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LIGHTNING RELEASES — June 18, 2014 – Andover, MA – With Future Prometheus: Emergence and Evolution, award-winning author J.M. Erickson presents the compelling a science fiction series that explores the edge of the familiar and the unknown terrain of possibility.

You will hide with Second Lieutenant Jose Melendez, USMC, as he awaits extraction from the jungles of Brazil, while the male population of the world experiences a dangerous chemical aberration. You will follow the classified mission of Dr. Marcella Del Cruz, Chief Scientist, USAF, as she leads a classified mission in Antarctica that hold the key to the future of mankind. You will watch with Major Mare Singh, NCSF, as she sees the citizens of Nemericana drugged into submission with mood stabilizers while corruption tears at the fabric of their artificially calm society. But the most astonishing and terrifying force in Future Prometheus is the legion of cybernetic life-forms that are determined to achieve consciousness and claim their place in the new world order.

Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution is a finalist in Foreword 2013 Book of the Year Award science fiction genre. It also received a Kirkus Star rated review, a recommendation from U.S Review of Books, and is also Awesome Indies Approved. The novellas are garnering praise in literary circles:

“…He draws on classical references, and especially literature, in his work, and readers will likely appreciate the way he beautifully weaves in references to Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells and other masters of science fiction. Overall, it’s dystopian literature at its finest…”- Kirkus Review.

“The writing is highly engaging and lively. It’s very easy to get lost in the action and carried away by your involvement with the characters.”- US Review of Books.

“The development of characters is superb and the plot line will keep the reader turning pages to find out what comes next…” – Reader’s Favorite.

“The book is competently put together, makes a ton of references to classic literature (roughly 5% of the book is quotes), has a robust amount of sensuality, a few comedic moments and a number of action movie-like sequences.” - Awesome Indies Approved.

Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?isbn=9781478704188 . The paperback is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the science fiction and dystopian/action/adventure categories.

ISBN: 978-1478704188  Format: 5 x 8 paperback Retail $13.95

Kindle: $2.99 Nook: $2.99 Ebook: $5.00

Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian, Action & Adventure

About the Author: In addition to the Future Prometheus novella series, J.M. Erickson is the author of the award-winning, critically acclaimed thrillers in the Birds of Flight series: Albatross, Raven, and Eagle. Erickson holds a bachelors degree in psychology and sociology from Boston College, a master’s degree in psychiatric social work from Simmons School of Social Work, and post-graduate certification in psychological trauma, clinical assessment and treatment from Boston University. He is senior instructor of psychology and counseling at Cambridge College, and senior therapist in a clinical group practice in the Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. For more information about author J.M. Erickson or his books, contact jmcerickson@msn.com or visit his book pages at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478704187.