Aug. 7, 2013 / Sarasota, Fla. — Well-known Sarasota arts writer and radio host Marty Fugate has published a new book, Cosmic Debris — a collection of science fiction short stories released by Fugitive Publications. Fugate, whose articles on the Suncoast arts scene appear regularly in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, also co-hosts an arts radio program for WSLR 96.5 radio, and is a published cartoonist. Cosmic Debris is Fugate’s fourth book, and is available on Amazon.com in both hard copy and formatted for the Kindle.
Sarasota-based filmmaker and author Austin McKinley describes the anthology as “fascinating, clever, funny, and convincingly chilling. The syncopated stream-of-consciousness style—almost beat poetry—makes each conceptual nugget snap, pop, and crackle with life. This is modern sci-fi with shades of Phillip K. Dick and Harlan Ellison, but with a sharp pop-culture sensibility and a literary perspective all his own. Marty’s predictions are bold and prophetic, his observations cautionary and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Between these pages are ideas you’ll be considering for some time to come.”
New Yorkers in an alien slave ship contemplate the perfect bagel. The victim of a horrific crime fights to keep his memories private. A near-future cop takes the blame for the decadent elite and considers a new career. Addicts in Edwardian London bless Dr. Jekyll for the potion that frees them from repression. These are just a few of the fascinating worlds of Cosmic Debris.
Fugate is currently working on ImagN, a cross-platform science fiction series, set for simultaneous release in novel, film and graphic novel formats. He recently completed a treatment for an animated television mini-series called The Rockitz, a darkly comic, cyberpunk parody of The Jetsons. Fugate also writes about architecture, performance, film, literature, politics, art and technology for various publications and for his blog, “New Bad Future” (badfuture.blogspot.com).
For more information about the author, visit marty-fugate.com.