Character Designs by Christina Chen. Doomtroopers © Simon Drax
“THIS is the book I would have run over my mother to have read when I was fifteen…” Or so it seemed for a long time. To save face, let’s knock the age down a bit, let’s make it twelve. Or ten. Oh hell, six. It doesn’t matter; this is a book I would have loved as a kid.
It’s not SF. Not even close. DOOMTROOPERS is heavily influenced by anime, manga, American comics, movies, other stuff. Is it dumb? Hmmm… Mildly. Is it it fun? I hope so. It’s a free weekly online serial novel, with a new episode posted every Sunday morning.* If you check it out, I hope you enjoy it. The first two episodes are up:
There’s a handy subscription button, for those so inclined. For those not, ah… well… send me hate mail! Amusing letters! Exciting photographs! Love poems to Pandas! I don’t care. Just nothing flammable, perishable, radioactive, you know, the usual.
* To Exit Vector readers, all blessed six of you or so: just to be clear, DOOMTROOPERS is a done deal, it’s finished. There will be no “two minutes to midnight” teeth clenching in order to beat a crazy weekly schedule, and certainly no voting to sway story direction. If I wanted, I could post the whole book tomorrow. But what would be the fun of that? Also, this is a free book. There is no donation button. But if you like it, tell your friends. Man.