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Science Fiction & Fantasy - Fantasy

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ISBN: 9780982485521
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Christian Carvajal and Sara Lippmann
Pages: 295
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Published: 11/13/2009

In Sugar Roses Oklahoma events tumble rapidly toward the End of the World. We're introduced to a cross-section of this fervently Baptist college town as it struggles to comprehend a series of supernatural phenomena: roadkill returned to life a little girl who speaks classical Greek an ominous shortwave signal and a demonic voice that calls itself the Megatron.

No less foreboding is the news from around the world in which Christian fundamentalists and Muslim terrorists alike seem hellbent on hastening the Apocalypse. Who or what caused these mysterious events? And if they do presage the foretold Rapture what on earth--or beyond--will come after? Lightfall is a secular satirical thrill ride in which all humanity's glories and vanities can be seen in one lyrical hypocritical microcosm.


Christian Carvajal was born in San Pedro California but spent fifteen years in small-town Oklahoma. He holds an MFA in theatre directing and has acted and directed in four states. He spent seven years in the Los Angeles film and television industry where he worked as an actor extra writer and assistant for a major studio. His writing has appeared in newspapers online and in Cinefex magazine. He's a full-time writer in Olympia Washington where he's hard at work on his second novel.

"I don't know which I appreciated more the foreboding shadow of the coming apocalypse or the characters who all appeared to be anything but fictional. OK the characters. After all who wants the apocalypse?"-Colin Boyd