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In the not too distant future, the Dark Continent has changed. It's become Federal Africa, with all of the old countries now united into one great nation. The separate tribes are gone, technology has boomed ... it is a very modern place.

But if you think that it's completely changed, meet Lieutenant Abel Enetame of the Zimbabwe State Police Force, a single father with a great deal on his plate. He doesn't only have the usual crimes to deal with, murders, assassinations, kidnappings. There are violent Black Supremacists. There are fanatics like the Tribalists, who want to take the whole place back to the old days. And there are egotistic billionaires and power-crazy politicians.

And when those kinds of people start getting their hands on brand-new devices that can do startling things, like change the past, for instance ... well, that's when the sparks really start to fly. Because the future of the whole of modern Africa might well rely on one police detective.

Some parts of this novel were first published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

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Tony Richards was born just outside London, England. Widely traveled, he often sets his fiction in locations he has visited. Novels of his are currently available from HarperCollins, Samhain, and Pocket Books, with crime fiction available from Telos, and his shorter work has appeared in F&SF, Weird Tales, Asimov's SF, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and a number of anthologies including Best New Horror. His work has been shortlisted for both the HWA Bram Stoker and the British Fantasy awards. When not writing, he likes to cook, fish, practice t'ai chi, and imagine a world where very bad people have a change of heart and take up cooking, fishing, and t'ai chi too.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction, set in Africa.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 06:29:15 AM »
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction, set in Africa.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 06:10:58 AM »
Thanks, guys!

The first section of this book was inspired by a long trip to Zimbabwe in the early Nineties, back when it was much safer to go there. I still came within a whisker of being robbed a couple of times, but managed to have a fascinating time, starting in the capital, Harare, driving to a nearby game reserve and across the Mvurwi Mountains to the Chinhoyi Caves. I went to Victoria Falls too. I stayed at the Hwange Game Reserve on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. I even managed to get a boat trip down the Zambezi River. And when I arrived home, I eventually put it all into a longish story set in the near future.
I started sending it to all the usual sf mags and, to my intense disappointment, none of them were interested. This process went on for a good couple of years. And I was just about to give up, put this story in a drawer, when it occurred to me that it wasn't merely science fiction, but a mystery tale too. I'd already sold several straight mysteries to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and so I thought 'what do I have to lose?' A kind of Hail Mary pass of a submission, if you like.
And to my absolute astonishment, editor Linda Landrigan snapped 'The Very Edge of New Harare' up, and was very complimentary about it. And that inspired me to write a number of other tales with the same setting and central character, all of them joining up to form a book-length piece of fiction.
My huge thanks to Linda, to her assistant Jackie Sherbow, Carol Demont, and everybody else at Dell Publications. Polite and helpful to a fault, they are a true pleasure to work with, and this book is dedicated to them.
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Here's another look at this new novel.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 06:57:27 PM »
The great cover is by M. Wayne Miller.
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This novel is free until Sunday midnight. Grab a copy while you still can.
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It's no longer free, but still worth a look.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 09:31:44 AM »
There's new fiction of mine appearing on Kindle all the time, in a variety of genres. Horror, dark fantasy, detective, superhero, sf, and fusion fiction.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2015, 02:41:17 PM »
More fiction is on the way this month.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction, SALE
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2015, 05:15:55 AM »
And this book is now available for $1.90.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction, 99c SALE
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2015, 10:09:58 AM »
All of my self-published eBooks are currently on sale at the minimum price of 99c (plus any fees), including 3 full-length novels and a huge collection of stories. This applies not just to Kindle, but to other formats.

Find out more here.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction, 99c SALE
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2015, 06:23:22 PM »
And that sale is still on. Don't be dumb ... give it a look.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction, 99c SALE
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2015, 12:32:42 PM »
But it won't be lasting too much longer.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective fiction, 99c SALE
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2015, 11:12:48 AM »
I've let the sale go on a few more days. But it is practically at an end.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2015, 06:32:15 PM »
The sale is over, but none of my self-published eBooks are priced above $2.99 (plus fees) and many of them are available for the minimum price. Including this one.
My new crime novel THE TRIBE is now out from Cemetery Dance Publications. And there are now 6 Novels in my Raine's Landing supernatural thriller series, with a seventh on the way.

 
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2015, 12:49:25 PM »
This book is available at minimum price until further notice.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2015, 07:30:32 PM »
No further notice yet. You're good.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2015, 03:15:05 PM »
And there's new fiction on the way to Kindle soon, including a novel.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2015, 03:35:55 AM »
Happy holidays, y'all!
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2016, 11:52:28 AM »
Have a great 2016, everyone!
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2016, 08:34:13 PM »
May all you dreams come true!
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2016, 10:51:22 AM »
The year's already started well for me.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2016, 06:24:01 PM »
More publishing news coming soon.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2016, 03:48:48 AM »
Meanwhile, there's this short novel.
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Re: The Electric Shaman ... near-future detective novel - 99c
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2016, 08:53:40 PM »
Serialazed in 4 parts in AHMM.
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