Edward J McFadden III, a Blue Point native, has had his book, “The Black Death of Babylon,” published through Post Mortem Press.
McFadden is a 1987 Bayport-Blue Point School graduate with three degrees from Long Island colleages and universities. He is currently an assistant dean at Stony Brook University. The book, is described as part action thriller, part mystery, part horror tale and a bit of science fiction.
Some advance praise, from SFScope.com, includes the following:
The story is beautifully written—this allows seasoned fans of mystery, horror, and SF to find this book irresistibly hard to put down. –Michael Laimo, author of Dead Souls and Deep in the Darkness.
A fun, dark, globe-hopping adventure that’s part action thriller, party mystery, and part atmospheric horror tale.” —Tom Piccirilli, author of The Last Kind Words, two time International Thriller award winner, and four time Bram Stoker award winner.
The SFScope.com website also mentions that McFadden's "steampunk fantasy novelette," Starwisps, was published in the anthology Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and he has stories forthcoming in the print edition of Abandoned Towers Magazine, Apocalypse 13, Fantastic Futures 13, and his novella Anywhere But Here is scheduled for publication in 2013 by Padwolf Publishing.
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McFadden has authored six published books: Jigsaw Nation, Deconstructing Tolkien: A Fundamental Analysis of The Lord of the Rings (to be re-released in eBook format Fall 2012), Time Capsule, The Second Coming, Thoughts of Christmas, and The Best of Pirate Writings.
He has had more than 50 short stories published as well.