Tom Kratman and I have approached Castalia House with an idea put forth in this blog last week about doing a California Secession Anthology: and it’s a go!
It’ll be the next installment of Kratman’s Riding the Red Horse Anthology and it will focus on a fictional successful Secession of California and resulting Civil War within the US. Currently we’re developing a timeline for the conflict with the assistance of an MI Officer who had POTUS level briefing access during the Iraq war.
Once the timeline is completed we’ll be inviting a Dream Team of today’s best MilSciFi and Science Fiction authors to game the ruination of the Golden State within short stories set against the backdrop of the conflict. We expect controversy to accompany the launch as the real-time craziness of the current culture war probably spirals into a mess no one could’ve conceived. But controversy sells and we’re stubborn enough to try, so… game on.
Also we’re incorporating all the comments from last week’s blog speculating what such a conflict might look like. Any comments re: operations in California, or thoughts on how such a conflict, guerilla operation, foreign invasion, might proceed can also be added in the comments to this post. And they’ll shape the course of the Anthology and give the writers some ammo to shoot with. So please… feel free to comment.
Tom Kratman needs no introduction. He’s the real deal. As a writer and a soldier. Myself and the rest of the writers are truly honored to squad up and ride the Red Horse with him on point.
Writers will be announced as they reply to our invitations. Hint: They’re the real deal too.
This is going to be epic.
So saddle up.
We’re riding the Red Horse.
Then another horse appeared, a red one. Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to take peace from the earth. And there was war and slaughter everywhere. -Revelation 6:4
Nick Cole is a former soldier and working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can be found writing books. In 2016 Nick’s book CTRL ALT Revolt won the Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic novel.