The Next Fix
by Matt Wallace
Cover Artist: Justin Stewart
Apex Publications Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780981639017
Date: 30 April 2008 List Price $15.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: If there is a party at the end of the universe, Matt Wallace's The Next Fix will be the drug of choice. Two-time Parsec Award-winning author teams with Apex Publications for a new collection of 12 short stories and one novella. With characters as gritty as Sam Spade but as real as your next-door neighbor, The Next Fix cooks up a cocktail of futuristic trips that range from haunting to comedic to don't-turn-out-the-lights. From Wallace's introduction to The Next Fix: You're in my own little chimerical sphere now, but I'm no different than you. I don't shoot, snort, or roll, but I'm my own kind of fiend with my own kind of jones. You can simplify it, call it a fiction addiction. It's much more than that. Part of it's that whole "art is not a mirror, it's a hammer" thing. It's powerful. Wallace's quest for the next great high of the imagination takes the reader through the cannibalistic noir of "The End of Flesh," the haunting beauty of endless seekers in "The Losting Corridor," and on an action packed ride-along with offworld postal workers in "Another Man's Run." If you like a chaser of tech with your horror, humor with your darkness, and beauty with your grit, The Next Fix is your next high.
(Source: Apex Publications)