Permuted Press, the leading publisher of zombie and horror fiction, today announced the publication date of The Tilian Effect, Book Two of The Pandemic Sequence, written by Tom Calen. The second book in the series will be released December 17, 2013. The Tilian Effect follows the events and characters introduced in its bestselling predecessor, The Tilian Virus.
What happens after the crisis? What happens when years of fighting for survival finally come to an end? What happens when the world rebuilds, but you’re still broken?
The virus stole so much from the survivors their loved ones, their homes, their hope. But even now, with the immediate threat abated, its effects still linger. No longer bound together in necessity and desperation, the survivors struggle to reclaim lives nearly forgotten. Some thrust themselves into unexpected careers. Others withdraw entirely, too damaged to accept solace. And still others find their pasts have followed them across the water.
As lies are exposed and traitors revealed, a new threat grows in the barren wastelands of America. For the virus continues to affect not just the survivors the Tils themselves are changing. When the bonds of friendship strain and shatter, a new leader must rise to address the threat back home. Divided by distance and loyalties, the survivors will discover their past victories were far simpler than their current struggles.
Old truths will be undone as the survivors navigate new lands and find themselves living under a government with secrets. And the search for answers will cost one survivor the ultimate price.
What does happen once the crisis is over and all that remains are the effects?
Michael L. Wilson, president of Permuted Press, has high expectations for The Tilian Effect. “The first book performed quite well, reaching #1 on Amazon’s Bestselling Sci-fi series list,” Wilson said. “We think The Tilian Effect has what it takes to do the same. There’s something about this story and characters that resonates with readers.”
“The reaction to the first book was amazing. I believe fans will be pleased with what comes next in the story,” stated author Tom Calen. “In The Tilian Effect, readers see the emotional damage of surviving a nightmare. We also start to uncover some of the virus’ origin.”
Permuted Press (permutedpress.com) was established in 2004 with a modest goal: to produce a single, high-quality zombie anthology titled The Undead. From this simple goal grew a publishing company that has published over 80 titles targeting the apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and survival horror fiction markets. Permuted Press has relied heavily on the power of the internet and advances in publishing technology to establish itself as one of the best known publishers in the apocalyptic niche.
Tom Calen (tomcalen.com) is the author of the bestselling science fiction series The Pandemic Sequence, as well as the forthcoming dystopian future series The Scars of Tomorrow. A New York City native, Tom holds a degree in English and worked in the business world before abandoning all reason and deciding to write full-time.