BOOKS

BOOKS by ANDY REMIC

(series overview)

 THE SPIRAL NOVELS – SPIRAL (2003) | QUAKE (2004) | WARHEAD (2005)

 COMBAT K NOVELS – WAR MACHINE (2007) | BIOHELL (2008) | HARDCORE (2010) | CLONEWORLD (2011)

 THE CLOCKWORK VAMPIRE CHRONICLES – KELL’S LEGEND (2009) | SOUL STEALERS (2010) | VAMPIRE WARLORDS (2011) | THE CLOCKWORK VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (2012)

 NOVELS OF THE ANARCHY – THEME PLANET (2011) | TOXICITY (2012)

 STANDALONE – SERIAL KILLERS INC (2011) | SIM (2012)

 WORKS IN PROGRESS – THE IRON WOLVES (e:2014)| THE BOBBIT novella (e:2013)

 

BOOKS by ANDY REMIC

(in writing chronology)

SPIRAL (2003) [The first SPIRAL novel]

A world where nuclear warheads can be hidden in a briefcase …A world where bio-plagues are held suspended in a teardrop …On an Earth where conventional armies are powerless to defend against the devastation wrought by single assassins, the secret organisation known as SPIRAL exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every creed and political persuasion. Remorseless, unstoppable, of every country and of none, SPIRAL conducts its covert operations throughout the world in a never-ending battle for humanity’s survival. But now SPIRAL itself is under attack, and if it falls the world falls with it.

Published by Orbit Books.

 

QUAKE (2004) [The second SPIRAL novel]

A world where nuclear warheads can be hidden in a briefcase … A world where bio-plagues are held suspended in a teardrop …

On an Earth where conventional armies are powerless to defend against the devastation wrought by single assassins, the secret organisation known as SPIRAL exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every creed and political persuasion. Remorseless, unstoppable, of every country and of none, SPIRAL conducts its covert operations throughout the world in a never-ending battle for humanity’s survival.

But now SPIRAL’s toughest operative, Carter, faces a new and terrifying challenge. A machine has been developed which can hold the earth to ransom: capable of wreaking seismic havoc, causing earthquakes and eruptions on a global scale.

Its name is Quake and it must be destroyed.

Published by Orbit Books.

 

WARHEAD (2005) [The third SPIRAL novel]

On an Earth where conventional armies are powerless to defend against the devastation wrought by single assassins, the secret organisation known as SPIRAL exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics, and rogue states of every creed and political persuasion. Remorseless, unstoppable, of every country and of none, SPIRAL conducts its covert operations throughout the world in a never-ending battle for humanity’s survival. Carter is a highly trained operative in the world’s toughest secret service. However, his enemies are closing in, and he will need to call on all his experience to survive to his next mission. The world could depend on it.

Published by Orbit Books.

 

WAR MACHINE (2007) [The first COMBAT K novel]

In a time of post-Singularity and FTL, the Helix War has raged across galaxies. Ex-soldier Keenan is now working as a private investigator on a planet at the peaceful fringes of the Tri-Gal. Since his family has died he’s run up debts and is a heavy drinker, but he cannot refuse business. When a prince from the Jervai Province offers him a case onto a dangerous colony world, but the royal also offers clues as to the murderers of Keenan’s family. It is a mission he cannot refuse. However, for this case he must gather together his old military unit, a group who swore they’d never work together again…Full of hardcore military action, Andy Remic returns to form with a brand new novel.

Published by Solaris Books.

 

BIOHELL (2008) [The second COMBAT K novel]

The City: an entire planet teeming with corruption, guns, sex, and designer drugs. Humans are upgraded by the injection of microscopic nanobots, courtesy of a new technology from the Nano-Tek corporation, but when this highly desirable technology heads onto the black market, millions of people inject themselves with pirated biomods – and transform into zombies. Now they roam the streets, out for blood, packing shotguns and bombs. The Combat K squad are dropped into this warzone to uncover what’s turned the planet into a wasteland of murder and mutations, and soon their focus is on the darkness at the Nano-Tek corporation itself…

Published by Solaris Books.

There is also a game available for the 48K Spectrum, programmed by Andy Remic himself!

 

KELL’S LEGEND (2009) [The first CLOCKWORK VAMPIRE novel]

The city has fallen.

The land of Falanor is invaded by an albino army, the Army of Iron. A small group set off to warn the king: Kell, ancient hero; his granddaughter, Nienna and her friend, Katrina; and the ex-Sword Champion of King Leanoric, Saark, disgraced after his affair with the Queen.

Fighting their way south, betrayal follows battle follows deviation, and they are attacked from all quarters by deadly albino soldiers, monstrous harvesters who drain blood from their victims to feed their masters, and the twisted offspring of deviant vachine, the cankers. As Falanor comes under heavy attack and invasion, only then does Nienna learn the truth about grandfather Kell – that he is anything but a noble hero, anything but a Legend.

Published by Angry Robot Books.

 

HARDCORE (2010) [The third COMBAT K novel]

Sick World was a planet dedicated to the ill, the deformed, the dying and the dead.Humanity as an organism was not the most durable chassis. After mixing it up with aliens, the human shell developed a host of unwanted and incurable ailments… esoteric diseases, curious viruses, life-changing bugs, vomit-inducing deformations. So a beautiful planet, Sick World, was terraformed with limitless funding, state-of-the-art research centres, gleaming wards and towering operating theatres providing unparalleled care, a perfection of medicine and a pinnacle of repair for the plethora of grotesque diseases and mutating conditions. However, a thousand years ago something happened, and the planet was evacuated in totality. Today, it lies uninhabited. Combat K: Keenan, Franco and Pippa, forced by implanted logic cubes into an unholy alliance of cooperation. Mission: to infiltrate Sick World and carry out a simple fact-finding mission prior to SLAM excavations to research the new Junk threat. It should have been safe, simple, secure. As the first day fades, so a long hibernation ends. The Medical Staff of Sick World, the doctors, the nurses, the patients, those abandoned long ago, a thousand year gestation of hardcore medical mutation and accelerated healthcare technology… they can smell fresh meat, and begin to awake…HARDCORE. You’ll never look at a nurse the same way again.

Published by Solaris Books.

 

SOUL STEALERS (2010) [The second CLOCKWORK VAMPIRE novel]

THE CLOCKWORK VAMPIRES THIRST FOR BLOOD-OIL. The land of Falanor has fallen. On his way to recruit reinforcements to launch the counter-attack, the mighty hero Kell finds himself the prey of two beautiful but deadly vampire assassins. Their bronze fangs are coming for him.

Published by Angry Robot Books.

 

VAMPIRE WARLORDS (2011) [The third CLOCKWORK VAMPIRE novel]

The three Vampire Warlords, Kuradek, Meshwar and Bhu Vanesh have returned from the Chaos Halls. The Land of Falanor is overrun and destroyed. Now, only Kell, Saark and a hastily trained army from an overrun prison stand in their way… but the Warlords are immortal, and wish to enslave all of Mankind.

Published by Angry Robot Books.

 

CLONEWORLD (2011) [The fourth COMBAT K novel]

Junks, an ancient, evil, alien scourge, are flooding Quad-Gal with terror as they spread their toxic plague. Combat K, proficient in infiltration, assassination and demolition, are  sent on a mission to find an elusive alien retrovirus which can be used against the enemy. SLAM-dropped to CLONEWORLD, a planet ravaged by violent civil war, not only are Combat K hunted by elite junk assassins, but get caught in a global conflict between ORGS, huge, augmented mechanised war machines, and GANGERS, slick, genetically modified humans who have the ability to ganger, or clone themselves, at will. Through a mash of constant battle and vast, war-torn landscapes, through mechanised ORG factories and G.U.N. workshops, through GANGER SlushPits and CloneCities and SexVats, Combat K must think and fight their way to victory, to save the planet, and to save the Four Galaxies. But how can Combat K possibly succeed, when their main foe are their own elite and deadly clones?

Published by Solaris Books.

 

SERIAL KILLERS INCORPORATED (2011) [Standalone thriller]
Meet Callaghan, a hard-drinking, drug-fuelled, womanising no-good son-of-a-bitch. He’s the amoral hardcore photographer for Black & White, the tabloid rag that tells it as it is. Or at least, how it should be.
Callaghan’s in way too deep with Mia, his Mexican stripper girlfriend… and even deeper with Sophie, estranged wife to Vladimir “Vodka” Katchevsy, infamous Romanian gun-runner and self-eulogising expert at human problem solving. People start to die. And Callaghan’s caught in the middle. A situation even his Porsche GT3, Canary Wharf Penthouse suite and corrupt politician contacts can’t solve.
At the nadir of his downward spiral, Callaghan is approached by a man: a serial killer who brings him a very unique and dangerous proposition…
FOCUS ON –

• A VIOLENT THRILLER

• BLOODTHIRSTY ACTION

• DISTURBING MURDERS

• TWISTED URBAN FANTASY

“Who kills the killers?” – *** THERE IS ALSO AN ACCOMPANYING ALBUM SOUNDTRACK available from www.anarchy-books.com

Published by Anarchy Books.

 

THEME PLANET (2011) [Book I of The Anarchy]

It’s better than sex! It’s better than drugs! If you haven’t been sick yet, you soon will be… Welcome to Theme Planet, an entire alien world dedicated to insane rides, excessive hedonism and dangerous adventure. Operated by the Monolith Corporation, Theme Planet is the No. 1 destination for fun-seeking human holidaymakers Galaxy-Wide! Amba Miskalov is an Anarchy Android, an assassin/torture model fitted with a Quantell Systems v4.7 KillChip. She is beautiful, merciless and deadly, and blends perfectly with her human superiors. Sent to Theme Planet on a dangerous assassination mission, Amba stumbles upon a plot to undermine and destroy Earth’s all-powerful Oblivion Government and its Ministers of Joy. But Amba is twisted, damaged and decadent and this rebellion poses Amba a problem: to remain loyal to her creators and tormentors, to support the enemy or annihilate them all.

Published by Solaris Books.

 

TOXICITY (2012) [Book II of The Anarchy]

Welcome to Manna – the utopian galaxy where all races exist in harmony. Ruled by Shamans, perfect alien machines, Manna is a place of wisdom, technology and art. On the edge of the galaxy, away from romantic holiday cruises, hides TOX1C, a reprocessing planet run by the Company and dealing with all Manna’s waste there’s no poison the Company will not ‘recycle.’ Jenni Xi, ECO terrorist, is fighting a cleanup war against the Company. When a sabotage goes horribly wrong, she learns the future of the planet and it s far worse than she ever dreamed… Svoolzard Koolimax poet, swashbuckler, bon viveur is guest of Honour on a Masters Cruise when a violent attack leaves his Cruiser crashed in NukePuke. Horace is a torture model anarchy android, known simply as the Dentist. Horace works for the Company. Soon, he will meet Jenni and Svool and the fate of Manna will change forever…

Published by Solaris Books.

 

SIM (2012) [Standalone SF thriller/experimental]

“JUSTICE D – psychopath, sociopath, assassin, cat-lover. But when they take his beloved Emmy, GOV will have to redefine the word HARDCORE…”

Meet Justice D, a Justice SIM umbilicated since birth who killed his own mother. Used by GOV as a hardcore merciless killer hunting down rebs in the dregs, Justice D has little emotion. His biggest hobby is upgrading his armour, weapons and augmentations, taking mandrake narco and listening to groovy groovy MM.

For decades now, humanity has been colour-blind, a disability inflicted – so GOV believes – by a disease named HRG/Canker and carried by all animals across the planet. As the scientist Cantrell discovers the causes for Canker, so GOV begin a global culling of all animals in order to save Humanity…

On a patrol in the dregs, Justice D is saved by a cat which he calls Emmy. He soon learns to love his cat, until GOV discover his secret… and send Battle SIMs to shut him down…

FOCUS ON -
• FAST-ACTION SCIENCE-FICTION
• UNEXPECTED TWISTS
• A PSYCHOPATHIC ANTI-HERO
• INSIDE THE TWISTED MIND OF A SIM

Published by Anarchy Books.

 

THE CLOCKWORK VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (2012) [Anthology of Kell’s Legend, Soul Stealers and Vampire Warlords]

The land of Falanor is invaded by an albino army, the Army of Iron. A small group set off to warn the king: Kell, ancient hero; his granddaughter, Nienna and her friend, Katrina; and the ex-Sword Champion of King Leanoric, Saark, disgraced after his affair with the Queen. Fighting their way south, betrayal follows battle follows deviation, and they are attacked from all quarters by deadly albino soldiers, monstrous harvesters who drain blood from their victims to feed their masters, and the twisted offspring of deviant vachine, the cankers. As Falanor comes under heavy attack and crushing invasion, only then does Nienna learn the truth about grandfather Kell – that he is anything but a noble hero, anything but a Legend.

Published by Angry Robot Books.

 

Currently working on…….

THE IRON WOLVES (for Angry Robot Books) [Hardcore heroic fantasy]

Twenty five years ago, the Iron Wolves held back mud-orc hordes at the Pass of Splintered Bones, and led a brutal charge that saw the sorcerer Morkagoth slain. This ended the War of Zakora, and made the Iron Wolves heroes.

Now, a new terror stalks the realm. In hushed whispers, it is claimed the Horse Lady, Orlana the Changer, has escaped from The Furnace and is building an army, twisting horses, lions and bears into terrible, bloody hunters, summoning mud-orcs from then slime and heading north to Vagandrak where, it said, the noble King Yoon has gone insane…

After hearing a prophecy from a blind seer, aged General Dalgoran searches to reunite the heroes of old for what he believes will be the final battle. But as mud-orcs and twisted beasts tear through the land, Dalgoran discovers the Iron Wolves are no longer heroes of legend… Narnok is a violent whoremaster, Kiki a honey-leaf drug peddler, and Prince Zastarte a drinker, a gambler, amoral and decadent: now he likes to hear people scream as they burn…

United in hate, the Iron Wolves travel to the Pass of Splintered Bones; and as half a million mud-orcs gather, General Dalgoran realises his grave error. Together, the Iron Wolves hold a terrible secret which has tortured them for three decades. Now, they only wish to be human again…

THE BOBBIT (for Anarchy Books) [Comedy novella]

(Part 1 of 3 bits).

A tale of dwarves, gangsta wizards and sleazy elf juice.

A SERIES OF THREE NOVELLAS, Y’KNOW, ONE WORK CHOPPED UP INTO THREE. THIS IS THE FIRST BIT. PART THE FIRST. OR JUST “1”. OR MAYBE “ONE”. PART ONE, THAT IS.

Bimbo Nobbins is a bobbit, a small, useless, furry creature with excessively hairy toes, a love of tweed and pipe-smoking, and the desire to do nothing but eat sweet things, drink mead, lounge in the sun and study raunchy elf lithographs.

However, Bimbo’s peaceful home life is gate-crashed by thirteen on-the-run criminal dwarves (known as The Hairy Dozen – yes, they can’t count), hunted for their part in a double-barrel crossbow armed robbery and crimes against the elves, along with their leader, Gumball the Wizard, the first ever Gangsta Wizard to stalk the forests of Muddy Earth.

Faced with such murderous, stinking, foul-mouthed violent scum, whose only aim is to rob the dragon Slob the Gratuitous of his treasure hoard, and entice elf maids to their doom, what would you do? Although reluctant, Bimbo Nobbins, singing and dancing, heads off with The Hairy Dozen to take part in their quest for gold… And surprises even himself by his creativity and skill as a burglar and violent back-stabber!

Please note:
This parody of The Hobbit is in NO WAY endorsed by Peter Jackson or J. R. R. Tolkien!!! :-)