15th November 2016 | Worldwide
Space Dock acquisitions editor is said to be delighted in acquiring digital, print and audio rights to M D Thalman’s, the 13 Lives of a Television Repair Man.
“Arthur is all alone now, he killed the world. He had it all, but that wasn’t enough, so he went and ruined everything. God left in a hurry when the atomic bombs went off, and forgot to take poor Arthur with him. Now he lives in a sealed bunker under an irradiated wasteland once known as Florida, and watches the worlds he missed, the possibilities he prevented, in his ingenious, insidious creation: The Alternate Reality Generator. He only had one friend left in the world, a floppy eared Labrador, but he’s dead now, too. That’s probably Arthur’s fault as well. Now all he has is time and regret… and a machine that lets him live all kinds of lives, in another dimension…”
M.D. (Michael Dirk) Thalmann, a novelist and freelance journalist specializing in satire and science fiction, lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, children, and ornery cats, reads too much and sleeps too little. He has a couple dogs, too, but doesn’t like to mention them due to the slippers one of them ate in 2009, which neither has yet fessed up to. He is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and has been living in the desert since 2004 when he took the novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas entirely too serious, and moved on a lark. He has been into journalism in one fashion or another and writing fiction and so on since he was ten years old or so and has gotten at least 20% better since that time. Today M.D. writes freelance and does columns for a few magazines here and there while working on his various novels and cursing his cats.
M.D. Thalmann is influenced by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Philip K. Dick, Carl Hiaasen, and (obviously) Hunter S. Thompson. His debut novel, The 13 Lives of a Television Repair Man, is available through Space Dock publishing, and his next, Static-Redux, a satirical science fiction/ space-opera, is slotted for release in early 2017. Find his work at www.mdthalmann.com