The ‘Arisen’ Series

I’m not sure when I first encountered Michael Stephen Fuchs. I believe he respon­ded to my review of Transparent Imprint, a book by Michael Barnard on the estab­lish­ment of MacMillan New Writing. MNW included Matt Curran, Roger Morris and Aliya Whiteley, as well as Fuchs him­self.

Fuchs was writ­ing philo­soph­ic­al thrillers. His first, called The Manuscript, was a take on the ‘little green bag’ story, where vari­ous fac­tions were fight­ing to obtain the secret of life. Fuchs’s book was rough-edged, but sol­id, and I gave it a blurb.

Fuchs went on to part­ner with Glynn James. They pro­duced a series of digit­al novel­las (the ‘Arisen’ series) for the Kindle. A few days ago, I heard that Fuchs and James have landed an audiobook deal with Podium Publishing. This is great news. Fuchs has been walk­ing a long, hard road with his fic­tion and it’s good to see him make a suc­cess of it.

If you’ve read my nov­el, Déjà Vu, and like tech­no­thrillers, you’d prob­ably like the Arisen series. It starts with Book One: Fortress Britain

Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of ‘when in doubt, put in a firefight’

I didn’t com­pose that title, by the way. I’m quot­ing Kirkus on Michael Fuchs, a tech­no­thrill­er writer whose books I have (in a spiralling para­dox of con­fu­sion) actu­ally reviewed too: Pandora’s Sisters and The Manuscript (for Suffice it say that Fuchs has begot­ten yet a third book. This one, how­ever, is not pub­lished via the usu­al route. It’s an elec­tron­ic down­load and will cost you one dol­lar (that’s about twenty pence) should you wish to cough up. I would, if I were you. Michael knows lots about guns.