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Life Imitates Art

It was recently discovered that there are underground caves in Antarctica capable of supporting higher orders of life. Coincidentally, this is the backbone of the plot for SUBHUMAN. I wrote a short article for Kensington’s Hobby Reads blog about the similarities. Here’s a snippet:

“After millennia beneath the ice, the frozen continent of Antarctica is finally starting to give up its secrets, and what amazing secrets they are. A 13,000-year-old meteorite containing fossilized bacteria believed to be of extraterrestrial origin. The remains of a cat-sized, egg-laying, distant relative of modern mammals. Bodies of water the size of the Great Lakes encapsulated beneath two vertical miles of ice and brimming with the kinds of extremophilic organisms responsible for the genesis of the planet’s earliest atmosphere. And now, an entire system of caves heated by geothermal energy and capable of supporting not just higher orders of life, but species believed to exist nowhere else on the planet.”

If you’re interested, you can read the whole thing HERE.


Sci-Fi & Scary on SUBHUMAN

12 days until SUBHUMAN’s on the racks and another great review to whet your appetite:

Michael McBride knows how to write a good thriller. His horror isn’t too shabby either! Subhuman was a delight to read. McBride’s style brings to mind both James Rollins and Michael Crichton.” – Sci-Fi & Scary

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Publishers Weekly on SUBHUMAN

With SUBHUMAN preparing to hit the shelves in 13 days, it’s time to start rolling out the reviews. The first is a doozy!

“Building on the success of 2015’s Subterrestrial, thriller powerhouse McBride begins his Unit 51 series with meticulous quasiscientific conceptual groundwork, drawing readers into a satisfyingly slow-building, intellectualized mystery.” – Publishers Weekly