their ranks losing his mind, though, as it appears that there’s trouble afoot with a new enemy known only as Legion is using zombies to attack. It is then up to St. George and his band of heroes to save them all, as they find that it may be possible to come back from the grave in more ways than one. What will it take to stop the enemy? Can they keep what’s left of humanity? Who is facing ex-communication?
Published on the 14th of January, 2013, through the Del Rey publishing house this time, this marks the fourth installment of the ex-heroes series, carrying on directly from the last. Furthering what has come before, it once again builds upon the world with a precision that only Peter Clines is capable of, as he now shows a confident writer clearly in his element. With a similar style and tone to what came before in previous titles as well, it also manages to provide the readers with more of what they are looking for too.
Working as a handyman on an average nine-to-five shift, George Bailey seems to be an ordinary guy with a pretty normal run-of-the-mill life going for him. Then he starts to have strange dreams about flying, fire and scores of zombies and super-heroes, which soon start to spill over into his real-life. As the dreams start to merge with what he believes to be reality he starts to question whether or not he has gone mad, or whether something has gone very wrong. What is going on? Where are these dreams coming from? How can he get out of ex-Purgatory?