The Martian onslaught has crushed earth's mightiest empires and reduced the great achievements of civilization to poisoned rubble, but mankind still endures. From the ruins of England to the desolate American west, unexpected champions arise to confront a foe that has never yet known defeat, and the stakes are nothing less than the survival of the human race.
Population of Loss, the first volume in the Martian War Chronicles, contains four short stories of superheroes and paranormal menace set amid the carnage of the War of the Worlds. Stories include:
In Hoc Signo: In earth's darkest hour comes man's greatest hero, the Signalman
The Lost Boy: A tale of Fey and Spirits and those left behind
The Devil to Pay: A cursed western vigilante takes his vengeance on the Martians
The Lights Go Out: As a new Dark Age descends, the Void Knights rise to ensure man's survival
Born in Pennsylvania in the 1980s, Mike developed an early love for fantasy and adventure through exposure to comic books and cartoons, from which he graduated into literature, role playing games, and eventually writing his own stories. He is especially fascinated with constructed languages, secret histories, and other aspects of world-building. Catholicism, libertarianism, and an appreciation of mythopoeia define his worldview.
Along with his author/illustrator wife, Shell 'Presto' DiBaggio, he is the co-creator of the Ascension Epoch, a shared universe for heroic fiction. Ascension Epoch is built out of the rich treasury of public domain literature and comic books, and all stories, characters, and artwork are released under the Creative Commons.
When not writing and world-building, Mike enjoys hiking, kayaking, building Legos, making custom action figures, playing Settlers of Catan, and watching Hammer horror movies. He currently makes a living as a software developer, but would prefer to write full time. Maybe you can help him out with that.