Guest Cover: Dinosaur Dust

Dinosaur Dust

Acheron Island is a land lost to time — a Lost World packed with dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, mysterious ruins and a race of primitive humans known as the Ape Men. After its discovery in the Victorian Age, Acheron Island experiences the tumult of the Twentieth Century as a prehistoric world is dragged to modernity. Now, times have changed for Acheron Island and the world. The decadence of the Jazz Age has given way to the desperation of the Depression, as war looms over the horizon. Acheron Island finds itself divided between a newly aggressive Japanese Empire, the legend-obsessed spies and agents of Nazi Germany and a burgeoning native independence and union movement in the form of the Communist International-backed Acheron Workers Party. Strikes and spies fill Acheron’s capitol as Victoria City becomes home for a plot that could bring the world to war. The next chapter in the tumultuous history of the modern Lost World starts here – with gangsters, raptor movie stars, Nazi agents, loyal triceratops pets and much more!

About the Author:

Twenty-Three years old, Michael Panush has distinguished himself as one of Sacramento’s most promising young writers. Michael has published numerous short stories in a variety of e-zines including: AuroraWolf, Demon Minds, Fantastic Horror, Dark Fire Fiction, Aphelion, Horrorbound, Fantasy Gazetteer, Demonic Tome, Tiny Globule, and Defenestration.

He is the author of Clark Reeper Tales, his first novel. Michael began telling stories when he was only nine years old. He won first place in the Sacramento Storyteller’s Guild “Liar’s Contest” in 2002 and was a finalist in the National Youth Storytelling Olympics in in 2003. In 2005, Michael’s short story entitled, Adventures in Algebra, won first place in the annual MISFITS Writing Contest.

In 2007, Michael was selected as a California Art’s Scholar and attended the Innerspark Summer Writing Program at the CalArts Institute. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2008 and has recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz.

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