The sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly …
Published by Soft Skull
410p, b&w, softcover, 6"x9"
"Part imaginative free-for-all and part deeply felt examination of isolation and survival, Keyhole Factory tracks theinterwoven destinies of disparate characters up to and beyond the end of the world-as-we-know-it, brought on by a global super virus. The novel's web of stories includes a poet-astronaut in deep space, a microbiologist contemplating an exit strategy from her high-level job designing biological weapons, a sports-sports-car-driving sociopath who murders utopian commune-dwellers, and a lone pirate radio disc jockey who believes she is the last person left alive broadcasting her story to nobody. In Keyhole Factory the individual lives shine through the chaos."