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Brian Martinez is a writer of Science Fiction, Horror, Crime, or what some call more generally Dark Fiction. He was born and raised on Long Island, New York where he attended Long Island University and met his wife, Natalia.

Riding the boom of self-publishing, Martinez released his apocalyptic A Chemical Fire to a reception of strong reviews. He followed it up with Kissing You is Like Trying to Punch a Ghost, a surreal novel of love and experimental drugs, before returning to the apocalyptic genre with the serialized saga The Mountain and The City.

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The day has come:Shallow Veins, my fourth book, and the first in a series,is alive. Since announcing it four months ago it's seen a successful Kickstarter campaign, the hiring of an excellent artist by the name of Michael Macrae, and as per normal, multiple edits. The end result is in my opinion the strongest work I've put out to date.

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A Good Clean, A Harsh Clean (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A short story about two men who meet in a dive bar: one is old and loud, the other just needs a drink. But who they are outside the bar is the problem. You might enjoy it if you're a fan of Noir or Hard-boiled Fiction.
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A very patient build-up with a slightly rushed finale. More than anything I was impressed with Blatty's use of language and his ability to turn a phrase, which shone in often the most unexpected moments. I expected to revel in the exorcism scenes and ...more
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“Christopher throws dandelion head after dandelion head into his bag. It's getting heavy now and his fingers are stained from the work but there are still so many left to kill. His biggest mistake is giving them names.”
Brian Martinez, Kissing You is Like Trying to Punch a Ghost

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The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner

The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
$4.79 Kindle, cheap used paperback
1972, 398 pages, average GR rating 4.02
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  5 votes, 29.4%

Flotilla by Daniel Haight

Flotilla by Daniel Haight
2012, 238 pages, AR 4.27, $4.99 Kindle
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The Scarlet Plague (Science Fiction Collection) by Jack London

The Scarlet Plague by Jack London
1911, 98 pages, AR 3.61, free
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The Death of Grass by John Christopher

The Death of Grass by John Christopher
1956, 222 pages, AR 3.87, paperbacks starting at $7.35
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message 12: by David

David Fleming Hey Brian! I visited you on Facebook and I hit the 'ole "like" button. I'm sure I'll be seeing you around Goodreads.


message 11: by Gary

Gary Revel Thanks for the add BRIAN:

My Memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT
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My birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book full of African passion and flavour, culture, social lif and politics


message 9: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Brian.


Cheryl Glad to be "friends".


message 7: by Ellen

Ellen Maze Hi Brian! How terrific to *meet* you :-)
Ellen C Maze


message 6: by Karen

Karen Gammons Thank you for the friend request, Brian. Have a great weekend.
Karen


Cheryl Thanks for the friend request!


message 4: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Namaste Brian, I thank you for including me among your friends here. Wishing you the best in all things.
If you have any interest in honest spirituality, distinguihed from religion, I would invite you to have a look at my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man.
Have a fine day, jesse


message 3: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for your my friend request, Brian. And I happily accept and it's greatly appreciated. If you love a good mystery, and you have either a Kindle, Nook or iBooks, I encourage you to try a sample of my first novel. It's called FORBIDDEN STEPS and it's getting raves and 5 stars across the board. Check out what folks are saying by clicking on the link below, then scroll downward.

http://www.craftweb.org/web/ed/book.html

Also, here's the link to my YouTube promo vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c21_S...

Enjoy and have a wonderful day, Ed


Harlequin Books Hello Brian, it is a pleasure to meet you.


Natalie Thank you. :)


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