Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
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Here are some things I learned in my visit to Macmillan last night to discuss marketing plans for the book....   (read more)

And but so the night before the official launch of Macmillan New Writing (and, perforce, of THE MANUSCRIPT), Macmillan graciously and stylishly hosted a gala launch party at their smokin' King's Cross digs....   (read more)

A North American distribution deal for my novel THE MANUSCRIPT (published in April 2006 in the UK) has been finalised: the book will appear (in a trade paperback edition, with the current cover design) in the U.S. and Canada in January 2007....   (read more)

So in all my patting myself on the back for recent good news on the book front . . . I've egregiously neglected to pat on the back those who emphatically deserve it most: that is, YOU....   (read more)

The Manuscript Now Available in the U.S. on Amazon.com! Yes, that's right - while no one seems to be able to tell the same story twice about about actual release dates in the U.S. or Canada, I simply woke up a few days ago to find that it's already on sale NOW on Earth's largest bookstore. ...   (read more)

An amateur novelist doesn't think he's done until his book is under a cover and piled on display tables across the land. Why do these people think this is likely to happen? Moreover, why do they imagine that it will be a rapturous, fulfilling, life-changing event if it does?...   (read more)

"He makes the rest of us feel hollow for being so unoriginal in our writing and in our lives."...   (read more)

So my agent sent me this article in The Nation:...   (read more)

Well, I've gotten another nice little early xmas present this morning - The Manuscript seems to be available for the Kindle now, completing the matched set....   (read more)

More evidence for my solidifying theory that anything you see being read on public transport, more than about once, is rubbish....   (read more)

I couldn't conceivably be any happier to announce the publication of my new, my favourite, and I'm pretty sure my very most entertaining book: DON'T SHOOT ME IN THE ASS, AND OTHER STORIES....   (read more)

I'm tickled to announce the stand-alone publication of my short-ish novella (or long-ish short story), THE CONTRACTOR....   (read more)

I will send a totally free copy of DON'T SHOOT ME IN THE ASS, AND OTHER STORIES to anyone who will afterwards post a review on Amazon - if you like it. If you've already bought it and you're willing to post a review now, I will instead reward you by photoshopping your head....   (read more)

I'm modestly happy to announce the publication of a special sneak preview of my forthcoming (keep touching wood there) novel, D-BOYS. This one's free as the clouds....   (read more)

There's a word for a writer who never gives up... published....   (read more)

Well, it's done. After eight months of bashing full-time... and two years of doing story and structure work... and coming out of probably six years of reading and research... I've finished the new novel. It's by like a factor of four the most ambitious thing I've ever attempted. But I think I may have just pulled it off....   (read more)

I'm incredibly excited to announce the publication of the first book in my new D-Boys series of high-concept, high-tech special operations military adventure novels....   (read more)

So Glynn and I have just inked a deal with Podium Publishing, to produce audiobook editions of all the main-series ARISEN books....   (read more)

Last week Glynn and I met with some very nice folks at a small-to-maybe-midsized publisher who wanted to buy the print rights to our Arisen series. I just sent them a very gently worded rejection letter....   (read more)

about
close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (2014); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of spec-ops zombie apocalypse dark action thrillers. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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THE MANUSCRIPT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
PANDORA'S SISTERS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
DON'T SHOOT ME IN THE ASS, AND OTHER STORIES by Michael Stephen Fuchs
D-BOYS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
COUNTER-ASSAULT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Genesis, by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Three - Three Parts Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Four - Maximum Violence, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Five - EXODUS, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
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